Author Topic: Simple Machines Forum 2.1 major update released, forum update planned  (Read 5101 times)

Varti

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Hi,

after many years of beta testing, the official 2.1 version (already at 2.1.1) of the forum software which OESF is based on (SMF) has been finally released. This is only a partial changelist of this new release:

New features for users

    A new WYSIWYG editor, SCEditor
    Real-time alerts in addition to email notifications
    A new default theme with full support for mobile devices
    Draft messages (you can save & resume later)
    Mentions using @name syntax
    Drag & drop attachments
    Attachments can be embedded directly into post text

New features for moderators and administrators

    An improved Administrator Control Panel
    Support for moderator groups, not just individuals
    Many security enhancements, including support for optional Two Factor Authentication
    IPv6 support
    Designed with GDPR support

The integrated mobile theme is certainly welcome, since the current, third-party one has a few flaws, and I hope that the search engine has been improved, too.
I'm going to test the new version on a private install and test it, if everything will work smoothly I'll proceed with the update, the procedure should take approx. 30 mins, the forum will be offline during that period. Since the update will be performed only once a working procedure will be devised (I also have to check if all the current add-ons are working) using the current database, there will be no lost messages or threads during the transition.
I'll let you know when I'll proceed with the update.

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Re: Simple Machines Forum 2.1 major update released, forum update planned
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2022, 08:45:22 pm »
Hi,

Just noticed your post now....

Sounds good....

Thanks for doing this!

Best,

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Re: Simple Machines Forum 2.1 major update released, forum update planned
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2022, 09:28:05 am »
Thanks for your kind words :) I'm now trying to run the updater on an offline copy of the forum but it hangs, complaining that it needs a file to be writable, except that the file doesn't exist. I'll ask for help on the SMF support forum...

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