Vanilla 3.0 - Release Candidate & Call for Testers
Back in February we announced that we were moving to use semantic versioning. That starts with this 3.0 release. As a result, this release does not contain any radical redesign or rewrite. Instead it simply represents us shipping a breaking change in a release.
With the 2.8 release we heard some feedback that the OSS community wanted additional testing for releases before we make them. It should be noted that every change that makes it into an OSS release has generally been in use on Cloud hosted service for weeks or months before they make it here. That still leaves a lot of un-tested ground. We deploy differently, we run different addons, and we run on a single operating system & version.
With this release I'm requesting anyone from the OSS community that runs a testing site or server to try the new version. We'll look out for anything major breaking, and proceed with the full release afterwards. @MichaelTyson @Shadowdare had mentioned this before, but anyone else is welcome.
- Vanilla 3.0 requires PHP 7.1 which is a change from earlier versions. We strongly recommend upgrading to PHP 7.3 as soon as possible. Many hosting plans allow a seamless transition via their control panel.
- Follow the normal upgrade process, including running /utility/update.
- Follow additional specific upgrade instructions if upgrading from an earlier version.
- Test your plugin & theme compatibility in a safe place. This is not a final release yet so it's not recommended to run this on a production forum.