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Pega 8.1.3 - Patch Release Available!

The third Pega 8.1 Platform patch release is now available - Pega 8.1.3!

Pega 8.1.3 is available on PegaCloud and via the Digital Delivery portal. For applying the patch to systems running outside of PegaCloud, please refer to the patch application process for on-premises deployments.

Issues which were resolved in the Pega 8.1.3 Patch Release can be found here.

Please note that these patch releases are cumulative, so this also contains all fixes made available as part of previous Pega 8.1.x patch releases. Pega 8.1.3 is the highest quality 8.1.x version available!

Background:

Back in 2018, with the release of Pega 8.1, we announced our shift from hotfixes to Patch Releases. The patch release program approach allows us to bundle, test, & release bug and security fixes over a given period into a cumulative patch that will be available to all customers. This new process provides value to your business through improved overall quality and better dependency management. Look for a new cumulative patch release to be made available every month

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February 6, 2019 - 4:34pm

Hi

if Customer is facing  for small issue in current version , getting Hotfix and deploy/testing  from development environment to production is much simpler because of the effort/time .  

how we can convince to deploy a patch which has impact in more areas that need more effort to move from Dev to prod . patch deployment process look like a upgrade ..

https://community.pega.com/knowledgebase/articles/patch-application-process-premises-deployments

???

Can any one provide more details how it will help /convince patch process is better .

Pega
February 6, 2019 - 5:36pm
Response to vishnus7

Hey Vishnus7,

Thanks for reaching out.  Our more to an industry standard patching process comes with a number of benefits:

  • Highest Quality Experience - All fixes and security remediations prepared for any given customer will be made available to every customer, ensuring you have access to the highest quality and most secure software in a cumulative package - no need to install 100's of hotfixes. 
  • Quality Assured - All fixes which are delivered in a platform patch have been integrated and regression tested together.  This is not the case with hotfixes, which are tested independently - leaving risk of integration issues.
  • Improved Maintainability - Because platform patch releases are cumulative and independently versioned, it makes it easier to know what is running on a given system (i.e. 8.1.3 vs. 8.1 + 50 scattered, unique hotfixes).. This improves the support experience - by allowing Pega GCS to understand immediately what is installed on a given system AND allows DevOps / IT groups to more easily replicate & clone systems

Hope this helps!

Matt

February 6, 2019 - 8:29pm
Response to Matt Healy

Hi Matt,

Our concern is with the process to deploy a patch , for a small project team understand how much team effort and  administration team effort we need to deploy a patch.

Vishnu.s

February 9, 2019 - 6:03pm
Response to Matt Healy

Hi Matt,

I downloaded the 8.1.3 install. Can you explain why the shell scripts in the zip file aren't executable anymore? This breaks current scripts we build around the update process between the 8.1.x scripts.

 

 

February 11, 2019 - 4:44pm

Hi

When do we expect to release 8.2? 

We are waiting for few Mobile solution in 8.2 as promised in the SR Updates. 

Pega
February 15, 2019 - 8:44am
Response to RulesGuy

Pega 8.2 will be available very soon!