Two weeks ago the DNN TAG posted the 9.2.1 Release Candidate. You may have seen the blog Oliver Hine posted about the release where we asked the community to assist us in testing the release candidate. The community has responded and has tested the release and provided valuable feedback.
Through community provided feedback we identified one issue that the Technology Advisory Group voted to fix before the final release. The issue was not a critical show-stopper, but was significant enough that we wanted it corrected before the final release. As such, we made a one time exception to fix the issue without providing an additional release candidate, due to the limited scope of the fix. As a group we feel good about the decision and discussed the decision at thorough and took an internal vote.
The First and Last Release in Collaboration
One thing that is important to note is that we have been in a transition period for the past few months since the acquisition. DNN’s new CEO, Andy Tryba, stated that the community would drive again and we’ve been working to make that a reality. This time in transition saw both ESW and the DNN Technology Advisory Group go through a period of processes establishment, self-organization, and communication across teams. The tasks undertaken during this phase were substantial in nature and both groups are to be applauded for their efforts making all this come to fruition.
As we work to let the community drive 100% the transition of systems, processes, and code has had to happen. This release was the first release done in collaboration with ESW and the DNN TAG. This release represents the start of the “shift” from ESW to the community. It would be accurate to view this release as a “joint” release by ESW and DNN TAG. Both sides… DNN Corp (ESW) and DNN Community played partial roles in this release and the release would not be possible without the contributions from both parties. This, again, is no small moment in the history of DNN.
Moving forward, starting with the 9.2.2 release, everything will be completely community driven. Again, if you desire to help build the future of DNN from a technical perspective we invite you to join the DNN Technology Advisory Group because that is the location from which releases stem.
Thanks Community & ESW!
As we continue to communicate outwardly to the ecosystem, the community is assuming the position of driver and we are just about in the driver’s seat with regards to the core platform code management! We cannot continue on this journey and be successful without an active and engaged community.
I would like to say thanks to the ESW team who has played a critical role in this transition and to all the community members who tested and provided feedback on the release candidate. A stronger final release is a reflection of the community activating, participating, and working together to make DNN a better platform. We are heading in a new direction and it’s great to feel the energy and momentum in the community.
The DNN TAG is very excited about the future of DNN and we look forward to our first release that is 100% community driven. It has been a long road and we are returning to our open source roots. We will be outwardly communicating updated plans for the 9.2.2 and 9.3 releases very soon. As we head into a new era of DNN Platform the Evoq version and DNN Corp will simply consume the version of the platform that the DNN TAG provides. These are indeed exciting times in the DNN community.
Thanks again to everyone who has helped make this transition possible and to our community for participating in so many channels and ways. Stay tuned because more goodness is on the way...but in the meantime, go get 9.2.1!
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