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    vBulletin 3.0, 3.5 Now at End-of-Life

    vBulletin 3.0 was first made available to customers as a beta in June 2003 and the 'Gold' version was released in March 2004. Since then, major updates have been released, including vBulletin 3.5, 3.6 and today, 3.7.

    With the succession today of vBulletin 3.7.0 as our primary, stable and supported version, the time has come to finally declare the end of life (EOL) for 3.0 and 3.5. These versions are old and have been superceded twice, and statistics we can draw from our download logs show that only an extremely small portion of our customers are still running these old versions.

    Therefore, our recommendation to anyone running versions of vBulletin 3.0 or 3.5 is to upgrade to 3.7 in order to benefit from security improvements, bug-fixes and many new features. No further feature, maintenance or security releases of 3.0 or 3.5 will be made.

    vBulletin 3.6 End of Life Schedule

    With today's release of 3.7.0 and development priorities switching to vBulletin 4, customers should be aware that vBulletin 3.6 will not be maintained forever. Active maintenance including fixes for functionality breaks and security problems will continue for six months (to 31st October 2008), after which only security fixes will be released. Upon the release of vBulletin 4, the 3.6 branch will be EOL'd and no further security fixes will be made available and customers will be advised to upgrade to vBulletin 3.7 or 4.0 in order to gain fixes.
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