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Title: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Suki on July 10, 2021, 11:45:38 AM
Simple Machines is pleased to announce the release of SMF 2.1 RC4. Bugs reported and labeled for RC4 have been fixed along with improvements to security, stability, and performance. Some of the fixes and improvements are as follows:

Major changes:

User-facing changes:

Admin and back-end changes:

Installer and upgrader changes:

This release is considered to be an RC (Release Candidate), which means that it is sufficiently functional, but that it has known and unknown bugs. These bugs do not necessarily prevent a release, rather they need to be addressed before the next dev cycle release.

SMF RC4 can be installed as a brand new installation, or an SMF 2.0.x installation can be upgraded to SMF RC4, however, please do note that there are no updates packages for any RC releases.

We highly encourage testing this version on local or development/QA environments. Testing the release will greatly help us in narrowing down, and focusing on, issues and improvements towards the Final release.  Note, however, that we do not recommend using an RC package on any live installation and/or production forum owing to the very nature of RC packages.

Finally, this announcement topic is not for support. Please use the SMF 2.1 support board instead. (https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?board=254.0)

A very special thanks goes to our community, team members, code contributors and beta testers. Without your help, this would not have been possible.

Thank you for using SMF!

Kind regards,
Simple Machines
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Looking on July 10, 2021, 11:49:19 AM
Congrats on all the fixes and progress.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: SleePy on July 10, 2021, 11:49:39 AM
Thanks to all those who helped make this release happen.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: LiroyvH on July 10, 2021, 11:50:12 AM
Congrats on the release to the team!! Great work :) And thanks to everyone who helped out! :)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: vbgamer45 on July 10, 2021, 11:57:34 AM
Great release! Good job all a lot of cool new things added.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on July 10, 2021, 11:59:52 AM
Thanks to everyone on and off the team for the effort put in to this. :)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: d3vcho on July 10, 2021, 12:17:40 PM
Really sweet job. Thank you all!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: lurkalot on July 10, 2021, 12:18:15 PM
Congrats, and thanks to all involved.  Another step forward.  8)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Oldiesmann on July 10, 2021, 12:21:39 PM
Great to see! On to final :D
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: videoed on July 10, 2021, 12:40:31 PM
Congratulations! Great work. Thank you!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Doug Heffernan on July 10, 2021, 01:00:59 PM
Congratulations and thanks to all involved for all your hard work.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Sesquipedalian on July 10, 2021, 01:03:43 PM
Glad to see this!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Apllicmz on July 10, 2021, 01:15:25 PM
Congrats on the release to the team!! Great work ;) :D
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Speed King on July 10, 2021, 01:25:20 PM
Congrats :)
Just successfully installed RC4 on my working forum.
But some of ZIP language files in download section was corrupted (Bulgarian and German), I have used TAR.GZ variant instead.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: SleePy on July 10, 2021, 01:41:58 PM
I can't reproduce.  The zip files are working for me.
What browser and OS are you using?
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Bigguy on July 10, 2021, 01:48:13 PM
Nice to see this out. Great job all. :)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Shambles on July 10, 2021, 02:34:44 PM
Good work all.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Steve on July 10, 2021, 03:18:40 PM
Awesome! Great work y'all!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Speed King on July 10, 2021, 04:19:55 PM
Quote from: SleePy on July 10, 2021, 01:41:58 PM
I can't reproduce.  The zip files are working for me.
What browser and OS are you using?

Google Chrome (last version), and Windows 10.
After downloading, these ZIP files cannot be opened with 7-zip; when I upload them into forum directory and trying to extract, they cannot be extracted.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: SychO on July 10, 2021, 04:20:25 PM
Congratulations 👏
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Shambles on July 10, 2021, 04:37:25 PM
Quote from: Speed King on July 10, 2021, 04:19:55 PM
Quote from: SleePy on July 10, 2021, 01:41:58 PM
I can't reproduce.  The zip files are working for me.
What browser and OS are you using?

Google Chrome (last version), and Windows 10.
After downloading, these ZIP files cannot be opened with 7-zip; when I upload them into forum directory and trying to extract, they cannot be extracted.

Probably better to open a support topic, as...

