Happy New Year Lucites! (Hey, what’s the over/under bet on how late is too late in the year to say Happy New Year? I think I just won the over!) Here’s hoping 2020 sees much success for you, in particular with regard to your Lucee endeavors.
Regarding that last bit, today we’re announcing a final release of Lucee 5.3.4 (220.127.116.11). As I explained in December, we decided to extend this version to a second release candidate phase. And, while there were no regressions in 18.104.22.168 per se, we did struggle, during the combined RC2 and January-December sprint, with a collection of challenging bugs related to low-level problems like classloading. Thus, in order to make 5.3.4 as helpful to as large a user base as possible, we made the decision to include a patch in 22.214.171.124 that eliminates those problems for nearly everyone. This is, of course, in addition to the large batch of tickets addressed in 5.3.4 overall.
Here’s the list of tickets covered by 126.96.36.199:
Ticket 2677 summarizes the classloading/re-loading problem I mentioned, so if you were affected by that, you can review the comments in that ticket regarding the collection of interrelated tickets/problems that are involved.
Next up for the dev team is to close the December-January sprint, which will produce 5.3.5-RC. We’re aiming to do that later this week. Then, we’ll be posting again later in February about the 2020 development schedule, which, as I’ve hinted at in the past, will entail shorter, more targeted sprints, that will allow us to iterate over releases more quickly, and with fewer problems. More on that soon, and thanks as always for listening!