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The future of XF ?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by ExpertPixels.com, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. ExpertPixels.com

    ExpertPixels.com Well-Known Member

    Hey guys,

    I do realize there are "Law Suits" preventing Kier posting any information regarding further Development of XF, but as we are about to launch our "Premium Designs" project i am wondering whats going on with XF.. I just don't want to spend a lot of time producing Quality XF themes only to find out XF is going under... I Don't mean to sound rude i am a big fan of XF but just with all the unknowns currently i was just wondering what the general conception of XF's future is and where it is worth spending countless hours producing Top Notch / Awesome XF styles.

    My time could be better spent designing for other platforms, the thing is i just have no clue what is going on with XF and where this project may be pulled completely due to vBulletins rubbish / bull-shiiit law suits.

    Hope you understand my point of view, I just can't dedicate that much time and effort only to have XF pulled completely / Shutdown.

    Regards, Darren
  2. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    As Kier recently said

    "We arn't fighting for nothing"

    There are no guarantees to the future, but if they wanted to throw the towl in they could have done so a long time ago. The fact they are still fighting for their future should be the best indicator of all.

    The next important dates are Jan 7th, when XF has requested summary judgement, and failing that, Feb 4th when we will learn the trial date.
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  3. ExpertPixels.com

    ExpertPixels.com Well-Known Member

    I understand that, Don't get me wrong i am a massive fan of XF !!! just as a designer it's hard not knowing what's going on, I understand that Kier can not make and predictions regarding the future of XF.. Was just wondering if others had the same concern. I would love to see XF come out on top.

    Thanks and I am sorry for such a rather silly question, Just trying to plan out my Project / Business and i am sure many other designers / coders are in the same boat.

    Thanks for replying and sorry to have wasted your time.

    Regards, Darren
  4. Shyuan

    Shyuan Well-Known Member

    Indeed very true. If they want to give up, they would have done so earlier on. Even if XF is not having a bright future (touch wood), it's still a well respected piece of software. :love:
  5. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    XF is an excellent piece of software. And regardless of the lawsuit outcome I don't see that changing.
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  6. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    As Slavik says, the next important date is Jan 7, 2013.

    My words...
    The next line in the sand is Jan 7, 2013. Expect the worst, hope for the best.
    If I was thinking whether to launch something new based around xf, I'd wait at least another week.
    Then refocus and regroup.
    Any further discussion or commentary is best in it's own lawsuit thread once reopened.
  7. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    If I were looking at investing a whole new line of work into XF at the moment
    AND I was feeling that uncertain about XF future - I wouldn't do it.

    There are XF developers and designers who ARE coding away. They are the omes who have carefully checked the court case threads and the MANY statements made by the mods, legal folk, and veteran XF folk.
    Then they made up their minds and got on with work they want to do for XF. They know the chance is very high indeed XF is coming through, and will create a valuable market for them to reward them.

    There are XF developers who are NOT coding now. They are the ones who have either NOT checked carefully, OR have carefully checked the court case threads and the MANY statements made by the mods, legal folk, and veteran XF folk.
    They then feel on balance that there is some uncertainty. That is not good enough for them, so for now they have stopped XF work.

    Which you are is up to you.
    This is business and the art of running a business is you're in charge and you decide.
    It's impossible for anyone to tell you which of those decisions suits YOU. and your project
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  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member


    Vive le Xenforo en 2013 !
  9. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Sadly I know all the lyrics to this song.

    I think Xenforo 1.2 beta should be called "Timbuk3" as a testimony to the bright future.

    Ha. That video is hilarious.
  10. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  11. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    IMO the best thing you can do is wait, maybe do some other jobs meanwhile.
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  12. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    IMO, win or lose.. xF will still be here and will remain the top forum software from years to come either via official company or a 3rd party community effort site in the very slim chance event that xF loses, to continue on with updates, mod releases and security patching.
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  13. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Sure Xf will continue no matter what. Very nearly almost 100% with the devs we know and admire. Or the backup plan.

    But my advice to someone who hasn't made up their mind yet to go with XF AND doesn't feel genuinely happy about doing so, is wait. Because XF is such a joy to work with = software, devs, community. It's not right to spoil it with the wrong attitude niggling away somewhere. Better just to wait until you can relax with it and work with it fully the way it's meant to be.

    Meanwhile I'm beginning to think that the veteran XF crowd are really very lucky. We're working with it already and no awkward decision to make so we can just enjoy it.

    It's going to be e bit hectic for a while when things start up again!
  14. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Translation: GO XENFORO! :cool:
  15. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Xenforo 1.2 (or whatever the next release is) .... a Beta codename could be Timbuk3 ("The future is so bright I gotta wear shades !")
  16. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member


    One can dream, right? ;)
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  17. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

  18. FabioCesar

    FabioCesar Member

    Heart wants to kill me?? now I have to migrate all over again for the XF;)
  19. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Grace & Grace LLP said:

    See the word bright again.


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