So, it has started. I have a watch flag set on all of my MOD topics at phpbb.com (naturally) and I got one the other day for the release topic for Page Permissions. When I visited the link, it was from someone who wanted to know if the MOD was going to be updated for phpBB3.
I told them that the answer currently was “No.”
If all of my virtual projects (finished and unfinished) were physical objects, I would probably not have room to live in my house. Yes, it’s that bad. I have projects that I am more passionate about, and they tend to get revisited from time to time. For example, the phpBB Doctor MOD Manager has not seen any coding time for over half a year. I have a paying client that has exhibited extraordinary patience with me while I finish his new site. And I have existing sites that are up and running that I need to keep tabs on. And I have just recently started doing something with a domain name that I first registered in May. Of 2002.
So yes, some projects take longer to germinate than others. But that’s okay.
Or at least I hope it is.
Anyway, one of the projects that I haven’t even started yet is to review / work with phpBB3. I have downloaded it and run the conversion script on my largest board, just to confirm that it would fail. (It did. No surprises, I have heavily modified that board.) But that’s about it. So the long and short of it is, I don’t believe that I will be doing anything with phpBB3 for at least a year.
You can check back next July and see if that’s still true.