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SMF 2.0 Update Part V
« on: April 30, 2008, 12:02:45 PM »
All, I thought I should provide something of an update on the status of 2.0 – it’s been a while since our last update. Firstly, we’ve been really pleased with the reception to the first public beta of SMF. In general feedback has been positive, and we’ve got a good load of bug reports that we’ve been working through (Thanks to the team for capturing them all). It’s interesting to see the variety of views on 2.0, the most critical have been around the lack of changes to the interfaces to users, which is understandable. Our primary focus with 2.0 was to get the moderation and administration functionality to be top of it’s game, whilst also working on the backend to get SMF much more modular – so “big/complex” forums will probably get more of a benefit out of 2.0 than small community forums where moderation isn’t such a problem. That said, there have been considerable user improvements, including OpenID, custom profile fields, enhanced PM system, WYSWIYG editor, ignore user posts, user joinable groups etc etc – hardly nothing ;)

 Anyway, back on topic – progress! While, firstly people might notice I have the “On Hiatus” badge on – but don’t panic! I’ve simply been busy with real life the last few weeks so progress hasn’t been as fast as one might like – however – we’ve fixed lots and lots of bugs, we’re at the stage now where the remaining bugs really aren’t that critical (In the most part). We’ve made some progress with updating the primary templates to be more semantic, and this is probably the main thing holding us back from our next beta release. Bloc is however working hard to iron out the bugs in what we’ve done, and then I need to try and find a way to ensure we don’t break all existing themes with the new templates. Once this is done, we’ll try to get Beta 4 out of the door – which will hopefully be the final beta. Until then I hope people can remain patient. In the most part there won’t be new features coming now, just bug fixes and a few feature tweaks. Our primary aim is to work towards a bug free final release, which will then enable us to start work towards the next version ;)

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Re: SMF 2.0 Update Part V
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2008, 12:04:18 PM »
Weird font ;) , but nice read and update :)
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Re: SMF 2.0 Update Part V
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2008, 12:13:48 PM »
Somebody was playing with the WYSIYWG editor :P
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Re: SMF 2.0 Update Part V
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2008, 01:19:44 PM »
Looks like Arial to me...

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Re: SMF 2.0 Update Part V
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2008, 01:35:46 PM »
Aerial does not belong on web pages IMO. Verdana FTW. :P
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Re: SMF 2.0 Update Part V
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2008, 02:38:09 PM »
I do like Verdana too, but the web will be a boring place if everyone uses the same font. Once in a while, a bit of Arial/Helvetica or Tahoma is nice. They're nicer for tighter spaces.

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Re: SMF 2.0 Update Part V
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2008, 03:18:17 PM »
* Eliana Tamerin wishes operating systems shipped with a better variety of fonts.

Anyways, great to hear the progress, Grudge. I'm excited to see the next Beta.
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Re: SMF 2.0 Update Part V
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2008, 03:32:20 PM »
Nice update Grudge. Thanks.

It seems that when your "On Hiatus" you do more work. ;) lol
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Re: SMF 2.0 Update Part V
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2008, 06:49:32 AM »
Anyway, back on topic – progress! While, firstly people might notice I have the “On Hiatus” badge on – but don’t panic!

That was what I was going to ask. Good news. We're waiting...
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Re: SMF 2.0 Update Part V
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2008, 07:33:47 PM »
Thanks for the update, Grudge! I'm anxiously looking forward to see the results of your work on the new default theme :)

Anyway, back on topic – progress! While, firstly people might notice I have the “On Hiatus” badge on – but don’t panic!

That was what I was going to ask. Good news. We're waiting...

Personally, I'm more curious, excited and worried about two other recent "badge" changes. Namely Jeff and Thantos...

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Re: SMF 2.0 Update Part V
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2008, 08:00:24 PM »
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Personally, I'm more curious, excited and worried about two other recent "badge" changes. Namely Jeff and Thantos...
mm probaly Real Life issues? I was kind of wondering the same thing.
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Re: SMF 2.0 Update Part V
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2008, 10:34:53 PM »
Jeff had the code bug bite him again :P So he changed colors ;)
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Re: SMF 2.0 Update Part V
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2008, 10:38:50 PM »
Seems like everything is running well. I'll be waiting for the final release, then about 15 mods redone, a theme designed and redone, Tiny Portal updated, you know how it is lol
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Re: SMF 2.0 Update Part V
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2008, 04:36:40 AM »
Off Topic:

Jay also went on Hiatus. Interesting. Soon we will have no devs left. :P

I guess devs will transfer SleePy to their team. :D
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Re: SMF 2.0 Update Part V
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2008, 08:06:24 AM »
It might just be the season (Finals). :P
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Re: SMF 2.0 Update Part V
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2008, 01:37:01 PM »
Jeff had the code bug bite him again :P So he changed colors ;)

Is that like Peter Parker becoming Spiderman? :P

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Re: SMF 2.0 Update Part V
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2008, 02:28:38 PM »
Yeah, it bit him, he donned nerdy glasses, a flannel shirt, turned off all his lights and has the ability to code and debug programs at 5 times the normal human speed. :P
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Re: SMF 2.0 Update Part V
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2008, 06:52:40 PM »
Any news about beta 4 ppl? :P

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Re: SMF 2.0 Update Part V
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2008, 07:31:23 PM »
When we have news, you'll know about it. Don't worry, you'll get it soon enough.
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Re: SMF 2.0 Update Part V
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2008, 11:46:09 AM »
I have a feeling that it's not too far off!  :P (The site copyright is "Powered by SMF 2.0 Beta 4")