Versions


On this page you will find a description of the MyBB versioning scheme and the release cycle. Finally, there is a list of all MyBB versions released (beta and public).

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Version List

The following is a list of official (public and private) releases of MyBB from the MyBB Group.

Download links are provided on this page for older versions for non-production-site usage (i.e. porting old modifications, converting to MyBB, looking at what MyBB was back then, etc). Official support is not provided for these old versions, and if you choose to use them, you do so at your own risk--most of the old versions have known bugs or exploits. The MyBB Group encourages that all administrators use the latest version of MyBB for production sites.

Version 2 series

2.0.x

2.0.0 In planning

Version 1 series

1.8.x

1.8.0 In development

1.6.x

1.6.14 30 June 2014 Maintenance and Security Release Download
1.6.13 26 April 2014 Maintenance and Security Release Download
1.6.12 30 December 2013 Maintenance and Security Release Download
1.6.11 8 October 2013 Maintenance and Security Release Download
1.6.10 22 April 2013 Maintenance and Security Release Download
1.6.9 15 December 2012 Security Release Download
1.6.8 27 May 2012 Maintenance Release Download
1.6.7 1 April 2012 Feature Update, Security and Maintenance Release Download
1.6.6 10 February 2012 Security Release Download
1.6.5 25 November 2011 Feature Update, Security and Maintenance Release Download
1.6.4 26 July 2011 Feature Update, Security and Maintenance Release Download
1.6.3 17 April 2011 Security Release Download
1.6.2 22 February 2011 Security and Maintenance Release Download
1.6.1 15 December 2010 Security and Maintenance Release Download
1.6.0 3 August 2010 Major Release Download

1.4.x

1.4.16 17 April 2011 Security release Download
1.4.15 22 February 2011 Maintenance release Download
1.4.14 2 August 2010 Maintenance release Download
1.4.13 19 April 2010 Security patch release Download
1.4.12 13 April 2010 Security and Maintenance release Download
1.4.11 29 December 2009 Minor patch & security release Download
1.4.10 1 December 2009 Maintenance release Download
1.4.9 21 September 2009 Security release Download
1.4.8 26 June 2009 Security and Maintenance release Download
1.4.7 15 June 2009 Security release Download
1.4.6 3 May 2009 Security release Download
1.4.5 19 April 2009 Security and Maintenance release Download
1.4.4 27 November 2008 Security and Maintenance release Download
1.4.3 29 October 2008 Security vulnerability patch Download
1.4.2 17 September 2008 Security and Maintenance release Download
1.4.1 17 August 2008 Security and Maintenance release Download
1.4.0 3 August 2008 Major Release Download

1.2.x

1.2.14 18 July 2008 Security and Maintenance release Download
1.2.13 21 May 2008 Security vulnerability patch Download
1.2.12 20 January 2008 Security and Maintenance release Download
1.2.11 8 January 2008 Security vulnerability patch Download
1.2.10 1 December 2007 Maintenance Release Download
1.2.9 10 July 2007 Security vulnerability patch Download
1.2.8 28 June 2007 Maintenance & Security vulnerability patch Download
1.2.7 15 May 2007 Maintenance & Security vulnerability patch Download
1.2.6 25 April 2007 Security vulnerability patch Download
1.2.5 13 April 2007 Security vulnerability patch Download
1.2.4 4 April 2007 Security vulnerability patch Download
1.2.3 14 February 2007 Maintenance & Security vulnerability patch Download
1.2.2 1 December 2006 Maintenance & Security vulnerability patch Download
1.2.1 26 November 2006 Small security update. Version number unchanged. Download
1.2.1 27 September 2006 Maintenance & Security vulnerability patch Download
1.2.0 2 September 2006 Major Release Download

1.1.x and 1.0x

1.1.8 30 August 2006 Security vulnerability patch Download
1.1.7 27 July 2006 Security vulnerability patch Download
1.1.6 25 July 2006 Security vulnerability patch Download
1.1.5 27 June 2006 Security vulnerability patch Download
1.1.4 22 June 2006 Security vulnerability patch Download
1.1.3 10 June 2006 Security vulnerability patch Download
1.1.2 6 May 2006 Security vulnerability patch Download
1.1.1 14 April 2006 Security vulnerability patch Download
1.1.0 8 March 2006 Also known as 1.1 or 1.10 - Security and bug fixes Download
1.04 15 February 2006 Security vulnerability patch Download
1.03 31 January 2006 Security vulnerability patch Download
1.02 11 January 2006 Security vulnerability patch (Originally released on 7 January 2006) Download
1.01 28 December 2005 Security vulnerability patch Download
1.00 9 December 2005 Major release

