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Why renew my license?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Tim, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Tim

    Tim Active Member

    I haven't seen any updates on what is going on or if the software is still being developed so, would I be a fool for renewing my license? Seems like a waste at this point.

    I haven't been around for a few months so maybe I'm missing something.
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    Just wait until there is a new version you want to download. There is no reason to renew early.
    steven s, JVCode and Tim like this.
  3. oman

    oman Well-Known Member

    There haven't been any major, let alone any updates for a while. It would probably be best to hold off until development begins again. :)
    Tim likes this.
  4. Tim

    Tim Active Member

    Thanks guys, I was wondering if I was missing something but it looks like I'm not. I've still have a few weeks before it "expires".
  5. Bapun Raz

    Bapun Raz Guest

    If you don't need support then better not to renew license till development goes live again !!
  6. Mufasa

    Mufasa Active Member

    Been almost a year now since last 'security' update. Im holding off renewing until 1.2 comes out atleast, hell, im even thinking of going back to my IPB licence.
  7. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    Luckily, addon development is still alive and kicking. I don't think access to addons depends on an active license, (correct me if I'm wrong). These addon developers are really keeping XenForo alive right now, IMO.
    SchmitzIT likes this.
  8. Mufasa

    Mufasa Active Member

    100% agree, but its been a while since ive seen a decent theme come out, or a mod for that matter. maybe thats just me only looking for the ones i need/want and not the rest, who knows.
  9. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    I've seen plenty of nice themes come out. Lots of theme designers still working at it. Miner from minerskinz recently joined the XenForo party and has knocked out a few stellar themes.
  10. Mufasa

    Mufasa Active Member

    Thats true, i forgot about that Metro theme, i purchased that and was using it before that dreaded MySQL error and messed everything up. There are a few key mods that have been asked for for well over a year now that people are yet to develop. i see a few new mods popping up, but not as much as there used to be. Its slowly fading into the distance.
  11. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    What kind of addons are you looking for? I've seen some great things happen recently in the addon area. Arcade is up again. Chris Deeming has been knocking out some great addons. XenFluence has the blogs going. Lots of others, too.
    Chris D likes this.
  12. Mufasa

    Mufasa Active Member

    Tabbed categories, live topics, experience (like vbexperience) and a few more. Ill go check them out, see whats new. not been in there for a little bit tho.
  13. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    Not sure if I've seen any of that (but there is a points system if that's what you mean by vbexperience?) Have you seen xfshowcase.com? They are demoing a few styles and a lot of addons there. Great site.
  14. Mufasa

    Mufasa Active Member

    Ill check 'em out, thanks. Lets see if they can put my faith back into XenForo lol
    jmurrayhead likes this.
  15. Bapun Raz

    Bapun Raz Guest

    VB is very active with vb5 development, infact recently they have upgraded their forum too.. Its very sad xf team has stopped developing...
  16. Lost

    Lost Well-Known Member

    Desperate much?
  17. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    Yeah it's far from an upgrade. Their site crawls now. Takes minutes to load and I am using a Verizon hotspot device connected to 4G LTE and it is painfully slow. I would say it's more of a downgrade.
    Neal likes this.
  18. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Remember whose fault it is that they stopped developing in the first place. Even if it's only part of the reason, it's a pretty valid one.
    Garamond and Neal like this.
  19. Bapun Raz

    Bapun Raz Guest

    agree with it, but still people will think they are very active in development..yes it makes website slow along with many bugs...this is why i am not interested in vb5...just informed here, that when xf team is inactive they are working..
  20. lazer

    lazer Well-Known Member

    Only people who really have no clue about running a community.
    vBulletin 5 is a "rush job", plain and simple. We don't know why, although I have a feeling we may soon...

    "Active development" should be measured by the success of the platform and not the number of iterations. If you end up with something like vBulletin 5, after 28 versions, it shows active development but consumers will be able to spot the glaring issues a mile off.

    xF hasn't been developed by the core staff for some time, that's true however, the active add-on community here has catered for the needs of the community in a way that may not have happened if we had been waiting for development (point) releases.

    KAM didn't choose to stop developing the software, it's worth remembering that :)

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