Updating Order

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Re: Updating Order

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BarneyC wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:32 pm
If coding using symphony is what kiddie do then why don't you make your own forums? It's all so easy.
Frameworks are for cranking out projects without having to put together all the glue. In 20 years a project should have its own code base. You build a website with bootstrap, and over time you rip it out and replace it with your own collection of components. symfony didn't exist before 2007. Who adds a framework to a 7 year old project?
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Re: Updating Order

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Heo32 wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:49 am
stevemaury wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:43 pm
Please tell us where you see an indication that 3.2.x is EOL, because it isn't.
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phpBB 3.2 will directly enter a reduced maintenance mode during which it will only receive changes for major issues as well as any security issues. The timetable for maintenance and security fixes is as follows:
  • End of Maintenance (EOM): April 6th, 2020
  • End of Life (EOL): July 6th, 2020
EOL for security fixes, not support.
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BarneyC wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:50 pm
They''re doing an EOL while still planning another release, and they haven't tested most of the extensions for 3.3. These are all good reasons to take a snapshot of the product and support it yourself. These are guys moving on without concern for the customer base, which is pretty typical in open source projects.
It isn't up to phpBB to test extensions with an upgrade as they aren't responsible for 98% of the extensions anyway (the exception being the ones that are made specifically by phpBB team members). They validate them to ensure there aren't any security vulnerabilities and work as intended.

Further your statement concerning open source projects is just plain asinine.

FYI, PHP (1997) itself is open source, so is Laravel (2015), so is nginx (2004) and so is apache (1995).

Either of which, if without, you wouldn't be able to run any forum software package at all. Unless you were bound and determine to "re-create the wheel".

Your statements really show your complete lack of understanding on how open source actually works.

For the record I am neither supporting nor defending phpBB.
This from the guy with no cell phone who can't make minor modifications for his "clients". Replacing all files requires that you re-do all of your modifications; the more mods you've made the more work "upgrading" is.
And this coming from the guy who probably didn't have an Apple I (not sure what having a cell phone or not has anything to do with anything).

BTW, just about >all< forum software is such where editing core files isn't needed. Hacking core files is so 2000'ish. Get with the times!!
Newer is only better if it fixes something that is broken or adds something that you want.
Push button dial phones and land lines weren't, and still aren't, broken so your statement, again, is asinine. You WANT a cell phone that doesn't mean you have to have one.
There's really no point to using an open source project if you're not going to make any modifications; you might as well pay the $69 or whatever and use a commercial project that has real support.
Is someone holding a gun to your head and forcing you to use Open Source software (with the exception of PHP, Laravel, Nginx and Apache or whatever other Open Source software your host happens to be using)? Why not just move along and purchase whatever you like. vBulletin has always been a paid for forum software and it has issues all along the way (with some fixes taking an inordinate amount of time) so your logic, again, fails.

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Re: Updating Order

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stevemaury wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:01 pm
EOL for security fixes, not support.
That was not clear to me. Good to know. By chance, does the phpBB team have a date in mind for the final EOL release of 3.2 by chance?

Based on the milestones indicating no updates applied for a 3.2.11 release, it looks like 3.2.10 may be the final release of the 3.2 series. Yet looking at the tracker indicates otherwise.

Can we expect a 3.2.11 release in the future with the listed bugs from the tracker fixed, and possibly further updates afterwards with security issues patched?
BarneyC wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:32 pm
you're telling me to go to something commercial where I'm at the mercy of lesser programmers.
You must be one hell of a programmer to make such a bold statement comparing yourself to professionals that code forums for a living. Have you considered making your own forum software from scratch and competing with vBulletin, Xenforo, Invision Community and all the rest to show them how its done? If not, phpBB could really use someone with your skills.
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Heo32 wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:43 pm
Can we expect a 3.2.11 release in the future with the listed bugs from the tracker fixed, and possibly further updates afterwards with security issues patched?
Not necessarily, no. As part of the release routine once a release is done for a version then any outstanding tickets for that version are simply moved in JIRA to the next possible version. The existence of a version in our tracker does not indicate that it will be created and released. For example you can find references in the history of some tickets to 3.1.13-RC1 yet that version never existed.
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Re: Updating Order

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DavidIQ wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:48 pm
Not necessarily, no. As part of the release routine once a release is done for a version then any outstanding tickets for that version are simply moved in JIRA to the next possible version. The existence of a version in our tracker does not indicate that it will be created and released. For example you can find references in the history of some tickets to 3.1.13-RC1 yet that version never existed.
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BarneyC wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:50 pm
How ridiculous is this project in general? They''re doing an EOL while still planning another release and they haven't tested most of the extensions for 3.3. These are all good reasons to take a snapshot of the product and support it yourself. These are guys moving on without concern for the customer base, which is pretty typical in open source projects.
You seem to have plenty to say on the project, both here and in other topics on the methods used at phpBB.com. Maybe you could suggest a better method for maintenance or updates? Or, better still, have a look in to helping instead of whining, I know they’re after Jr. Extension Validators at this moment, maybe you could start there?
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BarneyC wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:32 pm
Frameworks are for cranking out projects without having to put together all the glue. In 20 years a project should have its own code base. You build a website with bootstrap, and over time you rip it out and replace it with your own collection of components. symfony didn't exist before 2007. Who adds a framework to a 7 year old project?


That's just your opinion with no basis in reality. There are countless professional websites which are based on frameworks even years later. Why re-create the wheel and waste money and time when there's already safer, optimized frameworks available for what you intend to do.

By your logic, you shouldn't use any forums open source or otherwise at all and instead code your own.

See how ridiculous that is?.
BarneyC wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:32 pm

There a 3.3 demo. What specifically should I look at to see the great new features? Please point me so I can experience this great upgrade first hand. It looked pretty much the same to me the last time I looked at it.

whatsnewphpbb3.jpg

Someone called this a "major upgrade", but this doc says its a minor upgrade. This is all internal plumbing.
Support for latest PHP is pretty major and so is seo fixes not to mention the security fixes and other things here and there inside core. But this is phpbb. Like i said if you're looking for tons of new features, move on to xenforo etc.
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In my opinion it's a troll who registered under a new name to avoid being recognized, he talked in his previous posts about experiences he had 14 years ago and so on. He is not able to go further in detail and does not answer questions asked to him on purpose, he freely insults those who work/contribute for/to the project. Whoever has the most, put some. I think ignoring him may be the cure, although I admit it's very difficult. :ugeek:

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