From: UseBB Team <contact@us...> - 2007-01-02 12:29:49
The UseBB Team is happy to announce version 1.0.4 of the light and Open
Source PHP/MySQL bulletin board package "UseBB".
Version 1.0.4 is a minor bug fix release. Changes include but are not
- some minor bugs were fixed throughout the system;
- changes were applied to improve global performance, especially for
- mass email messages are now sent in chunks of 100 recipients;
- version checking is now also possible through the PHP cURL extension;
- small changes to improve usability on some parts.
Upgrading is, as always, recommended. Visit
http://www.usebb.net/downloads/ for downloads. Information about
upgrading is available in the docs/index.html document.
With this fourth bug fix release for the 1.0 branch, I also want to
comment on the code and database design of this fairly old system. I
would like to emphasise that throughout the "designing" and writing code
in 2004 and 2005 no tests on performance have ever been applied to the
1.0 codebase, neither were special measures taken to ensure the
performance. For example, no or less indexes were applied to the
Even though some PHP optimisations have been applied in this release,
some design flaws remain in place, however they should not pose any
problems to small communities and in any case do not form any security
problems. We do not wish to fix these design and performance issues any
more but instead focus on developing UseBB 2.0, which will (should)
gradually replace existing UseBB 1 installations where possible.
What concerns 2.0's development, a new roadmap for the project in 2007
is available at http://usebb.sourceforge.net/roadmap.php. Note that 2.0
is a rewrite "from scratch" in PHP 5. As mentioned, we are working on
the system design and will (re)start developing code as soon as time
permits. A preview 1.99 release will be made available when most parts
of the base system are completed. Of course, as mentioned before we keep
releasing UseBB 1 bug fix releases in the mean time as long as we think
All what is left to say is: happy 2007 and enjoy your forum!
UseBB Project Manager
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