1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

XenForo Beta6, very disappointed

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Allan, Jan 13, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Allan

    Allan Well-Known Member

    I very disappointed when i read all modification in this thread.

    Sure, there are interesting additions, but almost none of the important suggestions made by members.

    What's going on ?
  2. Phil Vessey

    Phil Vessey Member

    Im sure the guys have a roadmap that they are sticking too. To implement every single suggestion would just push back the releases further and further, and as we know not every suggestion will make it into Xenforo.
    Jethro likes this.
  3. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    Me too.
    No new template hooks[​IMG] *scnr*
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The correct definition of a Beta means it should be feature locked.

    Constantly adding new features introduces the possibility of new bugs* and extends the time it takes for the software to be released as stable.

    Personally I am extremely pleased with the new features in Beta 6, it's a lot more than I expected.

    * As proven:
    D.O.A., dutchbb, EQnoble and 10 others like this.
  5. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    They're refining existing features which to be honest I find a perfectly acceptable path to take. Remember in other solutions when they pile on the crap? half assed features just to bloat a software? not good. I much prefer them going this route, building upon the existing features, enhancing them, improving them and when they are happy to release the package as gold that is when I expect those new requested features to be implemented.
    erich37, Onimua, laztrix and 2 others like this.
  6. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I will look at adding some more, but I'm actually really unhappy with that system. It's quite a pain to put together.
    Salty, xfrocks, fattony69 and 14 others like this.
  7. Edrondol

    Edrondol Well-Known Member

    Wasn't one of the biggest things against vB that they tried to please so many people that it turned into bloatware? And one of the praises for XF is that it's smooth, clean and fast?

    Give them the chance to make their product! If these suggestions aren't implemented in release, then someone will make an addon and you can download/add what you want.
  8. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    AS i said already, it was the false decision!
    Instead of the template hooks, you guys should code something like the vB tms add-on!
  9. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    As far as im concerned Question and Answer CAPTCHA was the biggest one i was waiting on.. Glad to see it made it in this release.. The Feeder is also a welcomed addition for one of my forums. The rest are great.. But for me at least those where the biggies..

    Keep up the great work KMA, looking forward to RC1
  10. James Freeman

    James Freeman Member

    You sir, need to learn what a BETA release is, let me google that for you and get a definition.

    So, what can we learn by this, it's in it's testing stage, thus meaning that they aren't really interested in putting new stuff in (although, in this case, they've introduced some pretty big features), and the rest of their time would go into fixing minor or major issues.

    C'mon, just take a look at the Resolved Bugs forum, How about you be patient for a stable release, then they can go ahead with rolling out new features, like your suggested ones.
    a legacy reborn likes this.
  11. Phases

    Phases Active Member

    I've not yet updated (to beta 6), but have been happy with the progression of the beta releases. It is clear the team is hard at work.
  12. Allan

    Allan Well-Known Member

    For you.

    I think it is interesting to add features in the beta.
    XenForo is fast and fluid due to few features it has, but I think a lot of functionalitylighter and faster to implement could have been added.
    Example: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/suggestion-search-this-thread.1195/

    Yes, I agree in principle, however, I remain disappointed with the additions made,there seems to have been done without taking into account members' suggestions

    pss, blablabla ...blablabla ....
    Mikey likes this.
  13. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    Is there a better option Mike? I'm sure you've spent a lot of time thinking about the possibilities, just curious as to whether you see a better option for plugins to be able to interact with the core (in a fashion that avoids core edits!!) instead of using template hooks?
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Interesting perhaps but most definitely not the standard (or recommended) way to develop software.
    Onimua, Peggy, DSF and 1 other person like this.
  15. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Looking at the features I was more than pleased with beta 6 release. If you haven't noticed the bug forums, it's gone from 10 pages down to 4 in the past month or so. They are working at an astonishing pace considering they had the lawsuits going on and holidays happening. Kudos in my book :)
    CBI Web and TNCclubman like this.
  16. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    Yes, TMS! (the most useful vBulletin Add-on http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=152931 )
    ajnos, EntropiaPlanets and Yoskaldyr like this.
  17. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Don't mistake my post at getting on at you. That's not the intention. Adding new features at this early stage can introduce a whole set of problems that affect other functions throughout the software whilst potentially introducing new bugs. As stated above it's beta software, I find that them building upon existing features is the way forward. Long term this serves everyone's interests and that's how I'm looking at this.

    The product is stable, very usable and personally I'm thankful for that because I know the long term they are building a strong foundation to build upon those features your wanting to see implemented. Not forgetting that when we have a sturdy foundation this also helps those devs/coders to build even better add-ons. For me it's a win win, it really is. Quality always beat out quantity.
    CBI Web likes this.
  18. PompeyScot

    PompeyScot Member

    As has been said already, people need to remember this is beta software working towards an initial gold 1.0 release, really they shouldn't be adding functionality as is (although the added functionality is welcome, especially the CAPTCHA). Let them release Gold first and then look at adding on the extra functionality as per the suggestions. Betas are for bug fixes primarily.
  19. yavuz

    yavuz Well-Known Member

    Inline editor, improved captha, image lightbox etc. and many more... I'm statistified. Bugs get fixed fast and thats actually more importand for this and previous beta releases.Now, I'm gonna wait for the addons - if they require - to be updated and upgrade my board immediately.
    Shelley likes this.
  20. glorify

    glorify Well-Known Member

    Very happy with the introductions and refinements in beta 6. Thanks. :)
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page