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Topic: When is 1.3 going to be released?

OK, dumb question - I don't need to hear "When it's done". I have a relatively large phpBB forum (8000 posts, about 10MB) I want to transfer to punBB. The problem is, current setup has an encoding "mismatch" - the forum has been incorrectly configured in the past, so it converts character sets several times to no specific encoding, but it works (so I don't touch it).

I would like (I want to) use purely Unicode (or rather UTF-8) after I convert the forum, so I have to wait for a quite stable version of 1.3 branch (which might be release candidate). I don't need to know a specific date - just an estimated time frame. Is the "quite stable" (as in it installs, it doesn't loose posts) version (release candidate or 1.3.0) going to be finished next month? In two months? In half a year? Just an educated guess, please, so that I know when to come back or whether to look for an alternative.

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Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

kure wrote:

OK, dumb question - I don't need to hear "When it's done".

There is no other answer. When quirks/bugs have been found and sorted.

Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

how can you know that all the bugs have been found and fixed ...

at least tell us the persentage of the bugs that were found and fixed ... i.e 60% of the bugs have been fixed

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Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

When all known bugs are fixed and all planned features and changes have been implemented, then it will go stable. There is no point in guessing. The release date is hugely dependent of the community that's supposed to find the bugs.

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Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

SuperMAG wrote:

how can you know that all the bugs have been found and fixed ...

Question: Why do you think stable is now on version 1.2.17? A period of beta testing with no new reports constitutes considering going to stable. That does not mean everything is sorted. However, until that quiet point arrives, then stable is an unknown timeframe.

Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

MattF wrote:
SuperMAG wrote:

how can you know that all the bugs have been found and fixed ...

Question: Why do you think stable is now on version 1.2.17? A period of beta testing with no new reports constitutes considering going to stable. That does not mean everything is sorted. However, until that quiet point arrives, then stable is an unknown timeframe.

ok you used some difficult english words ... i will translate that words now ...

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Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

SuperMAG wrote:

ok you used some difficult english words ... i will translate that words now ...

I'll put it in easier terms. smile It'll be ready when there are no more complaints or useful suggestions. big_smile

Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

MattF wrote:
SuperMAG wrote:

ok you used some difficult english words ... i will translate that words now ...

I'll put it in easier terms. smile It'll be ready when there are no more complaints or useful suggestions. big_smile

i knew you said that without even translating  big_smile big_smile big_smile

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Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

Everytime you ask the release date gets put forward another month.

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Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

Backwards. big_smile

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Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

So should we expect four or five years as with phpBB? :-D

Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

Doubt it tongue

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Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

elbekko wrote:

Doubt it tongue

Me too. That does sound a bit optimistic. big_smile big_smile

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Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

I'd love to have punBB 1.3 done today even, however that's just wishing and it wont happen. Although I'm anxiously waiting myself for the release, but try to control these feelings. "It's done when it's done" like any other open source projects.

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Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

1.3 Beta.. Use it now! Dont wait.. smile

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Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

d3visi0n wrote:

Everytime you ask the release date gets put forward another month.

bs, doubt this completly

Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

FBI wrote:

1.3 Beta.. Use it now! Dont wait.. smile

Except it's beta and not meant to be used in a production site. wink

Lamonte wrote:
d3visi0n wrote:

Everytime you ask the release date gets put forward another month.

bs, doubt this completly

Your sarcasm detector seems broken tongue

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Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

Better still... why not post these concerns on the previous topics created asking the EXACT same question.

Bugs are still popping up regular so just wait.

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Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

Smartys wrote:
FBI wrote:

1.3 Beta.. Use it now! Dont wait.. smile

Except it's beta and not meant to be used in a production site. wink

I got a forum all in 1.3, i'ts works fine! smile
But I really want the real 1.3 to be released (!)

//Jonas

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Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

MalZon wrote:
Smartys wrote:
FBI wrote:

1.3 Beta.. Use it now! Dont wait.. smile

Except it's beta and not meant to be used in a production site. wink

I got a forum all in 1.3, i'ts works fine! smile
But I really want the real 1.3 to be released (!)

//Jonas

you do know.. if someone finds a bug, they can attack your site?

Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

Mark wrote:
MalZon wrote:
Smartys wrote:

Except it's beta and not meant to be used in a production site. wink

I got a forum all in 1.3, i'ts works fine! smile
But I really want the real 1.3 to be released (!)

//Jonas

you do know.. if someone finds a bug, they can attack your site?

You do know if someone finds a bug in final/non-beta they can still attack your site?

Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

There's more chance of those bugs occuring in beta releases. That's the whole point.

Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

Its helpful that people use it full time, neutralizes those bugs faster tongue

Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

d3visi0n wrote:

You do know if someone finds a bug in final/non-beta they can still attack your site?

Yup. Except for the fact that serious bugs in 1.2 result in a quick new release, whereas serious bugs in 1.3 don't necessarily mean a new beta.

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Re: When is 1.3 going to be released?

Hate to say this, but I actually can see the point of running a beta in production. (If one knows of, and is willing to take the risks involved). At the end of the day, no matter how poor a choice it may be if something goes wrong, conversely, it is also hard to give something a thorough testing unless it is being subjected to normal types of use. And users can abuse the socks off the best of systems. big_smile What better method for bug crunching. big_smile It is risky though.