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Primo Release Schedule and Rollout Policy

This section contains the current release schedule and describes the rollout policy for Primo releases.

Release Schedule

Quarterly Release Schedule - 2017
Quarterly Release MT Sandbox TC MT Production Local
February 2017 January 22, 2017 January 29, 2017 February 5, 2017 February 12, 2017
May 2017 April 30, 2017 May 7, 2017 May 14, 2017 May 21, 2017
August 2017 July 23, 2017 July 30, 2017 August 6, 2017 August 13, 2017
November 2017 November 5, 2017 November 12, 2017 November 19, 2017 November 26, 2017
Quarterly Release Schedule - 2018
Quarterly Release MT Sandbox TC MT Production Local
February 2018 January 21, 2018 January 28, 2018 February 4, 2018 February 11, 2018
May 2018 April 29, 2018 May 5, 2018 May 13, 2018 May 20, 2018
August 2018 July 22, 2018 July 29, 2018 August 5, 2018 August 12, 2018
November 2018 November 11, 2018 November 18, 2018 November 25, 2018 December 2, 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.

 Key Benefits

Streamlining the release process will allow Institutions to –
  • Enjoy higher quality enhancements and fixes in a shorter timeframe
  • Ensure that customizations are most accurately preserved
  • Enjoy the predictability of service pack releases

Release Rollout Flow

The following diagram presents the Primo version release rollout workflow:
RolloutFlowDiagram.png
Rollout Workflow Diagram
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