Is about time to reinvigorate Chevereto, I took some time to build our new foundations and you waited patiently. I’m glad, thanks for your support. It’s payday!
Today I’m announcing a very bold road map that will unveil many great releases and important project updates for the years to come.
More importantly, this is the first time for the project where we will be offering two major editions as we will market V3 LTS for production systems while V4 will be our ahead preview. This will enable us to offer both production grade software and development previews.
Chevereto V3.20: May 2021
Chevereto V3.20 (coqueto) culminates the project work within 2013-2021 and is the final version for Chevereto V3. It was about time to end V3 with a big release, to close this chapter of the project the best way possible.
This release features a massive user interface update, support for containers, improved performance and top reliability. Coqueto improves in everything required to mature Chevereto V3 and it will keep getting active maintenance until November 2022 to match with PHP 7.4 eol.
V3.20 was built on top of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS so you will be able to run V3.20 based production systems until April 2025.
Chevereto V4.0: September 2021
The release of Chevereto V4 (macanudo) will happen in September 2021 and it evolves right from coqueto. Chevereto V4 will require PHP 8 and it will carry a heavy development cycle.
Macanudo will feature extended social login support and user based API. This is a huge change as it makes the default user interface exactly that: A default, enabling your users to use your service from anywhere.
Chevereto V4 release cycle
All V4 releases will be named and will get released twice per year (March and September).
Chevereto V4 updates will be all about progressively improve on everything and I’m confirming at least five revisions for this major version.
Chevereto V4 licensing
Chevereto V4 will be available under the new Chevereto V4 licensing, this is you pay per major release without any time-based renewal fees. You get access to all updates within the major version.
One Chevereto V4 license is required per root domain, you can install it within all the sub-domains you may need.
Bulk licensing available for agencies and re-sellers. Network licensing (multiple domain license) won’t be available for Chevereto V4.
Major release as defined in semantic versioning. For Chevereto a major release is V1, V2, V3, V4, etc.
License upgrade from V3
License purchases within September 2020 and September 2021 will get the V3 to V4 upgrade fee for free.
By upgrading from V3, you get a brand new V4 license and you also keep your existing V3 license. You will preserve all access to V3 software and its related services.