2015: A year in review and a year in preview

So… I wrote this post at the end of 2016, but forgot to post it. So here we go…

2015 was a big year for us. We release Luna 1.0, a major update to our software. And we also released the final ModernBB release. Let’s take a look at what we did this year:

We released 19 development versions (alphas), 13 pre-release versions (betas and RCs), 4 final versions (Aero, Bittersweet Shimmer, Cornflower Blue and Denim) and 19 updates (x.x.1-releases). In total, we released 55 versions of Luna. We also had 2 ModernBB-releases (version 3.7 and 4.0). This brings us on a total of 57 releases in 1 year. That’s up 17 from last year’s 40 releases and quiet a bit up from 2013’s 23 releases.

I’m also very happy with our download count. Compared to last year, we had a 60% year over year growth for the counted downloads. The bad news is, in the period of June to early November, we – sadly – didn’t count all downloads, so this could have been more.

But what will 2016 bring? Well…

First of all, I hope we’ll be releasing less updates. Sure, updates are fine, but some of the past year’s updates shouldn’t have happened. I hope that Luna 2.0 will bring along a more stable platform then 1.0.0, 1.1.0 and 1.2.0 have been so far (Luna 1.3.0 is doing just fine, though). I’ve also noticed that well, I should be a little bit more critical about contributions made by the community. Don’t get me wrong: I love that people help out with Luna and that’s more then welcome. But some commits shouldn’t have happened either and I’m not to happy about some of the directions Luna has been going into the past year (and Luna 2 will revert these directions).

What I do hope is that 2016 will bring Luna 2.0. This won’t be for the coming months, I can tell that already. The first preview might, though. Luna 2.0 is probably going to be the final major update. Future updates will probably be more focused like the x.1-updates. Don’t worry, we’ll eventually get to Luna 3.0, but I’m hoping to adapt a more rolling-release-ish scheme for updates after the Luna 2.0-update is done. More on that later. I hope we’ll have a great 2016. I’m actually certain of it.

So now that I failed to put this one up on January 1st, 2016, I actually can reflect on what I said back than already. Where we’ve released 57 builds in 2015 in total, this year, we’ve only released 3 versions so far (1.3.1, 1.4-alpha.1 and 1.4-alpha.2). So to that matter, we’re on the right track. I hope 1.4 to be a very stable update from the get-go, despite it having some changes that are potentially dangerous.

Luna 1.2 “Cornflower Blue” now available

It’s been 4 months since we brough you the Bittersweet Shimmer update, and now, it’s time for C to be filled in by Cornflower Blue that bumps the Luna version to 1.2. Let’s see what’s new.

  • Mark threads as solved. If an user gave the answer to a thread, the thread’s owner can now mark that thread as solved. The comment will be highlighted green and a green check will appear in the forum view.
  • Forum improvements. You can now freely choose any color for each forum now and are no longer restircted by the preset color choises. Additionally, you can now add icons to forums.
  • Extended syntax highlight support has been added for C, C#, C++, Java, Markdown, Pascal, Python and SQL additional to the already supported languages.
  • Fifteen and Sunrise have been updated to version 1.2 themselves and come with a lot of improvements and optimizations for you to enjoy. This includes improved interfaces for mobile devices, but also a more consistent design.
  • Notifications can now be cleaned up from the Backstage based on their age.
  • We’ve updated our terminology to be more consistent. “Sticky topics” are now called “Pinned threads” everywhere and posts are now renamed comments.
  • Labels are now icons, so we dropped the long texts in front of thread entries in forum view. Talking about labels, stay tuned for Denim – the 1.3 update – because it’s gonna contain a couple of additional features on this front.
  • Tables are now more easy to use (like Inbox and the User search results in Backstage) with “Select all”-options and the possibility to click anywhere within a row to select that row.
  • We made lots of improvements for browsers with no Javascript.
  • The email validation has been improved.
  • Avatar formats have been changed by default to be larger in both size and weight.
  • Input types are now set in the HTML, the result is that onsreen keyboards will be optimized for the input that can be given, like only numbers. Also, your browser will now warn you if you’ve entered a value that can’t be in that input box.
  • Luna 1.2 contains a couple of SEO enhancements to get you higher in search results.
  • Components have been updated to more recent versions. Bootstrap has been bumped from 3.3.4 to 3.3.5 and Font Awesome has been updated from 4.3 to 4.4. Additional for developers: the Bootstrap Glyphicons are no longer available by default.
  • And of course bug fixes.

