It's too bad the developers have personal issues regarding PROGRESS.
Is QR progress? No, not really, its a feature. Adding it at this point is feature creep. Feature creep is anti-progress. Thus I don't think that the developers have anything against progress. By not including it at this stage of the game, they re helping 3.0's progress.
I am hedgeing a guess that one or more may have a stake in a payed for BB elsewhere and is why they wont let this forum software go where IT NEEDS to go.
Hold up..! Are you seriosuly suggesting that the developers (or anyone else here who is anti QR for that matter) hold some form of stake in another forum software, so in order to further their stake in said software, they are going to intentially cripple phpBB? Did you forget to take your medication this morning?
Too many people here have asked for that feature ( More then the SAME FEW NAY sayers who as well in some cases happen to be modders ) and YET they refuse based that use to be on a argument ( The chatroom ) that has been torn to shreads now.
No, the vocal minority have requested this feature. A small handfull of people keep bringing it back up, while a huge amount of people have said no, they don't want it.
Top 5 2.0.x modifications
And i HIGHLY doubt they can produce the numbers that more people dont want it then do.
- Cash Mod
- Profile Control Panel
- Topic Calendar
- Topics Anywhere
I am sure they will come back with some retort on the progress concerning the features they have decided to add but still it isnt progress when you consider the fact that just about all the others BOTH payed for and FREE BBs have had those features and then some including the MOST POPULAR one being QR which is ignored here for the reasons i stated above.
So now that I've just pointed out that QR isn't as popular as you make out, where do you wish to argue next? We are phpBB, not SomeOtherForumSoftware, and we've said that we won't be adding QR. Thats all that matters right now.
Yeah it's your project but how about thinking of others instead of your OWN personal issues regarding features like this. And if by chance any of you do work for a payed for bb then i believe it would be in the best intrest of this project and community that you leave. Because you can certainly not give a objective view on development here.
If we didn't want to think about others, this software wouldn't be GPL. If we didn't think about others, 3.0 wouldn't have all these nice new features. If we didn't think about others, 2.0.x would be abandond upon 3.0's release. I suggest that you have a look around you before casting accusations of who's doing what.
And lastly on the QR thing. Let me say that i find it very un-professional and a bit childish to edit out that word such as has been done here.
This is the development board. A test board. While serious discussion about 3.0 goes on here, it is still a playground for development. (and if you think the QR word replace is childish, you've not seen some of the history of 2.0.x's dev board)
Again sorry if i seem harsh not my intention. I just believe that this project shouldnt be held back for the reason's i listed above. And believe me if i knew how to do it i would and i would NEVER let my personall issues get in the way either.
No, you're just letting some deluded consipiracy about why QR isn't going to be included getting in the way of the fact that it won't be in 3.0.