We have been a little quiet the last few weeks. We work hard on the new version! We made a lot of improvements and we want to share them with you.
To keep you involved about our progress on Strapi, we have thought about posting fresh news every two/three weeks on GitHub or on our blog. This is a way for us to keep you informed about what we are doing. Some of you told us that they can not see any activity on the project because we posted some news only on our Slack channel. We had heard you. That’s why we made the decision to post news on a regular basis.
As you certainly know, during the last months, we worked a lot of a brand new version of Strapi. The purpose was to move from Waterline to Bookshelf, change the repository structure, improve the GraphQL and JSON API implementations and make some performance improvements. However, we decided to move on (more details in our last blog post https://strapi.io/blog/the-future-of-strapi). The consequences were that this new version doesn’t fit with our future needs anymore.
Some of you had started their projects on the v2.0-alpha, that’s why we released it very discreetly to put your project in production. We will be following up with the people concerned about this version. However, please do not start your project on the v2.0-alpha, use the v1.5.4.
In our new vision, we defined three main words: community, flexibility, simplicity. Which means Strapi will be very easy-to-setup and easy-to-use. Everything will be a plugin. You will be able to custom your project to perfectly fit with your needs. No more useless and unnecessary feature. And finally, a single marketplace for sharing plugins into the community.
To reach our goal, we had to make some changes in Strapi. Firstly, our framework layer had to be reworked a bit, and we need to build a brand new administration panel to embrace the plugins.
Framework layer advancements:
Administration panel advancements
Why can’t I see anything on GitHub?
Currently, we are working on a private repository. Our work had been dirty and instable to have time to find the right way to make what we described above possible. The framework layer will be pushed on the new branch called v3.0 within the next two weeks.
We want to thank everyone for your support! More and more of you joined the community during the last weeks. We are now more than 300 on our public Slack channel and we reached one thousand of downloads on npm during the last month. We hope these numbers will continue to increase over the next months. This would be awesome!
For the next weeks, our main goals are :
How can I help you? Feel free to submit a PR or open an issue on GitHub. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you need support or anything else, we will be glad to chat with you. Don’t hesitate to ping us on Slack (@jim, @aureliengeorget, @pierreburgy).
Thanks for reading!
Aurélien has been coding since he is 13 years old. After creating two CMS alone in his bedroom, he decided to partner with his two co-founders Pierre and Jim, met at the university, to build the next generation of CMS for modern apps. Based in Paris, Aurélien is currently managing the Product, as a CPO, at Strapi.