Our next generation content management solutions, eZ Platform and eZ Studio, are shaping up nicely, and the eZ team is working very hard to finish the first release.
We planned to deliver beta and stable releases a little bit earlier but building the new platform as we want it is taking more energy and time than we expected; the last thing we want to do is release a half-baked product.
Earlier this week we released a new alpha of eZ Platform, as well as a beta of 5.4.5 which includes new search capabilities and a re-engineering of eZ Recommendation Service. We are definitely getting closer and a lot of things are moving quickly now in the finalization of features.
A look at our timeline
At this point, we aim to release the beta for eZ Platform and eZ Studio at the beginning of October. By nature, eZ Platform will be a public beta and eZ Studio will be a private one, in which we will provide guidance together with access to the beta software.
Following the beta release, we plan to have a first stable fast-track release (FTR) by early November. Our fast-track release path is the quick route to eZ's latest innovations. FTRs will be rolled out every two months, and eZ will support each one until the next FTR is introduced. Customers should anticipate upgrading to each new FTR to stay ahead of the curve and get continued support.
Following the first stable release, eZ Platform and eZ Studio together will be available under the eZ Enterprise Subscription with support and maintenance services. The LTS release, which we intend to release in December, will be named by the forthcoming year: eZ Enterprise 2016.
And when we mention we are definitely willing to provide something ready, this means not only software, but the services and knowledge around it. Together with the software, we are working on a new demo site, new tutorials and a training and enablement plan, as well as resources to tackle the transition from eZ Publish or eZ Publish Platform to eZ Platform and eZ Studio.
If you are eagerly awaiting for our new generation platform, we’d be very happy to get in touch and listen to your expectations, answer any questions you might have and help you contribute to the beta! Please feel free to reach out to email@example.com
Stay tuned for more information on this blog.