thank you very much for this great static CMS. I love it. I was wondering if you are planning on releasing an official, stable 1.x.x version any time soon? Is there a roadmap to version 1.x? Some of our clients require us to only use stable versions and 0.x.x versions are often referred to as being still “beta”. I’d love to advise publii to our clients.
Nonetheless: Keep up the good work! It’s a great CMS.
As a satisfied and enthusiastic user of Publii, I don’t have any idea of when the first so-called ‘stable 1.xx’ version of Publii will be available. But having used Publii for several years now mostly using the bought themes, the functionality and ‘stability’ is already amazing. Yes, there are the odd few glitches now and again, but show me software that doesn’t 🙂 In my experience, when using the latest versions, with the Apple Mac, they’ve been superb.
To me, the current version seems pretty stable, even as new features seem to get added every few months. In a sense, all good software tends to get updated regularly. For me, a stable software version is one that works in most or all areas it promises, and in from my perspective, Publii seem to have nailed it even at this early version. The bought themes especially seem to me to be well designed and coded to high standards.
Perhaps one tricky area for any software creator is that while your product may be ‘up to date’, it still has to interact with all the outside software and services that Publii uses, yet at times, these ‘outside’ items may themselves have some glitches.
So I suggest, don’t worry too much right now: Publii is already on good stable ground. I’ve been successfully using Publii bought themes for client projects for years. For me, I’ve found a great approach is to leverage on the work Publii designs have done, to avoid trying to re-invent the wheel. Customisation? Absolutely, but I strive to use the built in options available, plus CSS changes.
Version number is just a number 🙂 Publii for a long time is not in beta stage. We will release v.1.0 in some point of the future, but it has nothing to do with the stability – it is reserved rather for something what we can call new phase of Publii evolution 🙂 So please not treat the current version as beta. In fact a lot of software stays below 1.* for years. For example very popular npm module – axios, achieved v.1.0 after 8 years of development 🙂 We said about library which has almost 40 millions weekly downloads 😉
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