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RC1 is no longer miles away!
« on: January 24, 2009, 06:23:10 PM »
Hey everyone,

It has certainly been quite a while since a developer last posted a blog entry here. Rest assured, the development of SMF hasn't stalled at all. While it is unfortunately true that a few developers have left, the remaining lot haven't given up hope on the project! We have actually been working together to get RC1 out! :D

In fact, over 314 entries have been added to the changelog since the release of beta 4 public in September last year; 33.8% of them have even been added in January this year. This effectively means that a lot of bugs were squashed in about four months time.

And it gets even better. RC1 is no longer miles away; in fact, our charter members have had access to a preview of RC1 for almost a week now. We're ironing out the last blocking bugs and hope to release it to the public shortly.

While statistics may appeal to some of you, I expect most of you like to hear solid facts instead. For those of you, I've compiled a short list with the changes to look forward to.

A new, improved profile template
That's right, we changed it, at long last. If you really can't wait, have a look at the profile section on this site.

Improved administration centre areas
While we all agreed the new administration centre is a definite improvement, we thought certain areas could do with some improvement. Among the changed areas are the forum maintenance, server settings, core features and the languages areas.

Better multilingual support for modifications
As most modifications only modify the English language files, this generally caused a lot of confusion for users using other languages on their forums. SMF 2.0 RC1 contains improvements that'll hopefully make this a problem of the past.

Lots of bugfixes
As you'd expect from a supposedly more stable version, it fixes a lot of the bugs that may or may not have haunted your life as an end-user or mod developer. This includes issues with the semantic version of our default theme.

So, what does this all mean? It means SMF 2.0 RC1 will be out soon. I cannot state an exact date, but it's definitely soon enough to be looking forward to. :)

Aaron

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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2009, 06:37:02 PM »
Hey everyone,

It has certainly been quite a while since a developer last posted a blog entry here. Rest assured, the development of SMF hasn't stalled at all. While it is unfortunately true that a few developers have left, the remaining lot haven't given up hope on the project! We have actually been working together to get RC1 out! :D

In fact, over 314 entries have been added to the changelog since the release of beta 4 public in September last year; 33.8% of them have even been added in January this year. This effectively means that a lot of bugs were squashed in about four months time.

And it gets even better. RC1 is no longer miles away; in fact, our charter members have had access to a preview of RC1 for almost a week now. We're ironing out the last blocking bugs and hope to release it to the public shortly.

While statistics may appeal to some of you, I expect most of you like to hear solid facts instead. For those of you, I've compiled a short list with the changes to look forward to.

A new, improved profile template
That's right, we changed it, at long last. If you really can't wait, have a look at the profile section on this site.

Improved administration centre areas
While we all agreed the new administration centre is a definite improvement, we thought certain areas could do with some improvement. Among the changed areas are the forum maintenance, server settings, core features and the languages areas.

Better multilingual support for modifications
As most modifications only modify the English language files, this generally caused a lot of confusion for users using other languages on their forums. SMF 2.0 RC1 contains improvements that'll hopefully make this a problem of the past.

Lots of bugfixes
As you'd expect from a supposedly more stable version, it fixes a lot of the bugs that may or may not have haunted your life as an end-user or mod developer. This includes issues with the semantic version of our default theme.

So, what does this all mean? It means SMF 2.0 RC1 will be out soon. I cannot state an exact date, but it's definitely soon enough to be looking forward to. :)

Aaron

Well I hope it gets released today or tomorrow.
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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2009, 06:38:07 PM »
That's excellent news! Thanks for the update, Aaron. Can't wait until RC1 is released. :)
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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2009, 06:45:02 PM »
excellent news thanks Aaron
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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2009, 10:18:18 PM »
Very good Aaron.

Quick question, witch developers left?
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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2009, 10:25:50 PM »
No. The witches stayed. They're good at brewing up cauldrons of new code.

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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2009, 11:03:04 PM »
No. The witches stayed. They're good at brewing up cauldrons of new code.

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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2009, 11:33:46 PM »
Yeah! Can't wait! :D

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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2009, 12:11:59 PM »
No. The witches stayed. They're good at brewing up cauldrons of new code.

I actually laughed aloud to that one!!

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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2009, 12:20:12 PM »
Great work devs ,keep it up  ;)
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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2009, 12:46:59 PM »
I can't remember are there still template changes to be made before release or are those pretty much done with?

Oh and thanks for the good news.

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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2009, 04:22:11 PM »
Very nice to read.
Will the upgrading/updating after RC1 be abled to be made through the adminpanel/package manager, so we don't have to upload/download  patches.
I know, i'm lazy. I don't like uploading/downloading stuff back and forth.

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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2009, 04:23:28 PM »
Very nice to read.
Will the upgrading/updating after RC1 be abled to be made through the adminpanel/package manager, so we don't have to upload/download  patches.
I know, i'm lazy. I don't like uploading/downloading stuff back and forth.
Yes, I believe you are going to need to download it and replace the files. As there are many changes between betas and RCs.
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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2009, 04:32:41 PM »
I can't remember are there still template changes to be made before release or are those pretty much done with?

Oh and thanks for the good news.
There are more template changes coming. The idea is to get them all done by the time it goes final.

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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2009, 04:33:56 PM »
Very nice to read.
Will the upgrading/updating after RC1 be abled to be made through the adminpanel/package manager, so we don't have to upload/download  patches.
I know, i'm lazy. I don't like uploading/downloading stuff back and forth.

I believe the patches start with final versions.  There will likely be too many changes and bugfixes to generate an update package.  Update packages are meant to be for minor updates, not major updates involving a lot of changes
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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2009, 06:03:38 PM »
I can't remember are there still template changes to be made before release or are those pretty much done with?

Oh and thanks for the good news.
There are more template changes coming. The idea is to get them all done by the time it goes final.

Thanks for the clarification.  Hopefully the road to gold will be a little more expedient now that RC1 is almost here.

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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2009, 07:21:08 PM »
How far is that mile in time :).
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2009, 07:48:48 PM »
excellent news!

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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2009, 10:51:04 PM »
How far is that mile in time :).

A mile is 1/186,282 of a second. So it should be here by the time you read this post : )
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Re: RC1 is no longer miles away!
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2009, 11:27:59 PM »
gotta say, RCfun is 1 to play with :)
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