Sitefinity 3.6 - once again we have heard you

Sitefinity 3.6 - once again we have heard you

December 09, 2008 0 Comments

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I would like to thank everyone for giving us extremely helpful feedback on my last post. It was exactly the kind of information we were looking for. It really isn’t that hard to develop a world class software like Sitefinity when we have such a great community to point us in right direction.

So, here is the deal.

The .NET dilemma

We will provide two builds for Sitefinity 3.6 – one will be built against .NET 2.0 and another one against .NET 3.5. It is important to note that this is the last version of Sitefinity that will be built against .NET 2.0, so starting with Sitefinity 4.0 we will not provide .NET 2.0 builds anymore. We hope that this will give everyone enough time to talk some sense in their hosting providers and that by the time Sitefinity 4.0 is out this will not be a problem anymore.

What will be released in Sitefinity 3.6?

Here is the brief overview of the things we are planning to ship with Sitefinity 3.6. In case you wish to know more, leave a comment and I’ll elaborate in some of the future posts.

NEW

General

  • .NET Framework 3.5 support
    This will be the last Sitefinity version to support .NET 2.0 as well
  • New framework for creating control and command panels which uses embedded control templates
  • Hierarchical content categories

Caching

  • New base classes for implementing cache substitution controls and custom cache dependencies Latest RadControls
  • RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Q3 2008 SP1

Images & Documents Module

  • Data provider for Video Libraries using Amazon S3 for data storage and streaming
  • Support of Video Libraries using RadMediaPlayer for Silverlight  (included in Sitefinity v.3.6 on .NET 3.5 only)

FIXES

  • Fixes in Images & Documents Module
  • Fixes in Generic Content Module
  • Other minor fixes

I hope that we will make you all happy with our decisions. Once again, I’d like to thank everyone on really great and helpful feedback.

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