Beginning August 15th, 2009 FusionBB will mark version 2.2 and all versions prior to 2.2 as End Of Life.
What does this mean?
It means that versions of FusionBB 2.2 and prior will no longer receive FusionBB support.
Why Is FusionBB Making This Change?
Most issues that customers using versions 2.2 and prior run into could easily be addressed / fixed by simply upgrading to a current version.
We include bug fixes with every release so it does not make much sense spending hours fixing a bug or problem when an upgrade which usually takes less then an hour or can be done by the FusionBB staff for $49 (standard upgrade).
What will the EOL policy be fore FusionBB moving forward?
Moving forward FusionBB will only support the most current TWO stable releases of FusionBB.
Currently this means we will support 3.0 and 2.3.
When the next stable release of FusionBB is made we will mark 2.3 as EOL and 3.0 and the next stable version will be supported and so on.
What if I don't want to upgrade?
FusionBB will never force an upgrade on anyone. You are still more then welcome to run an EOL release (though not recommended).
You are also more then welcome to still post here on the forums, we won't ban you and other users can still chime in to help. If there is a quick answer to your problem or question a FBB staff member may still chime in. However FBB Staff will no longer officially support the product so a response from FBB Staff will not be required for problems with versions that have been EOL'd.
The official support will always be a a recommendation to upgrade to a current, supported stable release.
Is this normal?
Yes most software companies only support a certain number of current releases and regularly EOL older products.
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| Billy Cooter|
Managing Partner, VertexHost.com