Ok so here we go...a new Dolphin 7 version apparently is on the way according to this blog post at unity:
It says we should see a new Dolphin 7 in the next couple of weeks. This time it does mention a beta release. In the past it was released as stable, but actually was far from it in early stages. It should have been released as beta all along. Maybe Boonex finally got wise and decided to classify it as beta this time. The post also mentions Dolphin 7.1, 7.2, etc. so it would imply that this will soon be the standard default version of what we know as The Boonex Dolphin Family. One other interesting piece mentioned in the blog is that Dolphin, Orca, and Ray will all be 1 package and 1 license. This would make managing licenses much simpler and easier. Lets just hope the price does not go up too much.
Each and every time a new release is issued or put out there are many problems. Things don't work, or stop working. I could go on and on about this. I don't really see the point of listing them all. Just believe me when I say there are many.
It usually takes Boonex 3 minimum patches after a new release and generally more like 4 to 5 before the bugs and glitches are worked out.
Am I complaining absolutely not!!
What I think I am trying to get at here is any time a new release becomes available the Boonex site heats up. Everyone flocks to the site for the new release. But a new release = many new problems!!
If you have spent a lot of time on your Dolphin site or if you have a lot of members, do not be in a big hurry to upgrade.
Watch the forums and see what others that are upgrading and doing fresh new installs are saying. Wait for Boonex to work out the bugs with the new Dolphin 7.
There is no need to jump right into to it. If you have an active working Dolphin 6x site with little or no issues and problems, do not be in a hurry. You may find your site broken or not working the way it is supposed too.
I have yet to see a new release work as expected or better than expected.
If you absolutely cannot wait. Install a brand new fresh install in a sub-folder such as yoursite.com/dolphin7. Then, play around with it, get used to it. Try the new features out. Make sure all is up to your expectations before messing with any kind of upgrade.
Don't say I didn't warn you.