I should have v1.9 out by the end of the week. The main focus was to remove the second level EF caching plugin, as it actually had a negative effect in certain situations.
I have added a new request cache and refactored a bit here and there, and that has been added into all services and has improved the general performance of the forum. I have also addressed a number of bugs/issues that have been reported over the past few months.
v2.0 is going to have some big changes, and will move to using .NET Core. The forum is going to be completely rebuilt for this and be launched under a new name/brand, as there are a ton of things I want to change but it would cause too many people problems with the upgrade (Inc big DB structure changes).
So what I'm going to is run two repo's. Keeping this one up to date with bug fixes, but there won't be any new features added moving forward - Just bugs addressed.
Once I have the new forum developed, I will be adding in an importer so you can import from MVCforum into the new one.