code review for 2.x going to affect Olympus ?

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code review for 2.x going to affect Olympus ?

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will the announced security code review fo 2.x affect anything in Olympus either addtl development time, etc. just curious.

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Re: code review for 2.x going to affect Olympus ?

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Of course, this is quite obvious as this take some time to review the whole code of phpBB.

However, don't worry, IMHO it is a great thing for phpBB users since there is no release date for Olympus. The current phpBB base keeps this way a highly secured solution and they know the team takes care about them.

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Re: code review for 2.x going to affect Olympus ?

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I would assume that it shouldn't harm it too much. A good audit would exclude the original code writers from actually doing the audit, as its harder to pick up mistakes that you've coded; other people will find them far easier.

Assuming that the audit is being done correctly then, this would leave the developers time to work on 3.0, only needing to look back at 2.0.x to see what problems have been found and work out fixes for re-aduit and eventual fixing. Obviously this will add on time for making the fix, but since the devs shouldn't be doing the audit themselves, it shouldn't be too bad.

We shall see though, as has been stated there is no set release date for 3.0, and securing 2.0 is obviously a top prioirty.

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Re: code review for 2.x going to affect Olympus ?

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Securing 2.0 is top priority I'd think since so many folks use it. and any improvements there will only make olympus better. So it's win/win as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: code review for 2.x going to affect Olympus ?

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Securing 2.0 is top priority I'd think since so many folks use it
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well if 3.0 was out ....


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Of course, this is quite obvious as this take some time to review the whole code of phpBB.
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since it wasn't stated who,what.when.where why and how I'm quite sure it wasnt obvious, but ok.

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However, don't worry, IMHO it is a great thing for phpBB users since there is no release date for Olympus. The current phpBB base keeps this way a highly secured solution and they know the team takes care about them.
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I hate to break it to you, and I'm a huge phpbb supporter look at my reg date, but many people think phpbb is being passed by. Also many hosts and sys admins are recommending other produect now as more and more vulnerabilities turn up and no new version is released. I know its not true that it is stagnant, unfortunately in some circles it is being presented as being that way. I've been on the wrong end of that argument a couple times lately with some sys admins that I'm friends with.

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Re: code review for 2.x going to affect Olympus ?

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DK wrote: since it wasn't stated who,what.when.where why and how I'm quite sure it wasnt obvious, but ok.
Ok, I agree, it may be not immediately obvious, I'll give you 10 more seconds to think about it :mrgreen:
DK wrote: I hate to break it to you, and I'm a huge phpbb supporter look at my reg date, but many people think phpbb is being passed by. Also many hosts and sys admins are recommending other produect now as more and more vulnerabilities turn up and no new version is released. I know its not true that it is stagnant, unfortunately in some circles it is being presented as being that way. I've been on the wrong end of that argument a couple times lately with some sys admins that I'm friends with.
Despite appearences, I rather agree with you. Olympus is now developped since years and this is frustrating to not even have a release date at this time in order to make us tell the world "wait & see, it's coming soon!". That is the bad thing.

However the good thing is that every time a security issue is discovered, a patch quickly appears, and even this is not as great as an Olympus release date announce could be, you can say that to your friend :

"There is NO known security issue in current released phpBB2 code".

Sounds great isn't it ?

Thanks to the phpBB team, without them I would not be able to say that ;)

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Re: code review for 2.x going to affect Olympus ?

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I think its good, not only does it mean that it'll be done properly but it'll also won't be rushed which means there'll be less fixes and updates. Yes that means a long time to release but take into the account the amount of coding nesscary, I've read over the 2.0 code and theres a fair chunck of it. Then its testing it then its making it compatible for mods. and styles.

I'm guessing a release date close to Christmas or as earluy as November.

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