cprice12 wrote:You do know that you guys are allowed to release new versions AFTER it goes gold, right?
How many release candidates were there before 2.0 went gold?
I, along with everyone else, really appreciate all of the hard work that goes into this...but come on already.
Why does it matter to you whether a version is labeled gold or RC8? If it's not been gold released there's a reason for it - it's not ready, and naming something a gold release only to have a version 3.0.1 released within a few short days would be quite annoying in my opinion. Better to iron out most of the bugs before
the actual stable release, rather than after, which is why phpBB3 was released as RC7 rather than 3.0.6
It's like you guys want it to be perfect and completely bug free, which it will never be, everyone knows this.
Hell, how many years was 2.x out, and they were still updating it and releasing new versions up until recently.
I think you'll annoy more people if it takes a year or longer to FINALLY release gold, and then when the first update comes out a month or two later, people are like...WTF? We waited, and waited, and waited, and waited and it STILL wasn't perfect? Why? What were we waiting for?
It's like waiting and waiting to buy your first computer because you want to wait for the technology to improve and the price to go down on that technology, but it constantly gets improved and new stuff keeps coming out and there is no end to it...you gotta jump on the boat sometime.
But hey, if you're telling me that it's going to be absolutely perfect and bug free when it is finally released in February or whenever, then fine. It will be worth the wait.
Look...I love the software and I honetly appreciate the effort by everyone involved, because without them, we wouldn't have phpbb...but on the other hand, without the people that install and use phpbb, we also wouldn't have phpbb. But like I said before...come on already.