it is not busted, it was broke before and now it is fixed
Robert, you cannot be serious. I fully understand that there may have been a bug, and that the phpBB team tried
to fix it. But do you really think it is accurate to say that the phpBB team considers it "fixed" when it leaves working forums in a non-working state?
The reason I ask this is because it is important to understand how the development team works, and evaluate if the product really is suitable. A development team that fixes something by breaking something else, and then urges people to deploy the fix on their production
servers with no hint that the HTML might fail to display properly, is a team that doesn't mind putting its customers in a bind. And I don't consider a post in the forums (that neither you nor I can find) to be fair warning. If any of that is true, then I shouldn't be here, shouldn't develop mods, and should find a more courteous project to associate with.
Having said that, I suspect that the development team does not share your hardcore stance. I would not be surprised at all to learn that Acyd Burn (sp?) has already fixed the bug and is gritting his teeth at the prospect of having another patch so soon. Or maybe the patch file is accidentally different from the full version, causing some people to have a problem and some not. Or maybe there is an incompatibility with a mod that we all have in common. Any of those possibilities are at worst lazy mistakes, and more likely they are just innocent oversights. I can handle that. Every development has that kind of difficulty, and I find no fault in that. In any of those cases, I'd be willing to help -- I have 2 more boards that are still at the default 2.0.14 (I haven't tried to fix them yet), and I would be happy to try out any potential fix.