coreBOS 8 has arrived! I finally decided to increment the version number. Read on to know why.
Those of you that know and/or follow me, already know what I think about version numbers and continuous development (I really love that image of Elizabeth Olsen). In fact, if I incremented the version number everytime we add some significant feature in coreBOS we would probably be on version 200 or more.
So, why now?
Well, mostly because 2018 has seen a really important amount of new features like
just to name a few and I'm not counting all the features that have appeared since the last increment to version 7 which was in 2017 (!) nor all the minor enhancements, minor and major developer and implementor enhancements (a plethora of web service enhancements), security issues attended and the bug fixes.
Besides all that, the code base has seen a complete revolution with the end of the coreBOS Standard code formatting project and the arrival of continuous integration code formatting checks.
Also, this past week we have officially released PHP 7.3 support which is a guarantee of our commitment to take coreBOS into the future.
Finally, the next two big projects that are coming (debug message reduction and LDS UI) will, again justify another version number increase so I thought it was time to recognize all the hard work that has been done before it gets eclipsed by a new UI (which is the only real thing users seem to see).
From here I want to thank all the people who have made this possible, the community who helps in many different ways, the companies who directly or indirectly support coreBOS and all the developers who take part in this project dedicating their time to construct this awesomazing software.
A very sincere THANK YOU!