Matrix Newsletter - August 2018

31 Aug 2018   By Bartek Banda

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Latest Releases

This month we released version 5.4.7.0 for the 5.4 branch which contains 1 small enhancement and 3 bug fixes.

The reason this release was so small is because we are putting most of our efforts into finalising the upcoming 5.5 release.

The 5.4.7.0 release is also the last scheduled MICRO version for the 5.4 branch. Once 5.5.0.0 is released and officially supported, there will be no more regular version releases for the 5.4 branch.

We are however planning on releasing at least one more PATCH release for 5.4 sometime next month.

Check out the release notes to see a full report on what's new.

Updated Table of Contents List

You might have noticed that a lot of pages now have their Table of Contents list located to the right of the page instead of at the top of the page (if your screen is wide enough).

The list of sections will also follow you as you scroll down the page so that you can quickly jump to any section on the page, which is especially helpful for long pages with lots of sections and content.

We are also working on some improvements to the site search feature on the site by introducing some new Funnelback features. Stay tuned for an update in next month's newsletter about that.

Squiz Summit 2018

The annual Squiz Summit is back this year and Squiz is holding events in Sydney, Edinburgh, London, and Warsaw.

I will be attending (and presenting) at the Sydney event which will be held on the 24th of Oct at Pier One Sydney Harbour, covering the future roadmap for Matrix as well as going through new capabilities and modern best practices.

More details will be published early next week on the Squiz website with registrations available for discounted early bird tickets.

We'll also be publishing a link to the registration site here once it's up and running, so stay tuned!

5.5 Update

Last month we reported that the first RC version of the upcoming 5.5 release was tagged.

Well, since then, we have done lots of testing (and discovering) to ensure this big new version is as stable as possible.

While most of the functionality in the actual product was pretty sound, we did find some annoying bugs around the upgrade procedure, mainly around the added complexities of the deprecation process. However, this was really valuable as it meant we were able to discover and fix these issues before any of our clients and production systems started upgrading to 5.5.

We have since tagged and RC2 version and are planning on tagging another RC3 version in the next week or so to do final UAT on.

The upgrade process is now running a lot smoother and we are currently just finishing off some minor left over bugs that were discovered after more UAT done on the RC2 version.

At this stage we are hoping to have the official release out in mid September.

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