While not formally ratified by the LAS Board I think its worth highlighting our thinking around Lucee Next Gen MVP, as decisions around resourcing this release will be finalised shortly.
While it was hoped Lucee Language might be a core part of the next major release of Lucee it will no longer form a part of that release.
With the formation of the TAG and the overall desire to have the best possible language implementation we all accept we can’t rush a release of Lucee Language. In addition, we do not want the next major release of Lucee Server to be delayed waiting for the finalisation of Lucee Language specification.
There are many awesome things in next-gen Lucee Server, not least the OSGi enabled core engine, and we are marshalling our efforts to finalise a release in a timely fashion.
That said, our current preference is to include Lucee Language in an alpha or “experimental” state that can be activated by developers wanting to play with the language. And to enable the ongoing updating of Lucee Language implementation within the core engine to assist with its evolution.
We would appreciate any advice the TAG might offer with respect to how we might best facilitate experimentation with Lucee Language, and whether it should be included as part of the Lucee Server release cycle or if we should be considering the release of a completely separate Lucee Language enabled build.