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Title: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Sesquipedalian on March 30, 2019, 12:32:25 PM
Simple Machines is pleased to announce the release of SMF 2.1 RC2. This second release candidate includes a number of bug fixes and improvements to security, stability, and performance. Notable improvements since RC1 include:
You can read about these and many other improvements in the list of changes (https://github.com/SimpleMachines/SMF2.1/pulls?utf8=✓&q=is%3Apr+merged%3A%3E%3D2019-02-04) on GitHub.

The term "Release Candidate" means that the developers believe this version of the software is reliable enough to be installed and used on production websites. Nevertheless, you should still expect to encounter some bugs in SMF 2.1 RC2. We encourage you to report any bugs you find.

You can install SMF 2.1 RC2 as a brand new forum, or upgrade to it from SMF 2.1 RC1, SMF 2.0.15, or any prior version. You can obtain an install or upgrade package from the download page (http://download.simplemachines.org/). You can read Installing and Upgrading SMF (http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Category:Installing_and_Upgrading) in the Online Manual to learn more.

Modification and theme authors are encouraged to check the roadmap for our upcoming development milestones (https://github.com/SimpleMachines/SMF2.1/milestones) when deciding how to update their modifications and themes for SMF 2.1.

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

Special thanks are due to all of the team members (https://www.simplemachines.org/about/smf/team.php) and code contributors (https://github.com/SimpleMachines/SMF2.1/graphs/contributors) whose fantastic work has made this possible. We greatly appreciate the time, energy, and contributions that they have given to the SMF project.

Thank you for using SMF!

Kind regards,
Simple Machines
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: doug_ips on March 30, 2019, 12:34:00 PM
Well done guys. Keep up the great work :)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Arantor on March 30, 2019, 12:35:44 PM
Nicely done!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: lurkalot on March 30, 2019, 12:37:39 PM
Congrats, and thank you.  ;)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: @rjen on March 30, 2019, 12:39:57 PM
Good job guys.!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: 4Kstore on March 30, 2019, 12:40:45 PM
Awesome work, thanks guys!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Looking on March 30, 2019, 12:44:28 PM
I like to see the fast track.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: d3vcho(); on March 30, 2019, 12:47:37 PM
Congratulations everyone :)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: CoreISP on March 30, 2019, 12:49:10 PM
Thank you very much for all the hard work by the team and all contributors. :) Very nice to see the quick progression!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Rock Lee on March 30, 2019, 01:25:27 PM
It is beautiful to see the RC2, Congratulations to all the collaborators :)!!!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Oldiesmann on March 30, 2019, 01:48:06 PM
Great to see such a fast turnaround from RC1. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: vbgamer45 on March 30, 2019, 02:00:12 PM
Congrats on the release!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: shinglis on March 30, 2019, 02:01:31 PM
Great to see such a fast turnaround from RC1. Keep up the good work!

Totally echo the above sentiment, great work, and effort from all and really appreciated.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: tareko on March 30, 2019, 02:21:59 PM
That was pretty fast. Congratulations.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: iMiKK on March 30, 2019, 02:53:34 PM
Thank for your update!
:)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: pocttopus on March 30, 2019, 03:06:33 PM
Nice!  :)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: DenDen60 on March 30, 2019, 03:20:33 PM
Congratulations to the team.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Replikacep on March 30, 2019, 03:36:14 PM
Could it be an update from the package update

To switch from rc1 to rc2
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: vbgamer45 on March 30, 2019, 03:41:24 PM
Not possible package updates do not occur in beta/rc releases.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Masterd on March 30, 2019, 03:52:13 PM
It's good to see that things are moving. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Bigguy on March 30, 2019, 04:39:01 PM
Congratulations. Nice work. :)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Antechinus on March 30, 2019, 05:38:38 PM
Now things are getting interesting. I may even start playing with SMF code again (that way lies madness).
Congrats on the release. :)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: GigaWatt on March 30, 2019, 06:13:53 PM
Congratulations everyone and great work :).
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: AllanD on March 30, 2019, 07:23:20 PM
Congrats on the release.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: charlottezweb on March 30, 2019, 08:22:31 PM
Great stuff -- Many thanks to the team!

