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xenForo

Wow, I have followed this website for a few days but I was too busy to write about it. It's really awesome, check it out if you are interested in forums software: http://xenForo.com. This totally new software is written by 2 former developers of vBulletin (which is currently considered the best one in the market). One of them is the former lead developer Kier Darby, the other one is Mike Sullivan. They are both very talented as you can see when you visit the site with a live version of their new software. Even it's still in early development, it's very impressive!

But then, which gets more attention from me is the discussion about vBulletin and xenForo. Many people are also eager about the new software (just like me). We both see a lot of potential on the new one. Especially when the current vBulletin's owner (Internet Brands, this is the new owner, IB acquired Jelsoft back in 2007) screwed a lot of things up. The latest version of vBulletin (4.0.3) contains a long list of unfixed bugs. The older branch of vBulletin (3.8.x, which is the most stable one as many people believe) is no longer support. To be exact, IB said there will be only one minor release in this branch, just to fix some bugs. Let me remind you the recent fiasco about a huge exploit in vBulletin 3.8.6 which was covered by CNN. But anyway, vBulletin still dominate market share these days so when the news about xenForo was broken, people hope to see some changes from IB to make vBulletin better (and save them money from buying and moving to another forums software).

I have used vBulletin since it's 3.0.x version and then I started developing things for vBulletin since 3.3 or something like that. That's quite a long time. And hell yeah, it made me quite a lot of money. If anybody asks me for a forums software, I definitely recommended vBulletin but not now, or at least not vBulletin 4. vBulletin 3.8.x is solid, many people still operate their (large) forums with vBulletin 3.8.x. Hmm, anyway, I will wait and see how this xenForo is going to be. I hope this is good. I'm not afraid of getting used to a new environment, actually, it's kinda exciting to do it.

I really hope I can get my hand on xenForo soon. Wow!

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