Support runtimes have a significant effect on the investment, especially for web applications. Sustainability plays an important role here. So keep an eye on support periods which are a mandatory checklist item while evaluating software.
“It is essential that SMEs ensure that their online websites are configured and maintained in a secure manner and that any personal data … is appropriately protected. This will entail running regular security tests against the websites to identify any potential security weaknesses and conducting regular reviews to ensure the site is maintained and updated properly.”, is the recommendation of the European Union’s Agency for Cybersecurity in its Cybersecurity guide for SME.
TYPO3 LTS Major Versions
The TYPO3 community is constantly developing TYPO3 CMS. It publishes a new Long Term Support (LTS) version every 18 months based on a reliable and transparent release schedule.
TYPO3 picked up the LTS principle as one of the first Open Source Content Management Systems in 2011 with the release of TYPO3 4.5 and the promise of a fixed support period of three years. Along with it came the “platform-promise”, which states the system requirement would not change during the LTS period.
The most recent TYPO3 LTS version will be released on October 5, 2021—TYPO3 11 LTS.
The following roadmap chart gives an overview of release dates as well as support times: