This news also had been posted at http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 4&t=900655.phpBB Group wrote:Hello,
Today we are announcing our retirement plans for phpBB 2.0.x. This is advanced notification so that everyone can stay informed.
Commencing Wednesday 1st October 2008, phpBB 2.0.x download links will be removed from the download page at phpBB.com. Anyone wishing to obtain phpBB 2.0.x can continue to obtain the 2.0.x package at sourceforge.net.
Commencing Thursday 1st January 2009, phpBB 2.0.x will be formally retired, and support will no longer be actively provided for 2.0.x. Converting from 2.0.x to 3.0.x will continue to be supported.
Security patches, if required, will be provided until Sunday 1st February 2009.
The reason for the early retirement is the PHP Group's decision to retire PHP 4. phpBB 2.0 mainly runs on the PHP 4 codebase and it would be unwise to require people to have an unsupported version of PHP installed in order to use phpBB.
Teams will announce how they will handle the retirement in the coming days.
In addition, 'phpBB2 to phpBB3 converter for echoPHP MF v3' is also delayed in release to fix some important issues and try to pass max_execute_time and memory limit in php.ini. We will try to release it as soon as possible so you can convert your forums easily. You will be informed when it will be released via email and announcement on this forums.