I haven’t seen any public / official announcement regarding a release date yet. Your best bet would likely be to ask James directly by posting a comment at the link above. The post asks that authors test with the current bleeding edge release AND the final.
Laravel is good. It was made from Symphony components.
It does definitely seem like someone was asked to check a house of cards for stability.
However, it’s somewhat like asking a uniformed home inspector to check a house with a known gas leak. If the house explodes because the inspector later decided to light a cigarette, whose fault is it when the how goes up in flames?
It’s a definitely unfortunate state of events but you’ve got to CYA when anyone is potentially subjecting themselves or a company to potential situations that can go wrong in a hurry. The smart inspectors ask the home owner to disclose all such problems before work begins and have paperwork in place that explains what they’re not responsible for when it’s learned that the owner was not entirely forthcoming. There’s typically even a “Force majeure” clause in such contracts that covers a “chance occurrence, or unavoidable accident” like this.
Sure the house might have eventually blown up anyway if the gas remained on. It also wasn’t a great idea to start smoking in the home even thought that in itself typically wouldn’t result in such a destructive outcome. The house would have come down by an (otherwise innocent) inspector’s decision to smoke in the house. The switching of tabs shouldn’t have the effect it did but the fact is that it did.
Unfortunately, it’s an elite author who has been featured. It was his employee that made the mistake,
Ah, that makes more sense. So hard to get good help these days…
If my employee was modifying a client’s site as an agent of my company then I’d expect to be responsible. If the author doesn’t want to be responsible in such situations, then the company should expressly avoid directly modifying client sites or involve some sort of a waiver of liability IMO.
It’s a risk you take when you update someone’s live site. With so many ways to mitigate liability, it sounds like it boils down to simple carelessness on the part of the elite author’s agent (who may not even be a developer). Of course, I must offer this simple disclaimer – IANAL and likely don’t have all the facts.
I’ve got a TB capacity account and have no issue uploading large files to them. When I use my desktops, sometimes it’s so quick that it doesn’t even give me time to make coffee! My other (mobile) devices vary in speed by their respective hardware capabilities and connections strengths.
Though I don’t sync everything and use the Selective Sync to prevent additional background syncing of files that I don’t want to wait for and might slow syncing down.- https://www.dropbox.com/help/4456
This seems like no developer / designer I’ve ever heard of. Not in title anyhow. Sounds more like this was likely an inexperienced wannabe playing at being a developer / designer. If they knew anything, they’d have tried on such a change on a (local) staging site first. They also should have not been mixing content with layout like that as it’s extremely bad practice. Very fragile, makes site extra vulnerable to breaking. All all such PHP should eventually be removed from the backend and put where into shortcodes or where it belongs. These things would have likely prevented this outcome. This is a terrible way to learn about these things. I hope the parties involved have at least learned what not to do and can now avoid such situations in the future.
This is why i don’t bundle third party plug-ins with my themes :]
Nothing wrong with bundling as long as themes and plugins are kept separate. There’s just a right and wrong way to it. If you’re including the code of the plugins directly in your theme, you’re just doing it wrong.