Laravel framework upgrade roadmap

As discussed at the recent October Day event, October CMS will aim to upgrade the Laravel framework every 2 years to reduce the technical burden on the ecosystem and balance it with staying up to date.

Roadmap for the next 10 years

  • October v1 - Laravel 3,4,5 (Oct 2013)
  • October v2 - Laravel 6 (July 2021)
  • October v3 - Laravel 9 (July 2022)
  • October v4 - Laravel 11 (Mar 2024)
  • October v5 - Laravel 13 (Mar 2026)
  • October v6 - Laravel 15 (Mar 2028)
  • October v7 - Laravel 17 (Mar 2030)
  • October v8 - Laravel 19 (Mar 2032)

This plan upgrades Laravel “every other” version and aligns closely with the Laravel release date moving forward. Assuming Laravel’s release schedule remains unchanged. It gives October CMS a rough 2.5-year window of technology support and is a sign of modern times using PHP and modern frameworks like Laravel.

A developer can be expected to upgrade the platform once every 2 to 3 years under a minimal maintenance schedule.

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