Good afternoon, element14 community members!


This Friday, September 22nd at 5:00PM CDT (11:00PM BST) we'll be upgrading the community platform to Jive 9. Woohoo!


What to Expect:

  • The maintenance/downtime is expected to last approximately 4-5 hours. The community will be inaccessible during this time.
  • There may be intermittent outages up until Noon CDT on Saturday.
  • Once the maintenance is complete, we'll be posting platform upgrade notes and changes courtesy of mcollinge.


What's Next:

Myself and several other members of the element14 community and development team will be on Friday night/Saturday morning to ensure that everything deployed correctly. This is a (relatively) simpler upgrade than those in the past, since we'll be doing a direct version upgrade (From Jive 8 -> Jive 9) instead of skipping one. Additionally, the update has been successfully deployed on our staging environment for a few weeks now, and everything appears to be stable. However, part of the maintenance period does involve doing a complete back-up to the site, so there should be no fear that anything will be lost. Absolute worse case scenario, everything is on fire we can safely revert back to Jive 8.


What's Next Next:

After the Jive 9 upgrade is complete, expect us to continue to make improvements and fixes in the future. Some of the things on this list include:

  • Further updates to the navigation/user interface to improve the look and feel to the site.
  • A full audit of all current groups and spaces.
  • Additional bug fixes/improvements.
  • ... And more.


There is not a fixed time line to these things, and we'll continue to update you once more information is available. As always, if you have any questions/feedback/concerns please let us know.


Thank you!

The element14 team.