Every programmer's dream is to program a program, which will program a program.
Now we have to announce it: miniBB compiler
is the tool which allows to built-in your custom miniBB package on the fly, including most popular and all premium add-ons, as well as some security options.
If earlier you could spend hours of embedding all external functionality add-ons, or pay a fee for that, and it was not simple for non-coders to get into bushes of installation routines, now it takes couple of seconds to make your choice and get the bundled package on output.
I hope with this move, miniBB may enter the big software's competition. And even more: so far I don't know the software, which allows to optimize the program such custom way at the very initial stage before installation. Mostly, all programs have embedded their options into the core, which makes the copies of the software not effective for a simple need, at the time when somebody would need only some pretty easy options enabled, and count on every option which affects the performance. So there is actually no competition regarding this feature. miniBB is really The First in that aspect.
I personally had a dream to see it in action for a long time, since 2008, and I'm glad I was able to program it during few past years. That's why this day is very important in the history of miniBB development. It's not only the first final of the big work, but also the day when I really feel released
My personal recommendation is to use the Compiler even if you don't plan to include a lot of options in miniBB, because it sets up all security options, such as renaming mySQL tables and admin panel's filename on-the-fly. We will keep Downloads
page in the older style, but it may be rather used for upgrading certain add-ons or core separately. Use Compiler for creating a Unique copy of miniBB exactly for your, or your customer's forums.
Premium customers (that means, any buyer which purchased at least one of the Premium add-ons
) are allowed to create unlimited copies of compilations bundled with the certain version of this add-on, until it doesn't exceed the download limitation.
Enjoy our revolutionary tool and follow miniBB. Feel free to report any bugs or problems you may meet - we're at the very initial stage of testing it. Feel free to make your suggestions.