The 2.0 support ended at some point. I'm guessing that phpBB will only be able to do parallel support for 3.0 and 3.1 for a certain amount of time. I don't know how long legacy support for 2.0 carried on for, but when 3.0 stops being supported, the only way to deal with serious problems will be to move forward to 3.1.Jackanape wrote:Sigh. I feel your pain, Jessica. I know you and I share some similar mods, and on my end, I've integrated them even tighter...almost to the point that I don't know every little thing that I did.Jessica wrote:About time 3.1.x reaches beta.....although I've already decided I will never update my main board. I have too many mods.
I'm guessing that the early 3.1 adopters will help with the creation of new versions of old mods. Perhaps people who are too dependent on 3.0 mods can set up test forums with the stable version of 3.1.0 and add on test versions of one or more of the mods they love the most.
The boss of the forum I work on decided a few years back to avoid mods, as much as possible, to try to avoid this very sort of issue. So, I'm looking forward to 3.1 being finished, so that forum mods seem like a solution (rather than an upgrade problem).
One thing I'm curious about, is what level of legacy support phpBB will provide for people tied into 3.0 mods and how the 3.0 shutdown will be decided. If mod developers officially discontinue their own 3.0 support and move to pure 3.1 support will the number of mod developers doing that trigger a end to phpBB supporting 3.0 upgrades? Will the number of 3.1 downloads or the number of 3.1 support tickets vs 3.0 downloads and tickets trigger the end of 3.0 support? Or would something else be the cause of everyone being expected to migrate to 3.1?
The reason I ask is that I'm keen to see 3.1 arrive, but would like to know there will be a fairly large window to investigate it before it becomes mandatory.
I know that 3.1 will be different from 3.0, but out of interest, how long was the 3.0/2.0 overlap after 3.0.1 went live?