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Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I announce that I cease all development and activity in the programming universe indefinitely. My career has reached the turning point I was not expecting for at least another year, leaving me highly off guard and without laid-out plans for this hobby's continuity. I have begun a 5-year residency program in Neurosurgery which is clearly not compatible, time-wise, with programming.

I gave in all my passion for developing, and you gave me back your loyalty and trust, even when I did not deserve that much. Now it is the time for payback. I release all my present and past work as Open Source software, in the hope some talented developer will continue maintaining and expanding my vision of a modern, sleek forum software. The intrinsic flexibility of MyBB is the true hidden gem of an otherwise outdated codebase; I do hope the project can continue and be updated complying to the latest coding standards.

I hereby thank Euan, kawaii, andrewjs18, Ben, Matt, Omar G., effone, Eric J., Devilshakerz, Wildcard, JordanMussi and all the other team members I have had the opportunity to work with when I was a MyBB team member. I thank Tomm M, my mentor, who inspired me to pick up coding with his piece-of-art plugins. And finally, I thank all of you MyBBoost subscribers who have helped me getting through my toughest university years economically.

Yours sincerely, Filippo

MyBBoost upgraded to MyBB 1.8.12

31 Jul 2017
As the first good news, I am back... kind of. As a second one, MyBBoost has been upgraded to the latest MyBB version available with a small, big leap from 1.8.7. Security is top priority to me but there's really nothing very valuable here, hence why I have waited so long before upgrading to the new version, which is finally available.

I have spent my efforts into organizing the customizations MyBBoost runs on into a coherent, well-structured git personal laboratory; as such, upgrades will be immediate once they come out from now on. I have also split plugins in development into multiple branches which will help me not get confused every time I come back from long studying pauses.

Unfortunately, things are not so bright as I would like them to be. I have finished my exams however I have left behind 2 subjects due to some serious illness issues a member of my family has been facing for quite some time. Therefore, I will need to study hard for another 2 months which will inevitably fill my spare time which I would dedicate to plugins and MyBB.

This said, I have organized my free time in the few months (till the end of september) as follows:
  • 40 mins/day dedicated to MyBB development/moderation as a member of the Quality Assurance team on;
  • 40 mins/day dedicated to MyBBoost's plugins development.

This is the best I can do at the moment. I am sorry if you were expecting me to release updates and plugins like there's no tomorrow but things in real life are obviously the priority and this is, after all, just something I enjoy doing when I am not busy with my studies. Besides, I will also have to take care of a dear one in the future and this will require more commitment into the everyday routine.

I will always be available to support you configuring my plugins and addressing eventual issues.

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