|Quarterly Release||MT Sandbox||TC||MT Production||Local|
|February 2018||January 21, 2018||January 28, 2018||February 4, 2018||February 18, 2018|
|May 2018||April 29, 2018||May 5, 2018||May 13, 2018||May 27, 2018|
|August 2018||July 22, 2018||July 29, 2018||August 5, 2018||August 19, 2018|
|November 2018||November 11, 2018||November 18, 2018||November 25, 2018||December 9, 2018|
Release Timeline and Rollout
Updates to Primo are delivered every three months. These updates include security issues, new features, feedback on design issues, escalations related to specific functionality, and other issues.
Ex Libris upgrades cloud environments as soon as a new release of Primo is available, following an extensive QA process. We make certain that our hosted customers are the first to benefit from the latest enhancements and bug fixes.
By establishing the structured process, upgrades are more frequent and the gap between the current version and the new version is small.
The rollout of each new version is gradual and begins with institutions that are using Primo in the Ex Libris cloud environment. Prior to the upgrades, a message notifying cloud customers of the date of the upgrade will be sent out by the cloud team.
The upgrade process will consist of two steps: first, the new release is installed on the sandbox environment where applicable. We trust that you will try out the new version during this time. Two weeks later, the new release is installed on the production environment. Consortia environments will have a four weeks test period.
Dedicated customers will receive a message ahead of time with the exact install dates for both sandbox and production, which will occur within five weeks from the MT sandbox installation date.
Enjoy higher quality enhancements and fixes in a shorter timeframe
Ensure that customizations are most accurately preserved
Enjoy the predictability of service pack releases