I know there’s been a little controversy lately regarding Project Gforum Version 2, and I just wanted to assure that development is progressing well. While, as always, you should keep your expectations minimal, I do have some neat features planned that I think you’ll pleasantly enjoy.
That said, while development is going at a good pace, it seems that the final release will be later rather than sooner. So, in light of that, I’ve decided to shed some insight on some of the general information and answer some very general questions regarding Version 2. Although still in alpha phase and subject to change, I’ve hand-picked the data here as I believe it will be representative of the final version.
Here is some of the raw data I’ve collected:[color=Blue]Browsers Rendering v2 Flawlessly:[ul][li]Internet Explorer 7.x[/li]
[li]Internet Explorer 8.x[/li]
[color=Green]Browsers Rendering v2 With Very Minor Issues:[ul][li]Internet Explorer 6.x (Collision Detection)[/li]
[li]Opera 7.x (Shoutbox Appearance)[/li][/ul]
[color=Orange]Browsers Rendering v2 With Minor Issues:[ul][li]Netscape Navigator 9.x (No Shoutbox Display)[/li]
[li]Dillo 0.8 (Barely any CSS, no iFrames)[/li][/ul]
[color=Red]Tested Browsers Rendering a Completely Unusable v2:[ul][li]Internet Explorer 4.x[/li]
[li]Internet Explorer 5.x[/li][/ul]
Even more extensive browser testing should be underway as Version 2 matures.
Also, the new design for Version 2 (codename “τau”) is so flexible that, using one of the above “flawless” browsers, I have tested a completely usable iteration of τau using an 8-bit 640 x 480-resolution computer. Essentially, if you’re using a computer and browser as far back as 1999, you should be good to go with Version 2 (design-wise, at least), regardless of operating system or specs. That’s also not to say the design is simple or feature-less, but I’ll save that for later.
I plan on updating with new information once every one to two weeks (-ish), so check back often if you want to learn about Version 2 before its release.