where have you seen anything about it being discontinued?MsIrey wrote:Could someone tell me when support of subsilver2 is expected to expire? I am not necessarily looking for an exact date. A phpBB version number would be helpful.
It seems to me from what I have been reading that subsilver2's days are pretty much numbered. I am asking because we currently have a subsilver2 based style as our default on our site and wish to be prepared for the drop of subsilver2 before it becomes a major issue.
The only reference I found upon re-searching was in a 2008 Blog. Is there any info more current to refer to?
Here is the link to the blog:There is much to do. As you can see, we basically started planning what we want to see. We also need to take into account that we want to retain some sort of backward compatibility – in the sense of not rewriting everything. subsilver2 will most likely be dropped though.
Is there any info more current than this?Why to drop subsilver2 ? It’s widely admirable by lots of users, it’s really a nice looking style though.
We only provide it with Olympus because people knew it – the first intention was to only provide prosilver. But with Ascraeus we do not want to take care of two separate styles, so we will drop one and hope some talented styler will be able to provide a “clean, square” style, maybe even our styles team.
Yes. 3.0.7 is in RC stages and it's already the end of February. I wouldn't expect 3.1 this year.MsIrey wrote:It also looks as though 3.2 could easily be released this year. Am I reading too much into things?
Okay, you are having fun with me now.DavidIQ wrote:Well, technically, only subsilver2 will be retired. That does not mean, however, that styles authors cannot continue to create styles based on subsilver2
If push comes to shove, you could always make a prosilver-based theme that looks like your current theme. I had to recreate the appearance of an old phpBB2 theme when I upgraded to phpBB3, and I chose to base it on subsilver2 just because the existing tabular structure of subsilver looked more like what I wanted out of the box. I do not, however, hold any illusions that I might have to create another look-alike theme again in future, and if future versions of phpBB require a switch to a prosilver-based solution, then that's the way the ball bounces. The issue won't be forced for quite a while anyway.MsIrey wrote:Well, David, that is good news. That means I can get my finger off the panic button for now!
I'm still wondering what the future holds for subsilver2 even though I can see now it may not mean we have to begin the struggle of changing themes at this point. Like the 7 page thread referred to, not just many..but most of our members tend to like the subsilver2 based style we have so any change is not going to be without it's share of discussion/debate.
Ooops. Thanks for that. I am going to change the typo in my post from 3.2 to 3.1 which is Ascraeus.DavidIQ wrote:Yes. 3.0.7 is in RC stages and it's already the end of February. I wouldn't expect 3.1 this year.MsIrey wrote:It also looks as though 3.2 could easily be released this year. Am I reading too much into things?
I don't really understand the hatred for tables that exists within the coding community. I know it originated in the era when tables were massively overused for formatting purposes, but a data dump via rows and tables is precisely what HTML tables were meant for. It seems like the pendulum is swinging too far in the other direction when people treat tables like the red-headed stepchild of HTML.MsIrey wrote:I agree Darth, but it is not an undertaking any of us admins are wanting to take on. We would rather be prepared with a coding style that is officially supported. It is really difficult to get a straight forward answer as to whether or not the tables coding will be supported. From where I sit, it looks like tables coding is being dropped. However, since there seems to be a general agreement that even if it is, it is not likely to be this year. From that I can rest assured that we have ample time to prepare for the change.