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Did this Fireboard project die?
TOPIC: Did this Fireboard project die?
#52269
Did this Fireboard project die? 9 Years, 5 Months ago  
Hi All,
It\'s been a while since I have visited, but it seems as if this project has died! The project managers don\'t seem to be around at all, and development seems to have stopped dead.

Has fireboard died? Should I begin investigating using a different forum system? It seems such a shame because the project really had legs. Did the devlopers just run out of steam or something?

What happened?

:(
#52269
Did this Fireboard project die? 9 Years, 5 Months ago  
Hi All,
It\'s been a while since I have visited, but it seems as if this project has died! The project managers don\'t seem to be around at all, and development seems to have stopped dead.

Has fireboard died? Should I begin investigating using a different forum system? It seems such a shame because the project really had legs. Did the devlopers just run out of steam or something?

What happened?

:(
#52271
Re:Did this Fireboard project die? 9 Years, 5 Months ago  
It\'s been this way for over a year I believe.
#52291
Re:Did this Fireboard project die? 9 Years, 5 Months ago  
Well, that\'s a real shame.

I really thought that this project would be great when it began. It\'s a shame that it\'s no longer being developed.

I also see that under the news on this site, \"firemessage\" has an expected release date of Feb 2008. LOL

I think what has happened here is that some very talented coders took the old JoomlaBoard software and updated it slightly. Full of enthusiasm, and spurred on by the impressive results, they decided to release it to the Joomla community.

Unfortunately for them, they didn\'t realise how many people would take the extension up, and with that, it means demands on your time as people find bugs, produce wishlists etc.

All of a sudden, something they previously enjoyed and were excited about must have seemed like a noose around their necks. I can just imagine one or two of them deciding to leave the site for a weekend off, only to come back here on the Monday to find 200 more messages of \"How do I do this?\". The workload must have increased and the enthusiasm wore off.

And of course, eventually they ended coming to the site less and less (too stressful).

So now we have ended up with a more or less abandoned software, and a support site that\'s only good for a google ads revenue and template club affiliate earnings (the whole front page seems to be advertising different templates for Joomla with links to the template sites).

I can\'t say I haven\'t done this before with one or two sites myself. Managing a forum and community\'s needs, as well as trying to update the site with new content, do the technical stuff/upgrades and live your life as well, can be pretty demanding of your time.

It is unfortunate though that this promising forum software has died. There is probably no point in installing this from here on in on any new Joomla sites, because it looks as if there will be no further development on this extension. Joomla 1.5 is quickly becoming more popular too, and there are more and more extensions being released for that software :(

So what are the options? Back to SMF with a bridge, or maybe PHPbb 3 with a bridge? What\'s everyone else planning on doing to get around the death of Fireboard?
#52293
Re:Did this Fireboard project die? 9 Years, 5 Months ago  
Agora.
#52308
Re:Did this Fireboard project die? 9 Years, 5 Months ago  
[size=5][color=#FF0000]FB Died since the release of 1.0.4[/color][/size]
While upgrading from 1.0.3 to 1.0.4, they messed up so much that now they can\'t even make 1.0.5.

Even 1.1 has the same bloody bugs that 1.0.4 has.

[b]Now BOJ team is more interested to make money by showcasing \'commercial templates\'[/b]:angry:



[color=#800080]I have started looking for alternatives.[/color]
Hope someone will make a totally new version, just like FB came up when we were with JB.
#52318
Re:Did this Fireboard project die? 9 Years, 5 Months ago  
I would stay away from Agora until it matures. Agora is promising but again it\'s new and has no 1.5 support. Currently I am using phpbb3 with jfusion. Jfusion has to be the most promising extension for joomla as it offers options to sync users with phpbb3 smf and vb and it works all of them now. The drawback to it currently is it doesn\'t have an embedded or wrapped mode now. The rokbridge for phpbb3 is coming along fast as well to offer some alternatives but again jfusion seems to be the perfect thing joomla needs where you can pick one of top forum softwares out on the net now and get it done.

It\'s a gaming site I know but if you want to see jfusion work check out my site. It essentially works even in this alpha stage. PHPBB3 becomes the master userdb in short and populates joomla with that information. It works and that\'s all I am looking for really. I can live without special hacks or the extra fluff just give something that\'s stable and works out of the box and they have my money.
#52330
Re:Did this Fireboard project die? 9 Years, 5 Months ago  
Hi Torval,

you are using the Joomla! wrapper to embed your bridged forum. To see an issue with it, the wrapper, caused that it allows only one url, try to access your sides forum with and without \"www\". Only one url is working, the other one doesn\'t. ;) I\'ve not found a solution on that issue yet.

Greets
Mc :)
#52331
Re:Did this Fireboard project die? 9 Years, 5 Months ago  
Hey~ BOJ team~

please wake up!!!!! :)
#52336
Re:Did this Fireboard project die? 9 Years, 5 Months ago  
[b]mcrollo wrote:[/b]
[quote]Hi Torval,

you are using the Joomla! wrapper to embed your bridged forum. To see an issue with it, the wrapper, caused that it allows only one url, try to access your sides forum with and without \"www\". Only one url is working, the other one doesn\'t. ;) I\'ve not found a solution on that issue yet.

Greets
Mc :)[/quote]

Yea using the Joomla wrapper means I can\'t link to any specific forum or post and keep it wrapped. It will have to do for now. I know some people are using a sort of refreshing iframe kind of like the joomla wrapper that allows url backlinks. The only solution to link to certain forums or items is to create a separate wrapper link in joomla. If you want to link to a specific forum just make another wrapper and voila. I did this with the registration links among others.
#52337
Re:Did this Fireboard project die? 9 Years, 5 Months ago  
Well .. I would try agora.. In fact its very Promising ...Not using 1.5 anyway. but the Agora Team is very quick in Responding to any questions about agora. Very soon It will be \"THE\" Joomla Forum.
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