I’m thrilled to announce the immediate availability of Community Server version 1.0:
We will release the source code within the coming days, we have also begun work on version 1.1. The theme for version 1.1 is:
- Performance – we intend to run both www.asp.net/forums and blogs.msdn.com on Community Server. Today these sites serve millions of users on the same 2 web servers and single database server. We’ve introduced new architecture into Community Server and we expect performance and scale to be better overall, but we know we’ll identify some new issues with these high traffic sites.
- Simplification – We want to focus on simplifying the platform. We are going to introduce more wizard as well making the administration UI even more user friendly.
- Quality – A big goal for Community Server was to release a product that was of very, very high quality. We are shipping with defects – actually about 50 that we know about – but most are minor and have acceptable workarounds. We fixed over 900 bugs (that we tracked). Our goal for 1.1 is to make the platform even better than 1.1.
We also intend to move to shorter release cycles. There will be breaking changes to APIs between versions 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2. After 1.2 the APIs in Community Server will be locked. By locking the APIs in 1.2 we can provide smoother non-breaking upgrade paths.
We also will begin – when our already busy schedule permits – moving back into a mode where we enable participation in the development by people other than those employeed by Telligent.
Lastly, I’d just like to personally say thank you to our team for working some insane hours over the last 8 months and everyone in the community that believed that we were doing the right think with what was ASP.NET Forums, .Text, and nGallery. It’s been a tremendous amount of effort but I can say with confidence that Community Server version 1.0 brings the best of its legacy together and has greatly improved it.