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What Happens When Xf 2.0 Is Out?

Discussion in 'XenGallery' started by sonnb, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. zig

    zig New Member

    Only a month and a half to go and I'm sure no one wants to be upgrading their live sites to XF2 on New Year's Eve... Could you at least let us know if it'll be out in time? A "no" would be preferable to this radio silence. You've got a lot of customers that love your addon that are worried about its future. All we want is a little communication.
     
  2. warrenpchi

    warrenpchi New Member

    @zig, you can't tell him what to do, you're not his REAL dad!
     
  3. ActorMike

    ActorMike Authorized Member Authorized

    It's been 3 years since he promised a version for XF 2.0. Just use the importer and move on.
     
  4. zig

    zig New Member

    @ActorMike

    We're keen to stay on XG because it offers a far better feature set than XFMG, however the path you suggest is one we've been investigating as a backup option for a while now.

    Unfortunately the importer doesn't work for us because it lacks the ability to work with off-server storage. (We use an S3 bucket and [bd] Attachment Store to store all of our images/attachments so that we can scale out horizontally with multiple server replicas without also replicating several TBs of data.) ChrisD has refused to provide support, stating we will need to have the files present on server to allow import. I've spent the better part of the last two weeks developing a modified version of the importer to resolve the issue, but it works only partially at the moment. If you have encountered and resolved this issue, please do PM me---we would very much appreciate the help.
     
  5. ActorMike

    ActorMike Authorized Member Authorized

    There was an error/bug that I helped get fixed this week. Also, there are issues trying to import "likes" so uncheck that. Check the comments on the importer.
     
  6. zig

    zig New Member

    @ActorMike I follow that resource (perhaps you've seen my post?), so I saw your conversation with ChrisD. To reiterate, the issue we're facing has to do with off-server storage, not unimported thumbnails. That said, this is a thread about sonnb's addons, so we should probably take discussion about competitors to PM.

    @sonnb stated he was currently working on XG3 just a few months ago, so while the radio silence is disconcerting, we're still holding out hope at my company that we don't need to use XFMG at all. I'm really only looking for a status update from him by posting here.
     
  7. ActorMike

    ActorMike Authorized Member Authorized

    When you don't have a competing product, you are not a competitor. He said THREE YEARS AGO he was making one for XF2. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. Why do you want to use a product that the developer goes missing for months/years and doesn't keep promises? Sometimes you have to move on. Nobody likes changes, but it's often necessary. There isn't going to be another version. Most people already migrated to another solution so his customer base is gone in large.

    Even this website is outdated and running XenForo 1.5.15 which is from September 2017.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2019
  8. radu

    radu Authorized Member Authorized

    It's not about changes, it's about downgrade. I waited for almost 2 years, I'll wait other two months, and if there aren't news I'll move on as you say, but at this point I'm not even sure I'll use the xfmg add-on, I'll probably disable the gallery.
     
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  9. ActorMike

    ActorMike Authorized Member Authorized

    This is like being catfished. Lol. He's not going to to have anything out this year. Even if he did, what about potential security vulnerabilities? His own website we are on hasn't been updated in over 2 years. He dissapeared for months. It's not even worth the risk. Too unreliable.
     
  10. radu

    radu Authorized Member Authorized

    Said, but true :( I'm a patient person but I guess there is no hope here. Only a miracle can change this, who believes in miracles?

    I don't blame him, he has his reasons (which I don't know and don't want to know) and I hope he is fine. Once was very active and the support was perfect. Things change.
     
  11. ActorMike

    ActorMike Authorized Member Authorized

    I do, there is no excuse. He's popped up several times giving people false hope that he was going to come out with the next version for 3 years. That totally ridiculous and unexplainable.
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