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Simple Machines => News and Updates => Topic started by: Oldiesmann on September 29, 2006, 03:07:26 PM

Title: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Oldiesmann on September 29, 2006, 03:07:26 PM
I am happy to announce that today is a historic day for SMF. It was on this date three years ago that SMF 1.0 Beta 1 was released to Charter Members. It's hard to believe that it's been three years since then, and even harder to believe how far SMF has come in just three years. I don't think anyone could have predicted that SMF would become as popular as it is today, and we couldn't have done it without you.

As a way to say thanks to everyone who has helped to support this project over the past three years, we have decided to unveil the SMF Function Database (http://dev.simplemachines.org/function_db/index.php). Here you will find information about every one of the hundreds of functions contained within SMF, organized by file. Compuart came up with the idea several months ago, and somehow I got hooked and spent most of my free time documenting functions. My initial plan was to get it finished by the time SMF 1.1 Final was released, but I got so much done so quickly that we decided to release it early. Please note that it is still a work in progress, so your comments and suggestions are more than welcome. I think everything is correct, but should you run across any bugs or find something that we forgot, please let me know.

As an added treat, I would like to show everyone just how much SMF has changed. Attached you will find some screenshots of the admin center in SMF 1.0 Beta 2 - the oldest version of SMF that I could find - which was released a couple months after 1.0 Beta 1. If you are interested in seeing more, please check out http://smf.oldiesmann.us/beta2/index.php.

Once again, thanks to everyone who has helped to support us over the past three years. We are especially grateful to those who helped with the initial beta testing.
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Harzem on September 29, 2006, 03:17:44 PM
Good ol' SMF :)

Happy birthday!
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Revo1 on September 29, 2006, 03:26:48 PM
Happy birthday, and may you (we) have many more! :D
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Alan S on September 29, 2006, 03:40:01 PM
Smf has come a long way in the last 3 years. That much is pretty clear from the screenshots. I remember i was first introduced to smf 3 years ago on a local forum. Of couse i had no idea about forums,coding etc..... in fact i remember spending about 1 hour trying to figure out how to post ( I was 11.......give me a break :P )

Happy Birthday Smf!
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: codenaught on September 29, 2006, 04:12:37 PM
Whoa! :)

Happy Birthday SMF! As you grow, you keep getting better. :)
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: J. Williams on September 29, 2006, 04:25:10 PM
This is just amazing, 3 years old :D Can't wait for the next birthday of SMF
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Aaron on September 29, 2006, 04:26:09 PM
Happy birthday SMF! :D

And good job on the functions list, Oldiesmann and Compuart! :D
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: FunPika4 on September 29, 2006, 04:59:48 PM
Wow! Three years old!? Amazing! I am pretty new to SMF (recently used the install package for 1.1 RC3). If only you could have released 1.1 final to celebrate. :P
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: codenaught on September 29, 2006, 05:12:05 PM
Wow! Three years old!? Amazing! I am pretty new to SMF (recently used the install package for 1.1 RC3). If only you could have released 1.1 final to celebrate. :P
But then the 4th birthday of SMF would also be the first birthday to the buggy 1.1 final release, we wouldn't want that now would we? Now I know you probably weren't completely serious, and I do admit of course it would have been nice to release SMF 1.1 final on SMF's birthday, but somethings just don't work out the way we would like. ;)

Oh and I did forget to mention in my previous post, Compuart and Oldiesmann sure did a great job on the functions database. Big thumbs up goes to the both of them. :)
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Trekkie101 on September 29, 2006, 06:45:29 PM
Happy Birthday :D
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Harro on September 29, 2006, 07:25:57 PM
Happy birthday SMF! :D
Didn't know SMF was already this old ;)

And great work on the function database!
Really usefull!
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: SleePy on September 29, 2006, 07:26:38 PM
Happy Birthday..  :P

