SMF 2.0 RC2 is out to charters!

Posted by Aaron on October 03, 2009, 06:49:23 PM

Hi all,

As most of you will undoubtedly already have seen, SMF 2.0 RC2 has been released to our Charter Members about an hour ago.

It's been a few months since the release of RC1, but loads of bugs have been fixed since. It's not just bugs that delayed the release, though: RC2 boasts our brand-new Curve theme, featuring rewrites of all SMF's templates and of course a slick new look. :D

For those not familiar with our preview releases system: after our Charter Members have had their go at it, and no blocking bugs appear, 2.0 RC2 will, of course, go public. :)

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Charter Members for their continued support for SMF!



Something like that on October 03, 2009, 09:12:37 PM said
It's about time ;)

Good work, devs!
Adish - (F.L.A.M.E.R) on October 03, 2009, 10:45:49 PM said
Awesome!!!! Its Party time!!
Yigal on October 04, 2009, 01:17:49 AM said
Yay! :)  Did Charters receive Curve as well?
metallica48423 on October 04, 2009, 01:29:47 AM said
Yes -- Curve comes as "Default" with RC2, and the 1.1 default theme as "Core"
Yigal on October 04, 2009, 01:31:50 AM said
Thanks ;) I've been wandering for a long time!!
Powerbob on October 04, 2009, 03:48:18 AM said
Looks Good believe me 8)

well done devs :)
Marcus Forsberg on October 04, 2009, 03:49:24 AM said
Good work everyone :)
Arantor on October 04, 2009, 04:32:19 AM said
Congratulations to the entire team on this; it's been a long journey :)
_Ziggy_ on October 04, 2009, 04:35:35 AM said
SleePy on October 04, 2009, 07:55:14 AM said
OOooh,  time for some numbers!

Between 2.0 RC1 and 2.0 RC2 (for charters), we logged 831 changelog entries with 554 of those being reported and fixed on our bug tracker.
What a release :D
H on October 04, 2009, 11:18:16 AM said
Good work devs / testers / graphics artists! :D
Adish - (F.L.A.M.E.R) on October 04, 2009, 12:12:26 PM said
Good work devs / testers / graphics artists! :D

And language translators :)
Yağız... on October 04, 2009, 12:20:20 PM said
Good work devs / testers / graphics artists! :D

And language translators :)
Yeah, don't forgot us :( :P
H on October 04, 2009, 12:31:02 PM said
I didn't forget you, I just didn't realise you'd done the translations already! Great job! :D
Hell Raiser on October 06, 2009, 10:42:26 AM said
Nice Work Congratz..... :P
Herman's Mixen on October 06, 2009, 05:01:35 PM said
Woot!  :D nice work guys  :P
Snakehit on October 08, 2009, 04:50:11 PM said
Well done :-) Congrats!
whitehaint on October 08, 2009, 09:11:54 PM said
Yay! Awesome job folks ;)
Bigguy on October 08, 2009, 09:30:47 PM said
It certainly is a great job and runs almost perfect. By the time it goes gold it will be, lol. ;)
Yigal on October 08, 2009, 11:44:22 PM said
Good job :)
Pentaxian on October 09, 2009, 03:58:25 PM said
Thanks for all your work! Congrats!
Powerbob on October 11, 2009, 07:05:05 AM said
I think the public release should be due next week with a bit of luck 8)
watchhorse on October 11, 2009, 07:21:47 AM said
I think the public release should be ...

Thinking ... I know people that were thinking it would be released this summer. ::)
tooman on October 12, 2009, 05:39:28 PM said
its very cool theme, cant wait :)
Yigal on October 13, 2009, 01:40:27 AM said
its very cool theme, cant wait :)

You're on it right now :P
Jakki on October 13, 2009, 12:09:04 PM said
Yay can't wait for public release cause "I'm lovin it".

Great job to all the hard workers.
Raffaele1977 on October 19, 2009, 02:15:16 AM said
how long must we wait? :)
Dragooon on October 20, 2009, 04:37:52 AM said
how long must we wait? :)
The team is working hard on getting RC2 out as soon as possible, in the discussion boards a lot of discussion is taking place on bugs, Curve and optimization. So in short, when its ready. I won't expect a huge delay but I don't know when it will be done(And as a matter of fact, no one does).
jelv on October 21, 2009, 06:00:57 PM said
I fully understand why the standard answer is "when it's ready" but would appreciate an indication of likely timescale for release. I'm currently working on a totally new website and forums (converting from phpBB2) which is due to go live around Jan/Feb next year. If SMF 2 is released I'd like to go with that from the start rather than upgrade later (the Curve theme will work perfectly for me so it means I don't have to mess about with other themes in the interim). How likely is it that SMF2 will be ready for a live site by then?
Arantor on October 21, 2009, 07:19:26 PM said
We can't give you a timescale, it is ready when it's ready.

That said, RC2 should not be too long - though only the devs can make the call as to when that will be - and RC2 is pretty usable already (since we use it here)