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SMF 2.0 Beta 3 was released to the public yesterday around 5PM.  Here are some parts of the posted release:

--- Quote ---Simple Machines is extremely proud to announce the long awaited release of the first public beta of SMF 2.0.

SMF 2.0 has now been in development for over 18 months, and in beta with our Charter Members since August last year. Feature complete, and having undergone considerable testing and bug fixing, we are now ready to put it into the hands of the public for wider testing.
--- End quote ---

And some more on the additional features:

--- Quote ---The changes in this release from 1.1 are immense - and we can't list them all here. We recommend you take a look at the changelog on the download page - some of the highlights include:   

    * Database abstraction including support for PostgreSQL and SQLite
    * Post and attachment moderation - setup through board permissions.
    * Additional group management features such as group moderators and joinable and requestable groups
    * Comprehensive user warning system.
    * Paid subscriptions to allow people to make a payment with PayPal to get additional group access
    * Personal message labeling system and new viewing options
    * OpenID support - to enable users to login and register with their OpenID account
    * Custom profile fields to enable admins to setup new profile fields in addition to the default
    * WYSWIYG editor, to improve the user posting experience
    * Ignore boards and ignore user functions - so users only see what they want to see
    * Scheduled events and mail queuing systems to add additional functionality to the forum
    * Admin and user logs to track who makes what changes to a user's profile
    * A moderation center to bring together all moderation functionality into one place for all people with moderation abilities
--- End quote ---

As this is a beta release, I will not upgrade the forum just yet.  I am a Charter Member at SMF so I have had access to the previous betas but decided to wait till it is practically bug-free. 

In the next few months, I intend on installing the beta locally and may call on some of you to help me test some things.  If you are interested in what SMF 2.0 looks like, pop in at Simple Machines.  Click on the Community tab and you will be in the forum.

Jim, this is very exciting.  I am sure it will be wonderful one it is switched over and if you need a tester, I will be happy to help out!

Looks good to me Jim.

Is it me or do the pages load a lot quicker?

One odd thing..... don't know what happened but my computer jammed and when I rebooted some of my cookies had gone, I had to relog in here for a start
 :ScratchHead: :ScratchHead:

The Simple Machines site is running on a dedicated server so it is quite fast. 

Yeah sometimes the cookies get corrupt, thanks to this wonderful operating system most of us use.  You should be ok after logging in again.

"One odd thing..... don't know what happened but my computer jammed and when I rebooted some of my cookies had gone, I had to relog in here for a start

Must have been something at this end, I can't replicate it....



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