Happy New Year from Oxwall Team and Holidays Schedule

Dear friends,

The New Year is right upon us, and it gives us enormous pleasure and a sense of pride when we look back at 2014. A lot was achieved, and what you see is only the tip of the iceberg. Major internal shifts laid the foundation for much needed improved operation.

Still, the year was quite productive, and set us on the right path towards even bigger, better, and more organized future ahead. Here’s just a glimpse of what to expect in 2015.

Right now we want to take a short but much needed break from work – our support will be limited from December 31 to January 5. Hope you do the same, and get some energy needed for a robust 2015.

Happy holidays, everyone!

Oxwall Store Improved

We’ve got a couple more news we can push out before the holidays.

First of all, don’t forget to check out the updated Development Roadmap to see what to expect from our upcoming release. But while the team is busy with that, we decided to further tweak the Oxwall Store, seeing its growing significance and demand.

The changes are both, cosmetic and functional, streamlining and simplifying the Store’s presentation. We intend to introduce a more significant overhaul to the Oxwall Store in the future, but for now the changes include the following:

  • Store Search added;
  • Themes and Plugins separated into different categories;
  • Items and Listing Items display changed;
  • Item Lists simplified;

What we are working on

As you might notice we are heading toward stable release, particularly we plan to release 1.0 RC shortly which might also become the “stable” release. Minor shortcomings are being figured out, thanks to your help. Since we support all updates you can safely use 1.0 beta 5 for a live website. Updating to stable will be a button click deal.

All of this is a headache of the platform lead, meanwhile other developers are busy developing new features and making Oxwall even better choice for your projects.

We thought it would be cool to give you an idea of what our dev plan looks like and what you might expect in the nearest future. Here’s the development roadmap page: oxwall.org/roadmap. We revived the good idea implemented on the old website and will maintain it carefully from now on.

Some of you will recognize their own old-time suggestions. We do not ignore them. We consider all feedback but we have to choose carefully because of limited resources and because the last thing we want to sacrifice for features is product integrity.

Watch our roadmap: oxwall.org/roadmap – we promise to keep it up-to-date.