What to expect from the up-coming release of Flux - and when to expect it.
IMPORTANT: Flux 8.0.0 has been released instead of Flux 7.5.0 due to a few breaking changes. Read the Flux 8.0.0 release notes instead!
I know you've all been waiting for a new release of Flux - not least due to problem with TYPO3v8 support - but I'm afraid we will have to ask for just a little bit more patience from you. In order to prepare you a little bit though, here are the current release plans and a taste of the coming improvements:
When will we release?
We would have done so already except we are blocked by one problem in the TYPO3 core which seems very simple but has a huge impact. Due to a regression in the building of SQL queries in PageLayoutView, any installation that uses Flux on TYPO3 8.4 will cause malformed SQL queries. Unfortunately, due to the release schedule of TYPO3 this also means that we won't be able to release an official version with the correct support until TYPO3 8.5 is released.
And that means the scheduled release date will be est. December 20th 2016.
Until that time you should be able to use the current dev-development version names when installing using composer. And depending on the dependencies you use you may also need to alias this to the latest TER version, e.g. composer require "fluidtypo3/flux:dev-development as 7.4.0". Note that you will also need TYPO3 checked out on master in order - or you will be affected by the mentioned SQL query bug.
What will Flux 7.5.0 solve and what new will it add?
In the bug fix department:
And in the feature department:
And that's it - for now. It is likely that further improvements will be made before we can make the next release of Flux, so make sure you read the final release notes as well so you don't miss out.
Claus, for The FluidTYPO3 Team