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Vanilla 2.0.18 (beta 4) released

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LincLinc Director of DevelopmentDetroit Vanilla Staff
edited September 2011 in Releases
We got a little sidetracked during our beta release process for 2.0.18. No worries! We're back on track for release now. Ignore that this is beta 4 - treat this as a first beta. Lots of features got added, and lots of stuff got changed.

I can't provide a responsible changelog. You'll need to check the GitHub commit log for that (and a hearty cheers to those of you who follow along and regularly pull and file new issues - much appreciated!)

Does this release fix every known bug? Nope! As usual, this is a nice mix of fixes and new stuff. If you have a pet bug that needs fixin', get involved on GitHub and send us a pull request.

Thanks for all the help over the summer! Hopefully we'll resume our faster release schedule now. Expect a VERY short beta / release candidate period before our final release, so get your bugs filed on GitHub soon.

Here's the usual details:

Download it from the addon site!

Build History

  • 2.0.18b1 - Added moderation, bans, logging. Fixed 50+ bugs.
  • 2.0.18b2 - Fixed 12 bugs.
  • 2.0.18b4 - Restarting beta with tons of changes and fixes.

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