Cheers,
Jason
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: gisfreak on March 30, 2019, 09:08:04 PM
wow that is fast

nice .......
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: addlife on March 30, 2019, 09:38:23 PM
👍 that was quick. And I just checked the RC3 milestones it's already holding by 29%. Last I checked it was 5%!!

Whoever put/is putting in their free time for this I thank you.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: HDB on March 30, 2019, 11:14:00 PM
Congratulations!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on March 31, 2019, 12:48:32 AM
Now things are getting interesting. I may even start playing with SMF code again (that way lies madness).
Nothing wrong with being a little mad.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Joomlamz on March 31, 2019, 02:01:37 AM
Congratulations to the team.Good Work ;D
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: The Domain Shop on March 31, 2019, 04:38:10 AM
Congrats!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Nolt on March 31, 2019, 06:25:59 AM
Great work guys! Keep it up, and we will have SMF2.1 stable till the end of this year :D
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Mick. on March 31, 2019, 07:49:08 AM
Very cool y'all!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Oldcrow on March 31, 2019, 05:37:02 PM
 ;D Congratulations to the team for there excellent work..
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Colin on March 31, 2019, 07:53:08 PM
Awesome work by all involved.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: live627 on April 01, 2019, 01:16:15 AM
hi there 
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: legionaire on April 01, 2019, 03:05:15 AM
Congrats to the team for their efforts and outstanding work, upgrade went without a hitch
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Antechinus on April 01, 2019, 03:14:30 AM
Well that's no fun at all. The devs must have forgot to add the amusing bits.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Drunken Clam on April 01, 2019, 06:54:56 AM
Good job all!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Gwenwyfar on April 01, 2019, 07:57:55 AM
Well that's no fun at all. The devs must have forgot to add the amusing bits.
Might not have been such a good idea to leave it all to the ponies. Maybe they got lost. Blast it.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: live627 on April 01, 2019, 10:40:48 AM
I heard that the ponies were partying like it's 1999.
Title: Re: Simply Magical Forum 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on April 01, 2019, 10:58:18 AM
Haven't heard of ponies much lately, but I heard Helsinki PD just opened a whole new "drugmule" training program to replace K9 -units.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Pyrhel on April 01, 2019, 12:37:43 PM
It's April Fool's day! It would be awesome if you have announced the Final is ready ;D ;D

I haven't read the previous posts when I saw Aleksi's one about the ponies and I thought ye're talking about today's unicorns of StackOverflow :D
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Arantor on April 01, 2019, 01:25:21 PM
I heard that the ponies were partying like it's 1999.

It's all about the Pentiums.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Gwenwyfar on April 01, 2019, 02:32:09 PM
Not to spoil the surprise, but in the next major version of SMF we will make ponies the main focus. And make sure it runs optimally on Pentiums and Commodores, it's all about time travel these days.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: landyvlad on April 02, 2019, 07:16:08 PM
It's all about the Pentiums.


But have you got Turbo, bro?  :D
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: SeverityGaming on April 03, 2019, 12:06:26 AM
thank you so much for doing this guys! been on SMF since 2007.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: MultiformeIngegno on April 03, 2019, 11:52:23 AM
Congratulations! Nice work
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: affofficial on April 05, 2019, 02:22:30 AM
Looks great guys
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Pyrhel on April 05, 2019, 09:29:18 AM
I'm throwing an eye on the progress at github, the RC3 is at 50%. This looks great, I'm really happy seeing how fast the issues are resolved.
If the current rate is kept, it seems that we'll see the Final months before the end of the year. What a great news!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: videoed on April 05, 2019, 02:26:29 PM
SMF 2.1 is awesome. It really is an amazing update from old faithful 2.0.15. In my particular case, I had to deal with several major problems but, little by little, and with the awesome support of all the SMF family, I am a super happy upgraded user. I loved SMF 2.1 RC1, but I will surely love RC2 even more. Thank you so much for supporting my community since 2008!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Antechinus on April 05, 2019, 07:31:42 PM
I'm throwing an eye on the progress at github, the RC3 is at 50%. This looks great, I'm really happy seeing how fast the issues are resolved.
If the current rate is kept, it seems that we'll see the Final months before the end of the year. What a great news!

