5.7 beta released at OsCon with the help of Bluehost

We just wrapped up 3 days of showing off 5.7 beta at OsCon with a great response. Bluehost very generously donated some of their impressive booth space to our project. If it wasn't for the auspices of these guys we and many other open source projects wouldn't be where we are today. 

As we had hoped, 5.7 wows everyone who looks at it. We had folks intrigued with concrete5 from well known companies thinking about their web presence to agencies starting to tire of training clients on using blogs to manage websites, and even a passionate brony needing to rebuild his fan site. Some stronger partnerships seem likely to mature, and we're extremely motivated to finalize the bug fixes and get a production ready version of 5.7 out pronto.

Check out some pics of the event hall below, and start playing with the beta now!


5.7 Beta Release Date!

As I've often heard and frequently said: "You can have it fast, cheap and well done - now pick one, maybe two." We all demand 5.7 to be well done, we haven't been throwing wads of cash at it, and so yeah - it's taken a while. 

All that is OVER my friends! We couldn't be more excited to tell you we have reached a point where we can actually commit to a launch date for 5.7 beta...

July 21st!

Yes just 19 days away... We will be at OsCon through the gracious auspices of Bluehost. As we launched concrete5.0 back at oscon 2008, it seemed only fitting to do the same with 5.7 this year. 

You can see what's on the milestone list at github right here.

We could really use some development help to get over the finish line though. Our team is banging away at the 65 remaining issues at github, but precious few of them require the secret magic of being at PortlandLabs to complete. There's a lot of dashboard reskinning, there's a lot of testing, there's plenty of opportunity to throw an hour or two of development help in here and make a real difference. Get a pull request accepted and of course your name will be in the release notes, but we'll also give you a special badge and karma points for helping get 5.7 over the finish line.

It's been quite a marathon and we're just about there, we'd really appreciate your help!

 

 


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