Vanilla 2.6 is here
! It includes security fixes and requires PHP 7.0. We have therefore ALSO released Vanilla 2.5.2
with security patches if you are still on PHP 5.6 to give you additional time to upgrade.
Vanilla 2.2 beta 1 is now available
Vanilla 2.2 beta 1 can now be downloaded. It requires PHP 5.3* and is NOT recommended for production environments or non-developers.
You must follow the normal upgrade process, including running /utility/update. You CANNOT DOWNGRADE after upgrading because 2.2 contains a change in password hashing that is irreversible.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
- Install it on various hosting & server solutions.
- Make a copy of your existing forum (away from production) and then try upgrading.
- File issues on GitHub (accounts are free) or start a new discussion here. Either way, mention "2.2b1" as your version.
- File pull requests against
master and mention they are for 2.2 in the first line of the description.
- Test out open source plugins with it. File issues on their repositories / addons pages if you find issues so the authors can investigate. Tell us which ones already work great, too.
- Everything work great? Super! You can still post here with your environment details (PHP & MySQL versions, server software version, OS version, whether MySQL is in strict mode) and say everything is coming up roses.
- More ways to contribute to Vanilla.
How we do release cycles:
- We pick a point and fork a
release/x branch from
- We release 1-5 numbered betas (ex:
2.2b1) as we work on final fixes. No more features.
- We release 1-3 numbered release candidates (ex:
2.2rc1) with last-minute tweaks, usually environment-specific.
- We release a gold version that is officially designated with the major-point version (ex:
- We then do minor-point releases with patches as needed (ex:
- If we need a second or third patch within 24 hours of a minor-point release we may do a rare "patch" release (ex:
Support for 2.1 will cease immediately with the gold release of 2.2.
Repo branching notes:
2.0 branch has been deleted.
- 2.1 is now on
- 2.2 has been forked as
master will press forward with its 2.2.100.x numbering scheme until we fork for the next version.
*Note on PHP version: We always recommend the latest PHP stable release. The next major release of Vanilla will require 5.4 which may happen as early as this year.