We have huge respect for Kentico – both for the awesome product, the success they have achieved, and of course for our partnership through the years. This was also why we originally decided to integrate with the CMS. We have to acknowledge that the integration of the two platforms is not the fit we had hoped for. We, therefore, believe that it is time to stop this partnership. There are no bad feelings between us and Kentico as they share our views. In other words, we end on good terms.
Though, as a result of the decision, there are a few areas that need to be addressed if you are an existing customer or partner – or if you are just curious about what goes on at Ucommerce:
- New Releases
- Open Source
As it said at the beginning of this blog post, we will discontinue the development of Ucommerce for Kentico effective immediately. This means that we will no longer integrate with future Kentico versions or release updated versions of Ucommerce for Kentico - minor as well as major.
- The last official major version of Kentico is version 12
- The last official release of Ucommerce for Kentico is version 220.127.116.1145
However, in the event of discovering high severity security vulnerabilities within Ucommerce or the integration layer between Ucommerce and Kentico, we will address this and issue a new release or a hotfix.
If you are an existing customer we will, of course, continue to provide support as long as an active support contract is maintained with Ucommerce. It is a top priority for us that our customers do not feel let down or abandoned. We will be here to assist and answer all the questions you may have.
If you are in need of additional service or support, fear not. We will offer support assistance for whatever that is not included by your already paid support package. This offering may be subject to a fee.
Just because we are discontinuing our development of Ucommerce for Kentico, it does not mean you have to do the same. We are making the integration layer with Kentico open source so you have the opportunity to create minor updates or patches of the layer as well as creating updated integrations between new major versions of Ucommerce and Kentico. The integration will be open sourced under the MIT license.
However, to avoid making any misunderstandings of this issue: it is only the integration layer between Ucommerce and Kentico that will be open source. The core e-commerce and app platform will remain closed source and continue to require a license to operate.
As said previously, it is a top priority to ensure that all of our customers and partners in the Kentico ecosystem do not feel abandoned. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this issue, please do not hesitate to contact us. Send us an e-mail to [email protected] or leave a comment below.