Before you update, make sure to make a back-up of your files and database. We’ve tested the upgrade paths for Luna 1.2, however, as there are so many configurations out there, thing can always go wrong with a critical process as upgrading. You can find the downloads on the usual locations.

And for those upgrading from the Luna 1.2 RC, unlike what we said we hoped to release yesterday, this isn’t a bit-by-bit copy. It in fact comes with a fair share of enhancements compared to the RC (and obviously every version prior).

  • Improved First Run for very small screens
  • Improved ban search results overview
  • Date selection when banning an user
  • Improved directory protection
  • Fixes a bug in the database layer (PostgreSQL)
  • Fixes a bug in the translations
  • Small visual fixes in the Backstage

Support for Luna 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2: what’s changing
This is our third big update for Luna and that means that some versions will need to take a step aside. In Luna 1.2’s case, we will no longer provide updates for Luna 1.0, so the Luna 1.0.10 update is the final update. So make sure you’ve updated to at least Luna 1.1. We released Luna 1.1.4 earlier this month and we’ll release Luna 1.1.5 later too with some bugfixes that are part of the Luna 1.2.0 release.

However, I would like to note something for the next update – 1.3 Denim – because we won’t only drop support for Luna 1.1 with that release. Because 1.3 will be a major codebase change, we will also end support for Luna 1.2 when we release Denim. This is a one-time thing and we will support 1.3 when we release 1.4 and for any version forward. However, in case major (security) issues are found in 1.2 (like the 1.0.10, 1.1.4 and 1.2-alpha.2 updates) after the 1.3 release, we’ll still fix them, just no minor bug fixes.

“Why?” you ask? Well, in Luna 1.1, the translation system was revamped completely, resulting in a lot of head scratches for us to solve issues that turned out to be just incompatible code between 1.0 and 1.1. In the end, most of these issues where of no damage to boards if something went wrong, however…

Luna 1.3 will contain quiet a lot of changes under the hood because we’re planning to push our naming conventions across the whole core. This includes renaming tables, fields and keys in the database and renaming an awful lot of variables and constants in Luna. And making mistakes in that is a high risk, and thus, we will not support Luna 1.2 after the Luna 1.3 release. Luna 1.3 will be supported after the Luna 1.4 release and so on until further notice.

Luna 1.1.5
We’ve also released Luna 1.1.5. If you’re still using Luna 1.1.3, this is defenetly an upgrade worth to take as 1.1.4 fixed an important secuirty issue. Either way, 1.1.5 is a minor release that mainly backports some fixes included in Luna 1.2.0.

Security update Luna 1.0.10 and 1.1.4

2 weeks ago, we got a report from Sfideremo about a security issue in all versions of ModernBB and Luna (and for the FluxBB users out there, you guys are affected too). And thus, we’re releasing a security update for Luna 1.0 and 1.1 (and 1.2, but that’s a different post).

I’m not going into detail on how this security issue works, fact is, this CSFR-bug is rather easy to exploit and allows to lock, pin, unpin and open topics and to subscribe an unsubscribe to forums and mark as read without authorization.

We recommend everyone to update as soon as possible to Luna 1.1.4. If you’re still running Luna 1.0 and you’re not able to update (just yet) to Luna 1.1, we’ve got Luna 1.0.10 for you. In case you’re still running ModernBB now might be a good time to look into upgrading to Luna.

Except for this security issue, Luna 1.1.4 also comes with other changes. These include fixes to Fifteen and Sunrise in both Night mode and responsive design. Further, this updates comes with improvements to translations and fixes to the forum_list_accents() function. Finally, an issue that would cause messages in Inbox to not be marked as “read” even if you’ve clicked on the link has been fixed.

Luna 1.2 users can upgrade to Luna 1.2 Preview 3, which includes all these fixes and more. We’ll post another post about Preview 3 as well as this update contains many more changes.

Special thanks to Sfideremo for reporting this issue and to the FluxBB.org team (which will also release version 1.5.9) to help fixing this bug.

For now, we can’t tell wheter or not we will release an update for ModernBB. I don’t leave this out of the question, but as we never intended to support ModernBB beyond the 4.0.0-milestone, this is kinda an open field. Reach out to us on our board, Gitter or Twitter so we can know wheter or not there is any demand for it.