Quote from: SukiFinally, this announcement topic is not for support.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: TwitchisMental on July 10, 2021, 04:38:52 PM
Congrats and awesome job!!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: SleePy on July 10, 2021, 06:54:57 PM
Quote from: Speed King on July 10, 2021, 04:19:55 PM
Google Chrome (last version), and Windows 10.
After downloading, these ZIP files cannot be opened with 7-zip; when I upload them into forum directory and trying to extract, they cannot be extracted.

I can't reproduce this.  Windows 10 with Chrome opens the german language zip files just fine in both windows zip and 7zip.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Oldiesmann on July 10, 2021, 11:56:17 PM
Are the composer files used for the GitHub tools supposed to be part of the packages as well? I'm not sure those would be of much use to the average end uesr.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Rob Lightbody on July 11, 2021, 05:12:52 AM
Thanks to all involved.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on July 11, 2021, 05:14:56 AM
Quote from: Oldiesmann on July 10, 2021, 11:56:17 PM
Are the composer files used for the GitHub tools supposed to be part of the packages as well? I'm not sure those would be of much use to the average end uesr.
Should probably be removed for later releases, but not worth rebuilding the packages IMO.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: gisfreak on July 11, 2021, 11:01:16 AM
congratulations  ;D
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: MisterVector on July 11, 2021, 02:11:37 PM
Good job guys! Hopefully not long to go now!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Robert. on July 11, 2021, 02:13:52 PM
Congratulations!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: charlottezweb on July 11, 2021, 04:26:16 PM
Congrats and Thank you -- Something new to play with :)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: SleePy on July 11, 2021, 05:29:34 PM
Quote from: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on July 11, 2021, 05:14:56 AM
Quote from: Oldiesmann on July 10, 2021, 11:56:17 PM
Are the composer files used for the GitHub tools supposed to be part of the packages as well? I'm not sure those would be of much use to the average end uesr.
Should probably be removed for later releases, but not worth rebuilding the packages IMO.

Correct.  Future builds will no longer include those.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: -Rock Lee- on July 11, 2021, 09:07:28 PM
Oh not bad just a few days ago I was thinking of trying the new 2.1 advances, mi lector de código lo predijo ha ha ha ... Great job guys  :D!!!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: landyvlad on July 11, 2021, 09:22:51 PM
Yipee Kay Yay !

Well done all.  :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: meccep45 on July 11, 2021, 10:35:08 PM
В добрый путь RC4.
Good luck RC4.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: skb on July 12, 2021, 03:07:57 AM
Great job. Waiting for 2.1 Final.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: shnazzle on July 12, 2021, 04:35:14 AM
Great stuff and brilliant progress. Thanks to all involved.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: pocttopus on July 12, 2021, 05:06:35 AM
Congratulations and thank you.  :)
Successfully upgraded.  ;)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Portugal on July 12, 2021, 05:55:20 AM
Cogratulations to all who are involved on this precious plataform. Step-by-step we are running to the 2.1, for all of this i´m SMF user since 2006 and i´m a great pleasure to be part of this.


Thank you people

Regards
Portugal
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: spiros on July 13, 2021, 10:07:34 AM
Well done, I am most grateful to everybody who has contributed to this great project!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: woolly bugger on July 13, 2021, 10:16:36 AM
Far out! Thanks and congrats!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: live627 on July 13, 2021, 10:27:40 AM
Quote from: woolly bugger on July 13, 2021, 10:16:36 AM
Far out! Thanks and congrats!
that's an old one 🤘
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: iMiKK on July 14, 2021, 12:44:44 PM
Congrats! :)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Horme Gaming on July 14, 2021, 06:37:37 PM
Nice to see so many fixes done specially in under a year.  Lets hope the trend continues and we can see final in early 2022 :)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Bernie on July 14, 2021, 11:41:13 PM
Excellent news!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: ZabiinoOo on July 16, 2021, 01:26:52 PM
Congratulations you are a great team 8)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: jjensen on July 16, 2021, 04:57:17 PM
congratulations good job!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Antechinus on July 16, 2021, 09:29:42 PM
Strewth. There was movement at the station. Congratulations. :)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: DenDen60 on July 17, 2021, 07:07:52 AM
Thanks for the good job everyone.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: vrindabasha on July 19, 2021, 03:58:32 AM
Congratulations Team....  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: zappaDPJ on July 21, 2021, 06:25:04 PM
So it's good to see progress, thanks to everyone involved for all the time and effort you've contributed to this project.

