If you are following the release cycle of SAP Cloud Appliance Library closely, you probably asked yourself the question: where is CAL 1.12 – it was supposed to be available since last week. Before giving you details, allow me to provide the dates of the last CAL release dates in set the stage right:
- CAL 1.4 – April 15th, 2013
- CAL 1.5 – May 17th, 2013
- CAL 1.6 – June 4th, 2013
- CAL 1.7 – July 1st, 2013
- CAL 1.8 – August 5th, 2013
- CAL 1.9 – September 9th, 2013
- CAL 1.10 – not released
- CAL 1.11 – October 24th, 2013
- CAL 1.12 – ???
Almost one delivery every month – until CAL 1.10 showed up … so what happened with CAL 1.10 (and now CAL 1.12) – is there something wrong with the schedule?
Not really – sometimes a decision has to be made to jeopardize the quality or the scope just to deliver on a certain date. What if a huge development / feature request comes in that cannot be delivered within a single CAL release cycle of 4 weeks? There are various reasons to either delay a release or even skip it. And to be honest with you, jeopardizing the quality will never happen with SAP Cloud Appliance Library.
With SAP Cloud Appliance Library 1.12 we are going to make some major improvements available for you – the major one is something which I cannot tell you more as of today. We need to close some non-technical tasks and so it is still up in the air if we can deliver it this year. If you ask the development team (and me as well), we would love to have it out as soon as possible.
So let’s be a little patience before end of the year and I’m sure we can make it. If the major improvement is delayed further we might consider delivering CAL 1.12 without that improvement – but enable it once everything is settled.
Best Regards / Freundliche Grüße / 敬具 / 此致敬礼 / Поздрави
Hannes Kuehnemund | Product Owner – SAP Cloud Appliance Library
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