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It must be a huge work for two of you. Do not you think that you need more people to involve? I saw there are plenty of developers in SMF official site and you "Arantor" is a very active member over there. At least, there might be a few of them willing to help you on the fork.

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I'm hardly active on sm.org at the moment, nothing compared to what I used to be.

And I sincerely doubt any of their devs are interested in the fork, knowing how there is a serious amount of dislike on both sides. The only things the devs may be interested in is bug fixes but after the way things turned out, we have no plans to give them any of our bug fixes. I only reported a bug because I thought it was a security matter and therefore quite important to report.

It is no surprise that the title of this thread is named after a variation on a very common English swear word, directed at SMF.

There is a benefit to the fork of me watching support threads - it gives me more things to know to fix up front in the fork...
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Yes... 'bout the only thing I can see the SMF devs being interested in are the bug fixes and stopping you releasing (because nothing will make them all look quite so useless as a far better fork within a few days of them releasing gold...)

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Maybe not a few days :whistle: But certainly before 2.1 is even close to ready.

But we'd rather not rush it being ready and release it when it's actually ready with everything we want it to be.
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Yes... 'bout the only thing I can see the SMF devs being interested in are the bug fixes and stopping you releasing (because nothing will make them all look quite so useless as a far better fork within a few days of them releasing gold...)
We'll show a demo site and will also be more open about the fork but no it won't be out at the same time, contrary to our original plans. We believe in it and it's there to stay. It'll be out this year but we don't want to be rushed. We can't go faster than we currently do actually. Eheh.
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This year?  :gnehe: :gnehe: That is quick.

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It'll be out this year but we don't want to be rushed.
Assuming SMF goes gold inside that time frame o' course  :gnehe:

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This year?
Given that we've made 500 or so revisions - some of which individually commit a few HUNDRED changes across the code base or add complete new features at a time, just since August 2010, I think it's fair to say this year is likely for a release, just because we are able to throw the time, energy and experience we have at it.
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Assuming SMF goes gold inside that time frame o' course
I'm going to hedge my bets at this point and say that I see no reason why 2.0 final won't happen this year. Even if that were the case, we do have a get out of jail free card on that score, but we'd rather not use it if we can help it.
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Personally...2.0 can't go gold fast enough for me.
I want the FORK!!!!  :gnehe:

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520 revs by now ;)
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It's coming along magnificently :)
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I am looking forward to your fork! :cool:  :mouais:

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557 revs committed by now, I believe ;)
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Of course, until the smf team is done with their RC running gag (working on rc5 eh? How about you just go back into beta?), we can't release a thing.....
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Hmm, could all be part of an SMF plot to stop us.  :scrogneugneu: