TYPO3 Roadmap

Currently we have two big development branches for TYPO3: One for versions 4.x and 6.x and one for TYPO3 Neos. The development of both branches is done in parallel, each with a dedicated team (some developers are part of both the v4/v6 and the Neos team).

During an important meeting in 2008, all present core team members jointly worked out the Berlin Manifesto which states the intention of the core team for the upcoming versions of TYPO3.

In 2012 it was decided to continue developing TYPO3 4.x under the version number 6.x in the future. Neos, which originally was to become version 5.x, will be developed separately.

TYPO3 CMS

Overall goals

  • Make it the next release with Long Term Support (LTS)
  • more details to be announced...

Releases

  • Feature Freeze (beta1): October 15th, 2013
  • Release 6.2.0: March 25th, 2014

More Information

Development of TYPO3 CMS 6.2 LTS started after the release of 6.1 (April 2013). Roadmap and more information can be found in the Forge Project.

Overall goals

  • streamlining JavaScript parts
  • Extension API improvements
  • File Abstraction Layer improvements
  • Plenty of more improvements
  • Released: Apr 30, 2013

More Information

All information on the TYPO3 version 6.1 release can be found on the Forge Wiki of the release team. Additional information can be found at wiki.typo3.org.

Overall goals

  • jQuery integration
  • Extension Manager improvements
  • File Abstraction Layer integration
  • Bootstrap optimization
  • Plenty of more improvements

All information on TYPO3 version 6.0 can be found on the Forge Wiki of the release team. The team keeps track of it's releases there. You will also find the minutes from their weekly meetings there.

Overall goals

  • Ship a completely HTML5-based accessible frontend output for all built-in content types.
  • Small optical cleanup and tiny improvements for daily life got into the current backend.
  • Streamline the backend usability
  • Allows you to use plenty of new hooks and make user input in backend more customized.

All information on TYPO3 version 4.7 can be found on the Forge WIKI of the release team. The team keeps track of it's releases there. You will also find the minutes from their weekly meetings there.

For more information have a look at the release notes of TYPO3 4.7.

Overall goals

  • Make it the first TYPO3 release with "Long Term Support" (LTS)
  • Streamline the backend usability
  • Make it the fastest TYPO3 ever (frontend and backend)
  • Keep the product strongly positioned as an enterprise level CMS
  • Make more use of modern APIs introduced since 4.2

All information on TYPO3 version 4.5 can be found on the Forge WIKI of the release team. The team keeps track of it's releases there. You will also find the minutes from their weekly meetings there.

Because of the fact that we have a shorter release cycle we decided on having a Long Term Support version. We define Long Term Support to be:

  • Enterprise Focused: We are improving workspaces and versioning, as well as language handling.

  • Usability Focused: For the past year we have focused heavily on usability. The release of this LTS version will provide the user with a streamlined experience that is better than ever before.

  • Compatible with Internet Explorer 6: We will make sure the TYPO3 Backend supports all major browsers and versions, including Internet Explorer 6.

  • API: We will continue to refine the TYPO3 Core APIs, creating new, modern components and making use of those already introduced since TYPO3 4.2.

  • Stable and fully backward compatible: We will declare a complete feature freeze on November 20, 2010 move into the Beta cycle, allowing for testing and bug fixing until the TYPO3 4.5 release in January 2011.

TYPO3 Neos

Current Featurelist:

  • Complete rewrite of TYPO3, based on a new architecture
  • Content Storage
  • Content (+ Model) Upgrade
  • Persistence Framework
  • Content Model
  • Nested Content Elements
  • Localization
  • Templating
  • Resource Management
  • Routing
  • Events
  • TypoScript
  • Package Management
  • Easy Setup
  • Menu Service
  • Performance
  • Web-based Backend
  • Security Framework
  • Content Access Control
  • REST Web Services
  • Content Editing Interface
  • Unicode Support
  • Translation
  • Frontend Editing
  • User Management Interface
  • File Management Interface
  • Site Dev Tools
  • Notification
  • Logging
  • Search
  • Debugging

TYPO3 Flow

Current Featurelist:

  • Enhanced Speed and Stability
  • New bootstrap mechanism
  • Internationalization with I18n support
  • Model-View-Controller stack has been reworked to be a much better fit for REST services and applications making heavy use of HTTP features
  • Enhanced code migration
  • Enhanced security with new "anonymous role"
  • Enhanced documentation