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Community vs enterprise editions?

Community vs enterprise editions?

Friday 20 July 2012 10:45:57 pm - 5 replies

Apart from the support is there any difference between the code of the community edition compared to the enterprise edition of ezp?

Friday 20 July 2012 11:12:36 pm

The Enterprise version goes through additional QA steps vs a community release. So while the community edition will have the latest features, the enterprise version is more tested. I sort of think of the enterprise version as the 'stable' release and community as the 'development' release.

There are other commercial components released with the enterprise version as well, like eZ odoscope (analytics), but those are extensions as opposed to core features.

Saturday 21 July 2012 10:00:20 pm

Thanks for the explanation Joe.

From looking at the downloads section, I take it that bug fixes do make it into the community edition/

Sunday 22 July 2012 7:24:55 am

Hi Andy,

To confirm, bug fixes are indeed added to the community edition also. Both editions are built from the same trunk with one difference, and that is that the community edition is built each month.

Regards Robin

Sunday 22 July 2012 12:23:14 pm

Thanks for clarifying Robin. happy.gif Emoticon

Tuesday 24 July 2012 7:11:39 pm

Quote from Robin Muilwijk :

To confirm, bug fixes are indeed added to the community edition also. Both editions are built from the same trunk with one difference, and that is that the community edition is built each month.

Clarification on code differences: Enterprise is branched off and stabilized over a period of 1-2 months, where the QA phase is performed, while Community version is always built from master and development never slows down. This stable (Enterprise) version is then maintained, supported and QA checked patches are provided to customers on a regular basis.

Other differences are:

  • Access to security fixes well in time before they are made public (and made available to community)
  • Enterprise grade Support SLA (on top of access to our kick ass community)
  • Additional services like auditing and access to Professional Services
  • Additional features (extensions/Bundles)

UPDATE as of 2016+

With introduction of eZ Platform, releases where harmonized across Community and Enterprise. There is now Fast Track (FT) releases and Long Term Supported (LTS) releases.

FT is a bit like previous Community releases, they are now done by eZ Engineering every 2 months, and they receive a little bit of QA, but are still very much intended as innovation releases. They are for use by both Community and Enterprise users that prefers latests features (for instance during project development phase), and is supported for Enterprise customers for ~2.5 months. Meaning it is essentially kind of like a rolling release.

 LTS are what they have always been, supported for 3 years for Enterprise customers, some releases with access to extended service life. And now initially (1st year) also partly accessible to community that prefers stability, and are willing to help stabilize it.

The additional differences mentioned above still applies, like security fixes early access to Enterprise users and so on. For features specifically for Enterprise they are now expanded and referred to as Studio and Services like Recommendations features. For more see https://ez.no/Products/eZ-Platform-Enterprise-Edition

Modified on Thursday 17 August 2017 10:55:24 am by André R

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