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Vanilla 2.1b1 Released

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ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff
edited April 2013 in Releases

I'm pleased to announce that we are beginning our release cycle of Vanilla 2.1, starting with beta 1. Since this is not the final release you will have to download it from it's direct link here.

Please help with Vanilla's 2.1 release.

This beta release is here so that the community can help us get Vanilla ready to release 2.1. Please keep this in mind when downloading it. Please do not download this release if you do not have some experience using Vanilla. You may have the best intentions, but you will be hindering, not helping the testing process.

Report issues on Github, not here.

We really want you to report issues on our github issues page. If you don't have a github account please get one. It's an excellent tool and you will benefit from being a part of it. If you really don't want to get a github account then just cross your fingers that someone else finds your issue.

A couple of points.

Turning debug on will really help with testing. To do this add the following to your config.php file:

$Configuration['Debug'] = TRUE;

Vanilla 2.1 has new feature that will combine your css files into one file and minify them. This is potentially a great feature that will give a real speed boost to a lot of communities. This feature is somewhat experimental though so we've made it an opt-in feature. To turn on this feature add the following to your config.php file:

$Configuration['Garden']['CombineAssets'] = TRUE;

Vanilla 2.1 on Github

I've created a branch on github called 2.1. This branch will contain all future 2.1* versions from now until the far future. If you want to keep up with 2.1 or submit a fix for 2.1 in particular then this is the branch you want to be working on. Keeping a branch separate like this means that we can just fix bugs and not introduce new bugs.

Why did this release take so long?

Vanilla has been growing like crazy and we've had the opportunity to host some amazing, massive communities. This can only benefit the open source version of Vanilla. It's also made us overwhelmingly busy at times. This release represents a longer time-frame than we'd like to have between releases. Most likely the next release will be sooner, but have less changed than Vanilla 2.1.

How long will this beta process take?

How long Vanilla 2.1 takes to have it's final release depends on how much help we get with its issues. If we get a lot of people testing then we can have more confidence that Vanilla 2.1 works on all those strange web hosts out there.

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  • @Todd

    Let me be the first to congratulate you and the vanilla team!

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

    sean72bbgurlusofineMaxthon
  • Congratulations team. Do you have a list of new features/enhancements for this release?

    sean72bbgurlusofine
  • GaryFunkGaryFunk Senior Application Developer ✭✭
    edited April 2013
    sean72bb
  • yeeeaah ;-) thanks

    sean72bb
  • UnderDogUnderDog Moderator
    edited April 2013

    Awesome! let's test this puppy guys!

    @Todd said:
    We really want you to report issues on our github issues page. If you don't have a github account please get one. It's an excellent tool and you will benefit from being a part of it. If you really don't want to get a github account then just cross your fingers that someone else finds your issue.

    To make things more complicated. GitHub supports SVN! Here's the blog article: https://github.com/blog/626-announcing-svn-support although they announced it on April 1st, it's real. I'll give it some tests and let you guys know.

    sean72bb
  • ShadowdareShadowdare π Moderator

    Thank you and the rest of the Vanilla team.

    Add Pages to Vanilla with the Basic Pages app | Publish articles with the Articles app

    sean72bb
  • UnderDogUnderDog Moderator
    edited April 2013

    Ok, guys, a request from one of the helpers on this forum: Please when you have a Vanilla 2.1 issue and want to post a new discussion, first search for your issue on the forum, then post your issue, mentioning that you've searched.
    I've also dedicated a special Vanilla Wiki page related to the issues you might encounter while upgrading to 2.1 beta.
    http://vanillawiki.homebrewforums.net/index.php/Vanilla_2_1

    sean72bb
  • What do you think of putting the latest version of jQuery in 2.1b1 since we are testing anyway. There are more features in the later versions.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

    UnderDogwilsoncortezsean72bb
  • hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    Sweet! I have been putting off updating my community until a beta was officially released.

    Time for some sweet, sweet testing :D.

    Search first

    Check out the Documentation! We are always looking for new content and pull requests.

    Click on insightful, awesome, and funny reactions to thank community volunteers for their valuable posts.

    sean72bb
  • ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff

    @peregrine said:
    What do you think of putting the latest version of jQuery in 2.1b1 since we are testing anyway. There are more features in the later versions.

    Good catch and we should do this. I can tell you that the only reason why we are slow to update jquery is that damn nested sortable plugin. It breaks with every jquery update, but we rely on it for the category management page.

    That being said, a jQuery update will obviously have to wait for 2.1b2 since 2.1b1 is already out.

