Hello again Lucites. How’s things? Anything much going on lately? Rumor has it there are some headlines, or some such, but you couldn’t prove it by the Lucee dev team, because we just continue to crank out builds. Today, we’re announcing two final releases, plus a new sprint that will produce the next Release Candidate in a couple of weeks, or so. (FYI, I get credit for 3 jokes in one there–an I Love Lucee reference, coronavirus, and a dog. So perilous to try to be humorous at a time like this. I thought that was a pretty good effort!)
First, here’s a big picture update about recent development efforts. First, regarding the previous final release of Lucee–188.8.131.52–most folks by now have noticed there was a “silent release,” and in fact the latest final build of 5.3.4 is 184.108.40.206. This was actually a hotfix, which ended up being related to some especially challenging ongoing bugs, which we’d thought we’d fixed by 220.127.116.11, but hadn’t. Thus, working closely with the community, and in particular a couple of member organizations who really help a ton with iterative testing, we decided the fixes were important enough to warrant a hotfix release, which came out very quickly (~ 2 weeks) after the original final build. So quickly, in fact, that we got behind on a formal post about it (that’s on me; apologies!). In parallel, we were working on finalizing the latest 5.3.5 release candidate. We found some regressions during the RC period, and in addition, many of the 5.3.4 hotfixes made it into 5.3.5 as well. Details on both final builds are below.
In effect, what happened with both of these final releases is that we had moved into the shorter, more-iterative sprint schedule we’re planning for 2020. Both final releases came out of focused, 2- to 3-week sprints, and we’ve got a lot more stability in place now. That’s a good sign of how this new sprint plan will work better for Lucee, as compared to the enormous sprints we’d been doing previously.
Here are the tickets for regressions/fixes that came up during the 5.3.5 RC period, beyond the original 18.104.22.168 Release Candidate ticket list:
Next, if you’d like to review what went into that 22.214.171.124 hotfix, here’s that ticket list.
If you’ve been tracking tickets in recent sprints/releases, and in particular if you’ve had any performance or stability problems with 5.3.x releases, we strongly recommend that you give 126.96.36.199 a test. We’ve seen dramatically improved results in real-world testing so far.
Finally, the 5.3.6 sprint is underway, and will produce the next release candidate in 2-3 weeks.
As always, thanks for listening!
Global Product Manager