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Re: SMF 2.1 RC3 Released
« Reply #80 on: January 26, 2021, 10:52:25 PM »
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?

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Re: SMF 2.1 RC3 Released
« Reply #81 on: January 26, 2021, 11:58:48 PM »
You'll find the announcement & thinking behind RC4 over here:
https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=574576.0
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Re: SMF 2.1 RC3 Released
« Reply #82 on: January 27, 2021, 12:02:05 AM »
Thank you mate.  :)
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Re: SMF 2.1 RC3 Released
« Reply #83 on: January 27, 2021, 06:12:10 AM »
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!

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Re: SMF 2.1 RC3 Released
« Reply #84 on: January 28, 2021, 09:45:30 AM »
Your kind words are appreciated and those involved in the development will be appreciative as well. :)
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Re: SMF 2.1 RC3 Released
« Reply #85 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!

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Re: SMF 2.1 RC3 Released
« Reply #86 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.


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Re: SMF 2.1 RC3 Released
« Reply #87 on: January 31, 2021, 03:54:45 PM »
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!

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.


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

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Re: SMF 2.1 RC3 Released
« Reply #88 on: January 31, 2021, 03:58:19 PM »
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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Re: SMF 2.1 RC3 Released
« Reply #89 on: January 31, 2021, 04:11:57 PM »
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)
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Re: SMF 2.1 RC3 Released
« Reply #90 on: February 05, 2021, 03:36:39 PM »
Hey what is the minimum PHP version that 2.1 RC3 will run on without issues?

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Re: SMF 2.1 RC3 Released
« Reply #91 on: February 05, 2021, 03:59:52 PM »
We still test at 5.4. 
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Re: SMF 2.1 RC3 Released
« Reply #92 on: February 05, 2021, 04:03:52 PM »
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. :)

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Re: SMF 2.1 RC3 Released
« Reply #93 on: February 09, 2021, 12:57:39 AM »
Wohoo, i havent check the github repo for a while, but today with less than 60 open issues for RC4 is great.
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Re: SMF 2.1 RC3 Released
« Reply #94 on: February 18, 2021, 03:11:49 AM »
Hi

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

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Re: SMF 2.1 RC3 Released
« Reply #95 on: February 18, 2021, 04:42:48 AM »
It will be released when it's ready. You can follow the progress over at Github though.
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Re: SMF 2.1 RC3 Released
« Reply #96 on: February 18, 2021, 02:06:30 PM »
At 120 posts and a member since 2007 you should know better than to ask that question Larry. :P
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