During this time Jeremy Hutchings joined the development team, a.k.a. However, version 3 was finally released in March 2004.
However, as time progressed, it proved to be a complete rewrite.
Some of the key advantages over v Bulletin 2 are as follows: v Bulletin 3.6 introduced features such as the multi-quote system, the infractions system, the ability to automatically post threads and announcements from RSS feeds, and podcasting support.
The release of v Bulletin 2 proved to be very successful and is what made v Bulletin popular.
In December 2002, v Bulletin 3 was beginning development.
The latest stable release of v Bulletin 3 is 3.8.11 which was released on 10th May 2017, and is a maintenance and compatibility release (for PHP 7.x compatibility).
v Bulletin 4 was described in this announcement as "an extensive rewrite of the v Bulletin system.
Architecturally, v Bulletin 4 follows MVC (model-view-controller) object oriented principles, allowing far greater capabilities in code re-use and extendability." At the time, the requirements of v Bulletin 4 were "PHP 5.2.3 and My SQL 5.0.22 or newer".
On 15 December 2008, James Limm, Managing Director of Jelsoft, posted the v Bulletin 4 Series Development Update with significant differences from the August announcement.
To help with the scale of the project, two additional developers, Freddie Bingham and Mike Sullivan were brought on to help finish v Bulletin 2.
Kier Darby was brought on during the v Bulletin 2.0 Beta phase to further development.
In August, we announced a major overhaul of the code base.