I was not aware this information was listed anywhere yet.
I was hoping for something a little longer support time. However, at this point, I am happy to have some level of version stability.
Most people that want to have a stable version will be installing the last v10 knowing that it will not change while they are using it. This make it much easier to avoid v11 and all of the constant changes that are happening there. Even though it has been called ‘stable’ the reality is that bug fixes for one item sometimes tend to inject new behavour in another part of the module.
For example… with all the current reported buginess in the new permissions functions, if you come up with a work-around for your particular permission problem, any fixes to how permissions work (to fix the root cause of the bug) could very well render your work-around broken on the next bench update.
There will be many cases like this as all the fixes get implemented into v11 over then next year or so. Trying to use v11 as a stable platform is not yet a reality when you take these kinds of fixes into account. Certainly there will be no ‘new’ features added to v11, but the bug fixes alone will be enough to keep a lot of operators away from it until it much further along.
My only 2 ventures into using v11 as a possible launching platform for 2 new clients, both blew up in my face due to the permissions bugs keeping me from properly setting up lower level users to perform important functions. So I had to make all users “System Managers” in order to get most stuff working efficiently for the 2 week demo trials, only to have the constant nag screens asking any “System Manager” and Administrator to perform updates. By the time I found someone that could give me a way to stop the nag screens I had already lost enough credibility with the clients that they ask me to terminate the trials early and not bother with quotations for business.
So, lesson learned! I am only going to use the stable final releases for my production work. Now that there are published EOL dates, I can better plan new installations almost like any other production software.
I like this. I am happy about this.