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The status of SMF 1.1
« on: November 16, 2006, 09:18:19 PM »
I know a lot of people are wondering when the final version of SMF 1.1 will come out.  Well I'm not going to tell you, mainly because I don't know.  The goal for release keeps shifting to reflect new bugs being found and also the amount of time the devs have to work on it.

On August 29th we opened up a bug tracker to help us in the bug fighting front.  Before we were posting them to multiple boards and then we'd have to go through trying to find the ones we missed and it was a royal pain.  With our new bug tracker we've got them all in one area and its a lot harder to miss or forget a bug.

Since the RC3 launch we've had quite a few bugs reported.  Some have ranged from the trivial (typo in a comment) to the utmost importance (people not being able to login with certain characters in their username).  Its our need to fix these bugs that slow down the release of the final version.  However I'm sure you can agree that it is important to fix them.

We are as anxious to release the final version as you are to have it, however we won't release a piece of software until we are confident in it's ability to preform.

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Re: The status of SMF 1.1
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2006, 09:32:11 PM »
We are looking forward Mike.
Thanks for all your and other members of the team's effort.

By the way many members had a headache with the UTF-8 feature of the RC3,
Do you think its possibly usage mistakes or something needed to be developped more?
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Re: The status of SMF 1.1
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2006, 09:41:00 PM »
Most of us can wait for 1.1 final... ;)  its DE we are looking at now.. :D

Still think it would be a good idea to allow the public to view the bug tracker even though they couldn't add to it.. Just so people can be linked to it to let them know the devs know about the issue.
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Re: The status of SMF 1.1
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2006, 01:06:06 AM »
* groundup thinks Thantos should beta test the spell check button
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Re: The status of SMF 1.1
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2006, 10:10:22 AM »
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Some have ranged from the trivial (typo in a comment)
Ooh, I've discovered some typo's in comments, does that mean that I should report them?

And speaking of the bug tracker, can normal members post bugs to it, or only staff/charter members? I discovered the bug tracker a few hours ago, but could not figure out how to post to it :P

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...On Augest 29th we opened up a bug tracker to help us in the bug fighing front...

Not really a spelling thing, but anyways:
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We are as anxious to release the final version as you are to have it, however we won't release a piece of software until we are confident in it's ability to preform.
It's should be its ;)


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Re: The status of SMF 1.1
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2006, 06:22:22 PM »
By the way many members had a headache with the UTF-8 feature of the RC3,
Do you think its possibly usage mistakes or something needed to be developped more?
Adding support for UTF-8 had a large impact on SMF. Before, SMF already supported more than 10 character sets as well as HTML entities. With the introduction of UTF-8 it needed (improved) multibyte support for all functions using and manipulating text strings.

Before the release of 1.1 RC3, most UTF-8-related bugs had already been solved thanks to the work of several internationalization testers, but a few bugs showed after release of 1.1 RC3. Among them, there was the issue with mails being sent in the improper format, login problems for usernames and passwords containing multibyte characters, and the spell checker not working properly for multibyte characters. Those issues have all been fixed now and hopefully in the final release, UTF-8 will work flawlessly.
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Re: The status of SMF 1.1
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2006, 02:42:23 PM »
Most of us can wait for 1.1 final... ;)  its DE we are looking at now.. :D
Heh to be honest the Devs are looking forward to DE as well.  A lot of potential with that.

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Still think it would be a good idea to allow the public to view the bug tracker even though they couldn't add to it.. Just so people can be linked to it to let them know the devs know about the issue.
It's in the works, just one of many things on the list.

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Some have ranged from the trivial (typo in a comment)
Ooh, I've discovered some typo's in comments, does that mean that I should report them?
Sure.

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And speaking of the bug tracker, can normal members post bugs to it, or only staff/charter members? I discovered the bug tracker a few hours ago, but could not figure out how to post to it :P
Team members only, though we do have plans to make it viewable to all in the future.


Oh and you can all kiss my rear over my spelling :P

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Re: The status of SMF 1.1
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2006, 10:48:01 PM »
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And speaking of the bug tracker, can normal members post bugs to it, or only staff/charter members? I discovered the bug tracker a few hours ago, but could not figure out how to post to it :P
Team members only, though we do have plans to make it viewable to all in the future.
Um... I was just viewing the bug tracker yesterday, and I could view it (it was already logged in under my name, and had the permissions of 'reporter')... But today I get a login form, and it doesn't work anymore :P
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Re: The status of SMF 1.1
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2006, 11:52:11 AM »
You should have kept quiet then ;).
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Re: The status of SMF 1.1
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2006, 05:30:35 AM »
We are as anxious to release the final version as you are to have it, however we won't release a piece of software until we are confident in it's ability to preform.

I am sure this is why I am choosing SMF and translating for it. We have a responsible team here. I am proud of using SMF.