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Simple Machines => News and Updates => Topic started by: Colin on May 31, 2017, 09:21:59 PM

Title: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Colin on May 31, 2017, 09:21:59 PM
Dear Users,

Simple Machines is proud to announce the release of the 3rd Beta of SMF 2.1. This version contains many improvements over Beta 2 and also fixes many bugs that were discovered following its release.

Among the notable improvements:


For full details of what has changed, please see  our GitHub repo (https://github.com/SimpleMachines/SMF2.1).


The general installation/upgrade procedure of this Beta release remains the same, however, once you upgrade from an older version to 2.1 you cannot go back, so please take careful consideration before upgrading any live site. Have a look at Installing and Upgrading SMF (https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Category:Installing_and_Upgrading) in the Online Manual to find out more. You cannot upgrade to 2.1 Beta 3 via the package manager; instead you will need to carry out the Large Upgrade process. SMF 2.1 can be obtained from the download section (https://download.simplemachines.org/).

Please note that because this is a beta release, translations and language strings other than English have not been finalized and may not yet be complete.

Finally, as always, this topic is not for support. Discussion and support for 2.1 can be found in the 2.1 support board (https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?board=254.0).

Finally, thanks to all of the team and development contributors (https://github.com/SimpleMachines/SMF2.1/graphs/contributors) who have brought us one step closer to a release candidate. On behalf of the project, we appreciate the time, energy and contributions you have made.

Thank you for using SMF

Kind regards,
Simple Machines Forum Team
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Looking on May 31, 2017, 09:25:22 PM
Good to see 2.1 moving forward. I await when it becomes a stable and recommended for live sites.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: CoreISP on May 31, 2017, 09:26:27 PM
Very nice work, thank you so much to everybody contributing and making this release possible! :)
Congrats team!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: shawnb61 on May 31, 2017, 09:59:16 PM
Yeah, baby!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: 青山 素子 on June 01, 2017, 12:49:08 AM
Been a long time coming, glad to see the progress.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Gwenwyfar on June 01, 2017, 12:56:13 AM
Nice! :)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Linkjay on June 01, 2017, 01:16:33 AM
Beautiful.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: spiros on June 01, 2017, 01:19:24 AM
Well done, team, SMF rocks! I hope the next beta/RC release will not take a further 2 years :)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Shkic on June 01, 2017, 05:09:27 AM
Using 2.1 in live site for 2 years and evertything works just fine.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: d3vcho(); on June 01, 2017, 05:37:03 AM
Great work!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: scott3535 on June 01, 2017, 07:18:34 AM
WOOHOO!!!

I have to say that I'm looking forward to 2.1 more than any other software upgrade in recent years.

Party on, dudes.
 8)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Alpay on June 01, 2017, 10:05:03 AM
Good Job!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Dzonny on June 01, 2017, 10:14:19 AM
Thank you all, great work!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: BryanD on June 01, 2017, 10:39:17 AM
This rate next release be 2019 ...
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Shambles on June 01, 2017, 10:45:13 AM
Good to see an improved proxy.php in there ;)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Colin on June 01, 2017, 01:22:25 PM
Good to see an improved proxy.php in there ;)

Will be properly fixed too in the next release.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: kat★ on June 01, 2017, 06:29:01 PM
The downloadable Large upgrade zip file seems to lack upgrade-helper.php, however, after manually putting it in the right place, things went smoothly. Mad props to the dev team!
+1 internets to you 8)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: SleePy on June 01, 2017, 06:35:41 PM
We've fixed that.  The upgrade packages now include that file.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: mrgtb on June 01, 2017, 06:50:49 PM
The full install ZIP package is missing the file: Settings_bak.php
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: mrgtb on June 01, 2017, 06:53:17 PM
I also spotted some issues this morning testing it you can read about posted here:

Link: https://theadminzone.com/threads/smf-2-1-beta-3-released.144396/

Quote
I tested it today and think I spotted two issues. One, they didn't appear to include the "Settings_bak.php" file in the package (it's missing) but needed. Also, when I enabled the Calender and tried to visit it on the front-end. I get a blank page and later compared URL used leading to it with SMF 2.0 installed (stable version). Both use exact same URL link leading to calendar and works fine with stable version - not with the Beta 3 of 2.1 though it didn't. I tested both versions on purpose to rule out the page not being blocked by Mod Sec - but both versions used same URL link leading to Calendar. So not sure why it shows for 2.0 version and not Beta 3 of 2.1 on front-end?

Also tested it running under both PHP 7.0 and 7.1, not sure about this one - but both was giving error logs from cache directory (when cache was enabled) to indicate something used in a PHP file might now be depreciated. Soon as I switched to PHP 5.6 the error logs stopped, so it seems linked with using PHP 7+ unless I'm missing a php module that needs be activated causing it
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Kindred on June 01, 2017, 07:53:33 PM
Thank you for testing... it is a beta, after all...

