Not Before It's Ready: 2.3 Release Now July 15th

To make sure Revolution 2.3 is the release everyone hopes for, we decided to delay its final release until July 15th. This should provide for more quality assurance time, help vet that Extras work as expected, and to give translators more time to update their native languages.

By Jay Stephen Gilmore
July 1, 2014
Not Before It's Ready: 2.3 Release Now July 15th

To make sure Revolution 2.3 is the release everyone hopes for, we decided to delay its final release until July 15th. This should provide for more quality assurance time, help vet that Extras work as expected, and to give translators more time to update their native languages.

In the weeks since we announced the feature cutoff, we've seen a large and still increasing volume of contributions. Even with additional integration managers—the Community members with push access and decision-making authority for the source code repository—it takes time to review these very valuable enhancements and fixes.

In fact, in the last couple of months over 600 issues have been closed while working on 2.3. This additinoal time will also give the integration team and contributors more time for that final polish before inspection.

This also means there is more time for your feedback and testing prior to the release. We encourage you to grab the regularly updated (almost) nightly builds frequently, or test 2.3 builds in MODX Cloud. If you do find issues, please report them to the Revolution project on GitHub.

The list of things being double-checked ahead of Revo 2.3, release:

  • Additional UX polish on new features coming in 2.3
  • Resolving Extras that are not working as expected in 2.3 dev builds
  • Including additional bug fixes
  • Refining the design and UX in new Manager
  • Completing additional translations and updating existing ones

Extras Authors: We Need Your Help

If you authored or maintain a MODX Extra, we would love for you to test it to ensure it works as expected in Revo 2.3. We hope to have all major Extras that worked in 2.2 work in 2.3, and be available at launch. We're attempting to contact all Revo Extras authors by email.

Translators

On June 25 we migrated Revo translations to Crowdin. The reactions from Community translators and proofreaders have been overwhelmingly positive to this new tool, and we're seeing activity like never before. And with two additional weeks, translators will have additional time to check and make suggestions and updates.

Image of the MODX Manager Crowdin in-context translation

One of the reasons we chose Crowdin over other solutions is that it gives translators and proofreaders the opportunity to translate and see the work in context. It's like a front end editor for language translations, only it sits within the Manager. All you need to do is click on the edit icon next to a string and make your changes. They'll be saved to the project instantly.

If you know more than one language and know MODX, you're welcome to contribute your translations. No permission required, just sign up for free at Crowdin and you're welcome to submit suggestions for a string. One of our community proofreaders will review it for acceptance.

Still Something to Download

We didn't want you to go without a release. In the next day or so there will be a 2.2.15 patch release, which resolves a number of minor issues and bugs.

Are You Excited About 2.3?

It's been long overdue, and everyone's anticipation is high. Moreso, the increase in Community participation in architecting and coding new features and functionality bodes incredibly well for the future 2.4 and beyond releases, which will happen with a considerably more rapid pace. Hold on tight because the future of MODX is exciting!

So if you're as eager about the 2.3 release as we are, tell us what you think and what you're looking forward to the most.