Sometimes too much innovation can be scary - which is why we're releasing an LTS (Long Term Support) edition.
Too Much Innovation
Previously 2sxc created many new releases - sometimes even weekly. This was great for features but a bit scary for people who wanted "the most stable" edition of 2sxc.
What made it difficult for the people with stability-focus was that bugfixes were usually inside a new release which also included new features, so basically fixing something and introducing new risks.
Long Term Support - the LTS Edition
Basically what many people want is a version which is stable, tested, running on a lot of systems and which will receive critical bugfixes without introducing any new features for a certain time. This is what the LTS edition is.
We're still new to this LTS product cycle, so we're still experimenting with what we can do for free, but here's our LTS strategy for now:
- LTS Editions will be receive special support for
- at least 3 months after their release
- at least till the next LTS is released
- Special support means
- Security fixes
- Critical bug fixes
- LTS Editions will not receive
- new features
- new support for new platforms (because this might introduce new risks)
Special Git Branches for LTS
All github repos will maintain a special LTS branch for each released LTS edition. Here are the LTS branches for 2sxc 9.14
- 2sxc UI
- EAV Server
- EAV UI
- Language Pack
Download the latest LTS release from Github...
For the next 3+ months 2sxc will continue to innovate (there's a bunch awaiting is in the roadmap), but for most production sites we recommend 9.14 to be the release of choice.
Love from Switzerland,
Daniel + Christoph + Raphael