Percival decided to step down as lead developer and product manager, turning his roles over to Kier Darby.
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.
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.
In 2009, long-time developers Kier Darby, Mike Sullivan, Scott Mac Vicar and Jeremy Hutchings left the company.
Kevin Sours, Don Kuramura, and Ray Morgan took Darby's place as lead developer, product manager, and general manager, respectively.
In order to achieve this goal, the largest v Bulletin development team ever assembled is now working within an Agile development process, allowing us to deliver new features into your hands faster.
Each incremental release in the v Bulletin 4 series will include improvements in features, usability and architecture.
When this version was released, it had numerous new features over v Bulletin 1, which it replaced.