In August, I announced a New Release Strategy for Synergy, and I wanted to provide a quick update on our plans, which have changed slightly since that initial announcement.
Our original plan was to release an initial Feature Release in September, followed by the first Long Term Support release at the end of 2021. The 188.8.131.5272 Feature Release took place on schedule and is available for use, but we have adjusted our plans regarding the first Synergy 12.1 LTS release, which will now be in early March of 2022.
The primary reason for the change is to allow for a more extended period of customer testing of the many new features and enhancements in the current release and allow time for an additional 12.0 Feature Release to address any issues that arise. The next 12.0 Feature Release will be in late 2021, at which time we plan to be feature complete for the subsequent LTS release, ensuring an extended testing cycle for the LTS release before it ships in March.