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Author:  Fritz [ October 24th, 2014, 8:11 pm ]
Post subject:  PhpBB 3.1.0 Is Coming

Well, I did put this in the description of this forum:

Quote:
Also the place to find out first when Fritz is going to f*** with the software again.


The PhpBB Group is scheduled to release the latest version of their software, PhpBB 3.1.0, on October 28. It's been in development since 3.0.0 released almost seven years ago, and entered the Alpha stage early this year. I've been running a 3.1.x board on my localhost since Beta 3, back in May.

It's a bigger change than just updating the board from a 3.0 version to another 3.0 (the current incarnation is 3.0.12), but not as large as the change from 2.0.x to 3.0.x was. I'm planning to do this upgrade on Sunday, November 2nd, after I change back to the Ecto Green style.

I've already created all of the styles the Ectozone and GBWC message boards use for 3.1.x thanks to the Beta and RC releases. You will notice a few differences in functionality, and some stuff might be moved, but it's a subtle change.

In case it isn't clear, all of the posts and users should not be affected. It all will be there; I'm not restarting the board whole cloth, just upgrading it's software.

This means the board will go offline for a while on November 2nd as I do the upgrade. If there's any problem doing so, the 3.0.12 files will not be affected, and I can switch back to it if necessary.

If there's any question or problem, let me know!

Thanks for visiting the Ectozone!
:)

Author:  jason knetge [ October 26th, 2014, 5:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: PhpBB 3.1.0 Is Coming

dos this mean I will have to re regester ?


responded to soon. :P

Author:  Fritz [ October 26th, 2014, 6:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: PhpBB 3.1.0 Is Coming

jason knetge wrote:
dos this mean I will have to re regester ?


responded to soon. :P


Nope. All the current log-in information should work just fine.

But if there's any problem, use the "I Forgot My Password" link. If that doesn't work, email me.

Author:  Fritz [ October 28th, 2014, 8:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: PhpBB 3.1.0 Is Coming

Ehgh.

I did the 3.1.0 conversion on the same localhost test board I've been using since Beta 3, and it worked just fine.

Then I basically created an all-new test board, updating straight from 3.0.12 to 3.1.0 using a copy of the database I made just two days ago, with a fresh install of the 3.1.0 files.

Gives me error messages.

Switched back to the files I'd been using since Beta 3.

Still the same error message.

Will try again tomorrow. If it doesn't work, I guess I have to bug the guys at PhpBB. I don't really want to try a live conversion until I have a successful one on my local machine.

Author:  Fritz [ November 1st, 2014, 10:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: PhpBB 3.1.0 Is Coming

After some retries, I wonder if the problem isn't in my server emulator.

I'm seriously contemplating attempting the conversion of the GBWC board later today; if it works, all will be good for the Ectozone attempt tomorrow.

And as previously mentioned, if there's a problem, the 3.0.12 files won't be affected, and I can continue to run that version until I really do figure it out.

Author:  jason knetge [ November 2nd, 2014, 2:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: PhpBB 3.1.0 Is Coming

Fritz wrote:
jason knetge wrote:
dos this mean I will have to re regester ?


responded to soon. :P


Nope. All the current log-in information should work just fine.

But if there's any problem, use the "I Forgot My Password" link. If that doesn't work, email me.

Ddid you ever get a FB page ?

if you did I would like to add you.

Author:  Fritz [ November 2nd, 2014, 4:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: PhpBB 3.1.0 Is Coming

jason knetge wrote:
Ddid you ever get a FB page ?

if you did I would like to add you.


Nah. I never really found the need to do so.

Real life has delayed my intent on getting the 3.1x upgrade done. I may get the GBWC board done tonight, and the Ectozone tomorrow. If I can't get to the GBWC tonight, we'll see about tomorrow.

Thanks everyone for their patience.

:)

Author:  Fritz [ November 4th, 2014, 4:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: PhpBB 3.1.0 Is Coming

The conversion of the GBWC board is done. You might want to go over there and take a look.

It's funny; after all the trouble I had doing the 3.0.12 to 3.1.0 conversion on my localhost, on the actual GBWC server it went smooth as glass.

I'm shooting to give the conversion of the Ectozone a try tomorrow.

Author:  Fritz [ November 5th, 2014, 3:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: PhpBB 3.1.0 Is Coming

Conversion complete.

Just like the GBWC board, smooth as glass.

Thanks everyone again for their patience.

:)

Author:  jason knetge [ November 12th, 2014, 2:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: PhpBB 3.1.0 Is Coming

hold on is it up ?


if so couldn't even tell.

Author:  Fritz [ November 12th, 2014, 10:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: PhpBB 3.1.0 Is Coming

jason knetge wrote:
hold on is it up ?


if so couldn't even tell.


:lol: I said it'd be a subtle change--I made the new style as close to the 3.0x version as possible for just that reason. I guess the only obvious thing looking at the forum mainpage is the title of the topic last posted on shows up along with the date of the post and the person who posted it.

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