Road to 1.4

Well… it’s been a long journey folks; With MyBB 1.4 released, we thought it might be a good idea to tell you how 1.4 got to where it is today. So without further ado, we present to you the Road to MyBB 1.4.

April 2006:

The first pre-alpha mockups of the ACP are shown internally to the staff. Ideas are collected for 1.4 and discussed and our general feature list is planned.

September 2006:

MyBB 1.4’s development pace starts picking up once MyBB 1.2 Final is released.

October 2006:

MyBB 1.4’s new ACP is being planned and drafted.

February 2nd, 2007:

After 8 rewrites, MyBB 1.4’s ACP’s core is finally written. The first page, the settings page, is started.

March 2007:

MyBB 1.4’s new ACP base/core continues to be improved. Some beginning pages (Dashboard/Credits) are done and others are in progress. A chunk of front-end features are in the works or completed.

October 21st, 2007:

A good portion of the MyBB 1.4 ACP is done. 99% of MyBB’s front-end features are done. This day MyBB 1.4 is open to a select few for beta testing.

March 19th, 2008:

The first download of MyBB is available to testers. All of the ACP is completed except the Themes page. 100+ bugs were reported and fixed within this timeframe. More testers are invited.

May 2nd, 2008:

The second refresh of MyBB is available to testers. All of the ACP is completed. 100+ bugs were reported and fixed in this timeframe. All of the translators, and many mod creators and theme creators were invited at this time.

June 23rd, 2008:

The sixth refresh of MyBB is available to testers. Bug reports have slowed. Since refresh two over 300+ bugs were fixed.

June 26th, 2008:

A publicly joinable private beta of MyBB is open to users.

July 6th, 2008:

The second beta of MyBB 1.4 is posted, including 40+ bug fixes from Beta 1.

August 3rd, 2008:

MyBB 1.4 is released.

All in all, in the development timeframe of 1.4 over a quarter of a million lines of code have changes in over 1,700 commits, over 500 bugs were fixed and many additional suggestions were implemented during our 6+ month beta process.

Also, throughout this process the MyBB Merge System was being worked on and the MyBB 1.2 series was being maintained.

We hope everyone enjoys the new functionality and changes we’ve provided in MyBB 1.4 πŸ™‚

11 thoughts on “Road to 1.4

  1. what a Long journey πŸ˜€

    Congrats for myBB Group for the releasing of 1.4 Gold, itΒ΄s a great software, many many Thanks for all your effort

  2. Great job MyBB team for this amazing end-product (aka. 1.4!) πŸ˜€ This sounds a little cheesy, but it’s really quite awe-inspiring to see how MyBB 1.4 has evolved since April 2006! (makes me want to write some roadmap now :P) But seriously, the hard work on both 1.4 and 1.2 is much much appreciated, so thank you!

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  4. I thought you might like to know. I run a punbb forums with 30,000 members, 100,000+ threads, and 2.14 millions posts — the merge system, while taking forever and a day, went almost perfectly! (Merged to a 1.4 using the SVN download)

    There was a few small issues (forgot a db escape on usernames somewhere) but after a quick fix to that, ta da!

    Just letting you know that it works quite well and even scales to handle “big’uns”.

  5. I was amazed when I read this, at just how long it took(in a good way). But good job, though – it was well worth the wait:)

  6. just seen this great new version,

    I wish I had this new version 1.4

    I still got stuck with the old one: version 1.2 but it works!

    Time to merge.

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