Ending support for ModernBB

Luna has been around for a couple of months now, and we like to move on. That’s why we’re officialy ending support for ModernBB later this summer. This will happen somewhere in the last week of August. Before then, we hope to release our final ModernBB update before then, as promised.

But what is this update? We’ve talked about ModernBB 3.7.1 for a while and we have mentioned ModernBB 3.8 a couple of times too. However, our plan is to release neither of the twoo. Instead, you should get ready for ModernBB’s final branch: ModernBB 4.0.

Yep, we’re doing another release of ModernBB. However, the jump to 4.0 is more to get something to close off, rather then an actual 4.0. Then again, 4.0 is going to contain a couple of nice changes. For starters, we’re working on bringing the Luna 1.2 Backstage to ModernBB 4.0, of course not with all the new settings in it and neither with Night mode.

Another change that we will bring along is the return the Random 3.x design. In ModernBB 3.6, we introduced Random 4.0 which was flattened out. We regret that design desicion, so we’re undoing it. ModernBB 4.0 will ship with Random 4.3, reintroducing the gradient design, of course, all other changes stay. We’ll also apply some other small changes.

We don’t have a date for this right now, and while we do target the end of August, this can always run out as it isn’t much of a priority right now with Luna 1.2, 1.3 and 2.0 in development.

But what about support? Well, we’ll provide no support for ModernBB 4.0. In case 4.0 gets released with a major bug, we’ll fix it, but a month after release, we’ll consider ModernBB obsolete.

For the website, you’ve probably noticed that if you visit the ModernBB.be website, you get redirected to GetLuna.org quiet a lot. With the launch of ModernBB 4.0, we’ll be taking down the ModernBB website for good. However, it will be more obvious to download older versions of ModernBB on the Luna website.