Friday 27 April 2012 5:46:09 pm

Hi Bertrand,

this is useful information. Even if there's not a lot of actual things to 'show', I really appreciate to get progress updates, even if such an update means there is not much new going on since last time.

At some times I believe people in the community feel like they are in the dark about a lot of ongoing processes, at least that's the way I experience(d) it. 

I've read Jerome's blog post indeed and found the announcement very interesting to get a feeling of what's going on. I understand that for something big like this, you might want to communicate correct and complete information, but in my opinion providing quick, regular updates is also a good way to keep people in the loop and is highly appreciated by the entire community. It keeps the spirit alive and we have some information to communicate back to our clients too.

Friday 27 April 2012 5:36:00 pm

You can also see a presentation we did together with Jérôme Vieilledent back in september. Some aspects have changed, of course, but the overall principle is still the same:

Friday 27 April 2012 5:34:27 pm

I'll make it very short on the planning, as I honestly don't have an overview on the project, given the amount of involved actors (this is new to us already). Maybe Andre Romke can talk a bit more about that, I'll ping him.

What we can say for sure is that:

  • a developer preview, not full featured, will be shipped along with the next release (Etna)
    to be honest, don't expect too much on that front with this release. The amount of work is tremendous, and schedules aren't a straight line at all...
  • a release in november with kilimanjaro. The idea is to make it possible to use one content database, through the storage engine layer, with the new API. Not all modules will be implemented, far from there, but the API will be here, along with newly implemented features.

Jerome has written, not so long ago, a blog post about being prepared for eZ Publish 5. It is of course limited in range, as most technical aspects of eZ Publish 5, the most functional ones, aren't covered yet, or are just being specified:

The foundations are really important, and everything depends on them. We are also focusing on a full featured read/write REST API based on this new API. REST is quite well suited for this stage, as it lets us concentrate on the data that must be made available, as well as how it is logically organized and made available.

I'll be very glad, depending on my planning, to provide you with more specific detals if you're interested.

Modified on Friday 27 April 2012 5:36:41 pm by Bertrand Dunogier

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