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I have to say that the primary reasons I want to move us off DotNetNuke is because is it sluggish and they keep releasing buggy versions into production. So far, this appears to be the same traits I'm seeing with your product. DNN is free, I've already built sites built on it and have 8 years of experience working with it and dozens of add-ons.
I was hoping that if I spent several thousand dollars buying a commercial CMS instead of using a free, open-source one, I would get a much more robust solution and not have to deal with bugs in production releases. To me, that would be worth paying thousands of dollars. But, if I'm going to get similar experience, I can't see spending the money on what I'm already getting for free.
I started my first software development company in 1983 and in the years that followed, learned valuable lessons about developing personas, user scenarios and test cases so that I could release stable predictable solutions. What seems strange to me is that telerik offers test management software and yet it is releasing buggy software into production. Something seems wrong with this picture to me. I'm not trying to be critical. It's just that I based my evaluation on finding a vendor who possessed the tools and understood the value of testing their products prior to deployment.
Anyway, I'll keep an eye on what you're doing but I've got to reevaluate my options to see if I can find a robust, stable CMS upon which to build my future. If you release a version that is stable and your demo doesn't blow up running on it, please let me know.
Thanks for your help,