Gibbon Road Map
Shown below are some upcoming key dates in the Gibbon Development Road Map. To request new features, please use the Feature Requests category in our support forums.
- v26.0.00 (aka Joss House Bay)
- String Freeze - October 20th 2023
- Release - November 20th 2023
- v27.0.00 (aka Kowloon Bay)
- String Freeze - March 20th 2024
- Release - April 20th 2024
- v28.0.00 (aka Lan Kwai Fong)
- String Freeze - October 20th 2024
- Release - November 20th 2024
A record of all Gibbon releases since v7.0.00 can be found on the GitHub Repository.
Looking To The Future
Version 25 was a landmark release for Gibbon, representing 12 years of development, 100 code releases and over 18,000 installations across the globe, all driven by a small but committed team of volunteer developers. In reflecting on where we have been, we are excited to let you know a little more about where we are going next:
Over the past few years we have been working with lawyers, accountants and advisors to set up the Gibbon Foundation, a non-profit entity incorporated in Hong Kong. Although this work remains underway, our hope is that within 6 months it will be ready to provide a secure legal framework for the ongoing development of Gibbon, with a focus on community development, intellectual property, advocacy and fundraising. This marks a major landmark in Gibbon’s transition from a “two-person band” (Sandra and Ross) to a sustainable, global project.
After many years of January/June releases, we have adjusted our release roadmap from v26 onward, to begin releasing in November/April instead. This means v26 will be an extended development cycle, releasing November 20, 2023.
For Gibbon v26 (Joss House Bay), rather than adding new features, we will be focusing our spotlight on stablising the Gibbon codebase, improving our documentation, and supporting our growing community. In the same way that an agricultural field requires fallow time to maintain its fruitfulness, so do open source projects!