- Released: Tuesday December 19, 2023. (There was a delay in generating and publishing the
plone-backendDocker image, so this announcement is a few days later.)
- Check the release schedule.
- Read the upgrade guide, explaining the biggest changes compared to 5.2.
- Canonical place for these release notes and the full packages changelog.
If you want to jump straight in, here are two important links:
- With pip you can use the constraints file at https://dist.plone.org/release/6.0.9/constraints.txt
- With Buildout you can use the versions file at https://dist.plone.org/release/6.0.9/versions.cfg, plus optionally
Major changes since 6.0.8:
- Plone 6.0.9 is the first release that can run on Python 3.12!
Unfortunately, there are reports that on Python 3.12.1 the tests fail.
This should be only a problem in the tests, but it is hard to be completely sure.
So we cannot officially recommend Python 3.12 yet.
Zope: Support Python 3.12.
- Added preview_image and preview_image_link to the list of smart fields for resolveuid and link integrity.
- Version 6.0.0 supports Python 3.12.
- It also switches "to using
async/awaitdirectly instead of
- That last change sounds like it could potentially have unforeseen side effects, so it would be good to get this more field tested.
(I may be too cautious here.)
- So for Python 3.11 and lower we pin 5.4.1, and on Python 3.12 we pin 6.0.0.
You are encouraged to try out the newer version on all Python versions, and report any problems.
We will likely pin the new version for all Python versions in the next Ploen bugfix release.
- See the ZEO 6.0.0 changelog
Also, existing Plone sites need some or more extensive changes to be upgraded before they can use the Volto Frontend. Please read the guide on migrating from Plone Classic UI to Volto.
Note that Volto 17 is also available, and you can use it on Plone 6.0, but we will keep recommending Volto 16 by default.
The HTML based and server side rendered UI that was present in Plone 5.2 and earlier major Plone releases is still available and has also been updated and improved upon in Plone 6. Our documentation now refers to this frontend as 'Classic UI'. Support for Classic UI is especially relevant for existing Plone sites which for whatever reason or requirements are not yet ready to be upgraded to the Volto frontend.
This release supports Python 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, and 3.11.
Plone 6.0.9 is the first release that also runs on Python 3.12, but we cannot officially recommend it yet for production use.
See the remark in the Highlights above about tests failing on 3.12.1.
That Plone runs on 3.12 is largely made possible by recent changes in
RestrictedPython, so thanks a lot to the developers working on that!
Note that Plone 6.0 is tested on Python 3.8 and 3.11 on every change to core packages. For the other Python versions we run the tests once a week.
In Plone core we use these versions to install Plone:
In general you are free to use whatever versions work for you, but these worked for us.
For installation instructions, see the documentation.
If you find any issues, please report them in the main issue tracker.