Luna 1.1.2 and 1.0.8 now available

Today, we’re happy to release Luna 1.1.2 and 1.0.8. These 2 updates both bring some minor changes to the Luna platform as a whole, including the restructuring that was announced in the previous post.

Luna 1.1.2 and 1.0.8
Luna 1.1.2 and 1.0.8 both include a revamped “About”-page, which now has a more constructive list of changes. Both updates also remove the Slow Ring from the update check and disable the automatic update check when you’re in the Nightly ring. Luna will instead provide a download button to download the latest build from the GitHub repository. Further, some minor bugs where fixed.

Luna 1.1.2
Besides the changes noted above, Luna 1.1.2 has Bittersweet Shimmer-specific fixes too.

GetLuna.org 2.0
Not only did we update our software, we also brought a major revamp to our website. Most pages are gone, we want to be much more straight-forward.

The first big change you’ll see is the removal of the Download and About section. The download section and some pages from about have been merged in the release notes page that you can find in the link under the download buttons on the index. From there, you can also download older versions.

The index now also asks for new developers to join up, so if you want, please contact us. Further, we’ve added the “Donate”-button to the main navigation. After all, Luna exist because of donations, but we’re not getting enough to maintain Luna, not even the host for our site. So we hope that more people will donate, as it would help is much.

Further, we’ve also updated the documentation. It has been split in 4 sections, of which 3 are now available. The 4th “Design guidelines” will be available in the near feature and goes mostly over design. Also, we’re preparing an update to list the new coding conventions for Luna 2.0 soon.

Onwards to better times

The development of Luna has crashed during this summer. First there was the planned development hiatus for my vacation that has been going for every summer now, then there was the death of a close friend of mine.

And all of that has realy dragged down the development of Luna. All time I had between these 2 drops went to ModernBB 4, meanwhile, for Luna 1.0.8, 1.1.2 and 1.2 Preview, almost nothing changed. That’s why its time to make some changes to the way we work, some undoing some of the changes I promised with the launch of Luna (see point 3).

First off – and this change has already taken place – I’ve reorganised the GitHub repositories and accounts that are being managed under the Luna brand (384forFluxBB, Vanellope and GetLuna). The first 2 have been removed, and for GetLuna, we’ve cleaned up a lot of the unused repositories in there, we hope to bring some order in this.

Secondly, releasing a new version of Luna is a real pain. During development, I usually write these changelogs as it goes along and that is something I’m not going to do in the future. This means that the “About”-page in the Backstage for future updates will be emptied and only display credits and the basic log we’ll use on GetLuna.org (this also applies to Luna 1.0 and 1.1).

Additional to that, releasing a new version is not an automated system for Luna, I just never got to set one up. The website is manualy updated with every new release. That’s why the website will get a major revamp, dropping most of the information that requires much resources (including these big changelogs, the features list, the download sections beyond the core and prety much everything in the about section (some of it will be relocated to the index)).

With this simplified website, which will launch alongside Luna 1.0.8 and 1.1.2, I’ll have much less work to do on keeping the website up-to-date and can focus more on the things that matter: Luna itself and the documentation (which will get revamped with the new site).

Thirdly, we’re changing the way we support versions of Luna. With the coming update to Luna 1.0.8, we will end support for Aero. We will only support the most recent version of Luna (which is at this point Luna 1.1). Only if there are security issues, we’ll release an update to the previous version of Luna. Further, after the 1.x.0 release, we won’t add new features like we did with Luna 1.0.1, 1.0.7 and 1.1.1. This will all be exclusive to the next minor update.

These changes will render the Slow ring you can select in the “Luna Software Update” page a potential security risk and thus, this feature will be removed in Luna 1.0.8, 1.1.2 and 1.2 Preview. Now, to sum it up, below are lists of what you can expect today for minor releases, and in red is everything we will stop doing for the future:

Current release -1

  • Minor feature improvements
  • Medium component updates
  • Minor component updates
  • Bug fixes (unless blocking issues)
  • Security fixes

Current release

  • Medium feature improvements
  • Minor feature improvements
  • Medium component updates
  • Minor component updates
  • Bug fixes
  • Security fixes

So mainly, just don’t expect any changes beyond bug fixes in the current branch anymore. Neither should you expect anything at all beyond security fixes in older versions. This basically makes that Luna 1.0.8 will probably be the final Luna 1.0 release, unless an important issue is found.