Now I'm going to ask that question, the ultimate question... are we there yet? Just kidding, but can you now confirm that RC4 will be the last release candidate?
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: live627 on July 21, 2021, 06:54:10 PM
Yes, as evidenced by the open milestones page on GitHub (https://github.com/SimpleMachines/SMF2.1/milestones).
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Antechinus on July 21, 2021, 08:11:05 PM
Nice. :)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Steve on July 22, 2021, 07:57:19 AM
Not a development team member but I'd wager the answer to your question is 'no'. It all depends on what is found as RC4 is being used live in the field.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on July 22, 2021, 08:08:42 AM
No promises, as usual, but it is my understanding that RC4 is somewhat intended to be the last RC. So, in a way the answer is - Maybe.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Sesquipedalian on July 22, 2021, 10:28:50 AM
Quote from: zappaDPJ on July 21, 2021, 06:25:04 PM
Just kidding, but can you now confirm that RC4 will be the last release candidate?

/me points at signature.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: cihancan on July 22, 2021, 02:38:45 PM
Thanks to everyone involved. See you soon in stable version
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: zappaDPJ on July 22, 2021, 10:40:59 PM
Thanks for all the honest and realistic replies to my question above. Here's to hoping it's finally getting there :)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: adp on July 25, 2021, 09:24:18 AM
Congrats to all, SMF rocks!
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: u3games on July 29, 2021, 09:43:25 AM
Nice work ^^
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: TANDIONO.COM on August 03, 2021, 04:22:52 AM
CONGRATS :)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: mickjav on August 03, 2021, 04:34:36 AM
Cool I'll be using this when I start My Librarian Sections of my site.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: landyvlad on August 16, 2021, 01:46:10 AM
Can someone please tell me when we can expect the release of.... The Rolling Stones' next album  :)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Steve on August 16, 2021, 06:46:15 AM
When it's ready. :P
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: mgmgknp11 on August 17, 2021, 06:47:05 AM
After downloading, these ZIP files cannot be opened with 7-zip it can't be extracted and now it working fine thanks
extract that file after click in the file???
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Shambles on August 17, 2021, 06:56:25 AM
Quote from: SukiFinally, this announcement topic is not for support. Please use the SMF 2.1 support board instead.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: zappaDPJ on August 17, 2021, 10:21:25 AM
I almost fell off my chair ;D Well done to everyone involved.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: mowertech on August 17, 2021, 04:12:51 PM
i  have some  questions for everyone is there any professional themes anywhere also i notice some forums have sponsors  where the sponsor has there own banner on the side and thrre own little space on the  page is this possible with smf thanhk u 
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Shambles on August 17, 2021, 04:13:43 PM
Quote from: Shambles on August 17, 2021, 06:56:25 AM
Quote from: SukiFinally, this announcement topic is not for support. Please use the SMF 2.1 support board instead.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Steve on August 18, 2021, 08:52:27 AM
Wow, and you just quoted that a couple of posts ago. I guess people don't read anything but what they type ... and sometimes not even that ...  (https://i.imgur.com/vWJyuta.gif)
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Gwenwyfar on August 23, 2021, 03:15:55 PM
No idea when this was but congrats on the site upgrade! Keep going! Cheers :)

Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: tranhiep_116 on August 30, 2021, 04:24:00 AM
Congrats on the release to the team. it good for my job
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: ARG01 on September 03, 2021, 02:13:37 PM
Well done, team. Congrats! I can't wait to dig back into SMF when a final release comes along.
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Sudhakar Arjunan on September 06, 2021, 05:07:11 PM
Thanks for the numerous fixes team, going to upgrade my forum from 2.1 beta 4 to 2.1 RC 4
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: Jacky.vdv on September 28, 2021, 03:36:30 PM
Quote from: mowertech on August 17, 2021, 04:12:51 PMi  have some  questions for everyone is there any professional themes anywhere also i notice some forums have sponsors  where the sponsor has there own banner on the side and thrre own little space on the  page is this possible with smf thanhk u 

Do you have a link to an example?
Title: Re: SMF 2.1 RC4 Released
Post by: mariusfv on October 05, 2021, 02:43:45 AM
Nice job SMF team! Usually after RC5 the team and coders decide to stop the beta.