Until today, if you wanted to get a glimpse at the new "phoenix" version of b2evolution you had to check it out from the SourceForge CVS. That was hard enough to only let the most motivated users look at hit...
Today, we're opening it a little more: just visit the all new demo site set up by Daniel/blueyed...
Check it out at demo.b2evolution.net !
You'll be able to play with it as much as you'd like.
You'll also be able to test the latest release from the stable branch (0.9.x) and test it with PHP 4 as well as PHP 5.
Even better: those versions synchronise with CVS every hour. So you know you always look at the very latest code. Very cool stuff Daniel!
What you don't know though, is if someone has already played with it before and mashed up the settings... but as said, it resets every hour, so we have faith it will work for you when you go there.
Stay tuned for more! (Yes yes we're working on the alpha release)
PS: We'll update the links on the main site shortly.
Comment from: John Cougar Mellencamp Visitor
Blueyed is not very attractive visually, also it doesn’t seem to have many changes from the actual version, the only thing I saw at first glance was the avatars, and the people online.
Beside, as the site is in deutsch I can’t read to see new changes.
I don’t think this demo is a good idea.
But don’t get me wrong, I am waiting for a new release, I want to see some changes, I will keep using this script for years to come but, Blueyed is not a very good marketing strategy.
But please hurry the next release!
Comment from: Cristian Visitor
demo.b2evolution.net is the demo
there are some nice new features, the admin menu is looking good, but i didnt find the must a have “new feature” to move to the new version.
@John Cougar Mellencamp: blueyed is my nickname and I’m not running the Phoenix alpha release on my own blog.. :)
There’s some problem with a table in the demo: “MySQL error!
Unknown column ‘datestart’ in ‘where clause’(Errno=1054)”
Should be fixed on the next reset/update… that is in 18 minutes ;)
Im getting a “please do not access this page directly” error. tried in internet explorer and firefox. (7am EST Sunday Sept11)
I am getting the same error message and I go it also on Friday.
Daniel, who is maintaining the demo site is currently away. We’ll have to wait for him to get back.
For the record: I was using some of the b2evolution evocore classes for the demo site itself. But when compatibility changes were made in CVS the demo failed (like pre-Phoenix skins tend to do with Phoenix).