And to close of: as you’ve read above, this mainly is trying to reduce the work we have with supporting and maintaining Luna. But there is another fundamental change that needs to take place to keep this going, and that’s why the new website will also ask for people that are intrested in not simply using Luna, but also in developing it.

This might sound like something simple to do: add a button and go along with it. However, it’s not that easy. For starters, everyone working on Luna should use the same coding conventions, and since there are no coding conventions, that’s kinda a problem. A problem we’ll fix with Luna 2.0 as we’ll adapt the commonly used WordPress Coding Conventions. Additionaly, I’ll be extending the documentation in the near future to also describe our design conventions and naming conventions (for functions, constants, etc because I would like to seem them match what they are used for (astrid, jewel, zoe, sixteen).

The new website will also put the donate button right in the menu, it’s not used that often and we would like that to change for the obvious reasons that this will make it possible for me to develop Luna as one of my many other projects: as a job.

Luna 1.1.1 and 1.0.7 now available

Today, we happily announce the availability of Luna 1.0.7 and 1.1.1. This is our 7th update to our original code and our first to our first revision (logic right there my friends). However, todays updates bring a couple of great enhancements over version 1.0.6 and 1.1.0.

Luna 1.0.7 and 1.1.0
We’re happy to announce that, finally, Luna supports SQLite 3. Todays update adds the required adapter to our database layer and when installing Luna, you will – if available – see an option to install with SQLite 3. Also, when you remove posts from users, their post count doesn’t decrease, this behavior has now been changed. When you remove posts, the post count will also decrease. Further, we’ve made some improvements to the moderation interface in the Backstage. This looks now much better in both releases, though you’ll get a better interface with Luna 1.1. We also updated Bootstrap from version 3.3.4 to 3.3.5. Finally, we fixed a bug in both versions where the user settings would claim that the user’s email address wasn’t verified.

Luna 1.0.7 only
Luna 1.0.7 also comes with support for PHP 7. We introduced PHP 7 support in Luna 1.1.0, and are now bringing it to Luna 1.0, as we consider it a bug since our system requirements say that we support PHP 5.2 and above.

Luna 1.1.1 only
Luna 1.1 now comes with 2 new options under Settings > Appearance: you can now disable both Night mode and Accent colors. And finally, we’ve also fixed a bug for Luna 1.1.1 where you would get a blank screen when a config.php-file was present but couldn’t be linked to a database.

Get the updates
In case you are on Luna 1.0.6 or below, we recommend you to install Luna 1.0.7. Even better would be if you install Luna 1.1.1 (for everyone on Luna 1.1.0 and below, including FluxBB 1.4, 1.5 and all versions of ModernBB). Todays updates are worth it! Be sure to make a back-up of all your data before upgrading (you never know). Now, onto Luna 1.0.8, 1.1.2, 1.2.0 and 2.0.0 (yes, we’ve quiet some work to do).

Luna 1.0 “Aero” support
With todays update, Luna 1.0.7 might just be the largest update we’ve released so far for Luna 1.0 (while 1.0.1 and 1.0.2 had more changes, these where mainly bug fixes). And perhaps, that raises a question: with Luna 1.1 out, how long will Luna 1.0 be supported? Is the support cycle for older ModernBB-versions something to look at? The answer is no, it isn’t. Unlike ModernBB, we’re planning to support Luna version for quiet some time. Luna 1.0 will be supported for some time in the future, but do not expect us to release any more updates like 1.0.7. This can very well be the last time you see such a big update for Luna 1.0, or a feature update overall as our focus is now shifted to Luna 1.1, 1.2 and 2.0.

We’ll continue to deliver bug fixes and security updates for Luna 1.0, and if these bugs are also in Luna 1.1, the patches can very well be released at the same day, but in the future, you should expect less and less updates to Luna 1.0. We’ll announce when we’re killing of Luna 1.0 in the future, and otherwise, keep an eye on our roadmap page, which will also note the EOL-date (typical the release of the last update), through it’s fair to say that the EOL-date has been altered for a ModernBB release in the past, and we might do it again if something serious is wrong.

Luna 1.1 “Bittersweet Shimmer” now available

Today, we’re releasing Luna 1.1 “Bittersweet Shimmer”. This is our first minor update to Luna which includes some new features and enhancements, so let us walk you trough anything you’ll get when updating from Luna 1.0 to Luna 1.1.