Been Great since I came here...
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Isaac on September 29, 2006, 07:42:04 PM
Wow, has it really been 3 years?  ::o

Truly hard to believe it's been that long, and SMF has come this far.  Great job on making it this far team.  Here's to another 3.  :)
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: winrules on September 29, 2006, 08:10:21 PM
Happy Birthday SMF :)
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: SKETCHi on September 29, 2006, 08:34:45 PM
/me opens a bottle of champagne

The next three years will be even better :).
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Daniel15 on September 29, 2006, 09:46:05 PM
Happy birthday SMF! This reminds me, it's been about 2 years since I started using SMF :D
Haha, I just checked, and I still have my local SMF Beta 5 Public, 1.0 and 1.0.1 testing installations... And I'm still using SMF 1.0.3 on my main SMFShop installation (I should really get around to upgrading them! :P. I do have several other testing installations, though.)
Indeed, I remember the excitement when SMF 1.0 Final was released ;)

I wish all this documentation was available when I started coding SMFShop... I had to take apart a few files just to see how they worked :P. Lucky for [Unknown]'s help, otherwise I wouldn't have got far ;)
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Gary on September 29, 2006, 10:07:59 PM
Indeed, I remember the excitement when SMF 1.0 Final was released ;)

There will be more excitement when 1.1 goes Final. (I have a DeLorean :P)

Still, happy birthday SMF.

-AwwLilMaggie
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Skipdawg on September 29, 2006, 10:19:23 PM
Happy 3ed SMF may there be many many more.  8) ;D ;)
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: klumy on September 30, 2006, 03:13:53 AM
congratulation
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Harzem on September 30, 2006, 06:09:20 AM
From 1.0b to 1.1rc in 3 years? Isn't that a bit slow? :P
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Trekkie101 on September 30, 2006, 06:12:57 AM
For a project thats started from scratch, no.

From 1.0b to 1.1rc in 3 years? Isn't that a bit slow? :P
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Harzem on September 30, 2006, 06:14:52 AM
For a project thats started from scratch, no.

If I was to create a group to write a new forum system from scratch, I'm sure it wouldn't be less than 3 years ;) I was jk. I'm thinking of phpBB, 2 years for phpBB3 and still buggy and poor software!
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: G6™ on September 30, 2006, 06:56:31 AM
Congratulations SMF forums for the thrird year, hope there will be some sort of selebration and cake with candles :)

Also a special thank you for Oldiesmann for bringing us the Datbase Function calls, i can only imagine all the time you have had to spend making that VERY nice page with all the calls, and flash over descriptions and the Database function calls description pages when you click on the links :)

Very well done !! And thank you for all the hard work on free time making this happen and grow for us.
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Zenigata on September 30, 2006, 07:38:01 AM
Happy birthday SMF and thank you Compuart and Oldiesmann!
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Nikolas_00 on September 30, 2006, 07:41:23 AM
Happy birthday SMF!
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Remaker on September 30, 2006, 07:54:29 AM
Happy Birthday!
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Relic-Hunter on September 30, 2006, 08:59:10 AM
Happy Birthday! Thank you for the greatest forumsoftware ever made :'( The whole SMF-world is working like a charm!
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: L.G.S on September 30, 2006, 10:44:35 AM
Congratulation :P

The Admin area looks pretty cool actually...
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Killer Possum on September 30, 2006, 12:40:41 PM
Arg, it be three years already? Oh no! :P
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: niko on September 30, 2006, 02:38:13 PM
I was hoping for 1.2 ;). But still happy birthday SMF! I have been here for 3 years already...  :o time goes so fast...
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Harzem on September 30, 2006, 04:14:20 PM
I have been here for 3 years already...  :o time goes so fast...

