When's Release? And would I be able to upgrade with MODs...

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Amirsan
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When's Release? And would I be able to upgrade with MODs...

Post by Amirsan »

Hey. I have heard of these new boards of 2.2 and eagerly awaiting its releease.

When around this may happen? A couple more months... half a year? A year?!?

And when it does come out, will I be able to upgrade my current forums (www.stratcommandcenter.com) with around 5 or 6 mods installed. Will it cause problems?


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Re: When's Release? And would I be able to upgrade with MODs

Post by A_Jelly_Doughnut »

Les than 9 months is the date we've been given.

The upgrade script has yet to be written, but 5 or 6 MODs shouldn't interfere too much.
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Re: When's Release? And would I be able to upgrade with MODs

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"It will be done when it is done," is the semi-official line with an expected release sometime in 2004 (but I'm personally betting against that). As for the MODs, so long as they don't modify your DB, you should be fine.
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Re: When's Release? And would I be able to upgrade with MODs

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For the mods questions, it would really depends on whats mods are installed. If non oef them modified the database, everything should be fine (since you'll be replacing all the files anyway), if there some substancial modifications to the DB, there may cause problems.

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Re: When's Release? And would I be able to upgrade with MODs

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umm.... I dont know, many of the mods do have SQL commands which I know is database commands, I dont know if they are replacing anything... :/

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Re: When's Release? And would I be able to upgrade with MODs

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From the look of things all mods will have to be ported to work with 2.2. Some things remain the same but other things have changed like the user and auth variables which are now objects. For instance some things that will have to be changed:

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From:
$userdata = session_pagestart($user_ip, PAGE_INDEX);

To:
$user->start();

From:
if( $userdata['session_logged_in'] )
{
    // user is logged in
    bla bla bla
}

To:

if( $user->data['user_id'] != ANONYMOUS )
{
    // user is logged in
    bla bla bla
}
Lots of small things like that especially the authorization code which has drastically changed. You know use an $auth object like:

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if( !$auth->acl_get('f_read', $forum_id) )
{
   // aha, user not authorized to read this forum!
}
I really like the new auth class. It's so much easier to understand that the old auth arrays.
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Re: When's Release? And would I be able to upgrade with MODs

Post by ntjones »

One cool thing about mods though...is that it looks like some of them won't be necessary, like the attachments mod (from my understanding). So that will certainly lessen the burden.

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Re: When's Release? And would I be able to upgrade with MODs

Post by trenzterra »

Yeah that's the only mod I have on my forums now. So when I upgrade to 2.2 I won't have to worry about that anymore.

I like the new font colour thingy on the right btw :)

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Re: When's Release? And would I be able to upgrade with MODs

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So long as you haven't made any signicant changes to the database (i.e. only adding columns and not modifying them), an upgrade should work just fine.

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Thats correct.

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