It only took two guys two years...

Nao

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It only took two guys two years...
« on November 1st, 2012, 06:27 PM »
...And 2 months, and 2 days.
Okay, maybe not 2 days, more like 6, but apart from Pete and I, you weren't there to count in the beginning, were you? ;)

Just in case you aren't aware yet, I finally managed to put the finishing touches to a 'usable' version of Wedge, and released it early this morning to early beta testers.

In order to download it, you'll have to request access in the relevant topic, but since this is still a private alpha, we're going to be giving access mostly to those of you who've been following us for some time (and posting along), anyone who seems serious about Wedge and testing it.

Our plans are to release a public alpha before the end of the year (well, just in case the Incas were right). We're going to try and keep Wedge in frozen mode, so we won't be adding any new (major) features, although we do have a few outstanding features (or bug fixes) which we plan to ship before we go public. And who knows, maybe we'll have a good week at some point and will even be able to go gold before the end of the year...? Naah, can't be.

Re: It only took two guys two years...
« Reply #31, on November 28th, 2012, 11:26 PM »
Ha Ha. > Sounds like your in the wrong business - Should be in pest extermination of some sort...real job real doe - "Only kidding Nate"

Re: It only took two guys two years...
« Reply #32, on November 29th, 2012, 01:35 PM »
I'm in the shiny-shiny category. That's why I'm waiting so patiently. I have basic knowledge about maintaining a forum but that's it. With the next upgrade I would probably make my forum explode ;)


Re: It only took two guys two years...
« Reply #34, on December 1st, 2012, 04:21 AM »
I eagerly await the Public Alpha.

I'd apply for the private Alpha but I don't have the time right now to do a good test justice.

I've been a forum member a long time but computer issues have kept me from being underfoot.

Congratulations on reaching this Milestone!!!



Re: It only took two guys two years...
« Reply #37, on December 12th, 2012, 01:40 PM »
Yeah, I was thinking about that given the additions I made to moderation filters. Now all I need to do is finish the overhauled ban and warning system.


Re: It only took two guys two years...
« Reply #39, on December 12th, 2012, 06:48 PM »
Sure it can ;)

To be honest I'd prefer to get everything we have out in A3, and then have A4 predominantly about the ban and warning stuff where it can be examined mostly in isolation, and once that's the case, we can look at tidying up and thinking about beta since that's the last 'big' thing that's missing at this stage.


Re: It only took two guys two years...
« Reply #41, on January 23rd, 2013, 03:47 PM »
Quote from Nao on December 12th, 2012, 12:10 PM
Oh, maybe we should release Alpha 3 at some point... It's been at least a month since Alpha 2 ;)
Sorry to be cheeky, but can I request this? I've got to the stage where if I test something I'm unsure if a bug has been reported or fixed already. I've got time off the beginning of next week and am thinking ahead to then.

Of course I don't know how much time it takes to push out a new version so if it's tricky feel free to swear at me ;) And yes I know I could be spending Wedge-time on documentation :whistle:

Re: It only took two guys two years...
« Reply #42, on January 23rd, 2013, 04:10 PM »
Actually, most of my commits of the last few days were done with a future alpha in mind... ;)
I'm not sure about Pete but I think we can release one with the caveat that "banning and plugins may or may not be severely broken", and NOT to report any bugs about them.

Re: It only took two guys two years...
« Reply #43, on January 23rd, 2013, 04:57 PM »
Banning mostly is missing UI, and plugins are mostly done again except missing the last of the UI processing.

Re: It only took two guys two years...
« Reply #44, on January 24th, 2013, 05:31 AM »
I have to write code to export our forum from Drupal Advanced Forum to SMF or Wedge.
I aim to go online with the new forum within 2 months, but there's no hurry.
Do you think I could go directly to Wedge and test it or I would better go to SMF and when Wedge is ready migrate ?
I would like not to do 2 migrations, and would better wait a little more for wedge.
What do you think ?
Are wedge tables a lot different, or completely equal to SMF ones :whistle: ?

Re: It only took two guys two years...
« Reply #45, on January 24th, 2013, 05:36 AM »
There's a lot of change, and there's a lot of similarity too. Hard to say without knowing exactly what joins you're trying to make.

I can guarantee you you're not going to get something in the next two months that would be called stable. It's *possible* you might see a public release of some kind, but it won't be stable if it is. I don't know, really depends on how the next couple of months shapes up as to whether we do any kind of public release in that time, but no chance of being a stable one.