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Why should one upgrade to Mautic v3?

Hi Mautic community

Mautic v3 is around the corner and that makes me wondering if it’s worth upgrading to it, if yes should one upgrade right away or wait a few months after the stable has been released? If you’re on team “Update to v3” please give me a few reasons why. Thanks! :slight_smile:

Best regards

Hello @lalurran

I am not part of the team, but I wrote a post about the possible dangers.

I also keep a page where you can check the “status” of different Mautic releases:

All in all, I would say it is too soon to make that decision and of course this decision will look different for different people with different needs. Start testing it (not on your production server), help with bug discovery and smashing (you will gain a lot of knowledge by doing so) and wait at least until the release of Mautic 3.0 Stable to decide for yourself.

Answer these questions in order to determine if you have to switch ASAP or wait for a while:

  • Are you a developer? a Sys admin/OPS? a marketer/final user?
  • Is uptime important to you? Are the latest features important to you?
  • Are you allowed to run unsupported software (Symfony 2.x) in your organization?
  • Do you currently use any plugins that are for Mautic 2.x only? Can you migrate those plugins by yourself?

I read the blog post and from what is stated there Mautic 3 is primarily a migration from Symphony 2.x to Symfony 3.x. That upgrade is not important for my organisation in this moment so we’ll probably wait with the update. If not anyone else has good arguments why we should make a switch?

Even though based on the pre-release versions it looks like not much has changed in Mautic 3, the upgrade to the new version of the Symfony framework is important, because the previous version of Symfony will no longer receive security fixes. Mautic 3.0.0 upgrades the Symfony framework to version 3.4, which receives long term support through to November 2021.

Also Mautic 3 supports PHP 7.3 extending security support through to December 2021.

We tested the alpha version of Mautic 3 and are pleased to see that almost all of the existing features and integrations have been successfully ported over to the 3.x branch of Mautic. Yosu’s remarks about the uncertainty of Mautic 3 are based on the status of the project just after the Acquia acquisition of Mautic Inc. Now that Acquia’s engineering team has been lending support to Mautic to develop Mautic 3 for over 6 months, the project is in a much better shape.

Although users might understandably not want to update to the 3.0.0 release of Mautic, we would strongly suggest them to upgrade as soon as 3.0.1 or 3.0.2 are released. Here are our impressions about Mautic 3.

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Thank you for the update, autoize.