- May 28, 2007
I extended the poll options to cover the 2020 months.
I don't have access to the 1 series bug reports but since the release of 2.0.0 there have been 9771 resolved bug reports
I stand corrected, the 9771 resolved bug reports do include those of XF 1.0 dated from July 28, 2010The "Resolved bug reports" forum includes all bug reports we've ever closed since before the release of XF 1.0.
People will always whinge, i'm one of them.Rightly or wrongly I've always felt it's the number of outstanding bugs that provides the best indication of how good the developers are at keeping on top of things. Xenforo's numbers are always extreamly low which inspires confidence.
This may be true to a point, but it's stretched & used far more as an excuse for XF than a valid reason.I have always thought 3 developers is a bit light for a project like that, but then you would inevitably see the price increase.
I prefer the opposite, and have said so many times here on TAZ.My preference is to see a solid core, then have decent 3rd party dev's developing the additional features I want to use. Andy is a prime example, I use a large selection of his addons, for $35 its a bargain.
This may be true to a point, but it's stretched & used far more as an excuse for XF than a valid reason.
Invision Community's team appears much larger than XF's. Yes, their product is more expensive, but I (and others) think they bring great value for the $.
And look at Woltlab. Core/Forum/Gallery/Blog/Filebase/Calendar - and you can still snag a base forum for $70 less than XF. Media Gallery for $15 less. etc etc
Can we still blame "needing more people" and "not wanting to raise costs"?
There's nothing wrong with XF not wanting to do more - but lets call it what it is & stop giving excuses based on inaccurate assumptions.
I prefer the opposite, and have said so many times here on TAZ.
Defined upfront cost far outweighs the complete unknown costs of 3rd party devs. You just never know when they'll disappear, stop updating, leave you stuck waiting on XF1.x because they haven't updated to 2.x... etc etc etc.
There are some diamonds in the rough, but even the diamonds have flaws. Andy's a good example. Phenomenal value, but no shortage of coding issues. Weigh those issues however you want (I'm not savvy enough to have an opinion) - it doesn't change the fact that there are no such issues with the 1st party addons.
They have the talent - that's indisputable.
Yes but even that is it worth having an active license, if needed that you can’t get an answer on your question you can always renew the license. Its maybe important for first time users or second year but after that. If you’ll need to ask one question its exspensive to say the least for Xenforo, gallery and resource manager its 85 dollat excluding VAT so for me it comes to 102,85 dollars. It then boils down how important the question is, if you know its an interaction between an add-on and Xenforo they can’t help you if its an error in a custom style well you’ll need the style developer. So we have with active license ticket support and bug fixes if you play smart you can wait and save lots of cash over the years.And ticketed support.