Smf 2.1 a beauty

zappaDPJ

Administrator
Joined
Aug 26, 2010
Messages
7,741
I'm suprised the smf support forum isnt using it.

That wouldn't really be practical while there are still issues to be resolved. I have a test site running using a fairly recent version and while it appears to be stable I still wouldn't risk upgrading any of my live sites.
 

Abizaga

I am a tuna sandwich!
Joined
Apr 11, 2008
Messages
511
That wouldn't really be practical while there are still issues to be resolved. I have a test site running using a fairly recent version and while it appears to be stable I still wouldn't risk upgrading any of my live sites.
Yeah I guess so. No point in using insecure software.
 

Oldiesmann

Tazmanian
Joined
Oct 3, 2005
Messages
4,142
The SMF support forum is somewhat customized too as I recall, plus there's the website integration stuff to deal with...
 

overcast

Adherent
Joined
Mar 17, 2019
Messages
486
It has been a very long time indeed, but that is to be expected with free forums. I mean it is being developed by volunteers on their free time who come and go. But the most important things imo are that it is a stable product, and the support is top notch.
Yes but the thing is that the team has to move on and innovate ahead.
 

AllanD

Habitué
Joined
Feb 16, 2012
Messages
1,570
SMF has always been notorious for getting new versions out slow, if I remember right this was the same way going into 2 from 1. They will get it done just takes them a long time to do so. I think so long that by the time is comes out it's almost dated.
 

al5nr

Aspirant
Joined
Jun 17, 2020
Messages
10
SMF has always been notorious for getting new versions out slow, if I remember right this was the same way going into 2 from 1. They will get it done just takes them a long time to do so. I think so long that by the time is comes out it's almost dated.

SMF is not in a hurry to release new versions.
 

Nabix

127.0.0.1
Joined
May 20, 2010
Messages
531
They really just need to skip 2.1 and go straight to 3.x with fresh, responsive design. But, I doubt that will happen with their current support staff. :/
 

zappaDPJ

Administrator
Joined
Aug 26, 2010
Messages
7,741
They really just need to skip 2.1 and go straight to 3.x with fresh, responsive design. But, I doubt that will happen with their current support staff. :/

I tend to agree. There's clearly been something wrong with the team for years. It occasionally spills over into the public domain on their support forums.

2.1 is so long coming it's already archaic in both look and function and by the time it sees the light of day humans will probably be living among the stars. I'll stick with 2.0 for as long as it is supported or migrate to another platform.
 

Frode789

Participant
Joined
Dec 16, 2014
Messages
93
Yeah this software is basically an ancient dinosaur at this point. There is 0 reason to pick this over phpBB if you are looking for a free alternative today.
 
Top