I've wanted to renew my license....but until I see something...anything...that shows that the forum isn't in a dead state...I just can't and won't.
Some keep asking about a roadmap. I'm not even concerned with that much. Talk of an upcoming new feature in the next version (whenever that is) every now and then. Word of various additions or improvements in the near future. Anything to show there is some (even if slow or gradual) progress is being made. But it's all pretty much non-existent.
When it comes to the lawsuit stuff and how financially and emotionally draining it can be, I understand. Been there. Done that. But this is also supposed to be some sort of business. As a business you want to keep customers in the loop to some extent or they risk being alienated. You risk them giving up and going elsewhere. Which is a bad way of making money. Which is counter-productive to what a business wants to do.
Leaving customers hanging isn't a good way of doing business with existing customers, nor is it a good way to gain new ones.
With the glacial pace of forward movement on the product I'm inclined to believe that anything that is going on behind the scenes in regards to the software is minimal at best.
It's really a shame too. I don't agree with the lawsuit IB has brought on Xenforo and agree with many on why they likely did it. I do like the Xenforo software.
For the last several months I've been trolling the forums. Watching to see what's going on and if there are any new developments. Some of the things I have seen are concerning to say the least.
At this point at least I do not feel comfortable enough to renew my license. Nor do I feel comfortable enough to support and recommend the software to others. Not until I see that the software development has not indeed ceased but is instead making forward progress and movement. That is unless those running Xenforo come out and give its supporters and members a heads up on what's going on with its progress.
At this point it's just become to much of a risk. At least for me.
Hopefully things turn around. I really hope they do. And soon. Or Xenforo will likely join the ranks of the 'could have beens' in the near future rather than the 'best in the business' now.