SMF 2.1 RC1 released

vbgamer45

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Simple Machines is pleased to announce the release of SMF 2.1 RC1. This first Release Candidate for SMF 2.1 brings the beta development phase to an end and is one of last steps toward the official release of SMF 2.1. Numerous bugs that were reported after the release of Beta 3 have been fixed and improvements have been made to security, stability, and performance. Notable improvements since Beta 3 include:
  • Many database query improvements and optimizations.
  • Updates to SCEditor, jQuery, and several other plugins and libraries.
  • Image proxy improvements and support for external image proxies.
  • Faster and more robust BBCode parsing.
  • Full support for IRIs (International URLs).
  • Localization support for reCaptcha.
  • The ability for time zone descriptions to be localized.
  • Rewrites of various language strings to make them clearer.
  • An overhaul of the built-in language editor.
  • More flexibility and options for custom profile fields.
  • Improvments to two-factor authentication.
  • An enhanced error log, including backtrace information.
  • Bug fixes for alerts and email notifications.
  • Support for decimal values in paid subscriptions.
  • Smiley sets can now use many different image file formats.
  • A multitude of template and CSS improvements and fixes.
  • More intelligent CSS and JavaScript minimization.
  • Even more new integration hooks to support edit-free modding.

More details
https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=564881.0
 

R0binHood

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Trying to get more users by using the same current release versioning and similar lettering as the latest version of XF I see.

New admin: "What forum should I use guys?"

Someone offering advice: "XF 2.1 is great, you should try that!"

New Admin: *Accidentally finds SMF 2.1 when googling and installs it instead*

SMF Devs: Mwahaha, our plan to get more users is working!
 

zappaDPJ

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Trying to get more users by using the same current release versioning and similar lettering as the latest version of XF I see.
SMF 2.1 started development so long ago they could probably claim copyright on those numbers :eek::D
 

R0binHood

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Ahh, so it's the other way around! It all makes sense now as to why XF waited so long to release 2.1 then.
 

vbgamer45

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No they are still on 2.0.x

Probably will update once final is released.

I have updated a bunch of my addons for SMF to support SMF 2.1 RC1 already.
 

R0binHood

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Nice, post a link when you're all upgraded, would be cool to check it out.
 

vbgamer45

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I have test site on RC1 the issue with updating sites is I have to redo the template. That part always holds be back. I do more of the backend side of things then frontend design.
 

zappaDPJ

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I've finally got our (million post+) test site up and running with this release and my advice would be not to go live with it. While this advice might be obvious to some, I note this statement in the release notes:

The term "Release Candidate" means that the developers believe this version of the software is reliable enough to be installed and used on production websites. Nevertheless, you should still expect to encounter minor bugs in SMF 2.1 RC1. We encourage you to report any bugs you find.
I disagree, based on what I've encountered so far SMF 2.1 RC1 is not reliable enough to be installed and used on any production websites and I'm sure we'll see further release candidates before a final 'gold' release.
 

tyteen4a03

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Trying to get more users by using the same current release versioning and similar lettering as the latest version of XF I see.

New admin: "What forum should I use guys?"

Someone offering advice: "XF 2.1 is great, you should try that!"

New Admin: *Accidentally finds SMF 2.1 when googling and installs it instead*

SMF Devs: Mwahaha, our plan to get more users is working!
You can probably say the same thing to the millions of packages using semantic versioning...

As an aside, I've had a look at a SMF 2.1 demo board and it seems like they replaced their 2005 style for a... 2009 one?
 

R0binHood

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You can probably say the same thing to the millions of packages using semantic versioning...
That was kinda the joke


As an aside, I've had a look at a SMF 2.1 demo board and it seems like they replaced their 2005 style for a... 2009 one?
Yeah, it does still look a bit dated. A bit extreme on the excessive border radius and gradient usage. Still, doesn't look awful. Colour scheme is nice, and it's still pleasant enough.
 
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