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The future of Solidus
When Solidus 1.0.0 was released eight years ago, custom eCommerce applications were all the rage: on the one hand, they were a necessity, as there were very few usable eCommerce platforms, and a lot of functionality had to be created from scratch. On the other, brands had a massive desire to innovate not just through their marketing and products, but also through their shopping experience.
Managing Partner @ Nebulab
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Solidus Quarterly Roundup: Q2 2023
Summer is magic, Solidus community! Greetings from Gabriel, Head of R&D at Nebulab, one of the primary maintainers of the Solidus Open Source project. Today I want to recap the previous quarter with you all and let you see what is happening in the Solidus World.
Director of R&D
Solidus Quarterly Roundup: Q3 2022
Hello again, Solidus community! This is Gabriel writing, Head of R&D at Nebulab in my spare time, and now contributing to Solidus! So excited to have joined the team and share what has been accomplished last quarter and what plans the future holds!
Director of R&D
Announcing Solidus Release Policy
Community is Solidus' most important asset. As you already know, we put a lot of effort into keeping a high developer experience during upgrades for new releases. We know it's always difficult for teams to prioritize them, and programmers often need to carve out time from nowhere. Because of that, backward compatibility is one of our topmost priorities: we always try our best not to break anything. Nonetheless, we reckon we haven't been consistent on the timing for those releases. That had made some folks wonder when that loved new feature or when the latest Rails version would be officially integrated. Definitely, that's something that doesn't help to plan upgrades. We want to improve there. Because of that, we discussed and agreed on a release policy that we hope will help the community prepare for Solidus upgrades. As always in Open Source, resources are limited, but we're confident that this self-inflicted pressure will help us to keep pace with your expectations. Please, read the [whole document on our site](https://solidus.io/release_policy/), but if you're tight on time, here are the principal takeaways: - A quarterly new minor release. - Major releases should not be more than two years apart. - Patch releases at every backported fix. Share your ideas. Please, don't think twice about reaching out to us on our [Slack workspace](http://slack.solidus.io/), and let us know any suggestions or concerns you might have. We're here to make your experience with the most customizable e-commerce platform as pleasurable as possible!
Solidus Core Team