When Will YOU Upgrade to phpBB3?

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dackofdoom
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When Will YOU Upgrade to phpBB3?

Post by dackofdoom » Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:27 pm

I know this has been done before, but I thought since we seem to be drawing closer to a finish, it would be nice to start up a new thread. Just post any thoughts on upgrading your board...

Here are some options:
1. AGHHH OMG PHPBB <3 CAN'T WAIT - ILL JUST INSTALL BETA4 AND THEN MAKE PEOPLE MAKE AN UPGRADE TO GOLD SCRIPT FOR ME!!!!
2. I'll do it the night RC1 comes out
3. I'll wait for a little bit after RC1
4. I'll do it at the next RC (if there is one)
5. I'm waiting for GOLD!
6. Never upgrading

I personally am way to excited too wait until themes or even the Gold release, I'll be upgrading as soon as RC1 comes out (for both of my two boards) -- it'll be a fun project for the day :D

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Re: When Will YOU Upgrade to phpBB3?

Post by Grok » Sat Dec 16, 2006 5:02 pm

I have already upgraded two of my smaller sites. I will wait for an 2.x - 3.x upgrade script for my main site as it is too time consuming to keep upgrading such a large database on a busy site..

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Re: When Will YOU Upgrade to phpBB3?

Post by Kokuei » Sat Dec 16, 2006 5:59 pm

I would say option 3 or 2, maby something in between. As soon as there is a supported 2.x -> 3.x upgrade script I will set up a copy of my live enviroment to make sure everything works and is setup as I whis it to be. If im satisfied with the outcome I will upgrade my main board a.s.ap. I would proborly make it the days after release if a beta of the upgrade script is provided before RC1 (unlikely tough).

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Re: When Will YOU Upgrade to phpBB3?

Post by PaulW » Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:00 pm

already have...

I used an otherwise 'non-existant' and 'un-supported' upgrade script...

Went from Invision -> phpbb2.x -> Olympus Beta 2, and now running Beta 4

It is in a live environment, but it doesnt matter, its just a forum for people on my university course to mince about on and just chat utter crap!

Also, it gives me good way of testing and getting used to the newness of it in leu of updating my main forum with near 2200 members... I'll wait till a supported RC or Gold for that though...

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Re: When Will YOU Upgrade to phpBB3?

Post by Kevin Clark » Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:13 pm

I've got different forums that I'll do different things on.

A mates chat forum will upgrade on RC1. They won't mind about the final look or the odd little bug.
A big main forum I won't upgrade until the gold has been out for at least a couple of weeks, maybe a little more to allow me time to check the upgrade script on a backup of the database and work out exactly how I'm going to use the new features.
I've got a small forum that will probably stay on phpbb2 as the style on it fits nicely to what it is and until such time as a similar one comes out for v3 it might as well stay on v2.
Got another that could go v2 or v3. I'll let the users decide.
And a couple of others that will probably go gold quite early as they're only small.
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Re: When Will YOU Upgrade to phpBB3?

Post by drf » Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:21 pm

Depends on how RC will be
Looking at the actual phpBB version I would be actually confident to use the first RC in a live environment, but since i'll need some modification to the code for my site, I'd wait for gold.
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Re: When Will YOU Upgrade to phpBB3?

Post by Mr. Anderson » Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:57 pm

On RC, I think...

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Re: When Will YOU Upgrade to phpBB3?

Post by profpete » Sat Dec 16, 2006 7:25 pm

Already running production on one charity members' site, started with a CVS checkout between b3 and b4, and used a 3rd party 2.x to 3.x converter (but had to modify it slightly to take account of later CVS changes).

Followed the CVS to b4, not decided yet whether to stay with the CVS or just wait for b5 before upgrading again...

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Re: When Will YOU Upgrade to phpBB3?

Post by yexusbeliever » Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:49 pm

My website is heavily modded. So I will wait until some of the mods of what I used are converted over to phpBB3 first before I get on the boat with phpBB3.
hmm....

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Re: When Will YOU Upgrade to phpBB3?

Post by Mike.XIII » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:25 pm

Numero 2 :)
Can't WAIT

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