Kentico 8 Upgrade: Update
Kentico 8 has been released and we are working very hard to deliver an upgrade procedure for it. I’m bringing you an update with information regarding the upgrade procedure and the amount of time in which we will still be supporting Kentico 7 in terms of providing hofixes.
Firstly, as I mentioned in my previous post
, the release date for the upgrade is the 30th
of April, 2014. We will provide you with an upgrade package, a manual with instructions and additional information as well as a database on Devnet portal for API changes. We are also working on a tool that will be able to detect Kentico API calls in your project and tell you how you should change them. In the future, we are planning more improvements regarding the upgrades in order to make the upgrade application painless.
Download Kentico 8 upgrade
Database with API changes
Secondly, we decided to extend the support of Kentico 7 hotfixes. In the past, we had implemented the last hotfix at the time of the release of the upgrade procedure to the newest version. But, we understand that Kentico 8 is a huge change for you, and some of you are not able to upgrade one month after its release. So, we decided to extend the seven-day bug fixing policy for Kentico 7 to the end of July 2014. However, after the upgrade release we will fix only critical issues that are business-related. Also, you will have to make a decision to either:
Apply hotfixes after the upgrade procedure release. If this is the case, then you will have to wait with the upgrade until the last Kentico 7 hotfix release for the updated upgrade procedure. The original upgrade procedure will not work.
Don’t apply hotfixes after the upgrade procedure release (last hotfix you can apply is 7.0.85). You can upgrade to Kentico 8 at any time after the upgrade procedure is released.
Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.