That's just something that happens when you do a complete rewrite of the core.MakePB wrote:I would like to repeat again that i have personally difficult with fact that mods coded for old board are not compatible with new one including style.
I don't know that mod, but HoL is developing a paypal mod, which is really good and already Beta.MakePB wrote:Personally i run some of crucial mods on my board without i can not imagine my board (like sandodo group mods paypal).
Well if they would do a complete core rewrite (win 2000 -> win xp), most software will break. This can't be stopped an must be done when you want to move forward with your product.MakePB wrote:Imagine that with every new version of OS all software programers need to rewrite their program to be compatible with new version?
No!, not again a discussion about the decision on 2.0.x of the phpBB teamsMakePB wrote:
Fortunately OS programers think about their customers and that;s way you can still run old software, drivers etc... without be afraid that with every new OS you will lose everything what you got with your old OS.
With phpBB you do not have such a choice. Or stick with older release and everything what you have or switch over to new version and lose everything what you have. Choice is yours.
Nope. As with anything new it takes a few days for people to get used to it but the overwhelming reaction has been very very good for me (2 'busy' boards converted so far). I set up a topic where people could post questions on how to do things and I managed to point everyone in the right directions.Dogs and things wrote:Just out of curiosity, a question for those that have switched to phpBB3:
How did your users respond to the change, did you have many complaints about the complexity, etc.?
They're not tech boards at all. Just regular people. As long as yoou can point them the right way it's not a problem. Speaking of registration, 3x is even easier than 2x because you only have to add your name, password and email address on the reg page. If they want to add other info to their profile they can do that after registration in the user control panel.Dogs and things wrote:What's the user-level of those two boards, phpBB usage tecnically speaking. Many of my users have a hard time figuring out how to register.
Yep I think you're right. They always go after the commonest platforms. As 2x is pretty much a closed door they'll start looking at 3x. Also don't forget that the vast majority of hacks that we see are from people running very out of date boards (many versions behind) or they're not phpBB related at all. A good number of hosts need to be more responsible too. An apparently hacked phpBB board is often the consequence of a vulnerability elsewhere on the server.Dogs and things wrote:My guess is that most people that like to screw up phpBB boards will be focusing on phpBB3, sort of like they be upgrading too. This would mean that new security threats for phpBB2 are less likely to be discovered as less people are looking for them.
That's good to read. Allthough I'd like to read more experiences.Kevin Clark wrote:They're not tech boards at all. Just regular people. As long as you can point them the right way it's not a problem.
Kevin Clark wrote:Speaking of registration, 3x is even easier than 2x because you only have to add your name, password and email address on the reg page. If they want to add other info to their profile they can do that after registration in the user control panel.
That's what I am doing, checking everything out locally and waiting to see what is going on and will happen at the MOD front.Kevin Clark wrote:There's lots of time for more MODs to be made and for people to install 3x locally or on a separate database/URL for them to try out and see if it's right for them (yet).
Already isDogs and things wrote:Will there ever be a list of MODs added as compared to phpBB2
I'll try to explain this to you,For those of you who have phpBB2 highly-modded, I appreciate your trepidation, but I find it really ironic that your complaint is phpBB3 is "too modded for your community" (aside from the fact that phpBB3 doesn't contain any MODs) when you complain you can't move to phpBB3 because your phpBB2 install is too modded to transition to phpBB3. Just pointing out something that I'm sure plenty of others find ironic too.
I tend to disagree on that. I think that once phpBB2 is unsupported as far as security updates are concerned that it will become a certain target at some stage in the future.Dogs and things wrote:My guess is that most people that like to screw up phpBB boards will be focusing on phpBB3, sort of like they be upgrading too. This would mean that new security threats for phpBB2 are less likely to be discovered as less people are looking for them.