Recently we sent out our Sugar Developer Buzz mailing, which contained a really, REALLY important message.
Pretty please test your project on the 5.5 betas and release candidates!
While its not easily seen or heard outside the walls of SugarCRM, we’re focusing on addressing one of your biggest concerns: quality.
This isn’t an easy task and there’s a lot to do, changing status quo isn’t easy. Especially when there’s a considerable amount of infrastructure in place to support the current practices. So little by little, we’re doing what we can… and we need your help
We are going to start a new release cycle as our initial change in quality assurance. We will be releasing Sugar 5.5 Beta 2 at the end of July. Shortly following, I *REALLY* want to organize a TestFest to pick apart Beta 2.
What we need from you, our community, is to test the apps that you’ve built in Beta 1 and Beta 2. Most importantly, with the introduction with a revamped webservices API, we need you to test your programs with Sugar 5.5. Look at it this way, you can test now or pay later 🙂
To further our commitment to getting a solid GA, we will be considering our Release Candidate to be “production-ready”. So RC is the new GA – get it? The 5.5 RC will be fully supported by SugarCRM.
I will be organizing a TestFest and if you would like to participate or have ideas/comments, please let me know. If you have ever partipated or hosted a TestFest, please contact me – I would LOVE to hear what you know.