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What is the time line for Vanilla 2.0

HortonHorton New
edited October 2009 in Questions
When do we expect the offical 2.0 Release?
Is there a FAQ about 2.0 yet.
What I have seen may change my plans for this winter.



  • A very interesting question, also for me. I wonder if I will spend several hours searching and adding various add-ons the next days or better wait like a month and directly go for Vanilla 2.

    And now when i already signed in: Is it recommended to install the Vanilla 2 Beta or I better wait? Can you already say if upgrading from the beta version to the final 2.0 will be possible without a lot of effort?
  • Personally, I went with Vanilla 1 as the functionality is much greater. We will upgrade once 2 is out for a few months and there are enough addons that justify the move. However, we needed forums to go up quiet quickly so if you can wait, I would wait and run the beta.
  • I'm also rather interested when Vanilla 2.0 will officially be released... Wil it be 'in a month or so' or more like 'sometime next year'?
  • lucluc ✭✭
    It once was said, it will be October. (in a post here IIRC).
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    What everyone is saying is correct. If you're looking for a stable core product, Vanilla 1 is the way to go until we make an official release of V2. We have said late October for a release before. We've had some setbacks since then, but we're working hard on the product now, so we're still hoping for that timeline.
  • thanks for the info :)
  • awesome I cant wait. It will be very refreshing for my vanilla 1 based community to poke around and play with new toys once 2 is out.
  • LincolnLincoln Community Instigator Vanilla Staff
    Late October isn't over til it's November :D

    Sr Developer at Vanilla Forums [GitHub, Twitter]

  • Tick Tock . . . Well is guess I would rather 2.0 be all it should be than be on time. I assume that the guys are cranking away. Is there a new realistic date?
  • i agree, its taking ever so long for the stable release, i remember them saying august was the release date, as long as they give the date of the relase i wouldnt really mind if it was january, but give us the real date. thank you
  • I can imagine it's not that easy to name a specific date. Anyway I think all of us prefer a as far as possible bug free version instead of upgrading an instable rushed Vanilla 2 every second day.

    Just have a look at Blizzard's attitude - it's done when it's done! ;)
  • Now that we're into November, is there any word on progress? Are we looking at 1, 2, 3 weeks?

    I have a project I'm working on and I'd love to use Vanilla 2 for it, but if it's going to be much longer than 1-2 weeks before release we might just have to go with punBB :(
  • I don't care when it comes out, but I know it'll be worth the wait when it does!
  • Hello everyone, Just heard about Vanilla 2 last week. This will be perfect for my site.
    I am patiently waiting.... Actually I cant wait until it comes out! GO MARK!
  • Do more... faster ;)
  • can't wait either for that vanilla 2. cheer up!
  • I feel bad to be bugging about it, but is there a new deadline known for vanilla 2?

    My project wants to use vanilla 2 (integrate it), but we can't (and don't want to) if it is still in beta.

    I am not asking to hurry up, I'm just asking if there is any date known so that i know what to expect
  • LincolnLincoln Community Instigator Vanilla Staff
    @Mark has been very quiet on the matter ;) I'm sure it will be unmissable once he's comfortable announcing it. There's quite a few of us similarly chomping at the bit.

    Sr Developer at Vanilla Forums [GitHub, Twitter]

  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    Yeah - sorry about the delays. There are so many things that need work still, and we don't want to drop it until it's ready for release. Nothing sucks more than a buggy piece of software. Things just keep holding us back. For example, I had to make the CSS improvements that I recently announced. Then, I wanted to make some theme improvements to the style.css file, so I created a custom theme and started working on it - thinking I'd replace the default theme with my changes afterwards. Of course, once I started working with the new theme, I noticed all kinds of inconsistencies in the xhtml of the applications. So, I started working on fixing those.

    That's how development has been going for the last few weeks (when I've had time to sit down and get development done). I do see the end, though. Pretty soon we'll be able to sit down and devote time strictly to the bug list and hammer through the remaining items.
  • What's it waiting for primarily ?
    I assume that the CSS thingey you posted is the most important, and further ? Only bugs?

    In other words, can I use it already (with Single Sign-On) on my own website, and later upgrade? (and the extensions/adjustments I make will just be plugins of-course.)
  • LincolnLincoln Community Instigator Vanilla Staff
    You can use it on your website and it's highly likely that you can seamlessly upgrade as it progresses, but I don't recommend it quite yet. A couple of the bugs are serious.

    Sr Developer at Vanilla Forums [GitHub, Twitter]

  • What are those bugs? Is there an overview?
  • LincolnLincoln Community Instigator Vanilla Staff
    edited December 2009

    My foremost concern at the moment is a bug that prints the database password in the error report if there's a connection error. I don't know what other features @Mark and @Todd are adding, but I'm soon going to assembling a list of which bugs minimally need to be closed before I'm comfortable using it in production.

    Also, the Roadmap:

    Sr Developer at Vanilla Forums [GitHub, Twitter]

  • LincolnLincoln Community Instigator Vanilla Staff
    @niek FYI, the password bug I just mentioned above was just fixed by Mark. This conversation reminded me to point it out as high-priority, cheers.

    Sr Developer at Vanilla Forums [GitHub, Twitter]

  • Thanks for the information :)
    I'm going to add Vanilla to my own system in a few weeks, I don't know if it's finished but I'll upgrade if necessarily. I have a few extension to do before I can use it, so that's the work I'll be dealing with first.

    I hope the SSO system won't change in future upgrades?
  • LincolnLincoln Community Instigator Vanilla Staff
    edited December 2009
    @niek I think it's extremely unlikely the SSO system would be substantially altered, nor would I expect major database structure changes at this point.

    Sr Developer at Vanilla Forums [GitHub, Twitter]

  • May I suggest using wapiti against all your release candidates just to see if it can find any problems with your code.
  • Whenever I see this "lussumo pushed to master at lussumo/Garden" it makes me happy
  • Any resolution for the new year here?
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