They are going at an impressive rate at the moment. I checked the open issues list, and 16 of them are either waiting on pull requests or are listed as "Has Fix".  Of course there are bound to be a few gnarly ones that will slow things down, but overall it's going very well.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Masterd on April 06, 2019, 05:59:05 PM
I'm throwing an eye on the progress at github, the RC3 is at 50%. This looks great, I'm really happy seeing how fast the issues are resolved.
If the current rate is kept, it seems that we'll see the Final months before the end of the year. What a great news!

They are going at an impressive rate at the moment. I checked the open issues list, and 16 of them are either waiting on pull requests or are listed as "Has Fix".  Of course there are bound to be a few gnarly ones that will slow things down, but overall it's going very well.


And that is extremely encouraging. Things haven't looked this good since 2010. :D
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: landyvlad on April 07, 2019, 01:58:26 AM
I just upgraded to RC2... I hope RC3 doesn't come along too soon...  :P :P :P :P  ;D
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Bigguy on April 07, 2019, 09:43:57 AM
I think your the first one to say that......EVER, lol.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: GigaWatt on April 07, 2019, 06:14:09 PM
I think your the first one to say that......EVER, lol.

LOL :D... yeah... I think most of the people around here are like "OK, RC3, 70% complete... come on, come on" and refreshing the GitHub page every two minutes :D.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: live627 on April 07, 2019, 06:50:36 PM
I just upgraded to RC2... I hope RC3 doesn't come along too soon...  :P :P :P :P  ;D
I'll bite... how soon is too soon?
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: GigaWatt on April 07, 2019, 07:23:13 PM
How Soon Is Now? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnpILIIo9ek) :P :D
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Antechinus on April 07, 2019, 08:51:58 PM
I think your the first one to say that......EVER, lol.

Themers and modders say that sort of thing frequently, for any non-stable release series.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Study Force on April 07, 2019, 10:42:12 PM
What even determines a potential RC3 release? Is it dependent on the bugs that early adopters report?
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: landyvlad on April 07, 2019, 11:08:03 PM
Does RC2 resolve the various issues with custom smileys that had been reported?
I am waiting until I'm told the smileys are working before I implement a bunch of custom ones on my forum.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Antechinus on April 07, 2019, 11:42:25 PM
What even determines a potential RC3 release? Is it dependent on the bugs that early adopters report?

They have a list of existing bugs that are tied to the milestone for RC3. If any new bugs are found (not that this is likely to happen, nosirree) then someone would have to decide whether to tie them to the RC3 milestone or leave them for Final. Presumably that decision would be made on the basis of such technical considerations as "How much poo are we likely to be in if we put this one off until Final?" and "How much poo are we likely to be in if we attempt to deal with this one for RC3?".
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: live627 on April 08, 2019, 12:14:19 AM
💩💩💩
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Antechinus on April 08, 2019, 03:47:43 AM
I'm sure there will be plenty to go round. :D
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Sesquipedalian on April 08, 2019, 10:28:51 AM
Does RC2 resolve the various issues with custom smileys that had been reported?
I am waiting until I'm told the smileys are working before I implement a bunch of custom ones on my forum.

See for yourself. :)

Go to the GitHub repository, click on the Issues tab, and search for "is:issue label:Smileys" in the Filters field. That'll show you the current status of all issues (both open and closed) related to smileys. If you want to see the status of pull requests related to smileys as well, drop the "is:issue" part from your filters.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: keteveo on April 08, 2019, 11:50:56 AM
OMG!
I've been out for a long time and I see now there are two RC versions in a short period of time. Thanks so much to all the team who made it possible!!

I'll install it right now on a test site to report any possible issues and will evaluate the possibility to use it on a production site.

Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Beelzeboss on April 08, 2019, 02:35:22 PM
Well done guys!!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: landyvlad on April 08, 2019, 07:56:09 PM
Does RC2 resolve the various issues with custom smileys that had been reported?
I am waiting until I'm told the smileys are working before I implement a bunch of custom ones on my forum.

See for yourself. :)

Go to the GitHub repository, click on the Issues tab, and search for "is:issue label:Smileys" in the Filters field. That'll show you the current status of all issues (both open and closed) related to smileys. If you want to see the status of pull requests related to smileys as well, drop the "is:issue" part from your filters.

GitHub scares me, or rather intimidates me. I have totally no idea how it works, I appreciate your guidance but I'm wondering if there's a simple answer to this specific question:

"If I install a custom smiley set on my 2.1 RC2 forum, will that continue to work as upgrades occur?"

Another way to phrase this would be "Is it safe to install a custom smiley set without the likelihood of losing it subsequently?"


Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Kindred on April 08, 2019, 08:08:34 PM
Maybe... maybe even probably

But rc does mean that there may still be changes,  if deemed necessary.

However... I will point out once again that this thread is not for support.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: GigaWatt on April 08, 2019, 10:01:21 PM
Presumably that decision would be made on the basis of such technical considerations as "How much poo are we likely to be in if we put this one off until Final?" and "How much poo are we likely to be in if we attempt to deal with this one for RC3?".

💩💩💩

Now that's a lot of poo ;D.

GitHub scares me, or rather intimidates me. I have totally no idea how it works, I appreciate your guidance...

It was kind of intimidating for me too, but actually, there's really nothing to it :). If you register a new account, all sorts of popups will start to appear that kind of guide you through the site :) and on top of that, if you ever find yourself in a pickle, you can always Google your way out ;).

Regarding reporting bugs, it works pretty much like a regular forum. You open a new "topic" and then the devs take a look at your "post" and try to replicate the bug you reported. If they can replicate it, the bug is confirmed. If not, in most cases, the bug report is dropped, but this also depends on the seriousness of the issue and if multiple users reported the same thing, but, for some reason, the devs can't replicate the behavior, etc., etc. So, in some cases, even though bugs can't be replicated, they're not marked as "bogus" bug reports, they're just kinda left for further analysis ;).

Besides, you'll ease the developers jobs if you report bugs directly on GitHub. It's designed to work with code, so it's easier to see which bugs and/or feature requests have been fixed, implemented, rejected, etc. ;).
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: landyvlad on April 09, 2019, 02:13:09 AM
Kindred: Wasn't so much support as a Q as to whether RC2 handled something correctly. All good mate.

Gigawatt:  Thanks, and to take the convo out of this thread, maybe you could write a "beginners guide to GitHub" thread that way more people might see this advice / info :)

Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: GigaWatt on April 09, 2019, 08:23:34 PM
Gigawatt:  Thanks, and to take the convo out of this thread, maybe you could write a "beginners guide to GitHub" thread that way more people might see this advice / info :)

Actually, I'm a beginner myself, still don't have everything figured out, but someone with a bit more experience using GitHub could probably write a tutorial... at least how to report bugs.

Hmmm... if it was for bug reports only, I guess I could make a small tutorial :)... if there's interest on the forum about it :).
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: landyvlad on April 10, 2019, 12:04:23 AM
"If you build it, they will come"

Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: affofficial on April 12, 2019, 02:31:20 AM
Ok i just downloaded this version now. I might just wait for the full version to come out.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: priya singh on April 12, 2019, 03:44:38 AM
nice ,,, i just downloaded this version now
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Study Force on April 16, 2019, 02:49:28 PM
🤞 hoping this is the final RC!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Antechinus on April 16, 2019, 06:08:38 PM
No. There will be an RC3, but that should be the last RC.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Irisado on April 18, 2019, 05:00:35 AM
This discussion about image handling has been moved here (https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=567285.0).  Please continue that discussion there and not in this topic.  This topic is not for support or for feature request discussions.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: dsanchez on May 04, 2019, 09:06:28 AM
Thanks for this! I am planning to move curefans.com (85K topics and 5K members) to this very soon. Is there a large forum where I can see 2.1 RC2 implemented? Thank you!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: videoed on May 07, 2019, 11:42:55 AM
Is there a large forum where I can see 2.1 RC2 implemented? Thank you!
That depends on what you consider "large". Mine (https://videoedicion.org/foro/index.php?action=stats) has almost 55k users and 450k posts.
Bests,
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: shags38 on May 07, 2019, 10:36:41 PM
Maybe... maybe even probably

