here is the latest release of phpBB XS
: Build 058 (F'N'F)
This release may be considered as a consolidation release: only few new features have been added, most of the work have been focused on fixing bugs and templates issues. Quite all the new changes in this release may be found in the CHANGELOG
, even if the list is not complete. This is the first release in which Bicet
didn't code anything, because he is really busy and under pressure
... but of course the "spirit" of Bicet
is everywhere in XS and I hope he will manage to solve his problems and will be able to come back soon coding and supporting this wonderful project that he started more than one year ago. I speak with Bicet
regularly, at least twice a week... he is fine and he is terrible sorry for all xs.com problems and for being absent during this period. This release is obviously a tribute to him, for all the hard work he did in the past for XS and for all that he will be able to do in the future for this great project. I have to thank him for having involved me in this project... and for being a great friend too. Bicet, we all hope to see you back soon.
Even if Bicet was not present during the development of this release, I have been helped from all Staff members in testing and implementing things. A big thanks to all the Staff members who have demonstrated to be really serious persons... especially I would like to thank ThE KuKa
for being great contributors to this project, and for helping me in the administration of this site. You can find all the main contributors to this project at the bottom of this post... or using the XS BBCode tag.
Of course I've forgotten to thank someone... please, take no offence if your name is not here... I've been really busy in these days stress testing XS for being sure to have a quite stable release.
It's the first time I'm providing even a file changes (from Build 049) for updating this release... I've decided to release a file changes because many of you asked for it... but as you will notice almost all core files have been changed, so there is no big benefit... anyway, now you have it, and you can choose the best installation method that will suit your needs.
Another little message before leaving you to this release: tomorrow I will leave for my vacations... I'll be off until next sunday (27th)... so please... if you have any kind of problem you can refer to all the Staff members.
phpBB XS Build 058
We won't ever provide CODE CHANGES
for phpBB XS, mainly for three reasons:
- phpBB XS is still under development, and CODE CHANGES could be hundreds of lines of code... so, writing a full CODE CHANGES is time consuming.
- phpBB XS is heavily premodded, so installing new mods may be really tough if you're not confident with PHP and phpBB systems.
- Because of the two previous, installing a complex CODE CHANGES could be more dangerous than install again some little modifications you may have applied.
I'm sure that the easy way for you is replacing all XS files with the new ones, and eventually reapply some mods you have installed on previous XS version.
I hope you can understand our point of view... acting in this way, we will keep XS very flexible: writing big CODE CHANGES delays release, and most important can sometime retain us to apply some modifications (because of the complexity of writing some CODE CHANGES).
WE WON'T EVER PROVIDE CODE CHANGES FOR ANY XS VERSION.
Upgrading your current XS is really easy... you can follow standard instructions:
We will try to do our best to help you in the upgrading process if you encounter any kind of problems.
Please, use appropriate forums for asking support.