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  • Why don't vBulletin zend their php scripts?

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  • #2
    Zend... as in Zend Encode? Well then you wouldn't be able to modify them. Despite the fact that we don't -- more correctly can't -- support modifications, it is an excellent advantage of a visible source language.

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    • #3
      Why would they? A major advantage is that it can be modified to suit your needs. I'd switch to phpBB before I used an encrypted message board system.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Norman
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        Not everyone runs Zend Optimizer.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by squall14716
          Why would they? A major advantage is that it can be modified to suit your needs. I'd switch to phpBB before I used an encrypted message board system.
          I second that except I'd go for IPB .
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          • #6
            Originally posted by ManagerJosh
            I second that except I'd go for IPB .
            If you ZEND encode vB php scripts, a lot of users would move to another product, as they wish to modify the scripts themselves.

            I would personally go to phpBB... Seems like it it easier to customise than IPB...
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            • #7
              But in the result, therw will be many illegal VBB products...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Norman
                But in the result, therw will be many illegal vB products...
                You can't stop that, there are many illegal things in this world, piracy will be a problem as long as software exists.
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                • #9
                  You see an awful lot of Zend encoded scripts right now from Russian developers mainly due to the extreme amount of piracy going on over there. I see their point but I won't be buying or recommending their scripts. Devs who encode their work make you wonder just what else they're hiding in the code (trackers, talkers, bots etc.), while also being able to conveniently hide what was coded like crap.

                  The day VB encodes this board is the day I move on.
                  "I can't seem to bring myself to say, 'Well, I guess I'll be toddling along.'
                  It isn't that I can't toddle. It's that I can't guess I'll toddle."

                  --Robert Benchley (1889-1945)

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                  • #10
                    The day VB encodes this board is the day I move on.
                    Ditto, the reason I love vB so much is that I understand the underlying code and can change it if I need or wish to.

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                    • #11
                      We do have a Zend Encoder license but we wont be encoding our customers versions of vBulletin with it. Its for our other plans :dr-evil:
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                      • #12
                        If you sell another product that is Zen encoded I won't buy it, I want access to the full source code.

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                        • #13
                          IIRC from IRC, Scott mentioned something about a vB3 demo that was going to be Zend encoded.

                          Which makes sense since he said "our customers versions".

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Scott MacVicar
                            We do have a Zend Encoder license but we wont be encoding our customers versions of vBulletin with it. Its for our other plans :dr-evil:
                            Not customers versions, so you mean like a trial vBulletin?

                            Ah, squall14716 beat me

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                            • #15
                              Is it possible to patch zend encoded scripts?
                              http://forums.cpfc.org/

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