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Old 15 Dec 2008, 13:40
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vBulletin 4 Series Development Update

The vBulletin 4 project is progressing quickly and we are in a position to share some further information about what to expect in our next new major version release.

In August, we announced a major overhaul of the code base. Rather than targeting all of these changes in a single, long-term release, we intend to accomplish all the planned improvements over a number of versions. In order to achieve this goal, the largest vBulletin development team ever assembled is now working within an Agile development process, allowing us to deliver new features into your hands faster.

Each incremental release in the vBulletin 4 series will include improvements in features, usability and architecture. Development efforts are prioritized towards those areas that can provide real, tangible benefits to our customers, at all times with an eye toward maintaining and enhancing the performance and reliability expected of a vBulletin product.

The goal of the vBulletin 4 series is to develop a modern, scalable application platform that will allow your communities to thrive.

Key features and improvements that will be included in the first vBulletin 4 release are:
  • Cross-content search system providing a single interface to search across forum posts, blog entries and comments and other supported products
  • Improved search performance
  • A fresh design and layout making use of semantic markup and CSS styling
  • An enhanced style and template system to enhance your ability to change the layout
  • Controls to assist with the placement of advertising elements
  • SEO features, including friendly URLs
  • A centralized attachment system, allowing the sharing of attachments across products
Alongside significant strides forward within the vBulletin forum product, we are also producing a new content management system to facilitate the creation, editing and publishing of non-forum pages. Further details about CMS features, and how it will integrate with vBulletin will be posted in due course.

We are working hard and plan to have vBulletin 4.0 released in beta form in early Q2 of 2009.

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your continuing support of vBulletin. We are really excited about version 4, and we're looking forward to bringing you further updates via general announcements and periodic development blog posts focusing on individual areas.

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Old 15 Dec 2008, 14:03
Lrsamuel Lrsamuel is offline
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That's exciting. I can't wait to see the new version.
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Old 15 Dec 2008, 14:06
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Woot nice one. CMS, decent search, SEO, and that's just to begin with. Can hardly wait ^_^
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Old 15 Dec 2008, 14:51
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Thanks you for new version
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Old 15 Dec 2008, 15:14
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Wow, I am happy, yet some of the modifications like vBSEO that I paid for become in a way, useless, but thank god there is more "bang for the buck" and they took the suggestions of many of us!
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Old 15 Dec 2008, 15:26
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Can't wait for it... it sounds awesome
Most of all, because of the new layout and stuff

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Old 15 Dec 2008, 15:31
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Excellent news by Jelsoft, and I am really looking forward to vBulletin 4, now at least a lot more useful details and information have/has been given out. The new style sounds good for a start, and I'm quite wondering what's going to happen to vB SEO now their business plan has gone down the drain. Oh well, and there's a CMS (despite me not needing one at this moment, it sounds fantastic, and it shows that Jelsoft really do listen to the suggestions).
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Old 15 Dec 2008, 17:02
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WOW!! I can hardly wait to see and try out the new version of vBulletin. I'll surely change my forum vb version to the new one when released. Best of luck, team Jelsoft!
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Old 15 Dec 2008, 17:06
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Thats great news. I know there were a lot of people wanting an update on the vBulletin 4 progress.

Glad to see its moving along, and can't wait to see the URL rewritting ability natively supported along with the other changes. It should be great
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Old 15 Dec 2008, 18:37
shofolofo shofolofo is offline
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Just awesome , hope that vbSEO doesn't do something to screw up .. like making their product cheaper
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Old 15 Dec 2008, 19:51
tfw2005 tfw2005 is offline
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Everything listed there is something heavily wanted. Bring it!
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Old 15 Dec 2008, 20:26
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A fresh design and layout making use of semantic markup and CSS styling
Thats why /me 's vBulletin. We've been waiting for this.
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Old 15 Dec 2008, 20:59
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i just hope this doesn't compromise the updates and mods for vb 3.8.
nothing left to say
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Old 15 Dec 2008, 21:55
Coders Shack Coders Shack is offline
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i just hope this doesn't compromise the updates and mods for vb 3.8.
don't worry it will... They will be changing how everything works on a technical level. All the mods will have to be overhauled to work with 4.0 I'm guessing. But from what i can see it will be a much better dev environment. MVC and all

I can't wait till vb4 is out...
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Old 15 Dec 2008, 21:59
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I hope it is a revolution towards a better forum. Not to say 3.7 wasnt good but its time vbulletin racked in more customers with a CMS coming for this new version and SEO aswell you cn bet that vbSEo will be out of the market once everyone moves towards 4. Also with this new host of features 4 will be just what we`ve been waiting for hope they move away from the community bit and work on great software all around.
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