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  • vBulletin5 : will you upgrade ?

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 12, 2012) - vBulletin Solutions today announced the upcoming release of vBulletin 5 Connect. Coming later this year, vBulletin 5 Connect is the next major release of the undisputed standard for community software. Packed with more than 125 new features and enhancements, the software includes groundbreaking innovations and unparalleled tools for building websites that deliver new levels of social interaction and ease of management.
    Built on a new core architecture, vBulletin 5 Connect gives web developers and site owners a significantly streamlined setup and administration experience and the fastest version ever of the software. The all-new UI has been completely overhauled and includes new sharing tools and social functionality, and photo and video sharing has never been easier.
    "Community is the heart of this product," said Joe Rosenblum, CTO of Internet Brands (which owns vBulletin Solutions). "To create this version of vBulletin, we combined our experience operating over 150 forum sites with extensive market research and interviews with our customers. We think this is the best-ever platform for building and sustaining strong community-driven websites."
    New features of vBulletin 5 Connect will include:
    Sleek new UI with extensive social integration
    Category-leading mobile optimization
    Simplified site set up, customization and management
    New core architecture for improved search, better performance and easier modifications
    Dynamic tools for content discovery
    Expanded photo and video sharing capabilities
    Full integration with VigLink
    More than 100 other new features and enhancements
    vBulletin 5 Connect maintains the excellence achieved in previous versions for site security, moderation controls and customizability. These will continue to be provided along with best-in-class customer support and the broadest range of third-party plug-ins. An album of vBulletin 5 Connect screenshots can be accessed by visiting vBulletin - Internet/Software - El Segundo, CA | Facebook.

    VIA : http://www.marketwire.com/press-rele...re-1668391.htm
    Screenshots :

    #1 - http://i46.tinypic.com/1ieq9g.jpg
    #2 - http://i50.tinypic.com/rtpyt0.jpg
    #3 - http://i45.tinypic.com/zjasza.jpg

    Will you be upgrading ?

    I definitely won't be rushing out to get this, after the debacle of :
    • the complete change of licensing model of the vb3 -> vb4, once IBB took over
    • delays and errors on vb4
    • issues and delays on vb4-mobile
    Just the general bad taste I have in my mouth of being invested in this product that used to cost $30 / year, to get updates and now you have to pay $150+ to upgrade per release.
    142
    Yes, it's the future.
    28.17%
    40
    No
    20.42%
    29
    Remains to be seen, depending on cost
    15.49%
    22
    Remains to be seen, depending on quality
    35.92%
    51
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  • #2
    I'll upgrade because I'm an upgrade junkie. Whether I regret it or not remains to be seen, but once it's done there's no turning back, so I have to adapt. Like the Borg. I will adapt, I must comply, resistance is futile.
    ~ Life isn't always fair, but you can be. ~

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    • #3
      Almost definitely, though not straight away as I will need time to convert everything that is currently on my site. My site policy is that no upgrade should ever downgrade available functionality, otherwise why bother?

      So yes, in due course, but it won't be on launch day, it never is for me and rightly so.
      Last edited by Mark.B; Sun 17 Jun '12, 4:41am.
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      • #4
        So once vb5 is out, the development of vb4 stops?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Fready View Post
          So once vb5 is out, the development of vb4 stops?
          The devs have indicated this isn't necessarily the case, in that 4.3 might come out after 5.0, however I don't think much will happen on vB4 beyond 4.3. After that I would imagine all focus will move to vB5 and rightly so.

          vB2 was not developed after vB3 came out.
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          • #6
            You only need one "remains to be seen". Trying to split it into two options is flawed.
            RTS would be my answer [as a site owner] but not for either of those reasons, so I simply cannot vote at all.

            Im confident very few people would blindly upgrade to something they havent seen yet.
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            • #7
              Really I think it's too early for the poll. "Remains to be seen" probably applies to everyone. For instance, I absolutely plan to upgrade, but by the same token I haven't seen the product yet. So yes I will upgrade, but subject to all the usual caveats that apply to these things.

              I couldn't even say 100% that I will upgrade to 4.3. For starters it's possible 5.0 will already be out by that time. But also we don't yet know what's in it. So whilst it's extremely likely that I will, it's impossible to confirm anything at this stage.
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              • #8
                Eventually!! But as it is a BIG change we'll wait and do a lot of testing
                environment: Centos 6.9, Apache v2.4.25, PHP 5.6.30/xCache, MariaDB 10.22 -- vB5 Connect Licensed

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                • #9
                  Oh i am the First who looks at quality? The Cost has for me nothing to do with it. For nice Software i would pay 1000 Dollar. For me it is all about the quality and the User Experience. So i hope that vB 5 will be a great Piece of Software. If not we have to change.
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                  • #10
                    Wait for the release of Version vBulletin 5 And I believe should be upgrade to this release advanced Whatever the cost It is nice to try something new And out of the ordinary

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                    • #11
                      I'm interested in vb5.

                      Hopefully it will support migrations from vb3.
                      Shawn

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by motowebmaster View Post
                        I'm interested in vb5.

                        Hopefully it will support migrations from vb3.
                        Upgrades support migrations from earlier versions.
                        Perhaps they do not support modifications made for that earlier version.


                        vB5 is unequivocally the best forum software, but not yet...

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                        • #13
                          It matter what is in it and if I want or need what is offered. Today it would be no. When it comes out I may change my mind.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by motowebmaster View Post
                            Hopefully it will support migrations from vb3.
                            It should support upgrades from 3.8.x, beyond that is less certain.
                            Of course you could do it in two steps, 3.x > 4.2 and then 4.2 > 5.0.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by baerwurz View Post
                              Oh i am the First who looks at quality? The Cost has for me nothing to do with it. For nice Software i would pay 1000 Dollar. For me it is all about the quality and the User Experience. So i hope that vB 5 will be a great Piece of Software. If not we have to change.
                              Same. I don't care about cost, I care about security, stability and that it just works. I will upgrade but if this version sucks as bad as 4 did when it first came online, I don't think I will withstand another gong show like that again.
                              Cheers!

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