A word on ModernBB 2.0 RC1

A couple of hours ago, we launched ModernBB 2.0 beta 3. But I would love to give you guys a word on the upcoming next pre-release, ModernBB 2.0 RC1. One of those reasons is that I want to point out some of the known issues in ModernBB 2.0 beta 3 and to tell the future planning.

So, lets talk about Release Candidate 1. First of all, we already have 3 issues to be closed in this first release candidate in our tracker. There is a 4th ticket, but that’s a Meta-ticket, which means that it will only provide us of information. Anyway, I have offline a list of issues too. This does now contain 11 unique issues, 1 of them is bringing back the beta 1/2 design for Backstage and the second one is about the front-end design. Everything else are bugs. So yes, there are 9 known issues in beta 3. However, additional to those 11 issues, there are another 11 issues. What? 22 bugs? Well, yes and no, the second wave of 11 bugs are the bugs that where solved during version 1.6.2, they still need to be added to the core of v2.0.

Anyway, one of those issues is the fact that ModernBB 2.0 beta 3 will warn you for an update: ModernBB 2.0 beta 3. We know already how to solve this issue but it will be fixed in the near future. Don’t freak out: the updater will warn you for a real update, RC1, once it’s available. Another issue is that post errors are displayed in plain text, which will also be fixed soon, a simmilar issue appears in db_update.php. When there are more reports on the report.php page in the Backstage, it will display to much hard returns. And more small issues.

Anyway, non of them will prevent the forum software from working, most are just HTML and CSS bugs. The only real issue we have is that the menu will be displayed upon the forum software as soon as your forum won’t get enough space to display. When upgrading from ModernBB 2.0 beta 2 and earlier, the design of the front-end will also bug up, because this stays on Air. An easy fix for that is simply removing all incompatible styles, ModernBB will automatical fall back on Randomness.

While ModernBB 2.0-rc.1 is planned on October 16th as displayed on ModernBB.be and GitHub.com, we want to launch this RC somewhere in the begin/middle of September, with the second RC a week later, and the final release, once again, a week later.