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I'm sorry to be so ignorant. I used to be a vanilla 1 user way back, and a forum regular, but I haven't been active much lately. I decided to do a new install and just assumed that Vanilla 2 was simply the latest version. Now it seems that Vanilla 1 and Vanilla 2 are being developed side by side. So I wonder why?
You've probably said this a thousand times, but I couldn't find it anywhere, so can someone tell me please:
The core development team stopped working on Vanilla 1 years ago and have been actively developing Vanilla 2 ever since. The open source community still releases patches to version 1. We highly advise that you use Vanilla 2 over Vanilla 1.