The odd bit

Once is an accident, twice is a coincidence, three times is an enemy action.

The odd bit - Once is an accident, twice is a coincidence, three times is an enemy action.

Farewell eZ Publish

It is with great sadness, and a bit of anger, that I’m writing this post but today is the day that we have officially lost the fight for a future with eZ Publish.

It all started in 2002 with the 2.2 version of the package. We shifted to the 3.x series as soon as the very first alphas became available and continued to walk the enlightened path across all of the 3.x releases. The shift to PHP 5 and thus eZ Publish 4.0 also unleashed the power of the eZ Components and it only happened in early spring of this year.

We knew the day of doom would be coming despite our attempts to enlighten others. The only thing we managed to accomplish was to delay the decision by nearly two years. I would happely accept it if we were going to something superior, but the only reason why we have to switch is because “it is not .NET”. That’s just sad…

So I’ll take this opportunity to thank eZ Systems for their great product and let’s not forget the wonderful community. I’ll continue to monitor the project to see where it’s heading, but that will be about it.

Oh, and if you’re wondering about the replacement for eZ Publish, our CMS future is now called Sitecore.

So long and thanks for the fish!

  • Thomas Koch says:

    The very day we would switch to .NET I would quit my job. My condolence.

    17 September 2008 at 08:11
  • Andrew Duck says:

    That is a shame indeed. I wish you luck with .NET, you need it :)

    17 September 2008 at 13:04
  • Kristof says:

    Been there, seen that. Only didn’t wait for the drapery to fall.
    Good luck with .NET! Unless you make another decision of course… 😉

    23 September 2008 at 09:29
  • Fine with .NET says:

    Came here looking for a reason why ezPublish keeps crashing my server with no traceable explanaition or readable error logs.
    My condolences on you all having preconceptions about .NET. It’s a great platform and you don’t have to relearn your skills every year when an open source project is no longer supported.

    1 October 2008 at 10:39

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