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The Upgrade Thread

Discussion in 'New Forum Stuff' started by Ed, May 1, 2008.

  1. Ed

    Ed Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    We are going to move to a different software product for the community in the next week or so. We will be moving to a product called VBulletin which we believe will address some of the strange cookie issues that some users have experienced.

    We will announce a cut off date when we'll have some posts lost in space but it should be minimal.

    The initial testing has went well but we still have some things to work out so that it goes as smoothly as possible.

    More information to come.
     
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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Re: Software Change Coming

    Well, considering I'm installing the stuff ....

    :p

    The cut-off date will be almost immediately: I need time to actually do it. Provided there aren't too many posts to xfer, I may be able to do this manually.
     
  3. Ed

    Ed Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Re: Software Change Coming

    Pete,

    It is in your capable hands.


    Ed
     
  4. Steve

    Steve Clarinet CE/Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    Re: Software Change Coming

    so does that mean today, tomorrow and the weekend ??
     
  5. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Re: Software Change Coming

    Bwahahahahahahaha!!!11111one

    Er. OK.

    @Steve: I've been working on it whenever I have a chance. I can't give you an official, "It'll be ready by" answer. I've only been testing the stuff to see if I could make it work, as Ed said he had some problems with the converters.
     
  6. tictactux

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    Re: Software Change Coming

    If you need help or a beta tester, just honk.
    I'm good at HTML and CSS. I'm bad at sight reading, though.

    In any case - good luck, and much success.

    May The Bytes Be With You.
     
  7. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Known issues:

    * Past posts that contained words that had accent marks have random replacement characters (e.g., "Lor?e" instead of "Loree"). If you see one, be so kind as to post it here. I'll do a global search and replace.

    * There are some posts that are by "0" or have a post year of 1969. These were redirects. If you find one, post the link and I'll take care of it.

    * Some of the smileys didn't transfer. If you find a post with orphan smiley code (e.g., ":smiley:"), please post a link to that post.

    And ... that's all the problems I know of. Oh. Remember that your profile picture and avatar picture are two different things :).
     
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  8. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    vBulletin 3.7.1 PL1 Update

    On 06-09-08, we went offline for approximately 1/2 hour at 8:00pm to 8:30pm Arizona Standard time for the vBulletin 3.7.1 PL1 Update.

    I have backups of all the 3.70 stuff, just in case.

    NOTE: Most of the fancy themes were not compatible with this new version, so they were removed. Sorry, folks.

    Please post here if you see any problems. Thanks much.
     
  9. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    vBulletin 3.72 Update

    Will be installed later today. I'm going to do some quickie backups at this moment.
     
  10. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Well, that only took about an hour. RSVP if you see any weirdness!
     
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    Gandalfe Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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  12. Ed

    Ed Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Looks good so far.

    Thanks for taking care of this.
     
  13. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    You're welcome. I wanted to get it done before my "vacation" starting next week. I'm not going anywhere, but I'm starting to check off chores ....
     
  14. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    vBulletin 3.8.0 Upgrade

    Is finished. Please report any problems you see in this thread.

    Thanks!
     
  15. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Just combined all the existing upgrade threads ....
     
  16. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    vBulletin 3.8.3 upgrade completed. This is allegedly the last update before 4.0 is released in approximately 6 months.

    Please report here if you have any problems or see something really unusual.
     
  17. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    vBulletin 4.0 is supposed to be released in approximately a week.

    1. I plan on waiting at least a week after it's available before I install it, just to see if anyone else has had issues.
    2. The upgrade will probably take a lot longer than the incremental updates I've done, so that means I'd be doing it on a weekend and the Forum will be down a bit longer than for a normal update.

    More information when I get the software!
     
  18. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    vBulletin 4.0 is now available. However, I think I'll wait until they come out with 4.0.1 on Jan. 7th.

    It's got a bunch of shiny new features. I like it. You can see it in action at http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forum.php
     
  19. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    3.8.4 pl2 was released a few days ago and I've installed it, here. There were various warnings about, "Install this or the hackers will get you", so I did.

    We're still planning on the vBulletin 4 upgrade in January.
     
  20. Dave Dolson

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    FWIW, it didn't recognize me when I entered the site. Had to log in again. Now what was that password? Too many passwords, so little time . . . DAVE
     

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