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SMF 2.0 - First Looks
« on: 8 October 2010, 18:53:59 »
Well, taking a look at SMF 2.0 RC3, I'm quite impressed. While it works pretty similar on the everyday-user end, it features a lot of great enhancements on the configuration end, since it has built in security such as spam detection, has warnings when posting on very old topics, can send newsletters, has dropdown menus, a slightly spiffier navigation and improved moderation tools (including an effective warning system) among many others! Of course, there are also a few problems:
-The theme is incompatable. Fortunately, a core theme which is similar to the Glest Board's original theme (the blue one) is available, and I will make a Glest theme from it from scratch. The Glest 2.4 theme was too messy anyway and had a lot of unnecessary files thrown in...
-Some mods may be incompatable. I only could test what I had on my computer, and most of those were downloaded before RC3 was even released, so probably have new versions. If not, I think I've gotten good enough to manually do it, but not sure how to do so when I don't have server access, only Admin access to the board itself. Of course, I can talk to martino about that, maybe one of the Glest team can help? Of course, that also brings the question of upgrading, which I haven't tested. I will very soon, though I only tried the full install. Now I'll load one of the Board backups on my computer and make a local copy of the board to test.

Biggest problem may be that I don't have the server password (well, technically, I can access it, but its encrypted, since the password is hidden in the settings page...) We'll have to see. No immediate plans to convert anywaty, at least not until I have the new theme ready.
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Re: SMF 2.0 - First Looks
« Reply #1 on: 11 October 2010, 04:15:13 »
New looks at Glest Theme v3, which will be exclusively for SMF 2.0.

The pictures also point out many of the new features:
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Re: SMF 2.0 - First Looks
« Reply #2 on: 11 October 2010, 04:34:41 »
the cake is a lie....

sorry, it looks good!

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Re: SMF 2.0 - First Looks
« Reply #3 on: 11 October 2010, 20:55:53 »
Also, I've created a mod that will add a link to the buttons at the top ([Home], [Search], etc) which we will use to have a link to the Wiki.

Details and pictures of the mod can be found on the SMF site:
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=2802

NOTE: The above link is not yet available to everyone. All mods must be verified before they appear to the public, thus, it will take a moment for it to be available for everyone. Either keep checking or wait until I let you all know that it's up. Sorry.
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Re: SMF 2.0 - First Looks
« Reply #4 on: 11 October 2010, 21:01:56 »
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Re: SMF 2.0 - First Looks
« Reply #5 on: 11 October 2010, 21:17:03 »
Oops, I didn't realize it has to be checked over by an admin first. Only I can see that page for now. I'll let you all know when it's been verified. :|

Declined... Apparently there is already mods that do similar functions... :( Oh well, I like mine better :).
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Re: SMF 2.0 - First Looks
« Reply #6 on: 14 October 2010, 20:39:47 »
Well, since it didn't appear on the SMF site, I'll post that mod here:



This mod allows you to create another button of your choice in the menu buttons at the top of the screen ([Home], [Help], [Search], etc).

To turn on, as well as choose where the link should point, go to:
Admin -> Configuration -> Modification Settings -> Miscellaneous

The Menu Button Link mod offers a few settings, such as where the button should link to, the target, and the name of the button.

The mod is entirely cross-theme compatible, meaning that it works with any theme, as it merely adds a button to the button array, which is already controlled by the theme.

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Menu Button Link mod created by Omega
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With this license you can:
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-Link to it or host it on your site
-Do anything you want with it as long as all authors are credited

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Re: SMF 2.0 - First Looks
« Reply #7 on: 16 October 2010, 10:56:58 »
Cool! Are we going to be allowed to the administrative section NOW! YEAH! JOKE  :)

No, seriously seems cool..

