8 months after the release of Kentico CMS 6, I am happy to announce our Release Candidate version of Kentico CMS 7. Read this article to learn more details...
It has been a very busy 8 months for all of us here at Kentico software. After we released Kentico CMS 6, we had another challenge ahead of us. We already had a lot of features planned for the next version, but also a lot of suggestions from our clients that we wanted to implement.
As I announced in my other blog post: http://devnet.kentico.com/Blogs/Martin-Hejtmanek/June-2012/Kentico-CMS-v7-Release-Plan-Update.aspx
, we changed our original release plan for version 7 to be able to deliver a higher value of product.
That is why today we are releasing Kentico CMS 7 Release Candidate
. In fact we were able to fix more defects than expected, so this version is definitely stable enough for development and we have stuck to our plan of having no known defects at the date of release, offering even more value. There is no single person behind this achievement, everyone in our team contributed their best efforts to make this happen, so if you feel like saying thanks to anyone, go ahead and say it to whoever you talk to from our company, and we will pass it on to one another.
Similar to version 6, I have prepared a document which will give you a brief overview of all the new features that are available in version 7 RC. With over 80 pages, it will guide you through this new version with brief comments and screenshots, so it is easy for you to learn about all the new features and focus on those which interest you most.
You can download this document from here: KenticoCMS_7_Features.pdf
Or you can see this file for a very brief list of new features: V7FeatureList.txt
There is a special presentation on our web site for the new version. To get the new version, visit this page: http://www.kentico.com/Product/Kentico-CMS-7/Overview
Note that this version is intended for development purposes only and you shouldn't put it into production. If you don't need version 7 features, it is safer to start your development on version 6 SP1. Version 7 is a Release Candidate, so we won't be providing hotfixes for it. Also, our Tree's for Bugs initiative will continue to be for bugs found in version 6 until we release v7 final and our 7-day bug-fixing policy also only applies to version 6 until then.
However, if you need to report any issues or get some advice, you can contact our support team as with the standard version. We will do our best to help you overcome any issues that may arise.
Here is a list of known issues to date for the release of RC: V7KnownIssues.txt
You may also use our documentation for v7 RC as a source of information. However, this documentation is not complete and may be missing some important information about a particular feature or very new modules which are not yet documented. You can download or see the documentation here: http://devnet.kentico.com/Documentation/7_RC.aspx
We will be releasing an automated upgrade procedure from this version to the final version of Kentico CMS 7 after its release, so you are able to put your v7 RC-developed into production.
Should you need any help with this new version, let us know.
Enjoy this release and let us know your opinions about this new version and features!
UPDATE: I forgot to provide you with the list of API classes and methods that were changed or replaced by something else, here it is: V7DeletedObsoleteMethods.xlsx
Posted: 6/29/2012 9:33:00 AM
Martin Hejtmanek (CTO)
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