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Very click, is this written in php?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by xenxen, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. xenxen

    xenxen New Member

    Wow this app is very slick for a new release!

    Is it php based?
    Will it ship with source or will it be like IP?

    Curious, how long has Kier been coding this for now?
  2. Chris M

    Chris M Active Member

    Yes it is PHP based.
    I would imagine that the source code will be readable and editable.

    And I have no idea, before today I never even knew about XF.
  3. BirdOPrey5

    BirdOPrey5 Well-Known Member

    The official word is that it would be commercial with source viewable, like vBulletin.
  4. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Yes it is written in PHP and it is visible source.

    On a side note, i thought IPB was open source also.

    [Edited by Kier - it's visible source, not open source]
  5. Eric

    Eric Active Member

    Well, "open source" in the sense that the source code isn't encoded/obfuscated. Have to be careful with that term IMHO, especially with the people I normally talk to, they think it means free :p
  6. BirdOPrey5

    BirdOPrey5 Well-Known Member

    I've never seen it myself but I always heard IPB wasn't viewable.
  7. Eric

    Eric Active Member

    I've seen IP.Board, it's source is viewable.
  8. BacTalan

    BacTalan New Member

    IPB's source is completely viewable/modifiable if you purchase a license; if you purchase one of the hosted community packages, most of the core files (but not all of them) are encoded.
  9. Chris M

    Chris M Active Member

    I haven't used IPB in many years but it used to have a viewable source.
  10. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    Viewable source code isn't the same as open source.
    Eriksrocks likes this.
  11. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    No, it's not. I really have to correct you here. Open-source implies that anyone can edit the code and redistribute it. That is certainly not the case here. While the source is viewable, it's not an "open-source" project. :)

    EDIT: Definition of "open source": http://www.opensource.org/osd.html
  12. xenxen

    xenxen New Member

    I thought IPB was obfuscated.
  13. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    No, IPB is visible source too.

    Thanks to everyone that's pointed out that XenForo will be visible source, not open source. The two are very, very different.
  14. JVCode

    JVCode Well-Known Member

    Only to the developers unfortunately. Though I do agree.
  15. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    How are they different 'only to the developers'? Everyone needs to understand that visible source and open source are very different, no matter your perspective. :)
  16. Eric

    Eric Active Member

    Indeed. Unfortunately a lot of people I've dealt with like to use "open source" to mean "visible source". I tend to correct them, but they don't seem to learn :p

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