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Re: Mods from 2.0.9 to 2.1?
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2015, 03:55:01 PM »
I have to mention, responsive design needs more testing.
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Re: Mods from 2.0.9 to 2.1?
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2015, 04:04:35 PM »
I have to mention, responsive design needs more testing.

well noted, always room for even more improvement/tweaking, theme designers will be scrambling for some time i'd guess...

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Re: Mods from 2.0.9 to 2.1?
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2015, 03:12:03 PM »
If the majority of existing mods will not work with 2.1 we need to get coding to get them ready for the release!

Is there a mod coding tutorial for 2.1?

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Re: Mods from 2.0.9 to 2.1?
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2015, 05:30:52 PM »
no, there is no tutorial...
(but then again there is not tutorial for 2.0.x either)

and many mod authors will not update their mods until 2,1 final is released, because, in the beta versions, there are likely to be coding changes between versions.
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Re: Mods from 2.0.9 to 2.1?
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2015, 06:25:53 PM »
That's a shame as it would be nice to half a bunch of compatible mods ready upon launch.

Anyone developer would could throw together a few suggestions on where to start for 2.1 ? Thanks

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Re: Mods from 2.0.9 to 2.1?
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2015, 06:28:04 PM »
Anyone capable of writing mods is capable of making them compatible with 2.1...
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Re: Mods from 2.0.9 to 2.1?
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2015, 06:44:02 PM »
Anyone capable of writing mods is capable of making them compatible with 2.1...

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Re: Mods from 2.0.9 to 2.1?
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2015, 03:54:48 AM »
Hello,

i m from Germany, sorry about my bad English.


From my Point of View, the 2.1 is a very big difference to 2.0.x - so it may had been should be released as 3.0.0 Beta for example.

Its a little bit like 1.1.xx and 2.0.x


I m with Kindred, first Things first.

On the other Hand, SMF-Forumhoster often likes to use the newest available Version, and its a Pain for them to wait with upgrading from 2.0.x to the fresh 2.1 - They have to wait, because they need their Mods. :-)


In my Case i have Mods running, which are not made for my 2.0.7 (Release i started with) like the Ajax Chat and other. But i got them run, with a lot of time and hard Work (editing lots of PHP-Files manually). I upgraded to 2.0.9 where my Mods are still running with, but maybe it will be the last final Release-Upgrade for my Board.


The Reason:

I think there a a lot of cool and usefull Mods for the 2.0.x Release available. But in the Hands of time, many Authors stopped working on it. Like the SA Shop Mod, for example.
These Mods will never be refreshed for the 2.1 in most Cases and are lost for the 2.1. Maybe some of my most important Mods like Post History (for 2.0.2 - last Version on March 2012 (!!!) will be refreshed for the 2.1 or higher after a long time by other helpfull Guys, but that can take a very long time (Month/Years).

Because of that, i think i will stuck at 2.0.9 for Years, maybe till the Forum i own ends.


Greetings, Schachazubi
« Last Edit: April 16, 2015, 04:22:24 AM by Schachazubi »

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Re: Mods from 2.0.9 to 2.1?
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2015, 08:47:33 AM »
There is good compatibility, the dev team went to great lengths to ensure compatibility.

Heres the deal:

- Mods base don hooks will be compatible.
- Mods that do source edits will also be highly compatible.
- Mods that heavily rely on modifying templates will most likely will have to be re-written to suit the new template buts thats it.

The most apparent change is the default theme but a mod author can left his/her templates intact and the new default theme will still render nice! (if they coded their templates to follow the default theme of course)

SMF 2.1 doesn't change DB structures or do a heavy re-structure of the file system so no, it really couldn't have been labeled as 3.0.

The upgrade process is softer than the upgrade process from 1.1.x to 2.0.x.

Now, if a mod author really is interested on properly upgrading his/her mods, 2,1 offers tons of new stuff to play with but it seems no one isn't going to use those, I saw a few mods updated to 2,1 and they are basically the same just a change in package-info and a few UI changes and thats it.
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Re: Mods from 2.0.9 to 2.1?
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2015, 10:07:26 AM »

[...]

The most apparent change is the default theme...
[...]

SMF 2.1 doesn't change DB structures or do a heavy re-structure of the file system [...]
The upgrade process is softer than the upgrade process from 1.1.x to 2.0.x.

[...]



Hello Suki,

thank you for your Answer, which contains very usefull Informations to me.

I tried to find those with reading several Posts and Descriptions, because i already installed a 2.1 and after that, i start thinkin' (because of the new integrated Features, Restoring a Post from a mistaken closed Tab, for example), that lots of Modification-Codes will not match with a amazing big amount of PHP-Files, because their Code changed a lot. You said, thats wrong. I m really happy to hear that. Thx!

Greetings, Schachazubi
« Last Edit: April 16, 2015, 10:18:39 AM by Schachazubi »

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Re: Mods from 2.0.9 to 2.1?
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2015, 10:11:30 AM »
As noted: The code of the TEMPLATES changed a fair amount - in order to bring the design into modern/mobile/responsive standards.
the SOURCE (which was much separated from templates in the 2.0 release) changed - but not as much
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