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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 The intrinsic flexibility of MyBB is the true hidden gem of an otherwise outdated codebase; I do hope the project can continue and be updated complying to the latest coding standards.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

Software and theme updates

13 Jul 2018 Edited
MyBBoost has been updated with the latest MyBB version (1.8.17) and starting from today, future MyBB releases will be applied immediately after the official pre-release to achieve the most secure experience and also to do some live testing on a rather small, but significant user-base.

I have also updated Ethereal to version 1.1. The new theme features the following improvements:
  • revisited and cleaner color scheme;
  • fixed Clicking "Preview Posts" actually posts it;
  • new index page;
  • bolder titles site-wide;
  • more elegant titles arrangement for both forums and threads;
  • drastic cut to useless things in the User Control Panel, following the great advices of @brad-t's MyBB Humanization Project;
  • styled select boxes with theme adaptation;
  • ICQ, Google Hangouts, Skype and Yahoo replaced by more modern social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, GitHub. You can now add them to your profile!

More to come in the next couple of days. Stay tuned!