Our release train follows the principles of semantic versioning, which means that we do not introduce any braking changes in the same major version of yuuvis® RAD. So, once you go with a major release (e.g., 6.x, 7.x or 8.x) the APIs and features in this release can include new features with minor releases, but the backwards compatibility within the same major version is being kept. Furthermore, even with the major releases we first deprecate a feature and keep it throughout the entire next major cycle, before ultimately removing it with the major release of the following version (e.g., marked as deprecated with 6.0, and removed with 7.0). This gives our customers a full year between two LTS versions to plan and implement the needed changes, if any.
All these changes are of course documented thoroughly and communicated in a timely manner to all our partners and customers. Of course, we always strive to keep the APIs stable over as many versions as possible, to provide maximum backwards compatibility.
These are the most important dates for the upcoming release of yuuvis® RAD 7.0.
09 MAR 2021
Tests and Bug fixing
24 MAR 2021
20 APR 2021
Final Release Version 7.0
20 APR 2021
The user and admin documentation will be available in the documentation portal in German by the end of April. The English version will follow a few weeks later.