  • Night mode: Luna 1.1 comes with a new “Night mode”. This mode will make the interface darker during the night (through you can choose to force it for the day). This should enhance the readability of Luna boards during the night, and it is much better for your eyes.
  • Backstage accents: we’re happy to reintroduce the Backstage accent system. This new version includes all accents you can also use in Fifteen and Sunrise and gives your Backstage a more personal touch.
  • Fifteen 1.1 and Sunrise 1.1: Fifteen is the new name for our Luna-theme. Fifteen and Sunrise both have been updated with usability improvements and a better interface. Fifteen now shows you the board a topic is posted in on the front page, Sunrise has a redesigned front page. Fifteen also has a new forum view. Both styles have also received a new topic view.
  • Languages: language files are now based on gettext. This means that you need a tool like Poedit to translate Luna. While this will require translators to start from scratch, it does make it more future proof.
  • Live notifications: notifications are now checked by Luna every minute, regardless of refreshing the page or not. Further, the fly-out has been improved with tools to mark notifications as read. We’ve also included a nice Notification API.
  • Upgrades: Luna now supports upgrades from all versions of ModernBB, not just 3.5 and higher. Further, we’ve decided to add support for upgrades from FluxBB 1.4.0 and higher and 1.5-beta and higher.
  • New settings: there are some new settings. You can choose the default accent color, for example. We’ve also extended the available settings for announcements. Further, you can now set your own url for the cookie bar and you can set some keywords for SEO.
  • PHP 7: Luna 1.1 now supports PHP 7. Or at least PHP 7.0 Alpha 1. We’re bringing support for PHP 7 also to Luna 1.0 in the near future (with update 1.0.7).
  • And more features…
  • …and bug fixes

Make sure to upgrade to todays release. It will bring some awesome new features, and we think you’ll like it. Make sure to back-up your installation before updating, just in case something goes wrong.

Luna 1.1 RC now available

Today, I’m glad to announce the availability of Luna 1.1 RC. For todays release, we’ve made a couple of bug fixes and other improvements over Luna 1.1 Beta. Let’s go over it, shall we?

  • First of, what an RC is ment for: we fixed 5 bugs.
  • A couple of code improvements to improve readability within the code.
  • Luna now checks whether or not you’re running PHP 5.2 (instead of 5.1).
  • Luna 1.1 RC supports PHP 7.0 Alpha 1!
  • Links in forum descriptions are now readable in the forum view.
  • On small screens, all modals will now appear in the center of the screen instead of the left.

These are some small, but I think, welcome improvements over Luna 1.1 Beta. We’ll release Luna 1.1.0 in its final form later this week (on Saturday), together with an update to Luna 1.0 (which is version 1.0.7). If you’re running Luna 1.1 Beta or any prior version, it’s a great idea to update to this version. If you’re a translator, now is a save time to start your engines and get to work to translate Luna, which is now easier then ever!

However, before leaving you, I would also like to warn you for known bugs with Sunrise. The Sunrise theme won’t show a user menu at the top right corner, and neither will you be able to navigate to the forums listed on the index. Another bug prevents the index from indicating that a new post has been made since your last visit. But no worries, all of these will be fixed in Luna 1.1.0. Our last known “issue” is about the themes information of both Fifteen and Sunrise. Both have out-dated screenshots and the Fifteen logo still claims to be named Luna. This too will be fixed in the Luna 1.1.0 release.

Also, stay tuned for the Luna 1.0.8 and 1.1.1 update later this month that will bring SQLite 3 support to Luna. And we now shift our focus to Luna 1.2 Cornflower Blue and Luna 2.0 (which we call Denim, but since we follow the alphabet and leave a chance for a Luna 1.3 and onwards, we don’t fix the name on 2.0).

Luna 1.1 Beta 1 is now available

Today, we’re releasing the first – and with some luck final – beta for Luna 1.1. Unlike our planning, there is no Preview 2 and a lot of features have been pushed back to a later release. Allow me to explain why, and what is new in this beta.

New in Luna 1.1 Beta 1
Beta 1 comes mainly with improvements compared to Preview 1. First of all, the language files have been updated so you can translate everything again. Talking about translations: if you’re a translater, now would be a good time to start, we now accept language packs that are beta 1-compatible to be shown on our official website. Further, Beta 1 adds support for upgrading from any version of ModernBB (not just 3.7) since 1.6-beta and even FluxBB 1.4.0 and later.

