The question has been popping up throughout the forums - how is the update for vBulletin 4 coming along? When will it be ready?
This post should be used as the official source on this matter. Please refrain from continually asking for updates. We will update this post as we reach significant milestones.
Keep in mind that while we are making headway updating VaultWiki to be compatible with vBulletin 4, we are also fixing outstanding reported bugs and those we come across, some of which, in the interest of time, may not be mentioned in the final changelogs.
There is currently no specific ETA. We intend to provide a Beta by the time vBulletin 4 goes Gold.
Friday, November 20, 2009vBulletin 4 Beta 3, the first public beta, was released last Friday. Since that time, we have converted VaultWiki to use the new template system (there were over 50 templates that needed to be completely rewritten) and modified the upgrade script to detect vBulletin 4 and make additional changes for that case.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009VaultWiki 3 has been updated and integrated with the entirely new CSS in vBulletin 4. AJAX tabs are working again in the new system. Popups have been rewritten, and collapsible headlines are functioning again.
Monday, December 7, 2009We have merged our commercial addons into the Premium VaultWiki package, and updated those addons to work under vBulletin 4. We have rewritten our Members Area to handle this change. A number of UTF-8 issues have been resolved, native redirect support has been added, as well as support for vBulletin's friendly URLs.
Monday, December 14, 2009VaultWiki 3 has been updated for the centralized attachments system in vBulletin 4. The Image namespace and BB-Code tag have been integrated with the Asset Manager. Since vBulletin 4 RC2, friendly URL handling had to be rewritten.
Friday, December 18, 2009Since vBulletin 4 Gold is set for release on Monday, here's an early update on where we stand with VaultWiki 3. We have conquered the beast that is vBulletin 4's search engine and have wiki search working for the new build. The changes should allow us to add Special page integration with vB4 Search in Beta 2 or 3. We had to rewrite the upgrade system to handle proper versioning of vBulletin 3.x vs 4.x vs VaultWiki standard vs VaultWiki premium changes, so that it doesn't matter what order the components are actually installed.
Wrapping up for a VaultWiki 3 Beta 1 release early next week, we still have to test a few more things in a few more environments and correct some UI bugs, but it looks like all of the "compatibility" changes are in place and ready to be rolled out in a release. Starting Monday, look for a separate announcement in our VaultWiki News forum that will alert everyone of its readiness.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009VaultWiki 3 Beta 1 is ready for public testing, aside from 1 important aspect. Many of the images still need to be updated. Unfortunately, this is not something we can move forward with until vBulletin.com releases the "Graphics Developer Kit" for vBulletin 4.
Thursday, December 31, 2009Tomorrow we will be installing 3.0.0 Beta 1 on our site, so we can test it briefly in a live environment. As a result, we expect our site to be unavailable from 2-5pm EST on January 1, 2010. We fully intend to release the build to the public on Monday, January 4.