    UnderDogsean72bb
  • Okay I'm not a coder (just a dangerous editor who kinda-sorta understands modding principles) but I'm signed up to Github since an issue came up.

    Love vanilla and the direction this is going. Always willing to bork a site for the sake of tweaking around but that's the old school BBSer in me lol.. Glad to be a part of the community.

    UnderDogsean72bb
  • Can you guys tell me what's new on the new version? Please, don't say that I should test... 2.1 will be my first time with Vanilla, so I wouldn't recognize what's new.

    I'm changing from IPB for the sake of my MySQL.

    phreakaeryUnderDogsean72bb
  • phreakphreak VanillaAPP - White label iOS and Android App MVP

    Yep hands up for this, proper Changeloggggs would be vital. :)

    aeryUnderDogsean72bb
  • hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    @newhorizonte, @phreak

    From my testing, they have added a new module (MeModule), made translations more thorough, fixed a lot of bugs, and made everything just work better.

    You can find the known differences we have documented on the wiki. Feel free to add any you find! :D

    Search first

    Check out the Documentation! We are always looking for new content and pull requests.

    Click on insightful, awesome, and funny reactions to thank community volunteers for their valuable posts.

    PixelnatedphreaknewhorizonteUnderDogsean72bb
  • qbauerqbauer
    edited April 2013

    Edit: moving notes to github.

    sean72bb
  • direct link is down :/

    sean72bb
  • Great! Trying to upgrade from a previous Github version.
    Is there a different way of upgrading 2.x to 2.1? These instructions don't quite work as the /utility folder does not exist nor does the /index.php?p=/utility/update page:

    http://vanillawiki.homebrewforums.net/index.php/Upgrading

    I tried to copy over my config settings, but those are then just prefilled in the install screen.

    sean72bb
  • @Kswift said:
    Great! Trying to upgrade from a previous Github version.
    Is there a different way of upgrading 2.x to 2.1? These instructions don't quite work as the /utility folder does not exist nor does the /index.php?p=/utility/update page:

    http://vanillawiki.homebrewforums.net/index.php/Upgrading

    I tried to copy over my config settings, but those are then just prefilled in the install screen.

    I don't have an answer for you - but there is no utility folder that is necessary in 2.0.18.8

    it is in applications/dashboard/controllers/utilitycontroller.php

    A file with the same also exists in 2.1b1.

    With that said. I posed this question 3 or 4 time over the last 6 months. Has anybody upgraded their database from 2.0.18.x to 2.1 (other than manually). I don't recall getting an answer.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

    Kswiftsean72bb
  • AnonymooseAnonymoose ✭✭
    edited April 2013

    Installation gives:

    LastIPAddress is 4 characters too long.
    InsertIPAddress is 4 characters too long.

    Looks like it doesn't like IPv6 addresses.
    See: http://vanillaforums.org/discussion/comment/149683/#Comment_149683

    sean72bb
  • ZhaanZhaan Professional fool ✭✭

    When will the official porter be released?

    sean72bb
  • Saw the GitHub updates in email Todd (safari plug-in, etc.) and will be able to jump on later tonight with an update.

    Didn't forget, just RL work and a 1 year old running me on empty with time :)

    sean72bb
  • Just starting out with Vanilla forums, but its great to see a new release on the horizon!

    sean72bb
  • edited April 2013

    Congrats to all of you \0/

    sean72bb
  • Guys i'm running Version 2.1a33 downloaded from github. How can i upgrade to 2.1b1 safely?

    Thanks,

    yusfsean72bb
  • vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP

    @Jone said:
    Guys i'm running Version 2.1a33 downloaded from github. How can i upgrade to 2.1b1 safely?

    Thanks,

    downloaded from github or

    http://vanillaforums.org/addon/vanilla-core-2.1b1

    UnderDogsean72bb
  • whatever you change or update in the coding could you leave the option to not have any categories. I like just having all messages in a row and not having to search through categories to find posts

    sean72bb
  • To respond to my previous question, and as suggested to me in another topic, I successfully used Porter to import my old database into 2.1b1. (did have to apply a bugfix to prevent my themes from not loading, see Github, but that's another issue with the beta as described in Github)

    UnderDogsean72bb
  • ZhaanZhaan Professional fool ✭✭

    Wait, what porter did you use? Is there one that works for 2.0 > 2.1?

    sean72bb
  • hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    @BrandonP Having categories doesn't prevent you from viewing all the discussions (site.com/discussions/all). I can assure you that feature is still in 2.1b1 :D

    Search first

    Check out the Documentation! We are always looking for new content and pull requests.

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    UnderDogsean72bb
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