SMF 2.1 RC2 Released

vbgamer45

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Simple Machines is pleased to announce the release of SMF 2.1 RC2. This second release candidate includes a number of bug fixes and improvements to security, stability, and performance. Notable improvements since RC1 include:
  • A fix for a bug that prevented background tasks, including sending notifications and alerts, from completing.
  • Improvements to the theme templates.
  • Database query improvements and optimizations.
  • Improvements to the upgrader, including more graceful recovery if corrupted data is encountered.
  • Efficiency improvements to the image proxy.
  • Security improvements for PHP 5.x.
  • 4-byte Unicode characters are handled correctly even on databases that do not support them.
  • SMF's Like button will not be hidden by ad blockers.
  • The obsolete Yahoo Messenger profile field has been dropped.
  • The default list of holidays now extends until 2030.
  • Sizes of uploaded files are calculated correctly.
  • Implements permissions system for BBCodes. (Mostly useful for custom BBCodes.)
  • Some bugs in the editor have been fixed.
  • Ampersands no longer break the post preview function.
  • Desktop alert counter always reports the correct number.

More details at https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=566669.0
 

MagicalAzareal

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It's good to see that SMF 2.1 is coming along well, it's been in development for waaay too long.
 

Nabix

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It's good to see SMF hanging in there. SMF is truly old school software that is very relevant today. I love that. I've honestly never used SMF on a live site before, on it testing but its a solid software.
 

bluecrab

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It's good to see that SMF 2.1 is coming along well, it's been in development for waaay too long.
Yeah, I've been running two SMF forums since 2003 and I must say that v2.0.x is woefully out of date (by today's standards). Here it is, February 2020, and v2.1 is STILL in RC2 status and not recommended for a production site. Because of this, I have finally decided to jump ship. I'm currently in the process of migrating both forums to XenForo 2.1. It was a fun ride while it lasted.
 

vbgamer45

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Yes, it has taken longer than expected. That is always the issue with paid versus. When it is someones full time job updates generally happen quicker. Free software is mainly done by people in their free time.

RC3 is close though You can track the progress on github here and see the milestones https://github.com/SimpleMachines/SMF2.1/milestones
 

MagicalAzareal

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Yes, it has taken longer than expected. That is always the issue with paid versus. When it is someones full time job updates generally happen quicker. Free software is mainly done by people in their free time.

RC3 is close though You can track the progress on github here and see the milestones https://github.com/SimpleMachines/SMF2.1/milestones
I'm not sure I could entirely attribute that to free vs paid, it would seem as if there is a lot less passion around forums and forum development in general nowadays.
 

Doug Heffernan

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Yes, it has taken longer than expected. That is always the issue with paid versus. When it is someones full time job updates generally happen quicker. Free software is mainly done by people in their free time.

RC3 is close though You can track the progress on github here and see the milestones https://github.com/SimpleMachines/SMF2.1/milestones
The progress status is stuck at 98% for months now. First there were 3 open issues, now the count is at 5. It looks like it is going backwards instead of forward. What gives?
 
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