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Vanilla 2.0 RC1

MarkMark Vanilla Staff
edited May 2010 in Vanilla 2.0 Help
I am extremely pleased to announce the Vanilla 2.0 Release Candidate 1.

About This Release

This version of the code has been completely cleaned up, with a number of big changes for those of you who were running the old version from our GitHub master branch. To name a few: we have renamed the "garden" application to "dashboard", and we have made database table changes, index changes, and data changes.

We fully expect there to be issues with this release candidate, do not use on production systems.

Requirements

  • PHP version 5.2.0 or newer
  • MySQL version 5 or newer
  • Apache version 2 or newer

Installing


  1. Unzip the package to the desired folder on your server.

  2. Create a database for Vanilla (named whatever you like).

  3. Browse to the folder in your web browser, and follow the instructions on-screen.

Troubleshooting the Vanilla 2 Installation

If you run into any issues during the installation, you may see the "Bonk" error screen. In order to get past this screen, you can remove the following line from your conf/config.php file:

$Configuration['Garden']['Errors']['MasterView'] = 'error.master.php';

This will show you a more detailed screen of information about the actual problem you've encountered. Please include this information when reporting issues (copy & paste exact errors, please).

Upgrading Pre-RC1 Vanilla 2 Forums


  1. Sign into your existing forum with the user that has UserID = 1

  2. Back up your database.

  3. Back up all of your existing files.

  4. Unarchive the new files and copy them over your existing files.

  5. Navigate to the page in your forum that updates your database (this will not work if you did not sign in as UserID = 1): www.yourdomain.com/path/to/vanilla/utility/structure

  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the button to run the update scripts

  7. Navigate to your forum and test away!

Reporting Issues

DO NOT REPORT ISSUES ON THE COMMUNITY FORUM

Please report all issues on the GitHub Issue Tracker. Remember to do a quick search through the issues to make sure your issue has not already been added or resolved.

Where to Download

We have merged all of our RC changes into our master branch, and we have tagged the RC 1 release. You can browse the tagged release here:

http://github.com/vanillaforums/Garden/tree/Vanilla_2.0_rc1

And you can download the package here:

http://github.com/vanillaforums/Garden/zipball/Vanilla_2.0_rc1
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