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August 17, 2010

TYPO3 4.5 alpha 1 coming soon

Category: Core

By: Ernesto Baschny

Next week we will release the first alpha version of TYPO3 4.5. You are invited to help!

Whole 6 weeks has passed since the T3DD10 where we had the kick-off for the next release: TYPO3 4.5 with long time support (LTS).

During the last weeks we we heavily working on team building, discussion about bigger projects and targets and getting people to actively work on their tasks. According to our release plan we will ship a first alpha release of TYPO3 4.5 next week on 25.8.2010 (wednesday).

Even during the current holiday season we were able to include some nice new additions to our current trunk which will be included in the first alpha.

With this, I call for your participation, for your help: We all want the 4.5 LTS release to be the best release ever. It will be there with us for the next 3 years! It is the right time to help getting your favorite new feature in. We have a schedule that allows new features to get in until 10.11.2010 (12 weeks from now). This is when feature freeze starts. If you want certain features to get into 4.5, make sure your code enters before one of the alpha releases, so that it can be tested "on the field".

There are several projects already listed in the 4.5 project page. Get in touch with the release team (Steffen Kamper and Ernesto Baschny):

a) if you find something interesting on that list that you always wanted to work on or where you have some information you want to share / discuss. Some projects listed still need help.

b) if you have something new you are working on and isn't listed on the project page. We'll make sure you get the needed attention and proper handling in the core list.

c) if your problem is money, or getting together with other developers (traveling costs): contact us and we might be able to sponsor certain aspects of your work.

Thanks everybody for the help and keep up the good work!



comment #1
Gravatar: Graham Solomon Graham Solomon August 17, 2010 14:48
I am interested to know if Workspaces and the Import/Export module are to be supported features in this release?


comment #2
Gravatar: Ernesto Baschny Ernesto Baschny August 20, 2010 18:33
Yes, Graham, of course Workspaces and Import/Export are included in the package.

We will even get some improvements to the Workspace, as there is a team working on that:

comment #3
Gravatar: Katalog Katalog August 22, 2010 19:18
When comes beta?

comment #4
Gravatar: Torebki Damskie Torebki Damskie August 26, 2010 18:15
I just finished my typo3 shop on 4.3.3. Now I'm preparing to upgrade my installation...

comment #5
Gravatar: Graham Solomon Graham Solomon September 3, 2010 11:38
Thanks Ernesto!

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