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How do I know what \”rc\” Im running?


  • Anonymous
    Inactive

    Im wondering how I know what “rc” Im running I keep seeing it being asked when looking at plugins and tutorials.. but don’t know how to find out.

    Thanks.

    This is why..

    does not support BuddyPress r1303+

    I dont know what that means or how to find out what Im running.

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  • Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    RC means release candidates and it’s a programming term for referring to specific pre-release versions of software. Buddypress has had 2 so far – RC1 and RC2.

    On a similar vein, most programmers use something known as a revision control repository throughout development, primarily for easy access to previous versions (“commits” in this context) of software. One of the advantages of this is that it saves duplicating a folder on your computer each time you make progress. Each commit will have a version or release number. Imagine having 1303 folders on your hard drive with only slight differences between them.

    As far as we are concerned here, RC1, RC2 and rXXXX (where X are numbers) refer to a particular snapshot or version. Now Buddypress has had it’s version 1.0 release, every live website ought to be running version 1.0.

    Rules of thumb: any BP-specific plugins ought to run on v1.0. Any theme that says RC1, though, probably WON’T run on v1.0. There is probably a lot of tutorials etc that refer to a specific release number (like r1303 in your example). That’s just the nature of ongoing development – documentation is prone to getting out of date easily.

    If you’re trying to follow some specific instructions and get stuck, just post here and we’ll help.


    David Lewis
    Participant

    @takeo

    But you didn’t answer the question. How do you find out what version you’re running?

    That said… why not just update to 1.0 anyway?


    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    Well, that’s exactly it. There is entirely no reason to not be running v1.0.


    David Lewis
    Participant

    @takeo

    Right. I went through the same thing actually. I spend some time trying to figure out which RC I was running… couldn’t find the info anywhere… so I just upgraded. Don’t know why I didn’t just upgrade right away. Figure it would be a pain. But of course… it wasn’t a pain at all.


    nicolagreco
    Participant

    @nicolagreco

    in the bp-core.php if i’m not wrong, at the top of the file the version is displayed another way is wp-admin ->site admin -> buddypress, look at the bottom of the page, it should be displayed


    Jeff Sayre
    Participant

    @jeffsayre

    Log into WPMU backend as site admin. Go to Appearances > Plugins. The version of all your plugins, including BuddyPress, is displayed there.

    Here’s the versioning info you should see with regards to the BuddyPress plugin:

    For BP public release version 1.0 –> 1.0

    For BP RC2 –> 1.0-RC2

    For BP RC1 –> each individual BP component will show up as it’s own plugin.

    As of r1303, which is where RC2 started I believe, BuddyPress was turned into one, big plugin suite.


    Jeff Sayre
    Participant

    @jeffsayre

    I’m setting this to resolved.

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