Vanilla 2 Public Beta

Vanilla 2 Public Beta

The Vanilla 2 Public Beta is online now. Please read this entire post before clicking away, as it contains important information about questions you will surely have after getting there.

Development Status

I wasn’t sure if I should call this an alpha or a beta. There are a number of core features that are not yet in the version of Vanilla you are about to see. The most glaringly obvious of these is a search page. In the end I chose beta simply because it rolled off the tongue. Regardless, rest assured that the application is not yet feature-complete.

Feature Suggestions

I know that many of you will have feature suggestions after playing with the application. Please use the Vanilla category at the community forum as a place for your suggestions. Also, please remember (a) that the application is not yet feature-complete, and (b) to be nice when making suggestions, and (c) if your suggestion is not implemented, Vanilla 2 is a pluggable system (and more easily pluggable that Vanilla 1 was), so your feature ideas can easily come after Vanilla 2 is finalized.

Whispers & Data Loss

There are no whispers in Vanilla 2. Instead there are “conversations”. The installation you are about to see is a copy of the community forum from about 3pm on April 3rd, 2009. All of your whispers from that database have been transformed into conversations. Also note that as bugs are encountered and fixed, it may be necessary for us to roll the database back to the April 3rd date. So, don’t be surprised if your discussions, comments, replies, conversations, messages, status updates, profile changes, etc get wiped out.

Reporting Bugs

We’ve set up a trac issue tracker at issues.gardenframework.com. If you discover a bug, please register there and then search for it before submitting it.

Not For Download

This is a public beta. You do not get to download and install Vanilla 2. You just get to use our installation.

Without any further ado, I give you Vanilla 2.

10 Responses to “Vanilla 2 Public Beta”

  1. pbear

    Awesome! B)

  2. el2ro

    Great to see Beta here! I thought we need to wait until autumn, this is just fine ;)

  3. ADM

    VERY cool. I’m loving it!

  4. mariusx1

    Awesome! You guys do great work…I can’t wait for a downloadable version!

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  7. John (Human3rror)

    gosh dang this is hawt. thanks so much is there an ETA for it’s release for dload?

  8. Mark

    Hi John – you can get it at github now.

    /garden-vanilla-2-on-github-now/

  9. John (Human3rror)

    freaking DOPE!

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