A number of members of the TYPO3 Association approached us (the CMS Team) and asked for the possibility to extend the support for TYPO3 CMS 6.2 because they could not manage to get their migrations done in time.
Although some think of this as being an excuse for being lazy there are several valid reasons for this:
- If you have 500 microsites each in their own TYPO3 instance and calculate 1 day of work per migration it simply cannot be done. It's math, not lazyness.
- If you run an international business, you may need a timeframe a lot longer than most might imagine. You need to schedule meetings, fly in the respective managers from all over the world, request budgets, rethink your applications etc. These things take time.