As a brief recap from the introduction post for this series… the goal for this series of posts will be to sit back and try to take an objective look at the feature comparison list posted at phpbb.com and determine the following:
- Do I have that feature already as a MOD?
- If so, does it meet or exceed what is provided by phpBB3?
- If not, do I have a compelling need for this feature, enough that I would either consider writing it as a MOD or upgrading?
I plan to go through the feature chart section by section, and at the end of each section I will assign a point value of +1, 0, or -1 based on where I think I am. By the end of the analysis I expect to have a much better idea of where I stand with my own code, or just how important the things are that I am missing.
As a disclaimer: this post is not intended to be a criticism of phpBB3 in any way. It is simply a way for me to formally review the features provided by the latest version as compared to what I am currently using, and help evaluate whether I should prioritize an upgrade or remain happy with what I have.