One of the things that keep me busy these days are the things Runi Thomson wrote as a comment of this post.
He is reacting on the question of Alexey Rusakov about if SiteCore will be released in both .Net versions or just in one after the release of 5.2.
This is the reaction of Runi:
We certainly hope not. Sitecore version 5.1.1.x will be the last ASP.NET 1.1 version of Sitecore, unless a serious error emerges. We are currently working on version 5.3 which is an all ASP.NET 2.0 version.
I wouldn’t be Alex when I won’t have question about this decision. The questions are mostly technically, but also as partner LECTRIC got the idea that SiteCore would be released in both versions for a while at least till the end of 2006.
Ofcourse I know that ASP.Net 2.0 has got lots of advantages against version 1.1., I even don’t expect hard times developing for my collegues and me(as a matter of fact, I already studied a lot on the new features and am not so damn impressed by the new features, but all off that is another discussion). The main points of discussion are for me actually:
– Hosting of 2.0 definitelly requires Windows 2003. As most servers are still running on Windows 2000 it means that we can’t upgrade those sites easily.
– Developing for 2.0 requires SP2 on XP, some of our customers, which are developing intern, are not able to roll out SP2 for some reason or are not able to do it before Q4 2006. This means that we can not offer them new versions?
– SiteCore reports to the world that they won’t release a new 5.1.x version unless it will be unstable on lots of points. So I guess that SiteCore signs the 220.127.116.11 version as the most stable release? When that’s actually the case, the decision for new projects is quite easy! We will stay on 18.104.22.168 till one of our customers actually does require the new features.
– Practically, what can we expect from new versions? Will the core be fully rewritten so it will be native and not upgrade code? What does this mean for the API? Most developers are finally familiar with the 5.1 API.
I’m a little critical but this is also because I expected SiteCore would give us developers more time to get familiar with 2.0. As our sales department will actually sell the new versions before I can even move my mouth, I expect the first offers are already on their way to the customers. 😉 New technics… pfff 😛
Going to sleep now, tomorrow again a SiteCore day.. Going to release another tool of me, the SiteCore security tool, which makes you able to set the security on SQL Server(2000) without haveint to change the script manually(prefixes, role names and logins are configures just ones) guess my last tool in 1.1 :P.
Forgot something! Have to e-mail our sysop that he’s going to search for the stable Visual Studio 2005 CD for me 🙂