Today, we’re excited to announce the release of Discourse 3.0! We are bringing our customers and users some major new capabilities to enable communities to have thoughtful, purposeful discussions online. This new release includes real-time chat and user status to enable more informal communication, a customizable sidebar for easier access to the things each user cares about most, and a new notifications interface that makes it easier to decide what is important to follow up on, along with many other improvements.
“someMethod is deprecated since Discourse vX.X, use x instead. Removal in Discourse vX.Y.Z”
I don’t think I’ve ever seen such stable software, and with all the facilities in the world to update almost without complications, no need to even worry about migrations or precompiling assets (As long as the official guides are used)
great job! The Chat looks really nice and feels more intuitive than the old messaging system. But one drawback I see:
We use the forum in our association and we don’t have a lot of money for a big server. So I somehow restricted the use of files upload in the forum. In the new chat I’ve seen the attachment functionality. Can I disable that somewhere?
Edit: found the setting: “chat allow uploads” - but one major drawback could be that the chat messages are not searchable
Although late, 3.0 is a big jump from no sidebar or chat, to those features being in every discourse instance. The sidebar is useful due to easy navigation. 3.0 is the biggest Discourse update of them all (and greatest)