b2evolution 1.10.2 "Florida" has been released.
It is almost the same as 1.10.1 only this time we can mark it "super stable" and recommend it to everyone since we really didn't find any problematic bug in 1.10.1. (Truth be told, we're searching for bugs harder in 2.0 than in 1.10, but still...)
So, if you are already running 1.10.1 you may as well stay with it. Otherwise, we recommend you upgrade to "Florida", since it's clearly better as any previously release of b2evo. (Btw, the nice thing about improving your software all the time is that you can repeatedly say it's better than ever before! :P)
As always: all 1.10.x versions share the same database structure. To upgrade from older verison though you need to run the installer/upgrader.
And again: skins designed for 1.8.x or 1.9.x will also run on 1.10.x. (Unfortunately that won't be true for 2.0)
Comment from: nomad1 Visitor
It isn’t possible to design skins that do run independently of upgrading? I ask because my skins are heavily costomized, so upgrading means several times of work
Yes it is possible to design skins that run independently of upgrading. That is the case with 1.8, 1.9 and 1.10 .
In 2.0 there are many enhancements to the skin features (really a lot!). These require new tags. Keeping the old (less efficient and customizable) skin tags would slow down 2.0 too much.
The 2.0 skins are designed with the future in mind though. All new tags are extensible so there should not be any new major changes for a long time after 2.0.
It’s a tough choice between progress and backward compatibility…
Comment from: nomad1 Visitor
Thanks for the quick reply. This is good news. Will 2.0 be released this within a few months? I’d rather wait with my upgrade (still 0.9.1) then.
Yes 2.0 will be released in a few months but it is hard to tell when it will become really stable, or as stable as 1.10.
Direct upgrade from 0.9.1 to 2.0 will be possible, but if it was me I would do an interim upgrade to 1.10. It just feels less acrobatic ;)
What’s the best brazilian portuguese language pack and what differences are not translated?
I would like to complement this, if is possible.
Hi gamer boy. I’m sending the complete translation until 06-15.
What?! .2 out this fast?
just kidding :D Great to see we’re coming closer to 2.0 :p hopefully we won’t go by 1.10.99 coz that is still the 1.10.x series :P
okay, Im kidding :p
v2 is exciting, messing with what I can understand with it on my test server.. just have to get used with the SVN updates.
just upgraded from 1.9.3 to 1.10.2, moving machines and domains, with no problems at all - bar php/ mysql/ mod_perl/ GD issues.
Nothing bad about this upgrade, not even a tiny issue - although mines is about as vanilla an install as it gets
Just upgraded to 1.10.2 from 0.9.2. The upgrade was simple, painless, worked flawlessly.
It’s not in the upgrade instructions (probably because it is more or less common sense) but anyone upgrading should round up the following info before starting:
1. Your SQL database user name (on my webhost, it’s a long line of seemingly random characters, and has nothing to do with my user name as site admin, b2evolution, etc.)
2. Your B2Evolution SQL Database name. (Again - on my webhost this is a _really_ long line of characters.)
3. The password for your B2Evolution SQL database.
I installed my initial B2E setup from a script provided by my webshost - which is probably why the database user name and DB name are so odd. But with each upgrade I stop and have to look up that stuff.
1.10.2 looks great though!
Love B2evo and use it on numerous sites where some dynamic content is desired. It’s extremely flexible and easy for newbs to figure out.
I have to second the opinion that updating skins is the hardest part of B2evo updates. Every single install I have running uses heavily customized skins. That’s part of what I like about this app, but it’s still the majority of the work involved with an update for me. Using WinMerge is very useful in expediting the skin tweaks.
With the frequency of updates that B2evolution has, is there any chance of working toward doing updates and backups through the application (like SMF)? Most SMF updates don’t touch the skin/template and can be accomplished in 30 seconds directly in the admin area of the application.
Yes, automated updates are on the todo list…
I could not download version 1.10.2. The website was always closed. What is the issue? Thanks!
I don’t know. Just checked. It is working now.
Hi! I am new to blogging and would like to have a blog on my website. I have designed the site myself using Dreamweaver 8, all in html - I have no experience with PHP or CSS or other stuff like that. Can I use this software to make a blog I can put on the site - embedded into a html page, or a PHP page that can be linked from other html pages on the site? I just want a blog but don’t want it on an external site like blogger.com, but apart from basic html sites in Dreamweaver I’m not a designer so I can’t do anything too complicated!
Yes, Steve, that is what b2evolution is for.