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XenForo Updates?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Xarcell, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

    I'm considering updating my XenForo license, as my expired some time ago. I was one of those that bought a license before XenForo went gold. After it went gold, I decided not to use it.

    I need to know if XenForo is still being developed and any plans for an upgrade? I see that the resource manager is being developed, but I'm wondering about the core of the software.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

  4. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Would be nice to see some sort of a roadmap and what to expect.
  5. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    This is asked for on every forum development that I belong to... ie... IP.Board, Burning Board, XenForo, phpBB, SMF, vBulletin, FluxBB, ect.... And no matter how many bones someone toss out, people always claim they want a detailed roadmap.

    I'm guessing what they're expecting is
    • 1.2.4 - add x, subtract y
    • 1.2.5 - optimize z, add 123
    • 1.2.6 - add 456, improve 789
    That's never going to happen on any development. Doesn't matter if it's IPB, Burning Board, XenForo, phpBB, SMF, vBulletin, FluxBB, ect....

    Why? Competition. If you tipped your hat, the other guy is going to rush to release X, Y, Z, 123 before you do. Then when you actually release x, y, z, 123 they'll claim that you're copying them.

    I use to have such a roadmap on my site. First thing my competitor did was push it out before me. Even down to the some of the early screen shot and descriptions.

    And in the case of a paid development, then you've X corporation ready the sue the hell out of you the moment you release x, y, z, 123, because they had it first, even though you planned it first, but when has that stopped a large corporation from being silly? And if they don't get sue happy... At the very least they can say, "hey, we had that first & the other guy is just a rip" Which makes one hell of a selling tactic.

    XenForo does release a few helpful and insightful breadcrumbs before they release things. As do other developments. So people do get a few cookies and bones tossed in their direction and are kept as informed as possible.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2013
  6. tyteen4a03

    tyteen4a03 Well-Known Member

    I don't see how a roadmap is bad for open-source products, but a roadmap for closed-source apps is like giving away your next move to the other players.

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