About the upcoming beta

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Johnny
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About the upcoming beta

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I'm not so familiar with using beta software and was just wondiering how safe it would be using it? It seems to me that everybody is extremely anxious to get their hands on a copy of the new release, and will start using it as soon as the beta is available for public download?

I assume serious bugs and security holes will be found?? Just an assumption :oops: and will they be fixed really fast, or is it wise to wait till after the beta period for a stable version?

The board I run isn't that big, 80 members and about 20k posts, and not many visitors, so if there aren't any "dangers" that normal use of the board can cause (like a db failure?) I will start using it at once.
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Re: About the upcoming beta

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If you're uncomfortable with it, wait for a full release. I intend to use the betas to explore the features, and the RCs (Release Candidates) to investigate how my server will make the move. Once the final version is out, then we'll probably kick things over pretty fast.
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Wouldn't use 2.1 in a live environment since some features are still missing / experimental. Just await a release candidate (although some bugs may be found in it) or preferably a full release.

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Most likely there will be a few problems (bugs and possibly security) with the BETA stage. That's what the BETA stage is for, to work out (by mass testing from the public) any last bugs that the developers didn't catch or have the oportunity to test out.

If you would like to be as secure as possible, wait for a Gold release, or at least the RC stage after BETA. :)

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Or just start with the beta, and upgrade as soon as a patch comes out like I probaly will do.
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olger901 wrote: Or just start with the beta, and upgrade as soon as a patch comes out like I probaly will do.
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Personally I'll set up a private test board when the betas come out, so I can start work on integrating everything into my site, skinning, etc. Once I'm happy with all of that, then I'll start thinking about moving my public boards to the new verison.
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Re: About the upcoming beta

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If you are upgrading an existing forum that you care about, I suggest waiting for at least the Release Candidates.

If you use the Beta and a serious bug is found, you run the risk of a messed up database or possibily being unable to upgrade from the beta to the released version. Consider that the first Beta has only been tested by the developers and they've been staring at the code for years. After a few betas, the code has been tested by a much larger number of users and it's much more likely that major bugs have been found and fixed.

If you've waited this long, wait a bit longer for at least RC1.
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At first beta I'm going to convert my forum database over to a Olympus installation, and see how it goes (In private, I'll still be running 2.0.x publicly).
When we hit the RC's, I'll convert my board over for general use.

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I think I'll convert as soon as possible. Conidering common sense and my impatience, the second will definetly win unless it is backed up by lazyness...
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