The General Assembly is only the second reason why the date has been moved. The primary reason is that the original date (7 April 2020, two weeks earlier) was during the week before Easter, a school holiday in many places. The upcoming Easter weekend - and subsequent school holidays in many other places - would also give the marketing of the LTS release a bad start.
This also allows us to move the 10.3 release - our feature freeze for 10 LTS - from 4 February, 2020 to 25 February, 2020, allowing the community to have three more weeks to add more features to TYPO3 v10.
A Lot to Look Forward To
TYPO3 v10 LTS will be a milestone for the CMS and everyone in the community. Following the afternoon’s General Assembly, a lavish party will be organized at the TYPO3 Company’s spacious and shiny new office in Düsseldorf, Germany. More information will be published soon.
Organize Your Own Release Party
We also encourage everyone to organize their own local release parties, in case travelling to Düsseldorf, Germany, is not an option for you. We’ll do our best to make everyone feel like one big family—maybe even connecting the parties by video feed.
A way to announce your party at typo3.org will also become available soon.