Jun 23 2010
5 days passed since the release of 4.0.4 version. Despite this version contains some critical bugs that break forum functionality, VBulletin team apparently decided NOT to fix them inside 4.0.4 release. Instead they created a thread on the forum in which they are trying to incorporate critical bug fixes. So, customers that were stupid enough (like me) to install this “maintenance release” are left alone with VBulletin Community forum to search for fixes for their bugs.
Damn it, but I don’t understand, why having purchased commercial product, I don’t have any immediate actions on bugfixing, that are easy for me to follow? Why should I search forum, read threads and manually patch forum files? None released updated files in whatever form to assist their busy customers.
My users who use IE reported another bug. Thumbnails stopped showing:
There is no solution to this bug yet (at least I haven’t found it) and my thread on forum is unanswered for several hours already. Thank you, Vbulletin Solutions for your care about customers.
UPDATE 01/07/2010: The cause has been found. In the attachments content-type for all jpeg images should be “image/jpeg”, not “image/jpg”
Jun 20 2010
I’ve met VBulletin forum engine several years ago. It was some 3.6.x version. I loved it from the first sight. It’s neat plugin architecture, which allows a user to install plugins without changing any VBulletin file made me happy. A huge plugin repository at www.vbulletin.org made me even more happy because I now could do with my forum EVERYTHING I want. VBulletin 3.x code was so nice and easy to read, that I could site and write everything I wanted, that is absent on vbulletin.org repository. And I wrote some plugins indeed.
My happiness lasted until VBulletin 4.0 was announced. I was surprised by price increase for VBulletin license, but I accepted that and upgraded to Suite license to make use of CMS. I waited for VBulletin 4.0 Gold like hell. On 21 of December 2009 my wish came true. VBulletin 4.0 Gold released.