With the impending release of ExpressionEngine 2.1, the new version of ExpressionEngine will officially be out of beta. EllisLab has just announced their plans for the transition and here are a few of the highlights:
- ExpressionEngine 1.x will no longer be available for purchase after ExpressionEngine 2.1 is released. However, ExpressionEngine 1.x owners will still have access to download their files.
- Folks who purchase ExpressionEngine 2.x will also have access to ExpressionEngine 1.x through December 31st, 2010. (Presumably, most third-party developers will have made their add-ons compatible with ExpressionEngine 2.x by then.)
- EllisLab will continue to provide support for ExpressionEngine 1.x “as long as there is sufficient demand for it” (i.e., probably through at least part of 2011).
- EllisLab will continue to provide bug fixes and security updates for ExpressionEngine 1.x.