Does MyBB have future?
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(2017-12-15, 09:40 PM)labrocca Wrote:
Quote:The user friendliness of the editor is at least one other issue that needs to be addressed, and is always being raised on the forum.

I don't view that as difficult to implement though.  

Quote:Markdown is great, but I have over a hundred thousand posts full of BB Code...

And then there is that issue.  I'm sure MyBB could come up some conversion tool and it can be fixed.

In the end the best solution would probably be an editor and parser that combines both BBCode and markdown. Otherwise you might lose useful features such as custom BBCodes (people use these for spoiler, various embeds otherwise not available in the core, and much more). Unfortunately, I'm yet to find a satisfactory third party editor that meets conditions:
  • Responsive and fast on mobile - many JS based editors lag on mobile to a painful degree. When the most important thing on a forum is writing posts, you need an editor experience that doesn't mandate waiting seconds between key presses to write a paragraph.
  • Permissively licensed (free, open source, compatible with MyBB's licensing terms).
  • Easy to customise with custom buttons and styles.
  • Able to handle both a WYSIWYG mode and a source mode that shows BBCode/MyCode source - some simply give the choice of WYSIWYG or the HTML source. The mode (source/WYSIWYG) needs to be able to be laoded as a user preference and chosen by default. Source mode should still show an editor toolbar (XenForo (at least in v1) would lose the toolbar and any sueful tools as soon as you went into source mod, which is completely useless).
  • Support for both BBCode and Markdown. Being able to easily add custom MyCode to the editor would also be nice.
This isn't the first time I've talked about editors and asked for suggestions either. There's been an open issue for a couple of months now with not a great deal of feedback or evaluation of the different choices available: https://github.com/mybb/mybb2/issues/304



Regarding a mobile theme:

We've discussed this quite a lot, and is definitely something that needs to be worked on. Whilst we were discussing the possibility of working on 1.10, we floated the idea of simply releasing a new theme that could be bundled with the core that would be fully responsive. It was discussed by quite a few people, and there were people (such as Eric) willing to work on it, but in the end it was decided that we should aim a little bit higher and try to integrate some other useful features and user experience enhancements such as adding alerts and conversations to the core.

