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  • J 389 posts 674 karma points
    26 days ago
    J
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    AngularJS EOL, what does it mean for Umbraco?

    As per the title, as AngularJS is close to EOL how is Umbraco supporting Umbraco 8 and AngularJS?

    What about those who have created custom sections using Umbraco 8 and AngularJS? Where do they stand?

    What would those do starting a project from scratch on Umbraco 8 who cant use Umbraco 9 for a couple of years and also want to create Custom sections in Umbraco 8, what options do they have?

  • Søren Kottal 571 posts 3749 karma points MVP 3x c-trib
    26 days ago
    Søren Kottal
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    Umbraco 8 is also close to EOL. 8.18 is the next and last version, from there there will be 2 years of bugfixes and an additional 1 year of security fixes.

    There are plans for a new backoffice, but it's a big job, so AngularJS is the framework for at least a year more (my guess).

    You shouldn't start projects from scratch on Umbraco 8, and if you wait 2 years before starting on Umbraco 9, you'll be 4 majors behind - in the future there will be 2 new majors every year, so Umbraco 10 is scheduled to be released in Q1 of 2022.

  • Lee Kelleher 3972 posts 15374 karma points MVP 11x admin c-trib
    26 days ago
    Lee Kelleher
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    What would those do starting a project from scratch on Umbraco 8 who cant use Umbraco 9 for a couple of years and also want to create Custom sections in Umbraco 8, what options do they have?

    Regardless of v8 or v9, at present the answer is still AngularJS.

    Apart from echoing what Søren said, the Umbraco team are actively working on a replacement, see yesterday's blog post:

    https://umbraco.com/blog/umbraco-ui-library-release/

    As a package developer, (with a boatload of AngularJS debt), I appreciate that it's going to be a huge effort reworking/refactoring/redeveloping existing Umbraco extensions.

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