And now for a small update. Over the past few months, I've been mentioning that I will rebase FreeFlarum (again). I've made this decision because I think that most of my work committed towards the previous update wasn't perfect enough, and things could be better now that I am far more experienced with FreeFlarum's internal workings, Python and Flarum in general.
In order to make sure that this update is as bug free as possible and that it won't break anything, I've made an open beta/development website for everyone to test the new setup: https://freeflarum.dev.
A few things that you should know before you jump in:
- It's a development server. This means that some things might be incomplete, in progress or broken. If you encounter any errors or something is just not working as intended, please let me know so that I may fix the issue before I push it to production.
- Do not use this for serious forums - your forum may be deleted at any time, without any warning. Assume that this is a testing environment that can be reset at any time. You've been warned.
- Do not worry about messing stuff up - the server is hosted separately, and won't affect the main FreeFlarum one (https://freeflarum.com). This also means that you can't log in with existing credentials, because they're separated.
- Feedback, suggestions or feature requests are welcome - just let me know your thoughts!
Known bugs/unfinished features (at FreeFlarum.dev, not Flarum related):
- Login/settings page is not complete
- Authentication should mostly work as intended, but it still needs some work
- Welcome E-mails look ugly
I will post the full changelog, feature overview and explanation once the update rolls out (that might happen near the end of August, maybe sooner if things go well). A lot of things have changed under the hood, and a lot more probably will, so it's useless to post a changelog at the moment. For now, have a look around, test things, break things... and then report these broken things. It will help me a lot, so thank you for that!
Also, I will be updating all forums to Flarum v1.4.0 at Monday (tomorrow), as was promised and announced at Twitter and Discuss earlier, so expect some downtime. I'll keep you posted.