But rc does mean that there may still be changes,  if deemed necessary.

However... I will point out once again that this thread is not for support.
Does RC2 resolve the various issues with custom smileys that had been reported?
I am waiting until I'm told the smileys are working before I implement a bunch of custom ones on my forum.

See for yourself. :)

Go to the GitHub repository, click on the Issues tab, and search for "is:issue label:Smileys" in the Filters field. That'll show you the current status of all issues (both open and closed) related to smileys. If you want to see the status of pull requests related to smileys as well, drop the "is:issue" part from your filters.

GitHub scares me, or rather intimidates me. I have totally no idea how it works, I appreciate your guidance but I'm wondering if there's a simple answer to this specific question:

"If I install a custom smiley set on my 2.1 RC2 forum, will that continue to work as upgrades occur?"

Another way to phrase this would be "Is it safe to install a custom smiley set without the likelihood of losing it subsequently?"




I'd be interested to know the answer to this also ... or is it elsewhere in the forum - many thanks
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Replikacep on May 08, 2019, 05:29:31 PM
again slowed rc3 and the final as it will take a long time.
we want to see the final version if you give a little speed

Each version of SMF 2.1 is reset from zero. this is very difficult to regulate everything from the beginning

 ::)  O:)  :o
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: GigaWatt on May 08, 2019, 07:47:48 PM
we want to see the final version if you give a little speed

And we would like you to be more patient.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: m4z on May 09, 2019, 03:30:18 AM
we want to see the final version if you give a little speed

I'm just a minor cog in SMF translation, but by my current estimate (unless somebody else steps in to help), the language packs I'm involved in will need at least 15(!) more weeks of my (free, unpaid, evening and weekend) time until they're ready. (This isn't even touching the code, features, bugfixes of SMF.)

But of course complaining is much easier than actually doing something to move the release forward.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: d3vcho(); on May 09, 2019, 04:52:34 AM
again slowed rc3 and the final as it will take a long time.
we want to see the final version if you give a little speed

Each version of SMF 2.1 is reset from zero. this is very difficult to regulate everything from the beginning

 ::)  O:)  :o

We're sorry we're not 24/7 available.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Gwenwyfar on May 09, 2019, 05:29:52 AM
Maybe... maybe even probably

But rc does mean that there may still be changes,  if deemed necessary.

However... I will point out once again that this thread is not for support.
Does RC2 resolve the various issues with custom smileys that had been reported?
I am waiting until I'm told the smileys are working before I implement a bunch of custom ones on my forum.

See for yourself. :)

Go to the GitHub repository, click on the Issues tab, and search for "is:issue label:Smileys" in the Filters field. That'll show you the current status of all issues (both open and closed) related to smileys. If you want to see the status of pull requests related to smileys as well, drop the "is:issue" part from your filters.

GitHub scares me, or rather intimidates me. I have totally no idea how it works, I appreciate your guidance but I'm wondering if there's a simple answer to this specific question:

"If I install a custom smiley set on my 2.1 RC2 forum, will that continue to work as upgrades occur?"

Another way to phrase this would be "Is it safe to install a custom smiley set without the likelihood of losing it subsequently?"
I'd be interested to know the answer to this also ... or is it elsewhere in the forum - many thanks
They shouldn't be changed from the database, and when uploading all the new files for the large upgrade process, it shouldn't replace any of your custom files (unless they have the same name/folders as the default ones, so they'd be overwritten).
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Oldcrow on May 09, 2019, 08:33:03 AM
Look folks, stop the complaining, these folks are volunteering their personal time to make 2.1 a final release for you and me. The more you complain, is not going to help make these same folks move any faster, in fact all the complaining could just make some of the volunteers just say to hell with it, and pack it in..Now where would we be, waiting even longer..

I know it takes time to do all the changes and coding, try taking a course in coding, for yourself, and see how you like it, it's tedious.

In stead of complaining, give these folks some "Praise" for a change, let them know they are valuable and worthwhile.

I like what I see and I can wait for the final..I hope you can also.

(https://i356.photobucket.com/albums/oo1/Tutorial_02/volunteer.png)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Gwenwyfar on May 09, 2019, 09:45:34 AM
:)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Arantor on May 09, 2019, 09:58:22 AM
FWIW, RC1 to RC2 was just shy of two months, and it’s only been a little over a month since RC2 so...
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Gwenwyfar on May 09, 2019, 10:05:49 AM
And there's actually 2.0.16 before that, which is long overdue.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: GigaWatt on May 09, 2019, 07:23:48 PM
FWIW, RC1 to RC2 was just shy of two months, and it’s only been a little over a month since RC2 so...

I guess people thought the devs can develop even faster :P :D.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: landyvlad on May 12, 2019, 08:38:26 PM
again slowed rc3 and the final as it will take a long time.
we want to see the final version if you give a little speed

Oh, that's brave.

Each version of SMF 2.1 is reset from zero. this is very difficult to regulate everything from the beginning


Umm no it isn't 'reset to zero' you just need to upload it differently rather than through the package manager. This has always been the case with alpha, beta and RC versions.  You do not need to 'regulate everything from the beginning'.


Now shaddup.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Arantor on May 13, 2019, 02:06:56 AM
I assume he means that it removes all his customisations and mods... but that’s not a new thing (it’s been that way for 15 years) and if you’re making core changes and not either using version control or packages, you really are doing it wrong anyway.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: SMiFFER on May 24, 2019, 05:28:52 AM
Congratulations on RC2 - heartfelt!

2 months later now. How is the progress?
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: vbgamer45 on May 24, 2019, 09:17:16 AM
Check github for more updates
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: ojialo on May 26, 2019, 09:52:46 AM
Well done guys. Keep up the great work :)
Hello i want to start a forum please which software from smf should i use
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: vbgamer45 on May 26, 2019, 11:27:22 AM
SMF 2.0.15 for now.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Skhilled on May 29, 2019, 08:24:05 AM
I'm late to the party but congrats. :)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on June 01, 2019, 09:54:20 AM
To anyone complaining, do you work 24/7/365? No, I didn't think so.
Any free open source project is largely dependant on the community around it, and in SMF's case, more precisely the select community members that actually contribute. As more of an end user myself, as opposed to a dev - I think we are all lucky to have people interested in giving their free time away for our benefit, and even if we don't always all agree on everything, as long as I don't offer an alternative solution, I know I at least have to make a strong case for my differing opinion, and not just complain. ;) For the time being, 2.0 is also the only supported stable branch, and that means 2.1 can not always take priority.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Owdy on June 01, 2019, 05:35:15 PM
Good job
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Oldcrow on June 01, 2019, 06:28:45 PM
No complaints here. I appreciate having volunteers doing the work.. I have done a lot of volunteering myself, not coding but working in other organizations..helping out as Staff or a Board Director.

From what I see they are doing a excellent job.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: MrManager on June 02, 2019, 09:49:14 AM
I have nothing to contribute but I just wanted to say that there are a lot of us out here who know how long software development takes and do appreciate all the work you're putting into 2.1! Of course we'd all like to see the full release as soon as possible but I'd rather get a solid stable version in a few weeks (?) than an unstable and not fully bugfixed version right now.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Donfisher on June 02, 2019, 02:16:25 PM
When will release version 2.1? Approximately.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Oldcrow on June 02, 2019, 02:42:15 PM
When will release version 2.1? Approximately.

