You gave us awesome feedback so far, and we have implemented most of what you requested. A few requests are still in the pipeline, as fixing v6 bugs was a priority over new features. But worry not, if we said we were going to implement it, you’ll see it in the next couple of months.
As you check out b2evolution v6, please continue telling us what you think and what you need. No matter how small or how big! If we can make it happen, we will!
This month we’ve got some heavy releases! One stable and one alpha!
Version 5.2 (stable)
Beginning of December we released b2evolution 5.2.0-stable. Many bug fixes. Rock solid. It’s a recommended upgrade for everyone. Get it here.
Version 6.0 (alpha)
This is codenamed "i7" and it’s actually not really released yet BUT you can get it on GitHub since today! ;)
This one is really a massive leap forward with tons of new features. We haven’t even documented all the features yet but you’ll find some of them listed here.
This branch actually makes 5.2 seem obsolete already, but as we haven’t fully tested everything yet, we call it "alpha" still. Nevertheless, we wanted to make this available to our true fans without further delay.
If you have some time to play during the Holidays, we believe this should keep you busy for a little while ;)
Please feel free to report bugs for this version already. We’ll make fixes available on GitHub as we progress.
What happened to October & November?
I (francois) haven’t posted any news in the last couple of months. Sorry about that. I was all absorbed in the birth of my first son ;) Despite the silence, we have a great dev team who has worked relentlessly in between. I think that if you look at i7 you will notice! :)
This release is only available for download on b2evolution.net. We are no longer uploading download packages to Sourceforge. (We actually found their download process annoying because it frequently presented ads with a confusing download button which made you download an unwanted product instead of b2evolution!)
We are also planing to migrate the source code to GitHub in the near future. In the meantime we will keep updating the CVS repository on SourceForge (but only the CVS repository, not the downloads section).
Note: this release is probably completely fit for production. We just call it "beta" because we want to clean up and test some more before calling it "finished". We're just a little perfectionists like that... ;)
The general focus of this 5.1 release is to add the features we felt were missing in 5.0 that did not require deep changes to the 5.0 code and DB structure. We have been working heavily on version 6.0 in parallel.