Wow, user ID 189! That's really long time here :)
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Oldiesmann on September 30, 2006, 04:26:43 PM
That's nothing... I'm number 150 :P
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Tony Reid on September 30, 2006, 04:32:04 PM
And im 128 :P
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Harzem on September 30, 2006, 04:32:57 PM
That's nothing... I'm number 150 :P

It was not you I'm comparing. It was me with 36096! :)

It is just about when you see the reality :P
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: stusplace on September 30, 2006, 05:15:34 PM
god know s what i am on here  ::) but i wonder if smf is going to bring out 1.0.9  :P
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Trekkie101 on September 30, 2006, 05:50:46 PM
god know s what i am on here  ::) but i wonder if smf is going to bring out 1.0.9  :P
68918 :)

And yeah I'd probably bet on it, aslong as a bug is found, we will patch, but just now, theres been no changes to 1.0.8 since it was released.
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Killer Possum on September 30, 2006, 11:19:58 PM
That's nothing... I'm number 150 :P
And im 128 :P

I'm ID number 37, so how cool does that make me? :P ;)
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Daniel15 on October 01, 2006, 12:01:29 AM
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It was not you I'm comparing. It was me with 36096!
Haha, I'm 9547 :D
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: EdwinK on October 01, 2006, 04:03:40 AM
Congratulations SMF.

Hope you will have many, many more birthdays.
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: judymcl on October 01, 2006, 04:07:27 AM
Wow! SMF and my kid share the same birthday...(except that my kid is 14) Congrats SMF!
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: noodles-21 on October 01, 2006, 07:47:24 AM
CONGRATULATIONS to all involved, well done!  ;)
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: alienine on October 01, 2006, 08:50:05 AM
Wow, has it been this long? We're all old. (user 88 btw :P)
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: ghostfreak on October 01, 2006, 09:53:38 AM
Happy Birthday :D
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: BlackKnight on October 01, 2006, 02:54:40 PM
glad to see that these forums have lasted long! I really like them and hope it last even longer!
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Darknico on October 03, 2006, 05:27:03 AM
Happy Birthday
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: !Hachi! on October 03, 2006, 07:42:14 AM
happy birthday SMF
      special thanks too all team members specially [Unknown] the man really thanks your support and your threads are awesome really bring life in smf.Compurat Grudge ,Bloc everyone thanks alot for this great software.
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: ukrob12 on October 03, 2006, 10:42:40 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SMF
HAPPY BIRHTDAY TO SMF
HURRY UP WITH 1.1
HURRY UP WITH 1.1  ;D
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Paracelsus on October 03, 2006, 11:51:35 AM
Long live SMF!!! :D :D

Happy Birthday!

Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Ben_S on October 04, 2006, 07:28:23 AM
That's nothing... I'm number 150 :P

You can only be cool if your ID is in single figures.
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Dannii on October 04, 2006, 08:02:16 AM
Or if your ID is negative.. because that means.. you unregistered before you registered?
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: RvG on October 04, 2006, 02:57:10 PM
Thanks to devs team. SMF is the best! :)
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: TANDIONO.COM on October 04, 2006, 04:18:28 PM
This is great news  :D
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Bernak on October 05, 2006, 12:53:01 PM
Happy Birthday!!!

Nice software, nice community, can't ask for more!

 :)
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Vinspire on October 05, 2006, 02:38:15 PM
Happie Bird-day  ;) :D
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: husmen73 (Gulhin) on October 05, 2006, 02:46:05 PM
Happy Birthday SMF :)

Nice to meet with SMF

Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Daniel15 on October 06, 2006, 08:37:56 AM
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Or if your ID is negative.. because that means.. you unregistered before you registered?
Haha, well it would probably mean that you registered before the board was created...Or your ID is larger than 2147483647, in which case it may wrap around to -1 :P :D


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You can only be cool if your ID is in single figures.
Nope, you can only  be cool if your ID is either 2 or 9547 :D
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Gary on October 06, 2006, 08:51:42 AM
Or if it contains a 2 in there somewhere, like 4206. ;)

-AwwLilMaggie
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Gregory on October 07, 2006, 10:52:00 AM
Well the url for profile of member number 0:
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=profile;u=0
Goes to my profile, so neeerrrr, I'm the coolest  :P

Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: J. Williams on October 07, 2006, 01:32:41 PM
Well the url for profile of member number 0:
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=profile;u=0
Goes to my profile, so neeerrrr, I'm the coolest  :P



Nope, your ID is 33350 because 0 is non-existant user ID, therefore your profile is brought up in the place of it as its the active profile :P
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Pause on October 07, 2006, 02:34:46 PM
I should've replied to this days ago....

Happy Birthday SMF!
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: L.G.S on October 07, 2006, 05:43:54 PM
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Or if your ID is negative.. because that means.. you unregistered before you registered?
Haha, well it would probably mean that you registered before the board was created...Or your ID is larger than 2147483647, in which case it may wrap around to -1 :P :D


Where you pull that number from ??
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Orien Wu on October 07, 2006, 07:12:24 PM
Happy birthday! :)
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Masterhand on October 07, 2006, 08:25:03 PM
Yea! Hapy birthday!
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Daniel15 on October 07, 2006, 09:38:04 PM
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Or if your ID is negative.. because that means.. you unregistered before you registered?
Haha, well it would probably mean that you registered before the board was created...Or your ID is larger than 2147483647, in which case it may wrap around to -1 :P :D


Where you pull that number from ??
It's the maximum for a 32-bit integer... Some programming languages suddenly wrap around to -1 once you exceed the maximum number possible ;)
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: rongsak on October 09, 2006, 10:59:10 PM
Happy birthday for smf team ... i greate board
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: aglioeolio on October 15, 2006, 08:38:26 AM
Happy Birthday SMF - Parabens!!
This Community is Fantastic, and SMF Software is great


Sorry for delay hehe ???
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: DarkShadow64 on October 16, 2006, 04:45:28 PM
Happy Birthday SMF!
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Joshua Dickerson on October 20, 2006, 03:17:05 PM
That's nothing... I'm number 150 :P

You can only be cool if your ID is in single figures.
How are you 9 and I am 23 when the member list says I registered before you? There is some kind of bug there.
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Killer Possum on October 20, 2006, 04:59:03 PM
Actually, groundup, IIRC there was a bug long long long ago that reset some users register time/date.

If you look at my profile, the date registered is correct, but I didn't register at 1:00 AM at my local time.
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Joshua Dickerson on October 20, 2006, 06:51:09 PM
Actually, groundup, IIRC there was a bug long long long ago that reset some users register time/date.

If you look at my profile, the date registered is correct, but I didn't register at 1:00 AM at my local time.
Yeah, I remember that. I didn't mean a current bug, sorry for the implication. I meant that there was a bug there.
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: JayBachatero on October 21, 2006, 12:29:56 AM
Ohhhhhhh that explains that.  I always wondered why all these members were registered at 3 AM my time.
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: TheAlmightyChimp on October 21, 2006, 06:44:23 AM
Happy Birthday and hopefully many more!
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: nitins60 on October 23, 2006, 07:38:30 AM
Can i know the release date of 1.1(appx)? lol....
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Dannii on October 23, 2006, 07:49:55 AM
Should be before the end of the year. Can't and won't get any more specific than that.
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Thantos on October 23, 2006, 09:48:59 AM
Can i know the release date of 1.1(appx)? lol....
Remember, every time you ask God kills a kitten.  Please think of the kittens.
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: JayBachatero on October 23, 2006, 09:59:58 AM
I thought it was a llama.  You go tire of them tasty llama sandwiches? :P
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Thantos on October 23, 2006, 10:04:01 AM
Dang activists put llamas on a "do not eat" list, so we had to move on.  He went onto kittens, but I'm still trying to find something to take their place.
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: JayBachatero on October 23, 2006, 10:10:49 AM
/me shakes fist at them damn activists.
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: codenaught on October 23, 2006, 04:45:56 PM
/me shakes fist at them damn activists.
llamas are holy creatures. How dare anyone speaking of such vulgar!
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Gobo on October 25, 2006, 01:38:18 AM
Should be before the end of the year. Can't and won't get any more specific than that.

thats really good news!!!

Happy Bday to SMF
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: GameCube on October 30, 2006, 12:27:13 PM
Happy Birthday SMF. :D

Can you guys tell me, what extra features will be in 1.1?
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Oldiesmann on October 30, 2006, 05:22:49 PM
Happy Birthday SMF. :D

Can you guys tell me, what extra features will be in 1.1?

http://docs.simplemachines.org/index.php?board=40.0;sort=subject
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: dcmouser on November 04, 2006, 01:42:37 PM
Just saw this, thanks very much and much deserved congratulations !
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: rejetto on November 05, 2006, 09:17:42 AM
i wish you all the best!  :)
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: SinekSekiz on November 05, 2006, 11:00:41 AM
Happy birthday SMF.

(Hey this looks much better. We should definatly downgrade.) Huh nothing just thinking out loud. : DD
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Krysia on November 18, 2006, 02:42:18 PM
Late to the party, but...

Woooo hooo!!!  :D

<throws confetti>

Congratulations!
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: charonred on November 18, 2006, 05:42:46 PM
bit late, but happy birthday SMF - just upgraded 3 forums to 1.1 RC3 with Dilbert MC theme - great work guys n gals  ;D
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: wings on November 30, 2006, 06:14:49 PM
Wonderful, but with all respect I'm more interested in a new final 1.1 release, which seems to take forever.  :
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Dannii on November 30, 2006, 08:03:42 PM
It will be very soon now!
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: kerrang! on January 03, 2007, 10:01:35 PM
Congrats simple machines! (smf)

Best free forum package, you guys should be very proud.. :)
Kerrang
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Thunderace on January 04, 2007, 11:57:05 AM
3 years, is that all? I feel like I've used it forever. Maybe my memory is taking me back to Yabbse.

Congrats SMF!
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: esanad on January 11, 2007, 12:55:54 AM
I start loving this simple forum...
hoping for move development,,

andddddddd,,, Happy 3rd year
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: babjusi on January 11, 2007, 01:31:30 AM
Congratulations, SMF is the best. keep up the good work guys, we will support you in every way we can
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: xyxis_fahim on March 24, 2007, 06:39:43 PM
Nice to know.
SMF is best!  
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: CoreISP on March 25, 2007, 09:29:28 AM
Happy birthday to SMF :P :)

(incase I didnt say)
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Oldiesmann on March 25, 2007, 03:33:26 PM
Happy birthday to SMF :P :)

(incase I didnt say)

In 4 days, SMF will be 3 1/2 ;)
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: CoreISP on March 26, 2007, 11:48:10 AM
Ohwell,
better late then never ;)
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: husmen73 (Gulhin) on March 30, 2007, 11:31:41 AM
In 4 days, SMF will be 3 1/2 ;)

oh my god, I have began to SMF 1,5 years ago


HAPPY BİRTHDAY SMF
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Dazzler on April 20, 2007, 03:04:29 PM
wow i had no idea smf was only 3!

i have been using SMF for around 20months, its the best thing ever, and although i am only about here infrequently i always bump into helpfull people!

Roll on the next 3 years!

Happy Bday
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Killer Possum on April 20, 2007, 03:14:08 PM
Stop reminding me of how long I've been around the whole YaBB SE/SMF project, I feel old. :P

I'm going on 6 years I think?
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: JoomlaJon on April 21, 2007, 06:48:51 PM
If the 29th of september is the SMF birthday ... well... it's my birthday to :)
Title: Re: SMF Turns Three!
Post by: Laptop Sezaii on May 20, 2007, 10:45:27 AM
thanks