Hi again, Lucee-ers (“loo-SEE-ers?”).
As we’re now in the 4th quarter of 2017 (!!), I wanted to share another update about the Lucee release schedule. It’s been a very busy year of development, as planned. With the end-of-year holidays coming up, along with other things we planned for like vacations and such, but also because it’s been such a busy development year, we’re going to slow the pace of Lucee development for the remainder of 2017, so that we can start to reflect more on 2017 efforts, and most importantly plan for an even better 2018.
Accordingly, we’re going to delay the next batch of releases just a bit. We’re putting final touches on 5.2.4 now, and the final release will be ready over the next week or so (any customers needing 5.2.4 urgently can get an immediate build). And 5.2.5-RC will come out around that same time. We’ll aim to make 5.2.5 a final release around Dec. 1, but we’re likely not putting out a release candidate on Dec. 1. Instead, we’ll be shifting focus to some other important efforts as we wrap up Lucee development for 2017, like putting in some planning time for the next minor version (5.3), establishing more/better collaboration with our community with regard to the overall Lucee roadmap, and clarifying the process for communicating about security vulnerabilities specifically. We’ll be working on other “cleanup” efforts, too, like continuing to refine the build processes, review Jira workflows, etc.
We’ll share more updates from the development team when we ship 5.2.4-final and 5.2.5-RC later this month, and when we post 5.2.5-final in Dec. We’ll also have some end-of-year retrospectives (e.g., taking score as compared to our Lucee 2017 Development Plans), and some other missives, too, so stay tuned.
Thanks as always for listening, and please do keep the questions/comments coming.