Should I use phpBB 3.0.x or wait for release of 3.1?

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Should I use phpBB 3.0.x or wait for release of 3.1?

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Hello friends!

Currently I have a forum on construction, engineering and architecture called *removed* using phpBB 3.0.x.

I created a new website called *removed*, a catalog of products and service of construction and I am a cruel doubt in choosing which forum script to use this new website. I plan on using the forum to facilitate discussion and dialogue between suppliers, service providers and customers as construction and civil engineering companies in general, as well as engineers and architects.

What do you recommend:
Install phpBB 3.0.x or wait for the release of phpBB 3.1? It will take to be released?

I ask because the update is always a complicated process and if the 3.1 is on the threshold of launching I would rather wait for it.

What I do think that the choice of script to use in?

Thank you.

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Re: Should I use phpBB 3.0.x or wait for release of 3.1?

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Currently, phpBB 3.1 is still in development and hasn't even reached BETA stage yet. It is therefore fair to assume that it is quite some time away still.

I'd recommend you just to install phpBB 3.0 now. :)
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I would also like to add that when 3.1 does get released, upgrading your board is not hard to do. You can also get great support in the Support Forums to upgrade your board. :D
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I'm afraid because I see lacking in so many options phpBB 3.0.x in relation to its competitors, as MyBB 1.6 and SMF 2.0
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The 3.0.8 has any beta or something?
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3.0.8 will see at least one RC release (as did all 3.0.x maintenance releases), however no beta's will be released for maintenance releases.
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Erik Frèrejean wrote:3.0.8 will see at least one RC release (as did all 3.0.x maintenance releases), however no beta's will be released for maintenance releases.
Is there any estimate when it will be released?
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umarizal wrote:
Erik Frèrejean wrote:3.0.8 will see at least one RC release (as did all 3.0.x maintenance releases), however no beta's will be released for maintenance releases.
Is there any estimate when it will be released?
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Dog Cow wrote:
umarizal wrote:
Erik Frèrejean wrote:3.0.8 will see at least one RC release (as did all 3.0.x maintenance releases), however no beta's will be released for maintenance releases.
Is there any estimate when it will be released?
That is a question which we dare not ask.
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That was a joke answer from Dog Cow, because the question gets asked so often, but the answer is simply "it will be ready when it is ready".
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ric323 wrote:That was a joke answer from Dog Cow, because the question gets asked so often, but the answer is simply "it will be ready when it is ready".
Excuse me, I am Brazilian and I don´t have good English, perhaps because this has become the joke of our friend. :oops:
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Frankly, using phpBB 3 and wait phpBB 3.0.8, because the 3.1 will be a new system, international support can take a while to acquire knowledge of it.

And in addition to other problems with updates, modifications and styles ;)
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umarizal wrote:
ric323 wrote:That was a joke answer from Dog Cow, because the question gets asked so often, but the answer is simply "it will be ready when it is ready".
Excuse me, I am Brazilian and I don´t have good English, perhaps because this has become the joke of our friend. :oops:
He wasn't making fun of you. :) If that's what you're asking.
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_Vinny_ wrote:Frankly, using phpBB 3 and wait phpBB 3.0.8, because the 3.1 will be a new system, international support can take a while to acquire knowledge of it.

And in addition to other problems with updates, modifications and styles ;)
3.1 isn't a complete rewrite. The code will be based on that of 3.0 and upgrading shouldn't be very hard. The same goes with 3.2, upgrading to that shouldn't be very hard either.

4.0 will probably have a complete rewrite, so upgrading to that from a heavily modded board will take a while.
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Ger wrote:
_Vinny_ wrote:Frankly, using phpBB 3 and wait phpBB 3.0.8, because the 3.1 will be a new system, international support can take a while to acquire knowledge of it.

And in addition to other problems with updates, modifications and styles ;)
3.1 isn't a complete rewrite. The code will be based on that of 3.0 and upgrading shouldn't be very hard. The same goes with 3.2, upgrading to that shouldn't be very hard either.

4.0 will probably have a complete rewrite, so upgrading to that from a heavily modded board will take a while.
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