"This changes everything. Again!"
I'm just kidding, that's a quote taken from Apple when they introduced iPhone 4. However this release does indeed bring a lot improvements with it. We've been struggling to get this out earlier but failed. We acknowledge it and hope you forgive us, however, we're glad with what we've achieved so far and so should you. Chyrp 2.5 Beta 2 adds another layer of excitement by featuring the Firecrest new theme named after Chyrp 2.5. Along Firecrest I want to point out the newly developed Like module that is part of Chyrp now. For a full list of changes check out the changes log file.
Moving forward, first of all we hope you'll like Firecrest Theme. If there's a tiny chance you won't, good old Stardust will shortly be available for download from Extend/Themes and you can revert back to it. Second of all, we really count on your overall feedback. Keep in mind that all this progress wouldn't be possible if it wasn't for each and everyone of you sending over suggestions, reports addressing issues and last be certainly not the least, your emails commending our effort to keep this awesome blogging engine alive. I'm truly grateful to ya'll. Keep 'em coming.
Finally, the upgrade process for 2.5b1 users should be pretty straightforward. Normally you'll get the notification that there's a new version available. Before clicking that, make sure you backup your install just in case something goes bad. We fixed couple of issues in the Upgrader.php itself, hence we recommend you backup first.
Chyrp 2.1 users, if you haven't upgraded to 2.1.2 yet, please do so. If for any reason Firecrest may look too tempting you can easily upgrade to 2.5b2 though we would rather have you be patient for a little longer. Once 2.5 gets close to Final, you'll get your chance of trying Firecrest too. ;)
Now head over to download page and grab your Chyrp 2.5b2 copy.