The UF Web Content Management (WCM) was formed in Fall 2011. This committee has the responsibility to supervise the university’s web publication needs and the potential changes for future enhancement. The WCM was integrated by two Assistant Deans, the UF Director of Marketing, two faculty members, and a number of other UF administrators.
In 2013 the WCM was reorganized to determine the new web Content Management System (CMS). The team was comprised primarily of IT experts from several disciplines (web design, web programming, social media, and infrastructure). As well, by UFIT representatives from units across campus and UF Purchasing. In the process of selection for the new CMS, several vendors were vetted and finally the team recommended TERMINALFOUR (T4) as the new system for UF.
Version 8 - Coming Fall 2015
As with any major new version of software the vendor has discovered a number of bugs in the latest release of TERMINALFOUR (all to be expected) and they prefer to resolve them on their side as opposed to on the live environment. However, we know that you are all eager to 'get your hands on v8'. The vendor made the decision to release V8 in four closely phased mini-releases. We anticipate Version 8.0.0004 in production by Fall 2015. Here’s the outline of the phases and issues that they are attempting to resolve in each. Thank you for your patience.
|Version||Recommended Use||Release Timelines||Known Issues|
|8.0.0004||TERMINALFOUR use & Beta Program||TBA|
|8.0.0002||Client Sandbox use||January 30, 2015. Available on TERMINALFOUR hosted test instance||Direct Edit & some Media Variant issues. Some front end performance issues relating to JS/Webservices|
|8.0.0003||Client New installs. Client Test & Dev environments upgrades.||End of February on https://community.terminalfour.com||Some front end performance issues.|
|8.0.0004||Production Upgrades||Decision due in February 2015, possibly by end of April|