Estimated release dates for 2.3/3.0

Hi Team,

We make use of Indico for our events management system. We are currently using the 2.1.11 release and I would like to update the Indico dependency to a more recent version. We have two payment plugins that need to be updated too.

Based on the GitHub project page it looks like 2.3 release is nearing completion. Are you able to provide me with a rough estimate (e.g. in one month or within 2/3 months) of when you expect the release to happen? Do you anticipate any major code changes being made between now and the 2.3 release?

Would it be better to wait for version 3.0?

Additionally, thank you kindly for your continued development of this fantastic product.

All the best,
Ian

Updating to 2.2 now should be very straightforward and only require minimal effort. So I would recommend to do this ASAP.

Once that’s done, I would wait for a proper 2.3 release. We plan to deploy 2.3 at CERN soon, and since indico.cern.ch is pretty much the biggest Indico instance out there, this usually helps in finding any remaining issues we did not spot ourselves.

Feel free to start development based on master already. Especially for plugins there shouldn’t be any more changes before a 2.3 release that will affect them (at least there’s nothing planned or that I could think of right now).

I think a reasonable date for a “public” 2.3 release could be late August.

3.0 will be a major release that requires infrastructure changes (Python 3.8, likely a more recent Postgres version as well even though we don’t plan to break compatibility with 9.6 there, it’s just that we won’t test with it anymore once we switch to Postgres 11 or 12). So I would stay up to date with everything for now and then, once 3.0 is out (later this year I hope - it’s a release focusing mostly on technical/backend changes so it should take much less time than 2.3) you can take your time to update from the latest 2.3.x to 3.0 when it suits you.

Thank you kindly. We will start the upgrade process.