You just added another two weeks to it.. When it's ready for release..
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Oldiesmann on June 03, 2019, 04:20:30 PM
When will release version 2.1? Approximately.

When it's ready.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: landyvlad on June 03, 2019, 10:11:48 PM
Can I suggest a site moderator / admin start a thread called "When will 2.1 Final be released?"

Include in the body only - in bold - the content "When it's ready."

and then lock that thread :)





Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: OCJ on June 08, 2019, 02:07:15 PM
Think the only way that will work is a 1 month ban for asking when the next realease date is.

 :P

I hate the delays but appreciate there is a lot of work... for something that is free.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on June 08, 2019, 02:10:50 PM
Hey, that's a fine idea! Mind if we borrow it? ;)
Just kidding of course, but yes - asking when, requires an answer, an answer that requires time to write, time that could be spent coding - and so on ;)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: orelanic on June 13, 2019, 09:47:04 AM
Just installed the new 2.1 RC2 just to try it out.


I am impressed with all the hard work and dedication from you talented people, keep up the good work. :)

After a short look it seems very responsive and looks nice and clean, and I think the admin panel it is better organised.
Can't wait until try RC3  8)



Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: sarajames on June 14, 2019, 07:37:00 AM
Awesome work guys. Keep up the good work.  :-* ;D 8)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: shnazzle on June 15, 2019, 03:57:53 PM
Just wanted to post up to say a huge thanks to the guys.
Upgrade from 2.0.15 was 100% flawless and quick.

2.1 RC2 is a massive upgrade in capability to 2.0.

Great work and thanks heaps
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: JBlaze on June 18, 2019, 10:55:34 PM
Congrats to everyone! Let's hope that 2.1 Final is just around the corner :)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: digzu on June 24, 2019, 12:24:52 PM
And I remember just a few years ago everyone thinking SMF 2.1 never would happen... I've decided to spin RC2 and it feels pretty good and a much needed update. Nice work developer team! :3

Works nicely on PHP 7.3 + MariaDB 10.4.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Korotana365 on June 29, 2019, 12:58:32 PM
It would be great if SMF pulled its finger out and see that WordPress is an important part of our world and to catch up and make SMF plugin.

Maybe start a Kickstarter campaign or something...

it would rockets downloads overnight?? and become the leading Forum platform - which is FREE

any thoughts on addressing this big elephant in the room?
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on June 29, 2019, 01:03:06 PM
Would be great if you acknowledged the fact that 2.1 is still not ready for production,
and 2.0 actually has bridges that work as far as I know ( for example https://wordpress.org/plugins/smf2wp/ ).

Now won't you take this discussion to some more suitable topic, ok?
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: TigerAnt on June 30, 2019, 07:56:03 AM
Can you please tell us, new guys, how to install it? I tried and it messed up what was already there and I had to restore.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: d3vcho(); on June 30, 2019, 08:00:08 AM
Finally, as always, this announcement topic is not for support. Discussion and support for SMF 2.1 can be found in the SMF 2.1 support board (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?board=254.0).
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: OCJ on July 01, 2019, 01:20:06 PM
Quote
JBlaze: Congrats to everyone! Let's hope that 2.1 Final is just around the corner :)

Don't say that, the world is round!
And I already have the feeling I've been here before.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on July 01, 2019, 03:46:50 PM
The world is a disc. Don't you dare claim otherwise.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: TigerAnt on July 02, 2019, 07:32:28 AM
Yes, I have installed the upgrade from 20.0.15 to 2.1 RC2 and it looks great guys well done.

Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: mariusfv on July 02, 2019, 05:29:40 PM
Awesome work guys!

Where I can see a demo of SMF 2.1 RC2 with default theme? Have anyone a link? I'm curious to see the new look!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Hatshepsut on July 02, 2019, 11:34:53 PM

Where I can see a demo of SMF 2.1 RC2 with default theme? Have anyone a link? I'm curious to see the new look!

See one forum with SMF 2.1 RC2 here: https://www.simplemachines.ru/index.php
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: mariusfv on July 03, 2019, 04:02:10 AM
OMG, very nice! Is default theme? I like it!

