VersionPress 3.0 Released

In January, we were pretty confident VersionPress 3.0 would be released by the end of that month. In February, we were pretty confident… you get the idea. It’s the end of April and I’m really happy to announce that VersionPress 3.0 is finally ready! It’s a major technical release and we’ve done some crazy stuff to support every possible quirk and nuance of WordPress (until we find some new ones, of course!). How often do you write your own Git merge driver?

Also, VersionPress 3.0 is the first version available as a fully open-sourced release on GitHub. We’ve transitioned to this new model earlier this month and are very happy with it. For instance, we could get rid of PayPal 🙂

To get VersionPress 3.0, head over to GitHub releases, download and enjoy! Continue reading “VersionPress 3.0 Released”

Going Open Source

It is my great pleasure to announce that VersionPress goes fully Open Source today. While the software itself has been GPL’d since the first releases, we’ve been developing it privately and Early Access was a paid-for program. All of that goes away today.

VersionPress’ new home is now on GitHub are we’re not just making it freely available there, VersionPress will truly be developed out in the open and run as an open source project, hopefully with the help of a broader WordPress community over time. We encourage you to star / watch the repo and join us in the mission to turn WordPress into a fully versioned platform.

Oh, and “by the way”, we’re also releasing VersionPress 3.0-beta today. Continue reading “Going Open Source”

Git Was Not a Good Idea

(EDIT: As many of you noticed, this was indeed an April Fool’s Day prank. We love Git, it’s the center part of what we do and SVN could not possibly work inside VersionPress.)

When we started developing VersionPress, Git seemed like an obvious choice: we used it for our other software projects, GitHub was widely popular back then (and still is) and we simply didn’t have too many reasons to consider other alternatives. However, over the years, we’ve regretted this decision many times and finally came to the conclusion that it’s time to do something about it.

So, later this month, we’ll start converting VersionPress to use Subversion (SVN) internally. Yay! Continue reading “Git Was Not a Good Idea”