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Started by Aaron, January 24, 2009, 06:23:10 PM
Quote from: Aäron on January 24, 2009, 06:23:10 PMHey 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! 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 templateThat'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 areasWhile 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 modificationsAs 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 bugfixesAs 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
Quote from: antechinus on January 24, 2009, 10:25:50 PMNo. The witches stayed. They're good at brewing up cauldrons of new code.
Quote"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe." A. Einstein
Quote from: Tapsa2 on January 25, 2009, 04:22:11 PMVery 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.
Quote from: Blind Bandit on January 25, 2009, 12:46:59 PMI 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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Quote from: antechinus on January 25, 2009, 04:32:41 PMQuote from: Blind Bandit on January 25, 2009, 12:46:59 PMI 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.
Quote from: Mystery? on January 25, 2009, 07:21:08 PMHow far is that mile in time .