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How long did it take to develop Xenforo?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by MirandaSings, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. MirandaSings

    MirandaSings Active Member

    Just wondering as it must of taken an extremely long time and effort to code it and everything. And the amount of amazing addons that work with xenforo make everything so creative.

    Also what year was the first release of xenforo?
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

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  3. feldon30

    feldon30 Well-Known Member

    A rough timeline would be August 2009-Feb 2012 and Feb 2013-present so almost 5 years.
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That would imply that development ceased for 12 months. That would be incorrect.
  5. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Yes, because there was no sign of development from May 13, 2014 to Jun 17, 2014, so it would make it about minus 2 years.
  6. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Development still occurred, just at a much slower pace.
  7. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Hopefully it'll speeding now to make XF 1.6 -1.8 the best, addonless script on the market.
  8. feldon30

    feldon30 Well-Known Member

    There is a VERY good reason for why XF received just one non-security update from Feb 2012-Feb 2013. I'm not ashamed or afraid to talk about this chapter in XenForo's history and I don't think it diminishes in any way from the progress that has been made since. XenForo development has been rolling along at a great pace for the last 3 years. No rose-colored glasses required. ;)

    Originally, XenForo 1.4.x was going to be last of the 1.x line while work on XenForo 2.0 continued. However it was felt that another features release would be beneficial, so XenForo 1.5.x has just been released. My understanding is, development will now continue in earnest on 2.0. Of course 1.5 will still get fixes and updates, but most attention is now on 2.0. Looking very much forward to seeing what the 2.0 architecture means for addon developers!
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