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End of life of Jelix 1.1 and new maintenance policy

03/23/2012, Jelix Team.

After 3 years of maintenance, the branch 1.1 of Jelix is now closed. A last micro version 1.1.12 is available, fixing a single bug. There won't be anymore other release, except if some security holes are discovered.

Until now, there was a minor release once a year or two years, which was maintained until there is no more user feedback (about bugs or various questions). For the branch 1.0 and 1.1, this period was about 3 years.

Then we decide that branches will be maintained officially three years. Jelix 1.2 will be maintained until december 2013, and Jelix 1.3, until october 2014.

From now, we'll try to release more versions, to reach 2 or 3 releases a year. We took this decision, not to accelerate developments, but to allow you to benefit new features faster.

However, we will have more and more branches to maintain. To avoid to have too much work, only the last release of a year will be maintained 3 years (LTS, Long Term Service), others will be maintained one year (STS, Short Term Service). For example, Jelix 1.4, which will be released in few weeks, will be a STS version, and Jelix 1.5 (or 1.6), which will be released at the end of the year, will be a LTS version.

For your projects, you could upgrade the Jelix library once a year, as usual, after the release of the LTS version. You won't have more work than for previous releases. But you'll have also the choice to upgrade at each STS release, to benefit of new feature faster. These upgrades will be easier since they won't have many new improvements.

If you have questions, don't hesitate to post in the forum or in the mailing-list.