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  • NightWolf 41 posts 44 karma points
    Oct 15, 2009 @ 03:38

    Umbraco and the future

    I am planning a reasonably large web application with CMS functionality and see Umbraco been the perfect platform. I have used it to build quite a few websites in the past and from this have also experienced some negative aspects when moving from v3 - v4.

    Will moving from v4 - v5 be simple?

    The application will include custom sections (main concern) and probably won't be packaged as this seems like a complex process even from v4, correct me if I am wrong.

  • Chris Dunn 75 posts 127 karma points
    Oct 15, 2009 @ 04:08
    Chris Dunn

    When version 5 was mentioned at CodeGarden this year it was stated that version 5 will NOT be backward compatible with version 4 and there will not be an automatic upgrade. Version 5 is the MVC version of Umbraco where version 4.x is the web forms version.  But....they are planning to continue to support Umbraco version 4.x, even after v5 :)

    For some recap from a code garden presentation about umbraco 5 vs 4.x visit:

    There are a few powerpoint presentations. Hope that helps in the decision.


  • Aaron Powell 1708 posts 3042 karma points c-trib
    Oct 15, 2009 @ 08:19
    Aaron Powell

    (There's also a really awesome screen cast! :P)

    To keep up to date with the progress of Umbraco and the timelines make sure you keep an eye on the Roadmap -

  • NightWolf 41 posts 44 karma points
    Oct 15, 2009 @ 08:26

    Thank, I now work freelance and will be dedicating a lot of time and resources to building sites, apps and packages around umbraco, hopefully I will make the core team one day :)

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