Current release is highlighted blue. If there is an active development branch, it will be highlighted yellow.
Songfish releases numbers are in the following format: [major version].[minor version].[build number], e.g. X.y.abc. The minor version is bumped each time production sites are updated. This could happen multiple times per week or may stay the same for several updates, however, every time an update is applied to the core system, whether it is released or not, the build number will be updated.
Songfish is developed using the principles of rapid application development (RAD). As a result, there are frequent releases/updates. There have been 52 releases of Songfish, with an average of just 8 days between releases.
The current stable release of Songfish is 3.15 (Quillback). The current development release of Songfish is 3.16 (Roughy). The current build number is: 305.
Simply put, because they're fun. Every release has a codename and codenames generally follow a theme for several releases. Codenames are not political statements. So far, codenames themes have included Iron Chefs (v <1.9), European capitals (1.10 - 1.24), Canadian province capitals (1.25 - 1.27) and Asian Capitals (2.0-2.7). Current releases (3.0+) are named for fish and are in alphabetical order.
About Songfish 3
Version 3.0 of Songfish features dramatic under–the-hood improvements and is optimized for PHP 8.0. It has a significant number of core changes to accommodate the stricter syntax of PHP 8. Production installations of Songfish will continue to run on PHP 7.x for the time being.
PHP 8 compat, Instagram links on profile, add show links and song lyrics. Bug fixes: show order, discog listing album 2x, albums links disappearing, **custom in discography, jam charts not sortable, add "Buy on" to translations, stats fixes, back end link fixes, weird year display in show chooser, undefined constants bug, patch gChartPHP, & much, much more