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Start a new site with VB3.8x - Still practical ?
by yellow_spider
24 Sep 2014 19:04

Although there are some old thread on this, there does not seem to be anything recent.

V3 is still my favourite even after extensive testing of 4 and 5. I thought about 4 but afaik its not receiving any new features and I see far too many odd cosmetic concerns even now :(

3 just seems perfect as all that's required is a forum nothing more. I've fixed my localhost copy so its working OK with php5.5. and mysql 5.6 the latest one seemed OK apart from a couple of minor issues. Impex I had to spend a bit of time 'fixing' unfortunately.

FWIW I've had the licence for a long long long time but never really used it, but the time is approaching where I will be.

Any thoughts please ? :) I guess its just security fixes I'm concerned about really, although having said that while there are so many IB sites on 3.x afaik I guess we may receive said updates ?

Max Taxable 24 Sep 2014 20:03

It's still supported.

yellow_spider 25 Sep 2014 18:32

Thanks. :up:

webmastersun 26 Sep 2014 12:53

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Originally Posted by yellow_spider (Post 2516375)
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V3 is still my favourite even after extensive testing of 4 and 5. I thought about 4 but afaik its not receiving any new features and I see far too many odd cosmetic concerns even now :(
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I don't agree with this idea, I'm using vb4xx and it's still best one till now
All depend on which you will do for your site without belong to vb versions

Mark.B 26 Sep 2014 12:55

If you're going to start a site with 3.8, use 3.8.9 for the latest php and MySQL compatibility.

That said, you'd be MUCH better starting a site with 4.2.2.

ShawneyJ 26 Sep 2014 13:03

vBulletin 3.8 all the way mate! :D

Mark.B 26 Sep 2014 13:58

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Originally Posted by ShawneyJ (Post 2516552)
vBulletin 3.8 all the way mate! :D

Just out of interest, but...why?

So many hugely successful sites ruinning 4.2...huge amount of styles and add ons for it...more features than 3.x.

Sites like mine never looked back after upgrading to vB4.

Sites with established communities on vB3, I can understand not wanting to upgrade as it's a lot of work...but why would you start out on vB3? It doesn't make any sense. vB4 is a high quality, stable and fully-featured product.

yellow_spider 26 Sep 2014 17:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark.B (Post 2516551)
If you're going to start a site with 3.8, use 3.8.9 for the latest php and MySQL compatibility.

That said, you'd be MUCH better starting a site with 4.2.2.

Mark, I've no issue manually patching it for later php / mysql, it runs fine here (now) with php5.5 / mysql 5.6 . :) I did experiment a while back and got 4x to run on these as well.

Most things were easy to fix depreciated errors etc and or the more usual (in third party stuff iirc) type= vs engine= for queries.

There are just too many cosmetic issues in 4.x I would like to use it though, its silly things like linebreaks missing etc.

My main concern was exploits really I guess.


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