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phpBB's Old!

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:50 am
by iyeru42
For those of you who may remember, phpBB's turning 7 this year. What does this mean? Well, IPB 1.0 didn't even make final until after phpBB 2 was released. I was just wondering, what will phpBB be doing for their tenth anniversary? Will they make a custom skin for free use like IPB did with their XMAS theme? Or will you make some "special" enhancements?

I've also noticed that phpBB2 and 3 as people have said are "feature" frozen. Sure you've noticed the addition of the warn/report system (Which was not a part of phpBB2.) I'm not going to discuss that, but phpBB made an extreme jump from each whole number version. What do you people think about the progress? Do you think phpBB should do something for their tenth (in three years) anniversary? If so, what?

I think they should release a special skin. ;)

Re: phpBB's Old!

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:05 am
by xdarkday
My guess is we'll find out in 3 years.

Re: phpBB's Old!

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:40 am
by Lastof
I am hopeful that in three years time the issues that caused 3.0's development cycle to be slower than they wish will have been solved, and we will be on at least 3.2, with the events system and other useful goodies.

Re: phpBB's Old!

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:50 pm
by SamG
iyeru42 wrote:phpBB made an extreme jump from each whole number version.
I think this is often overlooked. People tend to compare phpBB with other products, and even then with only certain "upscale" products, rather than sit back and appreciate the growth of phpBB -- comparing it to itself over its lifetime.

So I'm hopeful that at its tenth anniversary we can celebrate the fact that phpBB just stuck with its heritage as a stable, extensible, and usable core forum product and that it's still making a significant contribution to the space between the "thin" forum products and the "feature rich" ones. And all of this as one of the premier open source projects on the Internet.

Re: phpBB's Old!

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:34 pm
by Techie-Micheal
We've been releasing and using a Halloween and Christmas theme for who knows how long (and I'm sure someone will dig that up too :P), so I think that's been done. Maybe we'll put on this huge airshow, with phpBB banners flying around and parade phpBB Team Members around for autographs and such. Actually, that sounds like fun. :D

Re: phpBB's Old!

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:53 pm
by Phil
Techie-Micheal wrote:We've been releasing and using a Halloween and Christmas theme for who knows how long (and I'm sure someone will dig that up too :P), so I think that's been done. Maybe we'll put on this huge airshow, with phpBB banners flying around and parade phpBB Team Members around for autographs and such. Actually, that sounds like fun. :D
Make an actual tent like the old logo ;)

Re: phpBB's Old!

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:02 pm
by iyeru42
iWisdom wrote:
Techie-Micheal wrote:We've been releasing and using a Halloween and Christmas theme for who knows how long (and I'm sure someone will dig that up too :P), so I think that's been done. Maybe we'll put on this huge airshow, with phpBB banners flying around and parade phpBB Team Members around for autographs and such. Actually, that sounds like fun. :D
Make an actual tent like the old logo ;)
Maybe the return of the old rainbow links that appeared in the default way back when. :P

Re: phpBB's Old!

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:28 pm
by Kigen
A change in the "major version" number (the first number) is suppose to represent an entire reworking of the software/hardware. I see it only fitting that with the changes they've made between 2.x to 3.x that the change in version number to 3.x is fitting.

Major version . minor version . patch . build

I think thats how version numbers are suppose to be organized.

Re: phpBB's Old!

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:44 pm
by Techie-Micheal
eh, almost on the version number. We follow the Linux kernel numbering system.

major.minor.revision is the scheme.

If minor is not backwards compatible with major, major increases by one, which is what happened with 2.2 going to 3.0. :)