We are excited to announce that Sugar 6.5 has entered Release Candidate testing. This is a big release for us, with several enhancements to enhance the features and functionality of Sugar, as well as set the groundwork for the future of the Sugar platform. Just check out the small list of what’s in there:
- Built in Full Text Search engine with support for using elasticsearch for the commercial editions.
- An updated User Experience, with a new navigation bar for the commercial editions, as well as cleaned up buttons and widgets for all editions
- Phase 2 of updating the Calendar, with reoccurring meetings and the ability to subscribe to iCal calendars ( thanks to the iCal Patch SugarForge project )
- Many performance improvements with SNIP, Sugar Logic, and the platform in general
You can grab the packages or the code on GitHub to check it all out. And if you at SugarCon this week, be sure to stop by the Sugar Smarties Bar and the SugarUNCon to get your hands-on demo of all the changes.
As we’ve done in the past, we’ll be highlighting some of the new developer level changes coming in 6.5 over the next few weeks leading up to the GA release in June. And be sure to give us any feedback you have on 6.5 in the comments below.