upgrade question in 2.x
So in the past, when EE went from 1.6.5 to 1.6.6 to 1.6.7 is was always free. Is this true for 2.x? For example, will 2.0.1 to 2.0.2 to 2.0.3 be free?
What about 2.1 to 2.2 to 2.3 ? It seems like we will have a choice to upgrade.
Thanks for everything - I can’t wait for the first.
We’re not sure if there will be standardized method to which versions are free upgrades and which are paid. It will mostly depend on what is being introduced in a new version. For example we expect that EE 2.1 will be full of bug fixes, optimization, and related items and that will for sure be a free upgrade.
We are committed to providing security updates for free for all versions. So, for example if there is a security update for EE 2.5, it would be back ported to EE 2.0, 2.1, etc… We don’t want to put people in a position where they have to pay to get a security fix for 2.x.
The main issue with the Download Account system is that it doesn’t give enough voice to the community. Its paying in advance for the unknown, which is counter to just about everything else we do. Those who liked it, loved it, those who hated it, really despised it.
Going to a traditional upgrade path gives you more control of how you spend your money and a very straightforward way to “vote” as it were for EE’s direction.