We’re hidding straight for ModernBB 2 Relese Candidate 1. In the past week, we closed 16 issues in the ModernBB 2.0-beta.3 and 2.0-rc.1 milestone and released ModernBB 2.0 beta 3. So, lets talk about what we did in the past week and updates to our roadmap and more.
We’ve had a great week! We fixed the last 2 tickets in ModernBB 2.0-beta.3 and released it. Meanwhile, a great amout of 26 new tickets made it to the RC1 milestone. 14 of them have already been fixed. Anyway, the other 12 still need lot’s of attention and 2 tickets still have to come (we think we will close 28 tickets in this milestone). Both tickets are related to the front-end. One is a redesign of Randomness (to make it looks better), and the secon one is adding Radicalness, Awesomness and Kindness. Respectivly a red, green and yellow version of the blue Randomness style.
Anyway, what did we do in the last week. Well, we added finaly a toolbar to the ModernBB core and we extended the possibilities of the parser. Those features are available in beta 3. Further, we’ve fixed a lot of bugs and more in RC1. One of the important thinks is that the bug in registration has been solved, so user can registrate again. We’ve also cleaned up the source code by removing unused Bootstrap documents. Jquery.js is now part of the core. Together with other small additions, this fixes a bug in the menu in both the frontend as Backstage. Talking about Backstage: the old Aurora design (from beta 1 and 2) has returned to the RC.
Further, we’ve fixed some of the issues that also have been closed in ModernBB 1.6.2. We improved the code of the Reports page in Backstage, a report now takes less space and several HTML issues have been fixed on this page. The update script has also been updated, and we removed the feature that allows you to display a little dot in front of a topic title if an user already posted in that topic (however, we’re planning to bring this feature back). Another bugfix is the Backstage redirect-issue, that also has been solved. And last and least: we’ve removed support for subforums (see below).
Bye bye, subforums?
During RC1 development (which still continues), we’ve decided to drop support for subforums. Why? Well, it was buggy, in every meaning of that word. There was no sub-subforum support, the Forums page in Backstage didn’t handel it well enough, it was possible to add a subforum to another category than its parent, etc. This is why we’ve dropped the support for it. The good news is, just like the dot-feature, we are planning to bring this back to you (see below, again)!
Roadmap: RC1 coming soon and ModernBB 2.1
We changed our expectation for the launch dates for both ModernBB 2.0 RC1, RC2 as 2.0.0. They now come a month earlier to you than expected! RC1 should be here somewhere around September 15th! Anyway: we are in RC stage, which means, we do not add new features anymore. But what about the great ideas that appear now? Well, they get a new milestone: ModernBB 2.1. We started planning this milestone already and we have some great features planned.
Most of our concentration goes too Backstage. While we redesigned the dashboard in ModernBB 2.0, it’s now time to give it a new structure. We will get rid of the Yes/No radio buttons and replace them with checkboxes (they are ment for that work). This should allow us too make our core smaller. We will also remove tables from the frontend on the index and forum view. They are annoying for designers… We will also redo the structure of the frontend menu to a more Backstage-like structure. And ModernBB will be responsive (both Backstage and frontend)!