However, I will say, reporting issues on another site is useless. Here or github are the only places that reports should be made.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Arantor on June 02, 2017, 04:45:34 AM
Also, that report is nonsense. Settings_bak.php is not supposed to be included, it's a backup of the main Settings.php file made when changes are made to the file. Why would it be included when it can *always* be regenerated by the software itself whenever it is needed?
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: mrgtb on June 02, 2017, 12:02:23 PM
Also, that report is nonsense. Settings_bak.php is not supposed to be included, it's a backup of the main Settings.php file made when changes are made to the file. Why would it be included when it can *always* be regenerated by the software itself whenever it is needed?

So why is one included with SMF 2.0 download package then? You can always download both 2.0.14 and 2.1 Beta 3 and compare it to see for yourself.  ;D

And when you say one gets generated auto on server after making changes to settings. Not so sure about that, one didn't get auto created on mine after saving some server settings. I still kept seeing the warning text saying Settings_bak.php permissions was wrong - then when looking on host saw none was present.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Arantor on June 02, 2017, 01:17:34 PM
*shrug* That's what's _supposed_ to happen, at least. That's what the _bak part indicates, it's a backup.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: lurkalot on June 02, 2017, 03:21:07 PM
Thanks all.  Just giving this new beta a try locally. Noticed this in the admin center.

Support Information

Version Information:
 Forum version: SMF 2.1 Beta 3
 Current SMF version: SMF 2.1 Beta 2
(more detailed)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: The QE2 Story Forum on June 02, 2017, 03:56:33 PM
Can't wait!

Keep up the good work guys.

Thanks.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Gary on June 02, 2017, 04:03:23 PM
Thanks all.  Just giving this new beta a try locally. Noticed this in the admin center.

Run the Fetch Simple Machines Files scheduled task and it should update.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Nolt on June 02, 2017, 05:35:01 PM
Great work :)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Vanilla Lumina on June 03, 2017, 03:06:25 PM
Awesome! Cannot wait until the final release, 2.1 looks to be great just like any other SMF version! I'm going to test beta 3 on a local server tomorrow and give back some feedback about it. ^^
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Irisado on June 04, 2017, 05:44:41 AM
Off topic and non-English posts removed.  Please only use English in English language boards and stay on topic.  Thank you.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: karlbenson on June 04, 2017, 09:36:08 AM
Well done to all involved! ;)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: gisfreak on June 05, 2017, 10:06:48 PM
at last , we see some progress here :D

*waitingpatientlyforfinal
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: engrz on June 08, 2017, 06:16:25 AM
Very Nice- Congratulations
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: 420SA on June 14, 2017, 03:12:51 AM
Cannot wait for the official release!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: ѕησω on June 14, 2017, 08:39:14 AM
Great work everybody :).
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: John. on June 15, 2017, 08:32:58 AM
Good job
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: laetabi on June 15, 2017, 11:51:11 AM
Applause... well done everyone involved.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Macabreo on June 15, 2017, 05:46:04 PM
Good job sir. Great work.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: woolly bugger on June 20, 2017, 11:18:18 AM
cool beans, upgrade to my beta board worked without a hitch.

keep on keeping on!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: confuseamuse on July 02, 2017, 08:49:12 AM
Looking forward to the progress.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: finnich on July 06, 2017, 02:06:12 AM
Yeayyy!!!!
Well done team proud of you>.....Thanks for the best product.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Serena Butler on July 06, 2017, 08:48:01 AM
Unfotunately it failed for me. I followed the proposed large upgrade procedure (exact like I done the beta's before):

Notice: Undefined index: db_mb4 in /www/htdocs/xxxxx/forum_smf/Sources/Load.php on line 89

Any ideas? It's kinda small Testforum and sure I have backups but like to know how to avoid this.

Thanks for your time!

cheers!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Nibogo on July 06, 2017, 10:38:02 AM
Unfotunately it failed for me. I followed the proposed large upgrade procedure (exact like I done the beta's before):

Notice: Undefined index: db_mb4 in /www/htdocs/xxxxx/forum_smf/Sources/Load.php on line 89

Any ideas? It's kinda small Testforum and sure I have backups but like to know how to avoid this.

Thanks for your time!

cheers!

Selena please do your support requests at the appropriate board: https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?board=254.0
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Joomlamz on July 07, 2017, 01:25:22 AM
Yes wait.....thank you
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Replikacep on July 18, 2017, 10:48:23 AM
Subs-db-mysql.php file has a utf8 problem on db connection created in ssi.php

Row 384 Subs-db-mysql.php

$connection->set_charset("utf8");


https://github.com/SimpleMachines/SMF2.1/issues/4205

Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Arantor on July 18, 2017, 11:48:51 AM
Define "problem".
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 Beta 3 Released
Post by: Steve on July 18, 2017, 12:32:38 PM
Finally, as always, this topic is not for support.