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Retirement/End of Support for phpBB 2.0.x

Postby NeoThermic » Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:37 pm

Hello,

Today we are announcing our retirement plans for phpBB 2.0.x. This is advanced notification so that everyone can stay informed.

Commencing Wednesday 1st October 2008, phpBB 2.0.x download links will be removed from the download page at phpBB.com. Anyone wishing to obtain phpBB 2.0.x can continue to obtain the 2.0.x package at sourceforge.net.

Commencing Thursday 1st January 2009, phpBB 2.0.x will be formally retired, and support will no longer be actively provided for 2.0.x. Converting from 2.0.x to 3.0.x will continue to be supported.

Security patches, if required, will be provided until Sunday 1st February 2009.

The reason for the early retirement is the PHP Group's decision to retire PHP 4. phpBB 2.0 mainly runs on the PHP 4 codebase and it would be unwise to require people to have an unsupported version of PHP installed in order to use phpBB.

Teams will announce how they will handle the retirement in the coming days.
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Re: Early Retirement of 2.0.x

Postby wGEric » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:54 pm

Below is the schedule of the process that will take place to retire the phpBB2 modifications section of this site.

On July 1, 2008 MODs for phpBB2 will no longer be accepted into the MOD Database. Updates to phpBB2 MODs that fix security issues will continue to be accepted. [2.0.x] MOD Writers Discussion and [2.0.x] MOD Requests forums will be set to read only. [2.0.x] MODs in Development will be changed to not allow new topics but replying to existing topics will still be allowed. [2.0.x] MOD Database Releases forum will not change and will continue to operate the same way it has been.

February 1, 2009 all submissions of phpBB2 MODs will no longer be accepted into the MOD Database. [2.0.x] MODs in Development and [2.0.x] MOD Database Releases will be switched to read only.

May 1, 2009 all of the forums may be closed and hidden from public view. All downloads for phpBB2 MODs may be removed from this site.

Authors wishing to port their MODs to phpBB3 may use the 3.0 Modifications forums to receive assistance.
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Re: Early Retirement of 2.0.x

Postby Erisar » Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:37 pm

The phpBB2 styles section will also be retired from this site in 2009.

On January 1st 2009, no new or updated phpBB2 styles will be accepted into the Styles Database.

The phpBB2 styles forums (Styles Database Releases and Styles Development & Discussion) will remain open until May 1st, 2009, when they will be closed and hidden from public view. At that point, all downloads for phpBB2 styles may be removed from this site.

Authors who wish to convert their styles to phpBB3 may use the 3.0 styles forums to receive assistance.
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