That is unfortunately very true, and to be completely honest, it really scares me. Although I am completely aware that by not upgrading, for whatever perfectly good reasons I might have, I am the one responsable for not providing the latest security available for my forum, not the phpBB team, I can't help but wishing that the phpBB group would be willing to provide security patches for phpBB 2 a bit longer in case something horrible and dreadful should turn up ^^;iWisdom wrote:In all honesty, I would be very surprised if a security vulnerability is not found in phpBB 2.0.23 in the not-so-distant future.
As I can not contact the person who did the mod to make it work with the maillist, I am some what stuck.'we don't support any version of the 2.0.x branch (we can help you converting to phpBB3 if you wish) and your problem is (looking at the topic title) caused by a MOD. For support regarding MODs you must always contact the author.'
I'm sorry but i disagree with you totally here. As first i would never say "such a mod" for a mod that you do not know and have never tried?iWisdom wrote:Such a MOD usually does nothing but introduce further vulnerabilities into your board. They're completely unnecessary.
There are many topics, including this one as well as the podcast (official and phpBB Weekly) where we have given thorough reasons for why support is dropped and security patches are dropped.deny wrote:No thanks. I would stay with stable phpBB2.x so long as i can. And i'm sure that they are many board owners who can not understand why is so difficult to provide security patches (if any) in future for version 2.x
so with your reasoning, does that mean the phpbb teams should also support 1.4.x, since there are still some boards out there running it? honestly, i was upset about the retirement at first, but i now find phpbb3 to be more fit for where i want to take my board.deny wrote:And finally decision to not provide security patches for phpBB2.x in future is as you tell me brutally ""go with the new product, or be hacked without any warnings" and that's scary from phpBB team.
That's not even a valid argument, since there's no one here asking for 1.x support.A_O_C wrote:so with your reasoning, does that mean the phpbb teams should also support 1.4.x, since there are still some boards out there running it?
This is correct, but 6 years ago, had we continued to support 1.4 and release security updates, there would still be people asking for support with 1.4, same will hold true with 2.0 I think.Dog Cow wrote:That's not even a valid argument, since there's no one here asking for 1.x support.A_O_C wrote:so with your reasoning, does that mean the phpbb teams should also support 1.4.x, since there are still some boards out there running it?
Highway of Life wrote:[...snip...] How long do you believe it might take?rreptile wrote:Upgrades always take much longer than expected [...snip...]
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