Update: DNN 9 is here. For information on the current version of DNN, please see my post "What is the latest version of DNN?"
In a recent DNN Community Blog post entitled, "DNN 9 and the Future of the DNN Platform," DNN VP Technology & Community Relations, Joe Brinkman, shared that DNN 9 is en route and due for delivery by year's end.
He goes on to share that in DNN 9, the Persona Bar concept that is currently only available in the licensed Evoq version of DNN will be made part of the DNN platform. The plan is to also completely rebuild the control panel, admin and host modules to use this new framework.
Joe's blog post lays out four goals to keep DNN relevant and able to innovate over the coming years:
- Reconstruct DNN to minimize our reliance on Web Forms architecture
- Provide developers the freedom to use a variety of frameworks
- Protect customers’ existing investments in DNN
- Provide a fully supported upgrade path for everyone
Bottom line, we like the direction they're headed and look forward to getting our hands on the next release.