Now that Joomla has made a decision on which version numbers will be used and what support is given for each release it is time for CSVI to do the same. Having a clear perspective of where things are going can help you decide in which version(s) to adopt.
|Joomla||CSVI||VirtueMart||Others||End of Life|
|Copyright RolandD Cyber Produksi 2011|
|1.5||1.x/2.x/3.x||1.0.x/1.1.x||Not supported||May 2012|
|1.6||Not supported||Not supported||Not available||August 2011|
|1.7||Not supported||2.0||Not available||February 2012|
|3.0 and later||Will be announced in due time|
The End of Life dates are applicable to both Joomla and CSVI versions.
As announced earlier, CSVI VirtueMart will be renamed to CSVI, the main reason for this is that a range of components is going to be supported for import/export. The other reason, it is a nice short name ;)
Development of CSVI 4 is in full swing for a few months already and things are starting to look really cool but there is still a lot of work to be done. The wish to move away from only supporting VirtueMart has been around for some time and other component support is currently being build into CSVI 4. You will be able to import/export more than just your webshop, all that in one component.
There is going to be a free version of CSVI 4 but at this moment the details are not yet known in what shape or form that is going to be.
This is also the end of CSVI SOBI and CSVI JoomFish. Support for CSVI SOBI will completely come to an end and CSVI JoomFish will be integrated into CSVI 4 once there is a JoomFish version available for Joomla 2.5. Support for these components will continue until all subscriptions have ended.Now it is time to get back to work on CSVI 4.
Here is an infographic created by Sander Potjer outlining the Joomla CMS Development Strategy (source):