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Some updates on SMF 2.1

Started by emanuele, September 02, 2012, 04:39:44 PM

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Powerbob




My SMF 2.1 Beta test site; http://www.pplb.net/smf21/index.php

SebaS

very nice!! good job team!!!

iksa

Is there any estimate on when the final version of SMF 2.1 will be released? I'm asking this because I would need the newsletter features that are in 2.1 for my forum, but if it is still going to take years until it is released, then I'll prefer to write a mod that just copy/pastes the current newsletter code from 2.1 GitHub.

Arantor

No estimate will ever be given. We've been bitten in the past with giving deadlines and then failing to meet them.

Though if you notice what's going on Github (and looking at more recent topics than this one) you will probably get a fair idea of exactly how things are going and when things are likely to be done by.
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iksa

Yes, I see in GitHub that every now and then someone changes something. Still I would like to know if it is going to take months or years until a release is made (I won't kill anyone if the answer is incorrect).

Arantor

Every now and then? There were dozens of changes in the last 24 hours alone.

The problem is, if I give you ANY kind of indication, and that's wrong in any direction, I guarantee IT WILL be pulled up by the community as 'you promised it would be done by then' and then we get demonised. This has happened multiple times in the past.

It'll be done when it's done, simple as.
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iksa

I understand, but will it be moths or years? I believe you have some idea about that.

Arantor

Of course I do, and I've already said I'm not going to give ANY estimates.
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iksa

So you are recommending me to write a mod on 2.0.6 instead?

margarett

2.0.x will be supported for a long time. So any work you create in that way will for sure be valid ;)
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Arantor

I'm not recommending anything because I *know* there are people that will analyse my comments and read so much more into it than it is.

Read what's going on with the current blog updates, the activity on Github (in particular how many commits per day are going on that are bug fixes and stuff) and make your own mind up.
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iksa

Quote from: margarett on January 17, 2014, 04:32:05 PM
2.0.x will be supported for a long time. So any work you create in that way will for sure be valid ;)

Thank you.

Quote from: Sir Cumber-Patcher on January 17, 2014, 04:34:15 PM
I'm not recommending anything because I *know* there are people that will analyse my comments and read so much more into it than it is.

Read what's going on with the current blog updates, the activity on Github (in particular how many commits per day are going on that are bug fixes and stuff) and make your own mind up.

I'm not saying that you don't know something. I just wanted to ask an innocent question and I don't understand all that rudeness. You could always send me a private message if there is something you don't want to say publicly. I just wanted to know if the release is coming soon or not_soon, in order to know how I'm going to do with my own forum.

Arantor

See, here's the thing, even if I commit to 'soon', people will complain if it takes longer than their idea of 'soon'. If I commit to 'not soon', people will complain it's taking too long. So the only thing I can do is to not give any deadlines. There's no rudeness, only defensiveness because we get enough people complaining about what we do without giving them ammunition to complain about us with.
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Kindred

Arantor was not being rude...

If you look back - we never give a release time. Not even "months or years"

The only thing we ill say is that it will be released when we feel it is ready.
(which is the same thing that has been said to this question for every single release)
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Arantor

Let me just clarify, the one time we ever did, it was merely the expression of 'I'd love to see it released in the summer'. Something *that* inocuous. And the amount of shouting come autumn time was incredible. And when it did come out - it was a beta release and it had a bunch of issues resulting from that, and people complained that it was late and buggy, of which the delays were the result of fixing some of the *other* bugs. (For those keeping score, this was 2.0 RC2)
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live627

And for those who don't know/forgot:

Quote from: Aaron on July 02, 2009, 04:30:24 PM
I know most of you are eager to know when RC2 will be released. Unfortunately, I cannot say. Personally however, I am counting on a release this summer. :)

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Andrea91

Why the posting method in the new version is not live and is still with the [][/] code?

Arantor

Um... just like in 2.0 (the current version) there is a WYSIWYG mode, but ultimately it *always* comes back to bbcode anyway... like every forum software out there ultimately does.
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ApplianceJunk

So in other words your saying... ;)

Arantor

So in other words I'm saying it's still using that, but you can have a 'nice' preview of it while you type, just like you've been able to for years, just like the other forum systems.
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