SilverStripe 3.1 was officially released almost ten months ago now and the feedback we’ve had has been great, with users feeling it was a significant step forward. SilverStripe 2.4, on the other hand, was released back in May 2010 making it more than four years old. As a community you did great things with 2.4 and as a widely used popular version it became the ‘work horse’ among freelancers and web development shops alike.
However, all good things must come to an end. Although our general policies state that we would have stopped supporting 2.4 once 3.1 was released, we have continued to support it beyond that. We would like to give you a decent amount of advance notice about the date for the end-of-life of SilverStripe version 2.4.
Update 13 May 2014: Stable version of 3.1.5 and 3.0.11 are now avilable from our downloads.
Update 9 April 2014: Stable version of 3.1.4 and 3.0.10 are now avilable from our downloads.
Out now are two new release candidates for users to try out. 3.0.10-rc1 and 3.1.4-rc1 each contain recent patches to combat recently discovered security issues, which you can read more about on our security releases page. While these are not critical issues, it’s still important to be aware of changes that could affect you or users of your website.
We are heading ever closer to an official SilverStripe 3.1.3 stable release. Yay!
As the release process goes we have recently rolled out release candidates rc1 and rc2 for you to download and try out. The release candidate process gives us a change to stablise the codebase, fix any obvious (or not so obvious) bugs and generally ensure that by the time the next stable version is available you can be sure that deploying it on your websites is a painless as possible.
How time flies. Our first 3.1.0 beta release was brought to you by Santa – last year. The easter bunny came empty handed, but we've been busy getting the final release into shape. Today we're proud to announce the next major milestone for SilverStripe, 3.1.0 stable. Nearly a hundred contributors have joined forces, pushing over 2000 commits. We encourage you to download 3.1.0 final, and review our changelog and upgrading guide.
The 3.0 release came in 2012 with a completely reimagined user interface. With 3.1, we wanted to focus on stability and more iterative improvements, with more knowledge on how users find their way around the new CMS. In SilverStripe 3.0 (like in most CMSes), you had to switch between the editing interface and a preview of the actual website. In 3.1, you can see the two side-by-side, provided you have a decent screen resolution. There are new options for previewing at different widths, and more useful controls for switching between draft and live content.
It’s been about six months since we released 3.0 stable into the world, and the whole team is proud to see it being adopted so well by the community at large. Since then, we've had over 500 pull requests to our core, mostly targeted at the new version, which is a fantastic result.
Typically, you had to wait for at least a year to get to the next major stable version. In the spirit of continuous delivery, we want to shorten this time frame a bit, and provide you with slimmer, but more frequent releases. Accordingly, the 3.1.0 beta 1 release has a lot of incremental, but less visible improvements. With the release being in beta status, we don’t expect any further API changes, and encourage you to download it and try the codebase (changelog, upgrading guide).
SilverStripe is pleased to announce the immediate release of SilverStripe Framework and CMS 3.0.2 stable.
Continuing from 3.0.0 and 3.0.1 releases, this is another release with a number of bugfixes and minor functional enhancements that improve the usability and stability of both the user interface and the developer APIs. As with all 3.0.x releases, it is drop in compatible with 3.0, making upgrading simple.
The last step before beta; SilverStripe CMS 3.0 alpha 2 is ready to download and test.
We have come a long way and we are half way there!
Here is what’s new in alpha 2:
It’s been a while since we gave you the SS 3.0 preview to play around with earlier in the year. Now we are getting serious. We are proud and excited to announce that SilverStripe CMS 3.0 alpha 1 and SilverStripe Framework 3.0 alpha 1 are ready to download and test now.
We’ve made the new CMS faster and more flexible. It shows an outstanding new user interface and last but not least; we separated the framework from the CMS and made it its own entity.
It is with an enormous sense of pride, excitement, nervousness and relief that we are able to announce that SilverStripe 3.0 preview 1 has been released. This release is mainly focused on the separation of Sapphire as a framework from the "cms" module, as well as starting the new user interface implementation for the CMS. While most of the work is "under the hood", you should get a feel for how we plan to improve the authoring experience with the new interface.
Note: This release only supports the latest versions Google Chrome and Firefox, we’re in the process of adding IE support.
SilverStripe is introducing "preview releases" as a way to provide interested developers with an early stage snapshot of our work. Preview releases will be followed by "alpha releases", which contain most major API changes, and allows us to stabilise any API changes.