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.
"The nubness is strong with this one. I can feel it!"