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===Current Stable Version===
 
===Current Stable Version===
The current stable versions are {{Which version number|currentstable}} and {{Which version number|deprecatedseriesstable}}
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The current stable versions are {{Which version number|currentstable}}.
  
 
====Older versions of the current series====
 
====Older versions of the current series====
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===Supported series===
 
===Supported series===
The {{Which version number|deprecatedseries}}.x series is still supported by the SMF, and security updates and/or fixes for any major bugs will be made as required, in the best judgment of the team. Upgrading to the current stable version is still, however, recommended for security reasons. Even if this is difficult because of modifications and other customizations, upgrading to the most recent version of {{Which version number|deprecatedseries}}.x is required to make a forum safe. The most recent version of the {{Which version number|deprecatedseries}}.x series has the latest security features for {{Which version number|deprecatedseries}}.x forums, and several update and upgrade options can be found in the [http://download.simplemachines.org/?archive SMF archives].
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The only supported series at this time is the current stable version (see above).
  
Note than even though {{Which version number|deprecatedseries}}.x series remains supported, there will be no new features.
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===Obsolete series===
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The {{Which version number|deprecatedseries}}.x series is no longer supported by the SMF, except for requests to help to upgrade to the current stable version. Upgrading to the current stable version is highly recommended for security reasons. Even if this is difficult because of modifications and other customizations, upgrading to the current stable version is required to make a forum safe.
  
 
To bring a {{Which version number|deprecatedseries}}.x series forum up to the latest version, please [[Upgrading|upgrade]].
 
To bring a {{Which version number|deprecatedseries}}.x series forum up to the latest version, please [[Upgrading|upgrade]].
  
===Obsolete series===
 
 
The {{Which version number|obsoleteseries}}.x series is obsolete and is no longer supported at simplemachines.org. It is recommended that the administrator obtain any assistance required to upgrade to the current stable version. No new features, bug fixes, or security updates will be released for the {{Which version number|obsoleteseries}}.x series. While obsolete series can be found in the [http://download.simplemachines.org/?archive SMF archives], they are recommended only for reference when preparing to upgrade to the current stable version.
 
The {{Which version number|obsoleteseries}}.x series is obsolete and is no longer supported at simplemachines.org. It is recommended that the administrator obtain any assistance required to upgrade to the current stable version. No new features, bug fixes, or security updates will be released for the {{Which version number|obsoleteseries}}.x series. While obsolete series can be found in the [http://download.simplemachines.org/?archive SMF archives], they are recommended only for reference when preparing to upgrade to the current stable version.
  

Revision as of 12:42, 23 March 2018

The current stable version, at download.simplemachines.org, is always recommended. This version has been tested and declared stable. It also has all the latest features and security enhancements. Please read the client and server requirements, for more information on installation requirements, in order to make certain your server will be able to run the current stable version of SMF. If you are preparing to install SMF for the first time, you should install the current stable version.

For forums running earlier branches of SMF, the current stable version of that branch is recommended. This version has the latest available security features. For more information, please read about Installing, Upgrading, and Patching SMF. If you wish to convert from another forum system to SMF, please also read about Converting to SMF.

Current Stable Version

The current stable versions are 2.0.15.

Older versions of the current series

If you are running an earlier version in the current series it is recommended that you upgrade to the current stable version as soon as possible. The current stable version has all the latest security enhancements, features, and bug fixes. To bring your forum to the latest version in the current series, your options may include:

Supported series

The only supported series at this time is the current stable version (see above).

Obsolete series

The 1.1.x series is no longer supported by the SMF, except for requests to help to upgrade to the current stable version. Upgrading to the current stable version is highly recommended for security reasons. Even if this is difficult because of modifications and other customizations, upgrading to the current stable version is required to make a forum safe.

To bring a 1.1.x series forum up to the latest version, please upgrade.

The 1.0.x series is obsolete and is no longer supported at simplemachines.org. It is recommended that the administrator obtain any assistance required to upgrade to the current stable version. No new features, bug fixes, or security updates will be released for the 1.0.x series. While obsolete series can be found in the SMF archives, they are recommended only for reference when preparing to upgrade to the current stable version.

Please upgrade to bring your files and database up to date.

Development versions

Development versions (beta or RC) are not recommended for live SMF forums, as they are still being tested. Interested admins may install development versions, in order to familiarize themselves with new features and options for users and administrators, and for testing. They are available at download.simplemachines.org. Many of your favorite mods may not be compatible with the development versions of the forum. Check your mods' support threads for more information on mods.