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Re: SMF 2.0 - First Looks
« Reply #8 on: 21 May 2011, 17:51:56 »
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So, what does this all mean? It means 2.0 final is very very close to being released. Really! I can't give an exact date, but you can trust me that we will release SMF 2.0 final by the end of May, 2011.
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Re: SMF 2.0 - First Looks
« Reply #9 on: 22 May 2011, 04:41:42 »
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So, what does this all mean? It means 2.0 final is very very close to being released. Really! I can't give an exact date, but you can trust me that we will release SMF 2.0 final by the end of May, 2011.
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As a note, don't expect the forum to convert right off the bat when it's released. I'm extremely busy with lots of work, school, and upcoming SRC elections (running for Vice), and I'd have to make some serious changes to the theme, which will take some time. The board will have to be backed up, and will be down for a few hours while it is being converted to 2.0. I have the means of updating myself, but it may be a better idea to let the Glest team do it, as they have proper access to the server.
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Re: SMF 2.0 - First Looks
« Reply #10 on: 16 June 2011, 19:22:16 »

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Re: SMF 2.0 - First Looks
« Reply #11 on: 16 June 2011, 21:21:18 »
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=437328.msg3070173#msg3070173
Apparently it was released 5 days ago. Can't wait.
Excellent! I have downloaded it, and can update it now that it's final, though, we must note that the theme is no longer compatible, so that would take extra work (and probably would need until the early summer). As well, some modifications like the activity bar will not work without theme modifications, so...

The choice is yours. Either wait a bit and have a guaranteed compatible board with a working theme and tested addons, or upgrade now and use the default theme until the Glest theme can be fixed. Again, due to final exams next week and drama performances this week, I will likely not have time until the summer (at which point I get too much time!) to do the theme.

My personal recommendation is to wait, to ensure the board is still the board we remember, and not a generic hospital theme.
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Re: SMF 2.0 - First Looks
« Reply #12 on: 17 June 2011, 01:04:50 »
Update now! :D
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Re: SMF 2.0 - First Looks
« Reply #13 on: 17 June 2011, 08:07:03 »
My personal recommendation is to wait, to ensure the board is still the board we remember, and not a generic hospital theme.

+1 ... It looks too nice as is, the generic 'no theme' would be a massive disappointment now :)
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Re: SMF 2.0 - First Looks
« Reply #14 on: 17 June 2011, 08:09:26 »
Hmm...I could wait. What Silnarm said, it's like how our eyes react from darkness to a lot of light, not sure what that is called.

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Re: SMF 2.0 - First Looks
« Reply #15 on: 17 June 2011, 15:02:26 »
Hmm...I could wait. What Silnarm said, it's like how our eyes react from darkness to a lot of light, not sure what that is called.
I've already started work on the theme. 1/3-ish done.
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Re: SMF 2.0 - First Looks
« Reply #16 on: 20 June 2011, 03:21:54 »
And here's a photo look at how development is going so far:

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Obviously, these images show it as more complete than it really is. There's still a lot to do, and it's getting there. There's not a huge number of changes from the current theme, but there's some noticable ones, some of which were forced due to changes in the formatting, and some which are just an improvement. Even once I finish the posting area (which is next), I'll have to test all the BBCode, test every page I can find, test how it is on a moderator and a regular user account, then add some mod changes in, such as the activity bar, and even fix the bug in the current theme, where you cannot set the timezone according to the timezone mod. Note that some mods may not be compatible, though most of the major ones should be.
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Re: SMF 2.0 - First Looks
« Reply #17 on: 20 June 2011, 06:19:11 »
Thanks for working on it! Hopefully the extra space above the activity bar will be gone...
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« Reply #18 on: 20 June 2011, 10:17:25 »
Haha when I saw the Bob Marley I thought "Why's he on my account?". Then proceeded to lol.  :O

Looks cool, be good to make the board have that nice new forum smell again. But might I just say the Glest forum is probably one of the nicest looking/functioning forums I've come across, so cheers Omega  :thumbup:.

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« Reply #19 on: 20 June 2011, 15:29:04 »
Will our post counts be reset!  :o
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Re: SMF 2.0 - First Looks
« Reply #20 on: 20 June 2011, 15:31:58 »
Will our post counts be reset!  :o
Of course not. All your posts will remain. The demo you see is a clean test board, thus why it's so low.
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« Reply #21 on: 20 June 2011, 20:03:19 »
Will our post counts be reset!  :o

I recall this huge whine where evryone where chanting "POST COUNT DOES NOT COUNT! POST COUNT DOES NOT COUNT!" now I see this...how...interesting..

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Re: SMF 2.0 - First Looks
« Reply #22 on: 20 June 2011, 20:41:48 »
Will our post counts be reset!  :o
I recall this huge whine where evryone where chanting "POST COUNT DOES NOT COUNT! POST COUNT DOES NOT COUNT!" now I see this...how...interesting..
Well, it still doesn't really count...if all people do is post on the off topic section. Etc...  :angel: