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phpbb 4

Post by CarpCharacin » Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:18 pm

phpbb development seems quite slow. Will there ever be a phpbb 4? Hasn't phpbb3 been around for like 10 years?

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Re: phpbb 4

Post by JimA » Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:39 pm

Please keep in mind that this project is entirely run by volunteers, most of which have full time jobs. Under our current versioning scheme, having something like phpBB4 would mean completely rewriting the entire phpBB codebase, I'm sure you'll understand that something like this is an enormous undertaking.

This is why the developers have currently decided to focus on feature releases (3.2, 3.3 etc.) which add new features to our existing codebase and also will have new releases much faster than when we completely rewrite all code. :)
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Re: phpbb 4

Post by CarpCharacin » Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:46 pm

JimA wrote:
Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:39 pm
Please keep in mind that this project is entirely run by volunteers, most of which have full time jobs. Under our current versioning scheme, having something like phpBB4 would mean completely rewriting the entire phpBB codebase, I'm sure you'll understand that something like this is an enormous undertaking.

This is why the developers have currently decided to focus on feature releases (3.2, 3.3 etc.) which add new features to our existing codebase and also will have new releases much faster than when we completely rewrite all code. :)
I know, but the existing codebase is old. When was phpbb3 released?

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Re: phpbb 4

Post by JimA » Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:53 pm

December of 2007, per this announcement.

I do however feel that it's a mistake to think that the entire code base is old. Sure, a lot was designed quite a while ago, but very much is also new when we released 3.1 that uses a lot of Symfony components, so that renewed a lot of our existing code.
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Re: phpbb 4

Post by CarpCharacin » Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:55 pm

JimA wrote:
Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:53 pm
December of 2007, per this announcement.

I do however feel that it's a mistake to think that the entire code base is old. Sure, a lot was designed quite a while ago, but very much is also new when we released 3.1 that uses a lot of Symfony components, so that renewed a lot of our existing code.
So 3.0 didn't use symfony?

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Re: phpbb 4

Post by JimA » Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:59 pm

No, it didn't. So that's one of the major changes since then. :)
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Re: phpbb 4

Post by david63 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:10 am

JimA wrote:
Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:53 pm
... but very much is also new when we released 3.1 that uses a lot of Symfony components
And even more in 3.2
CarpCharacin wrote:
Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:46 pm
... but the existing codebase is old.
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Re: phpbb 4

Post by hanakin » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:42 pm

david63 wrote:
Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:10 am
There is a saying "If it 'aint broke then don't fix it"
should not be a saying as its a lie...

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Re: phpbb 4

Post by 3Di » Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:34 am

Fix it before it breaks sounds more appropriated. :)
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Re: phpbb 4

Post by CarpCharacin » Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:37 am

3Di wrote:
Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:34 am
Fix it before it breaks sounds more appropriated. :)
I completley agree. I use XenForo for my main forum and i only use phpbb on the goldfish forum because it isn't mine.

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