Obviously, this extra work will take extra time (work and time taken go hand in hand on a linear scale - more work = more time). Just how long it will take depends on how many people contribute and work on it and how much time they put in. So far, 2 people have been working on 1.10. Clearly with 2 people it's going to take a little while, especially when both of us have full time 9-5 jobs to work to put food on the table. With more people contributing, the time it takes to release 1.10 while decrease.
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Does MyBB have future? - by iagovar - 2017-12-11, 07:50 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-11, 07:57 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-11, 08:12 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by iagovar - 2017-12-11, 08:26 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-11, 08:48 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Whiteneo - 2017-12-11, 11:02 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ashley1 - 2017-12-15, 07:49 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by kawaii - 2017-12-15, 07:56 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by TaylorCTU - 2017-12-12, 12:26 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by zag - 2017-12-12, 02:25 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-12, 06:41 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by lomazzo - 2017-12-14, 03:23 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Sector - 2017-12-15, 09:04 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by frostschutz - 2017-12-15, 01:09 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by YeahIamBlond - 2017-12-15, 01:32 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by iagovar - 2017-12-15, 06:08 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2017-12-15, 02:25 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-15, 06:18 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2017-12-15, 06:24 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by VinnyVideo - 2017-12-15, 06:35 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-15, 07:00 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Wildcard - 2017-12-15, 09:31 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-15, 09:40 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-16, 11:14 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ashley1 - 2017-12-16, 11:59 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by andrewjs18 - 2017-12-17, 12:22 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-17, 10:59 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ashley1 - 2017-12-17, 12:13 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-17, 01:47 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ashley1 - 2017-12-17, 02:06 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-17, 02:21 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ashley1 - 2017-12-17, 02:36 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-17, 02:44 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ashley1 - 2017-12-18, 12:57 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-18, 01:47 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by amanda_2011 - 2017-12-18, 07:48 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by iagovar - 2017-12-18, 03:30 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2017-12-18, 03:51 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-18, 07:18 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by NeedReds - 2020-04-23, 11:22 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2017-12-18, 07:25 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-18, 07:48 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by iagovar - 2017-12-18, 11:16 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by andrewjs18 - 2017-12-19, 12:28 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2017-12-18, 08:21 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-18, 08:29 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by amanda_2011 - 2017-12-18, 08:57 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by iagovar - 2017-12-19, 04:24 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-19, 08:03 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by iagovar - 2017-12-19, 11:00 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-20, 07:58 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Tactrus - 2017-12-19, 04:48 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2017-12-19, 11:31 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Tactrus - 2017-12-20, 11:35 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by andrewjs18 - 2017-12-21, 08:30 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by kawaii - 2017-12-21, 08:57 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Dexxa - 2017-12-21, 03:16 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-21, 10:42 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by lomazzo - 2017-12-21, 05:18 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-22, 07:37 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ashley1 - 2017-12-22, 08:36 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Livewire - 2017-12-22, 12:07 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-22, 09:20 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Justin - 2017-12-22, 12:42 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-22, 06:06 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-22, 07:48 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Justin - 2017-12-22, 09:04 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Tactrus - 2017-12-22, 09:56 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-22, 10:54 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ashley1 - 2017-12-22, 11:25 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by kawaii - 2017-12-22, 11:07 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-22, 11:09 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by lomazzo - 2017-12-23, 06:54 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Robbie626 - 2017-12-23, 07:11 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2017-12-23, 07:27 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by marcgo15 - 2017-12-25, 07:40 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Sector - 2017-12-23, 08:28 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by iagovar - 2017-12-26, 11:40 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by s3_gunzel - 2017-12-27, 12:09 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2017-12-23, 07:43 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Justin - 2017-12-27, 01:16 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by mrl586 - 2018-01-07, 08:05 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by lomazzo - 2018-01-06, 09:17 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Justin - 2018-01-07, 08:27 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2018-01-07, 08:39 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2018-01-07, 09:23 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Sharree - 2018-01-07, 09:54 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Justin - 2018-01-07, 10:28 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2018-01-07, 10:59 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by ScarletWavez - 2018-01-08, 02:52 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by darkhorus - 2018-01-10, 06:07 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2018-01-10, 07:54 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by darkhorus - 2018-01-11, 05:08 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by andrewjs18 - 2018-01-15, 06:54 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by darkhorus - 2018-01-15, 01:42 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Corey H - 2018-01-15, 08:40 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2018-01-15, 09:01 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by lomazzo - 2018-01-16, 11:09 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by kawaii - 2018-01-16, 11:18 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2018-01-16, 03:21 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by DiegoPino - 2018-01-15, 09:58 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by lomazzo - 2018-01-16, 06:31 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by html_nerd - 2018-01-17, 01:54 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2018-01-16, 07:31 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Justin - 2018-01-17, 02:47 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by lomazzo - 2018-01-17, 06:32 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by html_nerd - 2018-01-17, 06:52 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2018-01-17, 08:05 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2018-01-17, 06:47 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Majcon - 2018-01-20, 01:21 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by lomazzo - 2018-01-20, 02:07 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by dragonexpert - 2018-02-07, 04:15 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Ikerepc - 2018-02-07, 10:05 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Zaqre - 2018-07-28, 10:27 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by /r/ - 2018-07-29, 04:35 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Nasyr - 2018-10-23, 10:12 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Eldenroot - 2018-07-30, 03:52 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by erich199 - 2018-12-21, 06:51 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Zeitgeist - 2018-12-22, 05:27 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Michael2014 - 2018-12-22, 05:36 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by CloudyBright - 2019-02-16, 03:28 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Sector - 2019-01-14, 06:29 PM
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RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2019-02-17, 06:37 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2019-02-17, 08:21 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2019-02-17, 11:04 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by s3_gunzel - 2019-02-18, 01:57 AM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Wildcard - 2019-02-17, 11:41 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2019-02-18, 01:00 AM
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RE: Does MyBB have future? - by labrocca - 2019-02-18, 04:25 PM
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RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Nathan Malcolm - 2019-02-19, 04:07 AM
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RE: Does MyBB have future? - by Euan T - 2019-02-19, 07:37 PM
RE: Does MyBB have future? - by s3_gunzel - 2020-04-24, 12:09 AM
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