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SMF 2.0 Beta 1 Released to Charter Members
« on: August 24, 2007, 11:34:35 AM »
Simple Machines are proud to annouce that today, 25th August 2007, the first beta release of SMF 2.0 is in the hands of our Charter Members.

This beta release marks a significant milestone for us, and is the culmination of over eighteen months of discussion, coding and testing since work began in January 2006. We expect it will be quite a few months more before we're ready to release the first public beta but in the mean time feel free to check out Introducing SMF 2.0 for a taste of things to come. You can find out more information about the Charter Member program here.

Below is a summary of some of the new features that can be found in SMF 2.0 - with more to follow:
  • Database abstraction - with support for PostgreSQL and SQLite planned alongside that of MySQL.
  • Automatic installation of packages into themes other than just the default.
  • Email templates to simplify customization of forum emails.
  • Moderation center including post, topic and attachment moderation - to allow approving of user content before it is made public.
  • User warning system.
  • Additional group functionally including group moderators and requestable/free assignable groups.
  • WYSIWYG editor to provide an intuitive user interface to those users not familiar with BBC.
  • Permission improvements such as group inheritance and permission profiles to further reduce the complexity of the permissions system.
  • File based caching for a performance increase on all forums regardless of whether an accelerator is installed.
  • Mail queuing system to stagger the sending of emails to improve performance on large forums.
  • Advanced signature settings to allow the administrator of a forum to more tightly control the contents of users signatures.
  • Personal messaging improvements including ability to automatically sort incoming messages and a variety of display options.
  • Improved upgrade script with better timeout protection and simpler user interface.
  • Custom profile fields to enable administrators to add additional member fields from the administration center.
  • User configurable posts and topics per page; an improved calendar interface.
  • Option to allow guests to vote in polls.
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« Last Edit: August 25, 2007, 06:17:36 PM by Thantos »
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Re: SMF 2.0 Beta 1 Released to Charter Members
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2007, 12:26:51 PM »
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Re: SMF 2.0 Beta 1 Released to Charter Members
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2007, 12:32:07 PM »
That was quick :P

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Re: SMF 2.0 Beta 1 Released to Charter Members
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2007, 12:33:44 PM »
* SleePy registered a dig account just to dig this :P
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Re: SMF 2.0 Beta 1 Released to Charter Members
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2007, 12:35:28 PM »
If possible I would add some more text to the digg aritcle in the title and description so people understand what SMF is and why this release is special.
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Re: SMF 2.0 Beta 1 Released to Charter Members
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2007, 12:43:28 PM »
I just want to brag to say how much I like it. :P All of you public people have to wait. muahahha
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Re: SMF 2.0 Beta 1 Released to Charter Members
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2007, 12:50:38 PM »
Excellent work dev team :)

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Re: SMF 2.0 Beta 1 Released to Charter Members
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2007, 12:59:44 PM »
I just want to brag to say how much I like it. :P All of you public people have to wait. muahahha

What a useful and mature post! :-X

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Re: SMF 2.0 Beta 1 Released to Charter Members
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2007, 01:05:36 PM »
@ SleePy: Hah,  I did the same! And got the first comment ;D


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Re: SMF 2.0 Beta 1 Released to Charter Members
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2007, 01:07:15 PM »
I hope that all the mods and templates will be updated to work with 2.0!

Thanks for the hard work to continue improving SMF.  :)

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Re: SMF 2.0 Beta 1 Released to Charter Members
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2007, 01:09:16 PM »
Great job developers! :)
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Re: SMF 2.0 Beta 1 Released to Charter Members
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2007, 01:16:50 PM »
Nice can't wait to test this out. I'll probably pay the money to become a charter member. Has the feature been added so the forum name of forums not available to guest still show. I want to be able to restrict my classifieds section to users only, but I want the guests to know that it exists. I think there is a mod for 1.1.3, but I prefer not to install mods.
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Re: SMF 2.0 Beta 1 Released to Charter Members
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2007, 01:19:37 PM »
Nice going; glad it's finally out.
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Re: SMF 2.0 Beta 1 Released to Charter Members
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2007, 01:20:32 PM »
Wiiiiiiiiihaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

Gonna try it right now :)

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Re: SMF 2.0 Beta 1 Released to Charter Members
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2007, 03:44:11 PM »
been looking forward to this.

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Re: SMF 2.0 Beta 1 Released to Charter Members
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2007, 03:47:25 PM »
You guys are going to like the ACP. ;)

They forgot to mention that in the Introducing SMF2
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Re: SMF 2.0 Beta 1 Released to Charter Members
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2007, 04:27:22 PM »
From the Introducing SMF 2.0 topic (Which I found a mistake link the link to it here in this topic) I would like to point out this was said:
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This is only a handful of the many improvements made in 2.0.

We didn't tell you everything.. We had to leave some of the pies contents unknown..
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Re: SMF 2.0 Beta 1 Released to Charter Members
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2007, 05:06:56 PM »
Well, that's me registered for a Charter membership. I hope the Custom Profile fields thing does everything I need. And that my expiry date of December 1969 is a bug that won't effect things.

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Re: SMF 2.0 Beta 1 Released to Charter Members
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2007, 05:24:18 PM »
Well, that's me registered for a Charter membership. I hope the Custom Profile fields thing does everything I need. And that my expiry date of December 1969 is a bug that won't effect things.
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Re: SMF 2.0 Beta 1 Released to Charter Members
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2007, 05:33:44 PM »
Payment is completed according to Paypal, but Pending in my SMF profile. So I'm a bit confused :( I want to get up a test board.