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vanilla-core-2-1b2 errors out after install

Installed vanilla-core-2-1b2 on a xampp 1.8.2 w/PHP 5.4.22. It installs fine. Get to the dashboard, but going to root ends up with the "Something has gone wrong" error.

I've installed 2.0.18.10 without any issues on the same xampp instance.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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    The Vanilla community isn't off to a great start. First post shames new user for asking simple question. phpbb, IP Boards are looking better and better each minute.

    As for the the author issue. I might be alone, but I would want to find all plugins by the Vanilla staff, not have to learn to look for plugins from @todd, @tim, @mark and others. Call me lazy. /shrug.

    And I did read the docs (that were updated in 2012). Searched the forums. Neither helped. So I made a post, which I am not regretting.

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    It ended up being a write error in the Smarty Compile folder. For some reason -rw didn't propagate to all newly created folders in cache.

    And I understand the versioning and what and alpha, beta, and release are. Thanks.

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    R_JR_J Ex-Fanboy Munich Admin

    For the addons: you have already seen that there are not many ways to search in the addon section. So I'd advice you use external search: https://www.google.de/#q=site:vanillaforums.org/addon+"This+addon+has+been+reviewed+and+approved+by+Vanilla+Forums+staff"

    I suspect the version part wasn't really meant for you ;)

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    Thanks @R_J

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    peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited January 2014

    @shinyidol said:
    The Vanilla community isn't off to a great start. First post shames new user for asking simple question. phpbb, IP Boards are looking better and better each minute.

    So your first posts shaming the Vanilla community and forums don't count I assume.
    if by the word shaming you mean suggestions.

    apparently the first post helped you find the error, or you took an additional hour or two of troubleshooting and found your own answer.

    As for the the author issue. I might be alone, but I would want to find all plugins by the Vanilla staff, not have to learn to look for plugins from todd, tim, mark and others. Call me lazy. /shrug.

    Frankly I don't care if the staff wrote it or not. Call me lazy.

    And I did read the docs (that were updated in 2012). Searched the forums. Neither helped. So I made a post, which I am not regretting.

    I don't regret you made the post. My point was the error documentation helps you solve problems.

    http://vanillaforums.org/docs/errors

    Why do people always feel they are taking umbrage when they don't look at the

    http://vanillaforums.org/docs

    or the

    http://vanillaforums.org/docs/errors

    or search the wiki

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

    or read the tutorials

    http://vanillaforums.org/categories/tutorials

    or search the forum (but can't do it effectively).

    http://vanillaforums.org/search?adv=&search=

    here is what you could do to help the community.

    Create a annotated list of all the plugins and designations and categories and tags you want.
    and put it on the wiki.

    Also create a list of all the staff and collect all the names of the plugins they wrote.

    then the next person who has the same issues as you will have the benefit of your helpful additions to the community. Sometime it's a give an take issue. So, if your goal is to whinge then do it. If your goal is to help do it. If your goal is to be a foreman, do it, but don't expect the others to follow your request to a T, or to even follow them.

    You make points and whinge about things that have already been discussed before and addressed. They have just not been implemented in your "world of timeframe expectations".

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

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    R_JR_J Ex-Fanboy Munich Admin

    It feels like being offtopic to react in the discussion where you have asked for it, so I ask here:
    why is it important to you that plugins come from Vanilla team if you do not care using "unofficial" Wordpress plugins?

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    @R_J Typically on first tests and deployments I tend to use either a unaltered version or use plugins that are maintained by the creators of the product. Typically they go through testing and thus provide some level of confidence. In the example of automattic, I can have some level of confidence that Akismet or Jetpack will work for my clients, especially ones that aren't that technical. Click the upgrade button and it will update

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    R_JR_J Ex-Fanboy Munich Admin

    So it's not important for your own usage and you are looking for a no brainer for a customer?
    I wouldn't call Vanilla a no brainer.
    But once it is set up, it shouldn't be too hard to keep it up to date. There is even a plugin for checking for new version of plugins ;)

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    vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP
    edited January 2014

    If you referred to me about the shaming, I was most certainly not trying to do that at all. I just get upset when certain things that have nothing to do with this community such as the Vanilla team business model improvement by other who think they know more than the team themselves.

    I know it bothers them when it is brought up hence the discussion started by Todd for that reason. We want constructive criticism about things we can change, we can change the community, we can't change someone else's business model. In my opinion it is best not to mention it.

    I think people get spoiled when they use wordpress or similar. Vanilla is not worpress it does not have to be. It is only a forum. It can be made to be more than a forum. But it is not going to be the same as other heavily automated software.

    Wordpress has major drawbacks too. I have never seen so many updates , practically every day...Can't they make it work fine and then leave it ?

    Typically they go through testing and thus provide some level of confidence

    They go thru testing by the creator. If the creator happens to be an admin then the add on becomes certified. That it was made by admin.

    Does not always guarantee it.

    The plugins contributed by the community are also heavily tested in real life scenario. Granted that there are a few that the authors created and was not good or no longer works or never did. But they are very few of those.

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    @shinyidol said:
    R_J Typically on first tests and deployments I tend to use either a unaltered version or use plugins that are maintained by the creators of the product.

    When you're looking at a plugin on it's addon page and you see that it's 'approved' you'll know that it's made by 1 of the core authors.

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