3.8 - how long is it useful?

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by Finance, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Judge Dredd

    Judge Dredd Old Guy

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    Good! :) thanks for the info!
     
  2. Alfa1

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  3. TheNakedMan

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    While I'll support anything to move 3.8 further....and last longer.

    However that said, IPS looks very much like the future...making IPS more like 3.8 is ultimately the goal.
     
  4. HallofFamer

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    It will probably be useful for this entire century, since I have yet to find a forumware surpassing VB3's greatness. Maybe it will happen someday, but not right now.
     
  5. Deimos

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    I think IPS is basically what Vbulletin 4 should've been

    VB 3.8 is old now, it's not supported/end of life, so is probably risky to run, but yea, it is a decent software, just out of date by todays standards.

    As for the future, well, IPS is the new Vbulletin, in my opinion, Xenforo is also up there, but is in a grey area with the lawsuit

    Burning Board 4, "might" be worth a look, depends on how long it takes to reach gold.
     
  6. RunCompanies

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    Really hope to run 3.8 forever...
     
  7. Tatl

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    3.8 is seriously starting to show its age. :/ It's a major bummer, because there isn't anything out there I like more.
     
  8. gfc

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    I'll move away from 3.8 in autumn. Does t know if it will be ipb or xenforo. But as much as i love 3.8, I'm starting feel unconfortable running it being eol.
     
  9. PacMan

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    Serious VB 3.x board owners should be working on an exit strategy as you simply cant stay on VB 3.x forever. Im in the process of moving over to IPB and its not easy when you have lots of modifications.

    Depending on how modified your board is and how much free time you have, converting/upgrading may take months. Im going to try and ride out VB 3.8 as long as possible but will have have my exit strategy ready for when I need it.
     
  10. vijayninel

    vijayninel Ave atque vale

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    vBulletin Senior Project Manager Mark Jean posted today on vb.com
     
  11. Tatl

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    The problem is that you're then talking about letting IB's horrible programmers muck up the 3.8 code even further. If their attempts with 4 and 5 are any indication that isn't something I'd be interested in seeing.
     
  12. Deimos

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    I agree with Tati, they should consider giving the code away to someone like Digitalpoint, least then people could pay a true professional, who isn't hindered by mangement, to make 3.8 a really good product.

    Although DP/Shawn has kinda moved on from VB. :p
     
  13. Lycaon

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    Why should they give it away? It's their product not someone else's.
     
  14. Deimos

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    I'm just kidding :p

    It'd just be nice to see an independent group, like Xenforo, develop 3.8 where IB left it.
     
  15. vijayninel

    vijayninel Ave atque vale

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    vB still has some excellent programmers who can continue development of vB. The question is if they will be given a free hand to develop the product.
     
  16. Deimos

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    That might be the case Vi, but how can you or anyone explain the awful code in VB5?
     
  17. Lycaon

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    I think it's because they tried to turn a forum script into a social networking script and it just can't really work.

    A forum is a forum and social network is social network. They're two different things and can't be merged into one.
     
  18. vijayninel

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    That will be another topic altogether. But its clear that the IB management is behind the fiasco of vB5. I know that they ignored the advise and protests of their best developers, programmers, customers and rushed to put out vB5 in an artificial time scale.

    If the IB management starts listening and stop interfering in development then vBulletin could potentially make very good software.
     
  19. Deimos

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    Agreed.
     
  20. Gladius

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    Damn, where's my extra thick winter coat... looks like hell just froze over.

    But yea, letting the IB code butchers have a go at 3.8 again? Lord save us.
     
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