November 24, 2010 at 12:36 AM
On Tuesday, a release candidate for BlogEngine.NET 2.0 was published. Many nice features were added, with lots of great contributions from the community. Switching to Mercurial for source code management made it very easy for people to create their own forks and for us to merge their code in.
Here's the official RC announcement that contains some additional details, including a short 5 minute video demo'ing the redesigned control panel.
If you're already using BlogEngine, I think you'll really like the improvements. These upgrade instructions will come in handy. If you're not using BlogEngine, what are you waiting for?! Stop copying your friends, throw away WordPress and get BlogEngine! :)
I expect we will get some good feedback on issues people run into while using the RC. During my own testing, it's actually working very good even now. Depending on how well the RC goes, the final RTW version may be out in December.
If you download it and find any issues, the best place to report those are in the Issue Tracker.
Give it a try and have fun with it!
Download BlogEngine.NET 2.0 Release Candidate