phpBB2 -> phpBB3 Upgrade Script Discussion

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Uchiha Nick
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just so in case no one said anything;

I tried the convertor from Jan 7th, and... Props to the team :) EVERYTHING checks out :D seriously, it does... I'm amazed to what they have done in a small day, and just to say; it looks awesome! and I'm sure my users find it that as well :) ( some who visited a long time ago, are even back posting ;o :p )
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Uchiha Nick wrote: I'm amazed to what they have done in a small day, and just to say; it looks awesome!


I am pretty sure they have had the script for quite a while...it just has been hidden like the new style. :P

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I just did a test conversion on my forum. It went flawlessly except I forgot the users table is named different from the rest. Now I have a board filled with posts but no users. I will try again tomorrow after renaming the tables all the same.

One thing I didn't like was how it was cycling through converting all the posts and there was no information telling me what it was doing. It took about 5 minutes to do 116,000 posts and I wouldn't have known if the script was broken or had timed out. There should be some type of list like:

Covert Forum Data: Done
Convert Post Data: In Progress
Convert Private Message Data:

And the page updates as it happens.

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It would even be better if they show some kind of progressbar... I have to convert more then 108k message and the conversion took more then 20 minute. Only on step is taking a lot of time, the inserting of the posts. I think you know in advance how many inserts you have to do. I know many people think that AJAX is some kind af a hype, but here it could be used to show a progress bar. I think it would be very usefull...

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It is not possible because we simply do not know how much needs to be processed in advance. ;) I for one did a test conversion which took 24+ hours. ;)

And the information is only written after it had been processed (here, a small change might be good to actually update the status more often - but again, we are using the template engine which displays the output after everything is done).

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I used the converter on my 770.000 posts forum (just to test it :)), And it worked like a charm. Ran for more than an hour though..

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Post by Ayreon »

Is it possible to parse custom bbcodes during update?

For example I have Moderator Tags mod installed. The updater doesn't parse the [mod][/mod] tag, so it looks ugly =). I must resave all posts with this tag after update and adding this bbcode...

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Post by cellpack »

hi

has the upgrade script been removed when i log in all there is is convert with no installed convertors?

Thanks

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cellpack wrote: hi

has the upgrade script been removed when i log in all there is is convert with no installed convertors?

Thanks

I don't know if it's intended behaviour but I needed to install a default phpbb3 and then go back to the install start page before it would let me use the converter.

I also copied the language file folder to the name the converter was looking for and updated the conversion script on line 193 to replace a variable that wasn't being set anywhere with it's (hopefully) intended value. After that it worked, albeit with a lot of php notices. It didn't copy a few things across, such as user ranks and titles, but I'll wait for beta 5 to report anything.

Still, didn't expect much else from a CVS version :)

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Klors wrote: I don't know if it's intended behaviour but I needed to install a default phpbb3 and then go back to the install start page before it would let me use the converter.


I've reported this as a bug.. that some axplanation about this fact would be usefull, but if you look at the INSTALL.htm file it explains how to convert a board.

The language file error should be fixed in the current CVS

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