SilverStripe is proud to announce the immediate release of beta 1 of the SilverStripe Framework 3.0 and SilverStripe CMS 3.0.
For several years the SilverStripe 2.X line has provided a flexible open source CMS platform which has proven itself as a strong, competitive, feature rich and user focused option for content driven websites.
It has also proven itself as a valuable platform for developing websites with broader scope than traditional content driven sites in SilverStripe Ltd’s commercial website development endeavours
However, technology and user expectation moves on, as does what we strive to attain with this technology. With this in mind, SilverStripe has spent the past several months working on SilverStripe 3.0. SilverStripe 3.0 is a full re-examination and refresh of the SilverStripe CMS platform, with the primary goals being:
With this Beta 1 release we have now completed the majority of this underlying refactoring. We now believe we have a feature complete and API stable platform to build from. Though not considered production-grade, there remains several known issues, and more are sure to be found through further testing. This release is now ready for developers (both of websites and modules) to begin integrating with their existing codebases.
Therefore we invite developers, community members and organisations currently using, or considering using, the SilverStripe platform to try out this release. In specific, we see this release as useful for people who would like to:
However, there are some things that you should be aware of when trying out this beta version.
Because of these issues, we do not consider this beta release suitable for non-technical public use or developing websites that need to go live earlier than mid-this-year.
For a detailed list of all the features and changes in this release, please check the change log and our upgrading guide. For a list of known issues, or to raise new ones, you can view the current bug report on our trac.
We hope you enjoy working with this release, and look forward to community feedback. See you all at beta 2!