After almost 18 months of planning, the development of Jupiter -
the artist also known as Umbraco 5 - has begun. In August we were
able to use the increased revenue in the HQ to hire Alex Norcliffe
as Lead Architect on the project and together with Shannon Deminick
and Aaron Powell the path towards the new architecture is coming
Any useful release (alpha/beta/final) of Jupiter is still not
until 2011, but over the next months you'll start seeing an
increasing number of blog posts about the (techincal) design
considerations, new extensibility points and thoughts in general
about this new chapter in the history of Umbraco.
From what I've seen and judging from the energy of the team this
will be the version of Umbraco that any developer would dream of.
With Alex as the main techincal lead, my role will be more on the
User Experience and implementation side of things and I'm really
excited about being able to focus on that.
As for the codename, it's named after the most stunning analogue
synth ever mass produced: The Roland Jupiter 8. It had the looks,
the sound (8 tone polyphony!!!), the filters and everything done
right. A masterpiece. A milestone. And that's what we're aiming