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Vanilla 2 RC3

MarkMark Vanilla Staff
edited July 2010 in Vanilla 2.0 Help
We are pleased to announce Vanilla 2 Release Candidate 3.

About This Release

Do not use on production systems.

This version of the code has many minor fixes & improvements from the RC2 release.

Importer/Exporter

We've done a lot of work on the Vanilla importer/exporter, and we'd appreciate it if the community tests it thoroughly so we can iron out any problems. You can find documentation here: http://vanillaforums.com/blog/help-topics/importing-data/

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 RC1 & RC2 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. Make sure that your hidden files (ie .htaccess) are copied to your server.

  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 RC3 changes into our master branch, and we have tagged the RC 3 release. You can browse the tagged release here:

http://github.com/vanillaforums/Garden/tree/Vanilla_2.0_rc3

And you can download the package here:

http://github.com/vanillaforums/Garden/archives/Vanilla_2.0_rc3

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