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Offline Caroline Lyons

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SMF 2.0 Beta
« on: September 02, 2007, 07:40:05 PM »
We have received notification that SMF version 2.0 is now in beta testing by Chartered members. We will keep you updated as to progress and as soon as its released to the public, the update will be carried out here.

Simple Machines are proud to annouce that today, 25th August 2007, the first beta release of SMF 2.0 is in the hands of our Charter Members.

This beta release marks a significant milestone for us, and is the culmination of over eighteen months of discussion, coding and testing since work began in January 2006. We expect it will be quite a few months more before we're ready to release the first public beta but in the mean time feel free to check out Introducing SMF 2.0 for a taste of things to come. You can find out more information about the Charter Member program here.

Below is a summary of some of the new features that can be found in SMF 2.0 - with more to follow:

Database abstraction - with support for PostgreSQL and SQLite planned alongside that of MySQL.
Automatic installation of packages into themes other than just the default.
Email templates to simplify customization of forum emails.
Moderation center including post, topic and attachment moderation - to allow approving of user content before it is made public.
User warning system.
Additional group functionally including group moderators and requestable/free assignable groups.
WYSIWYG editor to provide an intuitive user interface to those users not familiar with BBC.
Permission improvements such as group inheritance and permission profiles to further reduce the complexity of the permissions system.
File based caching for a performance increase on all forums regardless of whether an accelerator is installed.
Mail queuing system to stagger the sending of emails to improve performance on large forums.
Advanced signature settings to allow the administrator of a forum to more tightly control the contents of users signatures.
Personal messaging improvements including ability to automatically sort incoming messages and a variety of display options.
Improved upgrade script with better timeout protection and simpler user interface.
Custom profile fields to enable administrators to add additional member fields from the administration center.
User configurable posts and topics per page; an improved calendar interface.
Option to allow guests to vote in polls.

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