One question: SMF 2.1 have on admin side a CSS box to made customization's (font, padding etc) and to not be affected the CSS by feature upgrades of SMF? Is so frustrating every-time to go to syle.css file on server to made a customization.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Shambles on July 03, 2019, 07:51:32 AM
Finally, as always, this announcement topic is not for support. Discussion and support for SMF 2.1 can be found in the SMF 2.1 support board (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?board=254.0).
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: TigerAnt on July 03, 2019, 08:01:04 AM
You may wanna place it where common people can find it. This forum is not user-friendly.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: m4z on July 03, 2019, 08:25:09 AM
You may wanna place it where common people can find it. This forum is not user-friendly.

It's the 7th board from the top on the front page of the forum. Common people should be able to read this far (or maybe use a different attribute to describe themselves).
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: mightythemes on July 04, 2019, 01:03:27 AM
Great work guys keep it up !!!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: GigaWatt on July 06, 2019, 04:58:01 AM
It's the 7th board from the top on the front page of the forum. Common people should be able to read this far (or maybe use a different attribute to describe themselves).

Oh, that's a good one ;D ;D ;D.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: saosangmo on July 13, 2019, 06:55:47 AM
I can not wait you. I have switched our community to use flarum. Good bye my love.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on July 13, 2019, 06:57:10 AM
Hope you are happy in your choice of software, and good luck to you. Why announce it here though, beats me.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: TigerAnt on July 13, 2019, 07:22:42 AM
I wonder if he saw this "WARNING. Flarum is beta software." I took a look at it and it does not even come close to Simple Machine.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: GigaWatt on July 13, 2019, 01:19:16 PM
Yeah, but it looks "fancy"... like a FB ripoff... not really into the fancy stuff, so I wouldn't use it.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Diego Andrés on July 14, 2019, 12:06:04 AM
More like reddit imo
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: landyvlad on July 16, 2019, 03:04:07 AM
I can not wait you. I have switched our community to use flarum. Good bye my love.

Ok and I brushed my teeth this morning but nobody cares about that either.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: SugarD-x on July 18, 2019, 12:16:34 PM
I can not wait you. I have switched our community to use flarum. Good bye my love.

Ok and I brushed my teeth this morning but nobody cares about that either.
We care, landyvlad. We care.



Can't wait for the next update! <3
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Suki on July 18, 2019, 01:10:31 PM
Indeed, it is important to have a good dental hygiene (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=When7gl0m8o).



The world is a disc. Don't you dare claim otherwise.


All hail the great A'tuin.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on July 18, 2019, 01:57:50 PM
Indeed ;)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Infigadgets on July 20, 2019, 01:29:25 AM
Thank you for the update and keep it good work!

From
Infigadgets
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Massl on July 20, 2019, 03:19:07 PM
Indeed, it is important to have a good dental hygiene (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=When7gl0m8o).

🤣🤣
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: rosemartine on July 23, 2019, 06:43:20 AM
Well done! It's great work. Keep it up. :) :)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: SugarD-x on July 26, 2019, 12:38:23 PM
lol even the spambots are impressed!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Gazmanafc on July 26, 2019, 01:44:08 PM
That's not exactly anything new, they're impressed by everything. :P
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on July 26, 2019, 02:23:10 PM
They are the easily impressed type.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Owdy on August 01, 2019, 04:43:17 AM

Modification and theme authors are encouraged to check the roadmap for our upcoming development milestones (https://github.com/SimpleMachines/SMF2.1/milestones) when deciding how to update their modifications and themes for SMF 2.1.
So next version is going to be RC3, not final?
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: SychO on August 01, 2019, 04:50:18 AM
Yes
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Owdy on August 01, 2019, 04:55:18 AM
Well, maybe i'm bold enough to upgrade. :) RC is RC.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC2 Released
Post by: Irisado on August 21, 2019, 04:51:05 AM
Topic split.  The discussion about 2.1's design and development can now be found here (https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=569281.0).