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  • Scott MacVicar
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    Well there are no plans at the moment to move towards ASP for the reasons I listed above.

    Its got a limited market is the simple answer at this moment in time, our developers are also geared towards PHP and have limited experience in C#. I've personally used it and prefer Java.

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  • wilhelm32
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    Sorry, my original post only asked wheter there were any plans to support asp, I didn't ask for vBulletin to be ported to asp by you guys.
    So I guess you should close this thread. If anyone wants and asp forum, there
    are lots which are easy to modify. If someone wants an ASP version of vBulletin, search for this thread, read, and cry..haha.

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  • Scott MacVicar
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    Originally posted by wilhelm32
    Ah Scott what a question of course there is software for that. The Mono project has great advances, including the Mod_Mono apache module...
    Last module I installed wasn't that stable, but I hear latest versions are..
    It's just that in no way can you compare a scripting language to a full compiled language as C# is. asp.net components are so much easier to use. Actually in the forums I'm testing you can make per-page forum instances, and configure it however you like, and yes in fewer lines of code than it would take in PHP. The biggest rub right now is compatibility with .Net 2.0 but apart from that I'm moving on..
    My point is why use something that is not yet stable, its unproven and that very few web hosts actually run at this moment in time?

    It would by corporate suicide to shun PHP which has massive penetration of the hosting market and move to an ASP version. And dont even think that producing both is a possible solution, thats called code duplication and leads to wasted resources.

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  • ManagerJosh
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    Originally posted by wilhelm32
    Ah Scott what a question of course there is software for that. The Mono project has great advances, including the Mod_Mono apache module...
    Last module I installed wasn't that stable, but I hear latest versions are..
    It's just that in no way can you compare a scripting language to a full compiled language as C# is. asp.net components are so much easier to use. Actually in the forums I'm testing you can make per-page forum instances, and configure it however you like, and yes in fewer lines of code than it would take in PHP. The biggest rub right now is compatibility with .Net 2.0 but apart from that I'm moving on..
    A testing enviornment is quite different than a full scale deployed enviornment. vBulletin's primary objective is to support large scale boards with minimum resources and it's been proven.

    I'm not advocating here that vBulletin just stay where it is, stagnant with no development and innovation, but rather, until what you propose can prove itself in a full-scale daily use operation under similar, if not better conditions vBulletin operates under. Until then, it isn't exactly worth investing a lot of resources into.

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  • grundybin
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    ASP/*.net may have many uses, but if its huge and slow.

    If it walks like a hippo then its a HIPPO!!!

    Big, Fat, Bulky and slow. i dont care how pimp your server is.

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  • wilhelm32
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    Ah Scott what a question of course there is software for that. The Mono project has great advances, including the Mod_Mono apache module...
    Last module I installed wasn't that stable, but I hear latest versions are..
    It's just that in no way can you compare a scripting language to a full compiled language as C# is. asp.net components are so much easier to use. Actually in the forums I'm testing you can make per-page forum instances, and configure it however you like, and yes in fewer lines of code than it would take in PHP. The biggest rub right now is compatibility with .Net 2.0 but apart from that I'm moving on..

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  • Scott MacVicar
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    Is making something windows only moving with the times?

    I wasn't aware of any C# ASP software that works with Apache at this moment in time.

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  • StarShaper
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    Interesting Thread! ASP.NET is still growing and i think it will will become a very important technique in the future. vBulletin is one of the biggest boards on net. You have to move with the times .

    Regards
    StarShaper

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  • conqsoft
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    There are already quite a few ASP forum choices as well, if you MUST use ASP.

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  • Sovereign
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    I think if you want to write a forum, vBulletin can't stop you. Just don't rip their code, but that would be pretty hard cause vB is PHP. You can't copyright an idea (like web forums).

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  • wilhelm32
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    thanks for the info guys

    I guess it would be best to write forum software without having vbulletin in mind, anyways I'll be writing it with C# in asp.net, so it will not resemble vb at all.

    though, I will be highly interested if ever vb decides to make an asp.net based forum

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  • Colin F
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    As gamestar says, technically this is done anyhow, but please contact sales at http://www.vbulletin.com/go/sales/ to get a definite answer.

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  • gamestar
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    As long as you don't copy code, or your code isn't like vb, you may add as much features vb has to your software I guess.
    Vb hasn't a copyright on the features.
    If IPB comes with a new feature, vb also does and visa versa.

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  • feldon23
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    I think you're going to run into legal trouble no matter how careful you are.

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  • wilhelm32
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    I would mostly try to copy vbulletin in features, not it it's look and feel nor code, since I'm thinking about writing it in C#. Though I would still like to analyze VBulletin's codebase...but never copy any code....

    Would there be anything wrong if I copied functionality and features, but not code?

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