Servoy Release Policy update

It has been approximately 8 months since Servoy 7 .0 was released, which brought us the Servoy Mobile Client. Since that release we’ve adopted a quicker release cycle, which so far has resulted in the release of Servoy 7.0.1, 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3.

Our goal with the faster release cycle is to bring new features, bug fixes and improvements to you, our customers in a more agile fashion. It is also a logical result of adopting the Agile Development approach over 2 years ago throughout our organization.

The faster release cycle has changed  our policy with regards to supported versions and maintenance releases slightly. As before, Servoy still actively supports 2 previous versions besides the latest. Currently those versions are:

  • Servoy 5.2.x
  • Servoy 6.0.x
  • Servoy 7.x

As the Servoy 7.x branch can be considered Servoy 6.1 + Servoy Mobile, we hereby announce that the 6.1 branch will be merged into the 7.x branch as of November 8th 2013. This means that from that day onward, existing installations of the Servoy Application Server 6.1.x or Servoy Developer 6.1.x can be upgraded to Servoy 7.3 through the auto-update mechanism and the 6.1.x branch will be archived.
For the Servoy 7.x branch, the supported version is always the latest release, currently 7.3. Maintenance releases on the supported 7.x release will only be provided in case of blocking issues in production environments.

With more and more rapid releases, there is the obvious need to even more tightly control the quality of the releases. To assure this we’ve:

Through these initiatives we solicit the Servoy Community to actively participate in helping us test upcoming versions to make them rock solid releases.

Paul Bakker
Product Manager