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XenForo Development Release - Feedback

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Adam Howard, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I wanted to point out that I very much appreciate the way development here takes their time in releasing XenForo.

    Nothing seems rushed or pushed out.

    We're not given release upon release which gives people time to evaluate and adapt to each release. This seems to be very helpful in debugging. The current beta's are fine example as we're given more than enough time to bug hunt, which helps guarantee a more stable product in the end.

    The development shows an encouraging willingness to adapt modern technology, while still keeping the foreground idea of keeping backward compatibility, when possible.

    The code is handled with care when releases are released. That is to say, there is more real code and less "patch work".

    I'm maybe not using the correct terminology, but think of the development like a road... Some developments have more "potholes" where they basically seem to "patch and pray" and XenForo doesn't do this, which is a good thing.

    Having experienced with other developments, I was really expecting a lot more issues in migrating to 1.2 and was very pleased to find that has not been the case (allowing me to run it "smoothly" even while in beta on my live site). This is something even my community members have noticed in comparison to our past experiences.

    This all comes down to the code being cleaner, but more importantly released responsibly.... even in beta releases.

    Keep up the good work (y)
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  2. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I agree. The devs have done an exceptional job. And I'll extend that to another staff member who I regard as the backbone of xenforo which is @Brogan - Was glad to see him return and he's back doing what he does greatly providing top notch support relieving the devs to get on with what they do best. An exceptional team (add Jake Bunce in there also) who provides excellent support. Great Job Devs Brogan and Jake. (y)
  3. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Indeed. Xenforo development shows its objective is rock solid reliable software. This is a fresh breath of air in the current software industry.
    I hope to see the rapid but stable development that XF has continue into matured software. XF 1.2 already made amazing progress in this direction.
  4. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You should see the mess @Mike made before the betas came out....

    Was like a nuclear bomb was dropped...

    Dead bugs everywhere :D
  5. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    At least they aren't roaches. Even Mike would have trouble with those after a nuke!
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  6. TLMD

    TLMD Active Member

    I agree. It is awesome to see all features of XF work. And they work very well! Sadly I am familiar with software where that isn't the case... ;)

    SC2? :D
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  7. Hornstar

    Hornstar Well-Known Member

    I couldn't agree more. And I love your analogy of the road with pot holes and praying. So very very true. I think the term you were looking for is regressions. Nothing more annoying having old bugs keep coming back.
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  8. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    I am very pleased with XF 1.2. :)
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  9. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Just for fun and to see if it was possible...

    Installed XenForo 1.0.0 and successfully upgraded it to XenForo 1.2 beta 5 without issue.

    This is fine example of how stable releases are and how smooth the upgrade process is even when in beta.
  10. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    Agree.. we need a world wide @Jake Bunce & @Brogan bank holiday! hip-hip-hooray!

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