I very much doubt anything serious like that would occur. But the soft goal is by the end of the year to have a release. Soft goal, mind you, the devs aren't bound to anything. A serious bug could crop up that makes that impossible.
I bet one year chartered membership subscription that will not be any final release for 2.0 this year.
I really don't want to believe in that. SMF 2.0 has been talked for a lot of time, I think that Devs had failled when they "stop" improving 1.1 and started to developing 2.0. Now we are wainting for news when the news were 2 per year..., how long we don't have any upgrade? Even one small upgrade? Just fixes...
Personally, I think that 2.0 will come sooner then we think, but I agree when people start complaining..., it is really sad.
The problem it isn't the wainting, it is the lack of news in SMF (upgrades on 1.1).
I didn't said that is lack of updates, but of news
The last news about SMF 2.0 was this thread and was on 30th April, 2 months ago..., no new news..., we know that the Devs are working in a semantic theme but nothing else, we see a Beta 4 and we didn't get any news about it. This is what I mean about lack of news.
About SMF 1.1, I think that the step to 2.0 was too big, why not one 1.2? 1.3? And little improvements on 1.X when you work as well in 2.0?
@H, I have more comments but I think that I should do them in private, can I sent you one PM?
2.0 is a bigger number jump than was originally planned but it was felt that the database abstraction warranted this change. This was quite a large development so I don't think future releases should have quite as large a gap.
Newswise on beta4 there aren't really any noteable changes just a lot of bugfixes . Beta4 would've been out already but we're fixing some show stoppers so your experience isn't lessened!
I agree that even small improvements can be nice but it seems the majority of sites prefer less frequent updates which is why features from 2.0 are not officially backported . The devs also thought they could save time by not doing this.