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SMF 2.1 RC3 Released

Started by Suki, October 15, 2020, 07:16:48 PM

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landyvlad

I'll preface this by saying this is NOT an "Are we there yet" post. I am NOT asking for dates or timeframes.

The firewall on the computer I mostly use doesn't allow github, so I'm just seeking some clarification please.

I'm led to believe there is an RC4 on github - I'm wondering if that's an RC4 that will see release to us, or if its just a way of the SMF team keeping track of things pending the final release? 

Also I gather that to date most of the RC changes are bug fixes etc(rightly so) but I'm wondering if there has been a scope change with added feature/s, resulting in the RC4?

Thanks.
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shawnb61

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landyvlad

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James Gryphon

I've been the primary maintenance person for an SMF 2.0.X forum, and I must confess that my confidence in SMF's future had been low. However, the team's recent progress has compelled me to give SMF 2.1 another look. After taking that second glance and comparing it to other popular free* forum software, I am convinced that SMF still offers a first-rate combination of features and traditional design.

Now that I've been encouraged by the team, I felt it was time to encourage them. Each step forward is a step closer to completing a big comeback. SMF 2.1 looks to be well-worth both the work and the wait!

I would also like to thank the community members and developers who have worked on patching SMF 2.0.x for PHP 7.2+ environments; you bought the needed time for myself and others to wait for 2.1's release.

It's been a difficult journey and a long time coming. But after all your work, the future looks bright for SMF and its many users and supporters!

* I can't fairly compare its features to paid software I've never used, but it's enough to compare the price tags!

Steve

Your kind words are appreciated and those involved in the development will be appreciative as well. :)
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sharks

Is it possible to have a live forum preview of this build without having to install it on my own server? Does someone have it running somewhere as a demo? That would be a very welcome addition to the releases (add a demo link to the announcement post), as it would make it possible to easily have a look at the changes made. Thanks for considering!

Kindred

In short, no.

It takes 2 minutes to download and upload, then 5 minutes to install on your own server -- where you then have access to test everything, including the admin sections.

If you want us to set up an official test install,  we'd have to do alot of protection and conditional coding, which would take even more time away from actual development and release.


So. No.
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SpacePhoenix

Quote from: sharks on January 31, 2021, 09:29:29 AM
Is it possible to have a live forum preview of this build without having to install it on my own server? Does someone have it running somewhere as a demo? That would be a very welcome addition to the releases (add a demo link to the announcement post), as it would make it possible to easily have a look at the changes made. Thanks for considering!

Quote from: Kindred on January 31, 2021, 09:40:57 AM
In short, no.

It takes 2 minutes to download and upload, then 5 minutes to install on your own server -- where you then have access to test everything, including the admin sections.

If you want us to set up an official test install,  we'd have to do alot of protection and conditional coding, which would take even more time away from actual development and release.


So. No.

WAMP or XAMP can be used to be able to run SMF on a local PC that isn't a server

shawnb61

Quote from: sharks on January 31, 2021, 09:29:29 AM
Is it possible to have a live forum preview of this build without having to install it on my own server?

Here's a site running RC3 with tinyportal: https://www.smfhelper.com
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a10

Quote from: sharks on January 31, 2021, 09:29:29 AM
Is it possible to have a live forum preview of this build without having to install it on my own server? Does someone have it running somewhere as a demo? That would be a very welcome addition to the releases (add a demo link to the announcement post), as it would make it possible to easily have a look at the changes made. Thanks for considering!

Lots of active sites from all over the world in all languages and all kinds of themes, just google SMF 2.1 RC3.
Of course can't investigate admin section etc, but many open for registration and posting so one can get a good feel of what's going on. Looking great to me, future is bright :O)
2.0.18, php 7.4.25, MariaDB 10.3.30. Mods: Contact Page, Like Posts, Responsive Curve, Search Focus Dropdown, Add Join Date to Post.

Antechinus

Hey what is the minimum PHP version that 2.1 RC3 will run on without issues?

shawnb61

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Antechinus

Ok. Something must be up with my local then. It's on 7.1.* but nightly build upgrades are still blowing it up. I'll sort out another installation. :)

Pyrhel

Wohoo, i havent check the github repo for a while, but today with less than 60 open issues for RC4 is great.
Im not a gamer but according to 9gag it seems like the thrill about Cyberpunk 2077 ;D ;D

larry007

Hi

I would be interested when the official version 2.1 comes out. There is a roadmap?

thx

Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

It will be released when it's ready. You can follow the progress over at Github though.
https://github.com/SimpleMachines/SMF2.1
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Steve

At 120 posts and a member since 2007 you should know better than to ask that question Larry. :P
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DenDen60

On Github

       
  • RC 4
  • The Final
  • The Future


What is going on?

Steve

What's going on is that they're working on RC4. It'll be released when it's ready.
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landyvlad

Quote from: DenDen60 on March 02, 2021, 07:06:21 PM
What is going on?

Well,

According to the Cambridge Dictionary
Quotegoing on
adverb, preposition
UK  /ˈɡəʊ.ɪŋ ˌɒn/ US  /ˈɡoʊ.ɪŋ ˌɑːn/

informal
(UK also going on for)
nearly or almost (a particular number, age, time, or amount):
It was going on midnight when we left the party.
There were going on 200 people at their wedding.

humorous
used for saying that someone behaves like a much older person:
"How old is Brian?" "30 going on 50."

According to Cecilia Krull "My Life is Going On"

According to Marvin Gaye -
Quote
Mother, mother
There's too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother
There's far too many of you dying
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today, yeah

Father, father
We don't need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today

Picket lines and picket signs
Don't punish me with brutality
Talk to me
So you can see
Oh, what's going on (What's going on)
What's going on (What's going on)
What's going on (What's going on)
What's going on (What's going on)

Right on, baby
Right on, baby
Right on

Mother, mother
Everybody thinks we're wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Simply 'cause our hair is long
Oh, you know we've got to find a way
To bring some understanding here today
Picket lines and picket signs
Don't punish me with brutality
Come on talk to me
So you can see
What's going on (What's going on)
Yeah, what's going on (What's going on)
Tell me what's going on (What's going on)
I'll tell you, what's going on (What's going on)

Right on, baby, right on
Right on, baby
Right on, baby, right on

I hope that helps :)
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