The time has come. Rahul and I have stepped up our plans for rainbow. In Feb of 06, I first converted rainbow to 2.0. However, Rahul and I kept a personal edt that was a straight port of the production 1.6 code. We added some nice icons to help with UI and sold this version on iocluster.com to some select customers. This is the same version that runs www.iocluster.com and source.iocluster.com. Well we have decided to give this ( thats right straight to the google svn) to the community. This is a production copy of rainbow 2.0 ( i repeat ..PRODUCTION) and has never had a major problem or gone down since I deployed it over a year ago. All my major testing was first done with this version then applied to the new release that will be coming out. I will be recommending this version OVER RB 1.6 but by all means you can still use the .NET 1.1 version.
Shall I explain.... Alexey has already changed the version number of the soon to be released ( late summer) Rainbow 2.1 which will be a fully .NET 2.0 featured portal/CMS. I will be releasing ( possibly tonight or tomorrow) the straight port of RB 184.108.40.2060f ( i believe f but I need to confirm). Only a few things broke when I converted this version to 2.0. Only 3 modules ( which I will review) and maybe a small minor thing here or there. Let me remind users that this version DOES NOT support all the things that the .NET 2.0 featured version will. It ONLY is a straight port of production 1.6 that runs on the 2.0 framework. It runs pretty solidly and I beg thee to find problems with it so we can fix it. I know there is a small issue with the XML/XSL module which I made a temp fix for since 2.0 does file directories differently ( i assume this is why since you pick the xsl from a file directory and it doesnt show up). This version ( 220.127.116.110f) will be placed on google code SVN AND the binaries ( pre-compiled 2.0 version) and source will be avail. The community developers will be on major focus on the 2.1 version as this is the .net 2.0 feature version.
Quick Review :
Sample sites : http://www.iocluster.com http://source.iocluster.com
Release date : 06-08-2007 ( little leeway but as i said maybe be today)
Is basically an exact copy of RB 1.6 on the .net 2.0 framework
Can support ALL .NET 2.0 features
Is the version we used to create RB 2.1 beta 1 and future versions
DOES NOT IMPLEMENT any 2.0 features but can be adapted to
Can in theory upgrade a 1.6 site if you swap your design and portals folder
Release date : 08-15-2007
The latest and greatest on the 2.0 framework.
ASPNETDB, Masterpages, Skins/themes , Rainbow projects have been broken up in to 13 projects and are compiled ( Rainbow.Framework.Security ) APIs, XHTML by default, use of partial classes, .NET 2.0 controls, tons of fixes/improvements, Installer
please stand by
**** Update ( 6-08-2007) ***
My version is 18.104.22.1680e and I want to have it 22.214.171.1240f as that was the latest public release of Rainbow 1.6 on the .NET 1.1 framework. As I see from the history.txt file, Dan made a cool fix to blank passwords in your profile. Im currently coordinating with him to add this fix to my version. I also would like to add the fix to Security.cs for Active directory that one of our community developers found.
**** Update ( 6-10-2007)
Im going to first upload the source to the google svn ( giving it to Alexey tomorrow). This way we ( rainbow devs) can prep it for a good release. Also anyone with an svn util can download and give it a test.
*** Update ( 6-19-2007)
I released this on google to rainbow devs only but its publically avail. A new blog will be up soon.