Dear Neos Community,
as you all may know, the development of Neos follows the rules of semantic versioning and historically, Neos 8.3 is the latest release before the next big major version. Neos 9.0 is already pretty close, and we can’t wait to have the final release in public.
In the last couple of days, we had discussions regarding features in the Neos-UI. The decisive feature was “Allow grouping in DimensionSwitcher”. It is a really nice little feature and it does not harm anyone. But by definition it is a feature, and we would need a new Minor version of the Neos-Ui for it.
We have some more little features that would be nice for 8.3 users as well:
- Allow grouping in DimensionSwitcher
- Hide read-only workspaces
- Add information to dimensions menu
While these features are undoubtedly beneficial, the challenge lies in deciding how to make them available to the broader Neos CMS community. As these features fall under the umbrella of a minor release, we’re presented with two potential paths:
One approach is to create a Neos-UI 8.4 release that can be utilized by Neos CMS 8.3 users. This would allow those who may not be ready to upgrade to Neos 9.0 to still benefit from these valuable enhancements. However, it raises questions about maintaining compatibility and ensuring a smooth integration process.
Alternatively, we could align the release of these features with the upcoming Neos 9.0 release, encouraging users to upgrade to the latest version of Neos CMS to take advantage of not only the Neos-UI features but also the broader improvements and innovations introduced in Neos 9.0. While this ensures a more uniform user experience, it may require some in the community to wait a bit longer for these enhancements.
We value the input and opinions of our community members, and we’re opening this discussion to gather your thoughts on the matter. What do you believe is the best course of action? Should we prioritize making these features available to Neos CMS 8.3 users promptly, or should we encourage users to upgrade to Neos 9.0 for a more comprehensive and unified experience?
Please share your thoughts, concerns, and any alternative suggestions you might have regarding this decision. Your feedback is crucial in shaping the direction we take, and we appreciate your continued support in making Neos CMS even more powerful and user-friendly.
Thank you for being part of the Neos community.