However, as time progressed, it proved to be a complete rewrite.

Some of the key advantages over v Bulletin 2 are as follows: v Bulletin 3.6 introduced features such as the multi-quote system, the infractions system, the ability to automatically post threads and announcements from RSS feeds, and podcasting support.

As there was still a demand for the software, Limm and Percival created Jelsoft and released their work as a paid solution, called v Bulletin 1.

After subsequent minor releases of their Software, the two decided to start working on a new version that would be more than a rewrite of UBB: they wanted to turn their software into a competitive solution for forums.

The latest stable release of v Bulletin 3 is 3.8.11 which was released on 10th May 2017, and is a maintenance and compatibility release (for PHP 7.x compatibility).

v Bulletin 4 was described in this announcement as "an extensive rewrite of the v Bulletin system.

Initially, it was designed solely as a rewrite of UBB, in PHP using My SQL, and was meant only for their own forum.

Other UBB owners expressed interest in the solution, and they offered to sell it to Infopop, but their proposal was rejected.

Below is a list of the major revisions and some of the changes they introduced.

The current production versions are 3.8.11, 4.2.5, and 5.3.1. v Bulletin 2 is no longer under active development.

To help with the scale of the project, two additional developers, Freddie Bingham and Mike Sullivan were brought on to help finish v Bulletin 2.

Kier Darby was brought on during the v Bulletin 2.0 Beta phase to further development.

In 2009, long-time developers Kier Darby, Mike Sullivan, Scott Mac Vicar and Jeremy Hutchings left the company.