Further, the update system has been reverted to its former self. We’ve added a couple of new options in the Backstage, including the ability to set your own URL for the cookie bar. You can also use HTML in forum descriptions now. Further, we’ve made some major improvements for mobile devices. You’ll also find the Luna theme do be renamed to Fifteen. There are a lot of other under-the-hood changes in Beta 1.

Luna 1.2 and onwards
Luna 1.1 doesn’t incorporate all features we promised. And for a good reason. We have to keep in mind that it is a “point 1”-release. Not a major overhaul, and with all the plans we had for Luna 1.1, it kinda began to become the second. Further, I’m on a break during July and I want Luna 1.1 to be available by then and give myself the time to push a Luna 1.1.1 release if required.

Some of the Luna 1.1-features have been pushed back to Luna 1.2, other to Luna 2.0. And with Luna 1.2, you’ll see us make small changes but release them on a more regular base. That said, I’m happy to confirm that Luna 1.2 will finally support SQLite 3.

The Luna 2.0-adventure has started
While we will continue to support Luna 1.x for a while and build new features upon it, we have already started looking beyond. Luna 2.0 is currently in development and it is going to be a blast. I can’t say to much about it yet as it is in a very early stage (design stage, that is), but it is coming along. Luna 2.0 will be the first version of Luna to be released under a MIT license. This will however require us to rewrite every single line of code in Luna (no worries, translators, you won’t notice anything except for new lines). We will have more information on Luna 2.0 soon.

Luna 1.0.6 and 1.1 Preview 1.1 now available

Today, we’re releasing 2 new updates for Luna, for both Aero and Bittersweet Shimmer. We release these updates as important security updates due to a bug brought to our attention by Kaaleth (for which thank you).

Luna 1.0.6 and Luna 1.1 Preview 1 Update 1
Luna 1.0.6 and Luna 1.1 Preview 1 Update 1 consist out of the same fix. Moderators where able to change settings they where not authorized to change in the Backstage due to a bug in the navigation in the Backstage. This issue has been resolved.

However, both updates also come with another change: our May 2015 brand update. This brand update has also been applied to our website and blog, and now we’re adding it to our software. New installations will find themselves in a lighter environment as we changed the default accent color from dark to normal blue. Further, some images have been updated to reflect our new color pallet.

Luna 1.1 Preview 1 Update 1 only
For Luna 1.1 Preview 1 Update 1, there is another minor update to the language files. These now contain a series of reported strings that where missing from the file in an earlier update. So there you go, this also has been fixed. More strings might be missing, so please report them.

One-click update for Luna 1.1
Now we’re talking about Luna 1.1 Prevoew 1 anyway, like said yesterday, Luna 1.1 Preview 1 Update 1 would contain the fixed one-click updater. That isn’t the case in this release. The fix didn’t make it and we considered this security update to important to postpone until that was fixed. So now, the fix will be part of Luna 1.1 Preview 1 Update 2. However, Luna 1.1 Preview 1 users can upgrade to Preview 1.1 through the update system!

ModernBB: Luna’s about to replace it for good
Further, I also want to inform you guys that starting with the final release of Luna 1.1 Bittersweet Shimmer, we will officially start to push Luna as a replacement for ModernBB. I know that it is quiet obvious already, but we think that, with Luna 1.1, we are getting to a point where Luna is a very good replacement. Why aren’t we pushing Luna already? Well, I think the fact that we just released the sixth update to Luna 1.0 in 1,5 months is a very good statement. That isn’t much of a problem, through. I mean, Luna 1.0 is after all a “1.0” release. And while we concider it stable, bugs are to be expected. Luna 1.1 will be an even further polished version of Luna 1.0.6.

What does this mean in the big lines? Not much for you guys. The ModernBB.be site will send you to GetLuna.org on more locations (some pages already do so) and the “Download ModernBB 3.7” button will be removed from the front page. Of course, ModernBB downloads will continue to be available and we’ll continue to support ModernBB. Updates to fix bugs and security issues will be released until December 8th, 2015.

However, third-party downloads will be removed from the websites content too (themes, translations and plugins). With other words, the websites content will be limited to the minimum. The documentation will also start to redirect to Luna in the future. And well, we’re starting to draw the line for ModernBB.