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How long will it take for xF to catch vB on the development side

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by DieselMinded, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. DieselMinded

    DieselMinded Active Member

    vB has what 10 years of development? and now with the same development team xF has what 1 year of development?

    Its a scary chance to take how ever only the creators can grow a software forward rather than a bunch of people tweaking the original.

    So how long will it take this team to make xF superior ?
  2. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    despite its shortcomings in features, i think it is already superior.
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  3. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    The only advantage I see for vB at the moment is the number of features and possible plugins. Some see this advantage as a disadvantage ('bloat'). XF is arguably superior in terms of core product. The add-on or modification community is at the moment the biggest advantage vB has over others I think. XF is young but has a lot of potential when compared to other forum software.
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  4. Bain

    Bain Active Member

    It is already superior to the vBulletin 4.x series.
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  5. DieselMinded

    DieselMinded Active Member

    I webmaster a vb4 board , i seriously doubt that in the short development time of xenforo that its Superior software being how the same people made both
  6. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    theres a lot to be said for starting from a clean slate.
  7. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    I would argue for the most part, that Kier and Mike did not author much of the current vBulletin 4.
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  8. a legacy reborn

    a legacy reborn Well-Known Member

    ehhhmmm...XenForo RC 1>vB4.1.1..................by xF 1.1 I bet that it will already beat vB5 :)
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  9. Paul M

    Paul M Well-Known Member

    In what way ?
  10. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Are we talking about the previous version series 3 or their flagship latest version also version 3?
  11. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

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  12. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Then you would make a false argument, for if you strip away the vBulletin 4 style and bootstrapper, you would find that fundamentally the vBulletin 4 forum code is unchanged in a significant way from that of vBulletin 3.x.
  13. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    i was thinking the same thing, but i didnt want to credit you with vb4...
  14. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I don't think you would want to credit anyone with vb3, flagship edition.
  15. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Already has.
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  16. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    To be fair, the one thing i don't like about xenforo (and esp with rc1) is that I made some significant modifications to my style and upon upgrading it took me less than 5 minutes to upgrade and then update my style. Where have those days gone when I could, no we could bank on a sleepless night worrying about how long it would take to update my/our styles? 5 minutes flawless update without any issues at all. it def needs improving.

    Well I hope rc2 is a little more eventful. I atleast want to break a sweat with this upgrade.
  17. Bain

    Bain Active Member

    In what way would you argue that vBulletin 4 or 3 is superior?
    A brand name means nothing if the core developers who developed it are no longer around.

    I will just say that because XenForo has the former core developers of vBulletin and that they have complete control, that Xenforo is superior to any corporate ran/developed forum software.
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  18. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Depends on your definition of "bloat" and "technical ectasy" :) Feel free to keep using your vb4 software, we'll just feel sorry for you.
  19. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I do mean this with the up most respect. I, you anyone doesn't need to speak for xenforo's superiority, xenforo does that itself.
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  20. tickedon

    tickedon Active Member

    I'm thinking Josh was maybe trying to say you aren't responsible for the mess there now in terms of the decisions they've taken with v4. e.g. you'd previously posted and proposed a different style for vB4, which wasn't adopted.

    It might be vB3 under the covers, but what they've slapped on top and the business decisions taken weren't yours :)

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