Preview Releases

PR2 Sec.Update 1 November 2005 Security vulnerability patch Download
PR2 Rev.686 3 September 2005 Maintenance release
PR2 30 August 2005 Major release (presented major improvements since RC4)
PR1 March 2005 Private beta release

Pre-1.0 (Release Candidate/Beta) series

RC4 4 October 2004 (Release Candidate 4)
RC3 10 July 2004 (Release Candidate 3)
RC2 22 February 2004 (Release Candidate 2)
RC1 10 December 2003 (Release Candidate 1)
Beta 4 August 2003
DevBB Pre-2003 Predecessor to MyBB

MyBB Versions
2.0.x
In Planning/Early Development
1.8.x
In Development
1.6.x
1.4.x 1.4.16 - 1.4.15 - 1.4.14 - 1.4.13 - 1.4.12 - 1.4.11 - 1.4.10 - 1.4.9 - 1.4.8 - 1.4.7 - 1.4.6 - 1.4.5 - 1.4.4 - 1.4.3 - 1.4.2 - 1.4.1 - 1.4.0
1.2.x 1.2.14 - 1.2.13 - 1.2.12 - 1.2.11 - 1.2.10 - 1.2.9 - 1.2.8 - 1.2.7 - 1.2.6 - 1.2.5 - 1.2.4 - 1.2.3 - 1.2.2 - 1.2.1 - 1.2.0
1.1.x / 1.0x 1.1.8 - 1.1.7 - 1.1.6 - 1.1.5 - 1.1.4 - 1.1.3 - 1.1.2 - 1.1.1 - 1.1.0 - 1.04 - 1.03 - 1.02 - 1.01 - 1.00
Pre-1.0 PR2 - PR1 - RC4 - RC3 - RC2 - RC1 - Beta 4 - DevBB
Legend In Planning Development / Beta / Private Latest Public Release

Version system

Starting from version 1.2.0, MyBB has used a 3-number versioning system, x.y.z, where x is the major version number, y is the minor version number, and z is the bug fix number.

The major version number is incremented when there is a major change in MyBB, such as a major rewrite of the core.

The minor version number indicates two things. Even numbers (ie. 2, 4, 6, etc) indicate public releases. Odd numbers (ie. 1, 3, 5, etc) indicate that the version is a development (non-public) version.

The bug fix version is incremented every time a security or maintenance update is released. These patches usually will not contain new major features, but are usually crucial to the security or functionality of your forum.

The version numbers above may overflow from one digit into two digits. For example, after 1.6.9, the next maintenance/security release would be 1.6.10.

Whatever the version number is, MyBB always urges users to upgrade to the latest version for the highest security of MyBB installations. Even minor patches that seem insignificant can protect from possibly critical security vulnerabilities.

Release cycle

Major releases

Major releases increment the major or minor version number (see version system above). Usually these will have new features and changes to the database schema, and therefore may break existing forum customizations, such as themes and plugins. Major releases may also contain security vulnerability patches and bug fixes.

Major releases usually end with a 0 (zero) in the version number (eg. x.y.0 or x.0.0) and usually mark the start of a new "series."

MyBB's major releases thus far include 1.00, 1.2.0, 1.4.0 and 1.6.0.

Minor releases

Minor releases are produced as necessary in between major releases. They fall into two categories, but may be combined in a release. Customizations (plugins, themes, etc.) generally are compatible across releases in one series.

Security Vulnerability Patches
These are released as often as necessary to fix any known security holes. Upgrading should be completed as soon as possible, or forum security could be compromised.
Bug Fix / Maintenance Releases
These fix bugs and small errors in the software. Upgrading is not as immediately necessary with simple maintenance releases as it is with security vulnerability patches, but it is recommended and encouraged to upgrade as soon as it is convenient.