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Feb 7th, 2012 at 8:49pm
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We would like to provide everyone with a sneak preview of the next version of YaBB in development.  You have already seen many of these features available at this community forum for the past year, but there is still more in the works.  You are welcome to test these new features and provide bug reports on them at http://www.dev.yabbworld.com/cgi-bin/forum/YaBB.pl.  We are always looking for things to improve, and letting the world have access to the test code in action is the best way!  

This version has features such as sub boards, additional Ajax usage, an event calendar, popup post box displays, OpenID support, and partial MySQL implementation.  Basically much of what YaBB users have been asking for over the past several years - it's a reality.

Why can't you download this in a released package yet?  Because we need more beta testers and Perl developers to finish this exciting new version.  July 2010 was our last official release, which is by far the longest time we have gone without a release.  Help us end this dry spell....

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You can register on that forum http://www.dev.yabbworld.com/cgi-bin/forum/YaBB.pl?action=register and post bug reports found there at http://www.dev.yabbworld.com/cgi-bin/forum/YaBB.pl?board=bugsverify. ; You can also discuss new features at http://www.dev.yabbworld.com/cgi-bin/forum/YaBB.pl?board=request. ; You can also post in the various boards on this community regarding YaBB 3 at  http://www.yabbforum.com/community/YaBB.pl?boardselect=yabb3dev.

Additionally, at your own risk, you can test the actual source code http://sourceforge.net/scm/?type=svn&group_id=9008. ; All code changes are uploaded there, which can be connected to via a client or using the web browse link on the right.  This is not guaranteed to work well, and there is no support for files not packaged in an official zipped release.

If you are really adventurous, you can join our team of elite volunteers from around the world by submitting an application at http://www.yabbforum.com/joindev.php.
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Re: Sneak Preview of the Future
Reply #1 - Feb 7th, 2012 at 9:23pm
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Great news. How do we become a tester?
  

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Reply #2 - Feb 7th, 2012 at 9:44pm
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You can register on that forum (http://www.dev.yabbworld.com/cgi-bin/forum/YaBB.pl?action=register) and post bug reports in the bugs to be verified (http://www.dev.yabbworld.com/cgi-bin/forum/YaBB.pl?board=bugsverify) board.  You can also discuss new features at http://www.dev.yabbworld.com/cgi-bin/forum/YaBB.pl?board=request. ; You can also post in the various boards on this community regarding YaBB 3 http://www.yabbforum.com/community/YaBB.pl?boardselect=yabb3dev.

Additionally, at your own risk, you can test the actual source code http://sourceforge.net/scm/?type=svn&group_id=9008. ; All code changes are uploaded there, which can be connected to via a client or using the web browse link on the right.  This is not guaranteed to work well, and there is no support for files not packaged in an official zipped release.
  

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Reply #3 - Feb 10th, 2012 at 1:08pm
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I would add, I was actively testing this up until around May last year.

Both the Flat File and the MySQL versions "worked" pretty good back then, just a few tweaks here and there needed, and some utf8 converters written.  The MySQL version suffered performancewise with my monster 1.1m post forum, I felt the additional use of AJAX actually improved the flatfile performance when we got a load of test users on.

I was very seriously considering using it for my live site Shocked, only shying away, as it was potentially possible that the file structures could change, leaving me stranded.

  
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Reply #4 - Feb 10th, 2012 at 1:15pm
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If new developers came onboard would you go back to YaBB?
  

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Reply #5 - Feb 11th, 2012 at 7:40pm
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depablo wrote on Feb 10th, 2012 at 1:15pm:
If new developers came onboard would you go back to YaBB?

I would consider it for smaller sites, if I was convinced that it was under regular development Smiley

It would need to offer an awful lot to get my 1.2m post www.omegaowners.com back to YaBB, after suffering the pain of migrating. That said, I do think YaBB looked really clean and well laid out.  I think its ironic that the forum software that suited me best when YaBB no longer met my requirements was SMF, a YaBB port.
  
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