I'm happy to announce that as of about 0940 hours ET (USA), 8 Mar 2012 the new Y2B3W7 has now been uploaded, and is accessible through the main site at:
There has been significant changes "under the hood", whereas the the interface (gui) has minor changes. Some of the changes/things to be noted are:
1. The "self-kill" switch that is described in my "14 Feb 2012 22:03" post, second paragraph. Although I don't see it happening, I reserve the option to accelerate the "self-kill" option at any time, with the only notice in the help file.
2. It will not run on any OS before Windows XP, SP 3. SP3 has been out since 21 Apr 2008 (almost 4 years), and Windows XP, SP (1/1a) and 2 haven't been supported since 10 Oct 2006 and 13 Jul 2010, respectively.
3. I will no longer provide the auxiliary programs on my site (although I will have a local copy), like PGOFFLINE, etc. However, links to the auxiliary programs will be provided within the help file.
4. In order to get support, an "encrypted support file" must be provided. The help file describes what the contents of the file are, and the reason(s) for it.
5. The install program will no longer create the YGROUPs ODBC connection for you. In order to create the connection, you must download another small program that you run to create it. In Y2B3 (predecessor to Y2B3W7), the install program would create it, and only if something happened to the ODBC connection, you then had to download the "fix" program. Now, you must download both programs.
6. The initial thought of allowing the program to accomdate for changes in the prefix of "phpbb_" has been abandoned. If a user decides to change the prefix, then they will need to open the created SQL files, and search/replace the "phpbb_" to their new prefix.
7. The GZIP program is no longer installed with Y2B3W7, which is used to compress the SQL files to improve uploading of the files. See help file for more information.
8. The HTML cleanup routine that I had to create is still in a POSSIBLE state of flux, depending on any feedback received.
9. The use of HTML in posts is still being considered, despite Dicky's "Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:02 am" comment. As I stated in the response to his editing of my post, removing the link to the mod, it is up to the board owner whether to use the mod or not. The license for phpBB doesn't prohibit it. If, and only if I do allow HTML to be used (as an option), I will provide the link in the help file.
10. Finally, as indicated in the EULA, only the on-line help files are considered "official". If the help files are updated online, all you have to do is to download the new help file, and replace the one in the Program Files folder, with the one downloaded. However again, only the on-line help file is "official".