Years after the initial plans for a grown up successor to UseBB 1, the largely inactive UseBB 2 project is now cancelled. Studies, professional work and other personal things have been and currently still are in the way of dedicating enough time to its development. Also, I see less value in continuing the current v2 project since in the mean time many other (forum) systems have met or surpassed the concepts and features that were to make UseBB 2.
In the future, chances exist I will start a new successor project ("UseBB 3" or using a different name), taking into account the expectations and methodologies for today's web applications and offering migration options for existing UseBB users. For this, a lot of brainstorming and planning has to take place first, which will not happen in the near future.
What concerns UseBB 1, it can not meet all of today's requirements for modern forum software, especially in the field of extensibility and spam protection. Which is not a surprise, given the code base reaching the age of 9 years, and v1's development stopped quite some time ago in favour of v2. However, for the time being I will continue releasing small bug fix and security releases until people have had the opportunity to migrate to another package or an eventual successor. The support forum will also remain open as long as possible and required.
I have to thank the people who supported v2's development in several ways, offered help and gave comments and helpful critiques. In case a new project will be started, this will be announced at UseBB.net and elsewhere.
UseBB founder and developer