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Frequently Asked Questions

Post by Oleg » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:03 pm

1. Is there going to be a 3.0.12, 3.0.13, etc. release before 3.1.0?

Maybe. 3.0 and 3.1 branches are released on independent schedules.

2. Is 3.0.11 going to be the last 3.0 release before 3.1?

No. 3.0 branch will continue to be supported after 3.1 is released.

3. Can 3.1 be released before 3.0.12, 3.0.13, etc.?

Unlikely. 3.0 and 3.1 branches are released on independent schedules.

4. Is 3.0.12 going to be the last 3.0 release?

Unlikely. 3.0 branch will continue to be supported after 3.1 is released.

5. How many 3.0 releases will be made before 3.1 is released?

As many as are deemed necessary.

6. How many 3.0 releases will be made after 3.1 is released?

As many as are deemed necessary.

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Re: Frequently Asked Questions

Post by Pony99CA » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:17 am

Question #3 -- Yes, phpBB 3.1 can be released before some 3.0.x release as they are independent. It's doubtful that it will be released before 3.0.12, though.

Question #6 -- I would add that, after a certain period of time, phpBB 3.0 development and support would probably be stopped, just like they were for phpBB 2.x after phpBB 3.0 was released.
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions

Post by keith10456 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:12 pm

This topic should be made sticky.
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions

Post by Jessica. » Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:01 pm

keith10456 wrote:This topics should be made sticky.
+1 to this

and...

Add a question that asks when 3.1 will be released (at least the alpha version).

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Re: Frequently Asked Questions

Post by Pony99CA » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:55 am

Jessica. wrote:
keith10456 wrote:This topics should be made sticky.
+1 to this
Agreed.
Jessica. wrote:and...

Add a question that asks when 3.1 will be released (at least the alpha version).
Why? The answer will be "Whenever it's released", just like every other answer about release dates. :D

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Re: Frequently Asked Questions

Post by Jessica. » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:07 am

People seem to keep asking that, so why not? Just have what you said as the answer ("Whenever it's released")

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Re: Frequently Asked Questions

Post by Nfboy » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:15 pm

Don't think people will search or look for an FAQ, they will be lazy and just ask what they want to ask ;)
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions

Post by alexrfd » Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:58 pm

I want to second this question "Add a question that asks when 3.1 will be released".

We are looking to move to phpBB and at the same time would like to contribute to development. However (since we are in a corporate environment) we need to be able to tell our management at least rough expected timelines on when this can happen. Without holding anyone to a date, what is current feel around when RC might be out?

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Re: Frequently Asked Questions

Post by nickvergessen » Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:25 pm

between now and in 20 years
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Re: Frequently Asked Questions

Post by alexrfd » Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:38 pm

Hi nickvergessen,

I hope I did not offend with my question as the reply could be interpreted as sarcastic. Are you implying that RC is really far away and we should not be counting on being able to put 3.1 in production any time next year?

Thank you!
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