Vanilla 2.1b2 released
I'm pleased to announce the release of Vanilla 2.1 beta 2. Since this is not the final release you will have to download it from it's direct link here.
Technical skills required!
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
We really want you to report issues on our GitHub issues page. If you don't have a GitHub account please get one. Specify your version (2.1b2) in all issues.
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;
This release cycle is really long
We know. Please assist us by 1) testing the heck out of this release under many different environments and scenarios and 2) submitting pull requests (against the 2.1 branch) for issues tagged for the milestone '2.1'. We have no ETA for final release or moving to RC. I would expect to have a beta 3.