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Finally, an SMF 2.0 Update

Started by [SiNaN], July 30, 2010, 04:58:16 PM

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DoctorMalboro

Rent a yacht and make an awesome party?

live627

And go to a tropical paradise?

Farjo

What's next? We wait some more :laugh: But after release it gets interesting.

First the SMF team. SMF2 has been in the making over 5 years, so will future development be restricted to the same slow, slow speed? Or has it been so slow purely because of all the 'dramas' that have abounded, and the team will emerge on a post-v2 gold world with renewed vigour and determination to take SMF ahead of the competition again?

Second, the gold release of v2 will allow release of 'forked' versions of SMF and I know already of one in development. Thus we will not only be able to chose what mods we install, we will be able to choose what base software to use.

Interesting times indeed :)

Cassiel

Norv has already said time and again that they are going to revamp the release process after 2.0 Final comes out to allow for much quicker release of new versions.

Farjo

Sure, but if there's slow development there'll be nothing to release :(

Omega X

Be glad its not Mambo. That project hasn't said a peep in almost 3 years.

Cassiel

Quote from: Farjo on April 27, 2011, 01:17:34 PM
Sure, but if there's slow development there'll be nothing to release :(

Mantis (the bugtracker) has seen a spike in activity recently which could mean that clear skies are ahead. Plus all of the legal thing-a-mabobs will soon be settled and then focus can once again shift back to the development of the software.

So at this point it might be safe to say that most of this stormy weather will soon be a thing of the past.

Farjo

Safe? :o I'd love to have your faith (or innocence?).

Competition is good for the consumer and so as a 'consumer' I hope both the SMF team and any fork or forks are successful and drive each other forward.

Cassiel

It's not faith. I'm just taking the information that i'm seeing and basing an conjecture around it. Plenty of team members have reported that the roadblock to getting all of the legalities completed is now behind them and progress can continue. And seeing the pick up on Mantis it seems like the Team is getting back into gear to prepare for when all of this is completed.

I agree that competition is good, and the main thing that was holding SMF back from being able to compete at it's best was all of this transfer stuff. Now that things are moving forward again I would say that at the very least we should see things with a positive light. The same light that is at the end of this dark and dreary tunnel.

Norv has said that preparations will be made so that future releases will occur more quickly. We can either take his word for it, or not and still end up in the same place (so we might as well trust that he is correct). And everything I have said before, mainly about Mantis, is evidence that the team does indeed have renewed vigour to get everything back up and running again. Those were the very same questions you asked before.

c23_Mike

Hi there!

The very last spike at mantis last only one day ... so that is not much. I think thze one sign missing makes more troubles as it should be and at this stage this could be the death knife to SMF.
So long, Mike

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Matthew K.

Come on now, can't we be optimistic here? SMF is not going to die.
Quote from: c23_Mike on April 29, 2011, 12:46:49 AM
Hi there!

The very last spike at mantis last only one day ... so that is not much. I think thze one sign missing makes more troubles as it should be and at this stage this could be the death knife to SMF.

live627

What's wrong with a little pessimism?

Matthew K.

I knew it'd either be you or Arantor following up on my post. There's nothing wrong with a little pessimism. But you realize this pessimistic attitude has been going on for a long time now, right? And granted, I know WHY. But really, it's time to move on.
Quote from: live627 on April 29, 2011, 01:02:43 AM
What's wrong with a little pessimism?

live627

Quote from: Labradoodle-360 on April 29, 2011, 01:04:35 AM
I knew it'd either be you or Arantor following up on my post
eheheh

Someone needs to push the team, eh??

Sabre™

I've never thought SMF would "die", regardless of the controversy which seems to be an unfortunate entity within the project now.
I've watched people come n go for years, watched arguments flare and dissipate for years, witnessed the "loss/corruption/silence" of some truly inspiring people for some time now, luckily some "change hats" and stay within the community. But there are always others which come through and help pave the way, fill the gaps and bring forth the sense of excitement which fuels such projects.
As an end user and moderate contributor, I give thanks to all that have helped the project reach it's current status, and admire those battling against the 'system'(for lack of a better blah blah) for improvement, stability and the step closer to .............. perfection?? ??  ... or Completion.
Thousands use this software, and thousands use the 'enhancements' offered. This will always be the case, Unless another project takes hold of the reigns, and creates that .. WOW factor, which I believe SMF still holds against the others.
I for one cannot wait to see and experience the first release of the 'fork', and also future ideas brought forth by mod developers, themers and those which share their ideas informally.
They call me Sabre, Im half asleep, drunk, lookin for a pack of chips, and this is my nonsensical reply.

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live627

I wants me minutez back NAO!!!111 :P

Cassiel

Quote from: c23_Mike on April 29, 2011, 12:46:49 AM
Hi there!

The very last spike at mantis last only one day ... so that is not much. I think thze one sign missing makes more troubles as it should be and at this stage this could be the death knife to SMF.

It's not the duration, it's the why. SiNaN has said himself that all of these troubles has been demoralizing for the Dev team. The sign that they would want to start picking up development again means that they see that there is finally and end to this.

Or it could just be that SiNaN was able to get some free time and work on fixing bugs. Who knows. :P

Arantor

Quote from: Labradoodle-360 on April 29, 2011, 01:04:35 AM
I knew it'd either be you or Arantor following up on my post. There's nothing wrong with a little pessimism. But you realize this pessimistic attitude has been going on for a long time now, right? And granted, I know WHY. But really, it's time to move on.
Quote from: live627 on April 29, 2011, 01:02:43 AM
What's wrong with a little pessimism?

Instead of telling us to move on, why not lead the way? Instead of telling us how it's going to be wonderful and shiny, do something towards making it so, like suggesting bug fixes.
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~DS~

Quote from: Labradoodle-360 on April 29, 2011, 01:04:35 AM
I knew it'd either be you or Arantor following up on my post. There's nothing wrong with a little pessimism. But you realize this pessimistic attitude has been going on for a long time now, right? And granted, I know WHY. But really, it's time to move on.
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Kindred

Dismal Shadow... BS.

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