Questions for 3.0

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Questions for 3.0

Post by Aldenhier » Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:37 pm

Here are a few questions I have:

1. Where will it be first available for download? Here or on phpBB (with the sourceforge.net mirrors)?

2. Will the main site (phpbb.com) be in maintenence mode whenever they are upgrading? If so, how long will the upgrading take on phpBB.com site? Will it change the look of all of the other pages to fit with the new *unknown* style?

3. How long should the upgrading take on a vanilla phpBB? On a heavily modded?

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Re: Questions for 3.0

Post by stubbers » Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:02 pm

Heavily modded, your mod's will probably be completely erased by the upgrade script. That's what I was told! If you want to keep them, well that's virtually impossible! But why would you want to mod this, most of the mods are already incorperated into the system :)

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Re: Questions for 3.0

Post by Nullius » Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:20 pm

stubbers wrote: Heavily modded, your mod's will probably be completely erased by the upgrade script. That's what I was told! If you want to keep them, well that's virtually impossible! But why would you want to mod this, most of the mods are already incorperated into the system :)
Or you will have to wait for developers to make their own upgrade-script for a specific mod ;)
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Re: Questions for 3.0

Post by APTX » Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:32 pm

Attachements mod will work anyhow.
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Re: Questions for 3.0

Post by stubbers » Wed Feb 23, 2005 2:29 am

I really don't see that happening, my board was heavily modded but unfortunatley the people i was maintaining it for decided to cancel the site. My plan was to ditch the mods and just keep the database!

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Re: Questions for 3.0

Post by Graham » Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:55 am

1. Supported versions (eg Beta and later) will be distributed in the same way as any other release

2. No comment

3. How long's a piece of string? There is no answer to this question since it will depend on the size of your board
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Re: Questions for 3.0

Post by ch3tzy » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:13 am

stubbers wrote: I really don't see that happening, my board was heavily modded but unfortunatley the people i was maintaining it for decided to cancel the site. My plan was to ditch the mods and just keep the database!
stub.
It most likely wont work. ditching the mods, wont erase the database tables that were created. Ive had to re-start my whole forum, but at the moment im waiting for 3. so either u restart. or depending on your host.

have two forums running old and new. give members lets say a month to create there new username in the new forum.

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Re: Questions for 3.0

Post by DeadEye686 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:26 pm

ch3tzy wrote:
stubbers wrote: I really don't see that happening, my board was heavily modded but unfortunatley the people i was maintaining it for decided to cancel the site. My plan was to ditch the mods and just keep the database!
stub.
It most likely wont work. ditching the mods, wont erase the database tables that were created. Ive had to re-start my whole forum, but at the moment im waiting for 3. so either u restart. or depending on your host.

have two forums running old and new. give members lets say a month to create there new username in the new forum.
Unless the mods you have installed have modified standard phpBB fields in standard phpBB tables, then you won't have a problem upgrading. phpBB simply won't touch the extra fields and/or tables and leave them intact (although any mods utilizing them would need to be rewritten).

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Re: Questions for 3.0

Post by ch3tzy » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:15 pm

wouldnt the un-used tables, slow the site down.?

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Re: Questions for 3.0

Post by APTX » Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:26 pm

You already had them in your previos phpBB and it worked.
You will be able to delete them. Manually if you must.
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