The first beta release of IP.Board 3.0.0 is now available for download to those with current, active licenses to IP.Board. This first beta is only available to active license holders but future betas will be available to a larger audience.
This is the first beta release so please take a moment and read this entire announcement before downloading.
- As this is a beta release there will be bugs and issues with the software. Please report any issues using our bug tracker. Before reporting please first quickly check to see if anyone has already reported your issue.
- This first beta is encoded using IonCube. Beta releases are encoded so we can better control the release and ensure any reported problems are code-related and not due to modifications. Please ensure you are familiar with how to install IonCube encoded PHP software. The final version will not be encoded.
- Technical support is not available for this beta software.
- Do not use this software on a public install. Wait for the final series for your public installs.
- There will be no upgrade path between beta versions.
- You cannot (and should not try to) upgrade from previous versions of the software.
- In general, only download and participate in the beta test if you are comfortable working with beta software.
This beta version of IP.Board 3.0.0 requires PHP 5.2.1 or greater and MySQL 4.1.22 (5 or greater preferred) to operate. We have included the Ioncube loaders with the download for 32 bit servers. If your server is running a 64 bit operating system, you will need to visit Ioncube directly to download the loaders.
For this beta release we need your help testing certain key areas of IP.Board 3.0.0. Our preview site has allowed us to test the front-end of the community pretty extensively but the AdminCP of IP.Board 3.0.0 still needs to be thoroughly tested. We thank you for your assistance in ensuring IP.Board 3.0.0 is tested.
- The AdminCP help system is still being populated and styled. The final version will be complete and look much more integrated. It will also be hidden by default.
- Chat Services and Subscription Manager are not included in this beta. They will be available in future betas.
- The installer routine inside the AdminCP (for installing components) will not work properly in this beta. If you wish to test components (such as Calendar) be sure to install them during the main IP.Board install routine.
- There are areas of the AdminCP not properly styled at this point.
- This is not an issue but for those of you who have used IP.Board for a long time: note that conf_global.php has been moved into the admin directory.
- The public help files are currently blank. They will be rewritten and included in 3.0.0 before the final release.
Please keep all IP.Board 3.0.0 discussion on the IP.Board 3.0.0 preview site so we can maintain organization. Thanks!
Download IP.Board 3.0.0 Beta 1
If you have an IP.Board License:
To download, log in to your client area. You will see the beta download information by clicking into your license purchase. As stated above, technical support is not available so please only download if you are comfortable beta-testing software.
If you have IPS Hosting:
Shared hosting customers can download by clicking into their hosting package. Forum hosting customers can also download but will not be able to install in their hosting account as Forum Hosting packages are limited to one install. Feel free to use another hosting account for this.