As the first production release of AYON is approaching, we’d like to announce that OpenPype will be reaching its end of life. After a careful consideration and with AYON now very close to a feature parity with OpenPype, we believe it is the finally time for this transition. We’ve been trying our best to limit the features coming into the codebase for a while now, based on the previous feature freeze announcement, so this is really just a final step in the effort to transition everything to AYON.
We highly recommend that all users start considering migrating to AYON once the 1.0 release becomes publicly available. We have put in every effort to ensure that AYON is superior to OpenPype in every way. To facilitate the migration process, we will also be providing an OpenPype to AYON importer addon with the AYON 1.0 release. This addon will allow studios to easily migrate their old OpenPype projects to AYON, eliminating the need to have two pipelines deployed simultaneously for an extended period.
Starting from December 1, 2023, OpenPype will no longer receive any new unsponsored features.
Sponsored features will stop being added to OpenPype from May 2024.
Bug fixes that are prioritized by studios on a support contract will be addressed until the end of August 2024
The OpenPype repository will then be frozen and archived to a read only state.
In the coming months, we will conduct a thorough review of all currently open pull requests and issues. We will then move these issues to their respective Addon repositories.
Pull requests will be categorized for clarity
OpenPype only - require some adjustments or conversion to AYON and will not be merged as is to OpenPype, unless they are fully AYON compatible.
AYON compatible - ok to merge without any major restructuring.
The Ynput team will provide as much support as possible to the authors during any conversion, but it is ultimately the authors responsibility to test their PR with AYON as well as OpenPype. Most of the pipeline code written for OpenPype should work out of the box with AYON as well, but certainly not all of it.
We appreciate your support and understanding during this transition. We believe that AYON will provide a vastly enhanced experience for all users, and we are committed to making the migration process as smooth as possible. If you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.
Thank you, and feel free to ask any question in this topic.