Today marks the official release of Vanilla 2021.009, the release formerly known as 4.0.
There have been some important changes to Vanilla since the last release announced here. They've been stated in the RC announcement posts, but I'll echo them here:
- Vanilla 2021.009 requires at least PHP 7.2. Future versions of Vanilla will require PHP 7.4+.
- MySQL 5.7+ is required, starting with Vanilla 2021.009.
- Full-text indexes have been disabled by default. You can enable them by adding a
Database.FullTextIndexingkey to your config and setting it to
true. Failure to do this before upgrading to Vanilla 2021.009 will result in your full-text database indexes being lost.
There's a long change log of fixes and features, spread across the RCs and recent "gold" releases. If you're curious, you can follow the road from Vanilla 3.3 to Vanilla 2021.009:
Last, but not least, there's Vanilla 2021.009! You can checkout its change log and download the pre-built package, over on GitHub.
This is a major upgrade from 3.3. Please follow our upgrading guide. If you experience any issues, please post specifics (exact error messages, screenshots, etc.).