RMcGirr83 wrote:Most things in life cost something to get...open source code does not.
I don't really want ot hijack this topic, but I would strongly disagree with this comment. "Open source" is not "free software". What you really mean, I suspect, is that "[free software] does not". My point, though, is that more often than not F/OSS costs more time to use than commercial software, from installation to maintenance, sometimes even to removal. For example, it could take someone five minutes to change a vBulletin style, but hours to figure out and do the same in phpBB2. Adding or removing a mod could be even worse.
Regarding the topic, the
main reason I was excited about Olympus was the redesign of the mod system. If it's still the pain in the ass that it used to be, release day will be a sad day. I haven't done much other than converting my v2 install over thus far, but I'm really really
hoping there are enough hooks or other facilities so that most mods can be kept separate from the base system and developers are, in fact, just still learning how to do things the new way.
I'm not trying to bash phpBB here, any progress is good progress and I still value and respect the software and it's developers. It will be unfortunate and disappointing if the mod system doesn't work as well as I hope, but I didn't contribute; C'est la vie.