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phpBB3 relatively safe to use?

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 4:56 pm
by JordanWB
I was wondering if it would be safe to use phpBB3 for a live site. I compared the look of phpBB2 and 3 and I like phpBB3 better.

Re: phpBB3 relatively safe to use?

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:06 pm
by pentapenguin
There are no security holes that I know of, but regardless, do not use phpBB3 Beta or CVS live. Wait until RC1. ;)

Re: phpBB3 relatively safe to use?

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:52 pm
by JordanWB
Hmm well SMF is going to be my choice of forum for my site

Re: phpBB3 relatively safe to use?

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:12 pm
by pentapenguin
Go with what you like best then but just remember hopefully won't be much longer till RC1. ;)

Re: phpBB3 relatively safe to use?

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:59 pm
by JordanWB
*Thinks* Now I'm debating which to use now.

Re: phpBB3 relatively safe to use?

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:17 pm
by cyberken
Personally I'd wait for phpBB :)
The mods and support you get is second to none - much better than some of the paid-for programmes.

Re: phpBB3 relatively safe to use?

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:58 pm
by JordanWB
SMF is free

Re: phpBB3 relatively safe to use?

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:41 am
by 3Di
JordanWB wrote: SMF is free

phpbb also.

Re: phpBB3 relatively safe to use?

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:45 am
by karlsemple
comparison topics are not allowed here so lets not go down that road please, you use which ever you feel is right for you, but here nearly everyone is a phpBB fan and will tell you phpBB is the better choice, and another vendors site it will be the reverse, such comparison topics usually turn into flame wars and are best avoided :)

Re: phpBB3 relatively safe to use?

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:54 am
by JordanWB
^ Okay then.
3Di wrote:
JordanWB wrote: SMF is free

phpbb also.


I'm aware of that.

Re: phpBB3 relatively safe to use?

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:48 am
by pentapenguin
JordanWB wrote: *Thinks* Now I'm debating which to use now.

Sorry I forgot to add (in case you don't know) you can use phpBB2 now and upgrade to 3 when RC1 is released easily. That way you can get a forum up right now but still be able to use phpBB3 later.

Re: phpBB3 relatively safe to use?

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:01 am
by greggish
JordanWB wrote: SMF is free


SMF may be free in some sense. But it's not GPL free like phpBB is.

Re: phpBB3 relatively safe to use?

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 10:10 am
by karlsemple
I am going to close this as the original poster has had a satisfactory response and I really do not want this turning into a SMF Vs phpBB topic :)