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Umbraco 8.4. Release Candidate

Help us test before the full release

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Written by Rune Strand

We’re delighted to announce the immediate availability of a release candidate (RC) for Umbraco 8.4. The RC is a feature-complete build of the next minor update and we would love your feedback on it.

To help you provide us with feedback, I’ve gathered an overview of the items that you can help test for this RC. You'll find this overview further down in this post. We have run internal testing and are very happy with the current state of the build - but extra polishing and testing is always helpful. So if you have time to help - or just find yourself super curious, feel free to dive into the 8.4. RC today. 

How to test

First, you need to make a new Umbraco installation from 8.4RC (links below) or upgrade an existing project, both scenarios are valuable.

If you find things in the RC that are not working, we’d be grateful for feedback on the Github issue tracker. You’re welcome to add comments to the features and fixes listed under 8.4 release or submit new bug reports (click New Issue and select Bug Report), please prefix the with 8.4RC:.

As mentioned previously, the RC is feature complete, so we’re not going to add additional features but will, of course, fix bugs that prevent a stable release.

What’s in Umbraco 8.4

A lot! Umbraco 8.4 contains more than half of the Hacktoberfest contributions, along with hackathon contributions from the DK and UK festivals - this is why your help in testing is much appreciated! We’ve added as much as possible and feel there’s more than enough to warrant a new minor release. This version also contains Data Type Tracking, Property Actions and much more.. Below you can find a few pointers, if you don’t have a specific solution or things you need to test. You can also see the full list of features and fixes on the 8.4 download page.

Infinite Editing Flows

Backoffice Translations Improvements

Examine Dashboard

Preview

Published Status Dashboard

List Views

  • Various styling fixes

Query Builder in Template Editor

Global Search (Use search top right or keyboard shortcut)

Date Picker DataType

Grid Layout

Accessibility 

Lots and lots of UX/styling improvements for accessibility 🎉

 

How to get your hands on the Umbraco 8.4 RC

As always, installation and release notes can be found on Our: https://our.umbraco.com/contribute/releases/840

This release candidate is also available from Nuget: https://www.nuget.org/packages/UmbracoCms/8.4.0RC

When is the public release?

We’re aiming for a full public release on December 10th. This means Umbraco 8.4 will be available for upgrade on Umbraco Cloud and via Nuget or the download page. 

Big H5YR 🙌 to everyone who has contributed to Umbraco 8.4 and a premature thanks to everyone willing to lend a hand in testing it out. It means the world to get it validated by the users.

Bug reports are best handled on the issue tracker and as always, we welcome you to submit product feedback and questions on product@umbraco.com 

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