It’s been a while since we’ve seen a release candidate in the DNN community. As you are aware times are changing and the community is driving again. As such we are returning to having release candidates because it’s in the best interest of the community.
Release Candidates are great because they allow time for ecosystem members to download and test the potential release version to see if any issues were missed. We are allowing a 2 week time period for testing the release candidate. If issues are found we can fix them or we can allow for more time before the release. The community testing the release candidates provides testing in a wide variety of scenarios that our team cannot plan for and that’s exactly why it’s valuable and encouraged.
IMPORTANT: Release Candidates are not to be used in production and are only for testing
An Important Moment in DNN History
The DNN 9.2.1 Release Candidate’s arrival marks a significant moment in DNN history. When DNN was recently acquired the new CEO stated the the community would drive again. Along with the updates and bug fixes the big news is that this release is the first community driven release in a very long time. This release signals great progress within the community and promises kept from DNN Corp.
Once the community was empowered to drive the platform an exercise in self-organization took place. This required a great deal of communication, people who stepped up and took ownership, and teamwork across several teams and sub-teams. The transition has been a little bumpy as expected but we have made great progress and this again is a big win for the community. We can’t stress enough how much of a team effort this release has been.
Thanks .NET Foundation
As we push toward automated builds (coming soon), streamlining our processes, and making it easier for community members to contribute we should give a shout out to the .NET Foundation. We’ve been able to process pull requests and generate builds much more efficiently by leveraging the tools and resources provided to us by the .NET Foundation. Thanks again to the .NET Foundation for providing these resources and for truly supporting open source!
Thanks to the Contributors!
We could not come out with this release without our contributors. As an open source project pull requests, issues, feedback, and more from contributors are the life-blood for our project. Thank you community members for helping make DNN a better platform.
The individuals who made contributions to this release are:
Looking at the numbers... a total of 46 pull requests were processed for the 9.2.1 release in the platform repository
, plus 47 additional pull requests were processed in the personabar repository
Download, Test, and Submit Your Feedback on the Release
The purpose of a “Release Candidate” is to provide the ecosystem with a release that can be tested before it’s a final release. We hope you are able to download, test, and provide feedback for the release candidate as your feedback will greatly help us arrive at a better end solution.
If you have feedback on this release candidate - please submit it to https://github.com/dnnsoftware/Dnn.Platform/issues/new
Download the 9.2.1 Release Candidate
We welcome your feedback on the release candidate. We are targeting August 6/7 for the official release date for 9.2.1 given no major issues are found. Thanks again to everyone who contributed to this release candidate.