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Author:  Ironman [ Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:56 am ]
Post subject:  forum upgrade

There has been a forum upgrade planned for a while now. I finally feel comfortable with that, so I have tentatively scheduled it for tomorrow. It will be on 3/16 1AM CDT, 6AM GMT. I just have to hear back from James to make sure he is ready.

I will be upgrading to PHPBB3.0.8. So at 6AM GMT, I will wait until everyone is off the forum, and then take it offline. I will backup the database. Then I will install the new software in the staging directory. Next I will convert the database to work with the new software. Then the old forum software will go in an archive folder, and the new forum will be moved to where the old one is now.

That whole thing shouldn't take very long. Well under an hour for sure. However there will probably be bugs to work out, and I will have to make some modifications. So in GMT, the window will be from 6 to 10AM.

I should have it back up before the end of the window. However there may be some secondary functionality, which I may have to work on over the rest of the week.

Author:  Ironman [ Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:19 pm ]
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It is definitely a go. So I will be taking the forum down at 6AM GMT, which is about 3.5 hours from now.

Author:  Oscar_Actuary [ Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:34 pm ]
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may the force be with you

Author:  Ironman [ Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:08 am ]
Post subject:  Re: forum upgrade

All done. Let me know if there are any problems.

Author:  robt-aus [ Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:33 am ]
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wow. looks good. thank you!

Author:  wilburburns [ Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: forum upgrade

Looks good, I hope it was as seemless as expected.

Cliff

Author:  Oscar_Actuary [ Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:45 am ]
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it feels so young and hip now
hope all the old guys aren't intimidated by the high falutent buttons and thinggamajigz

"Get off my lawn, son!" ...

excuse me, where was I...

oh yeah, peeling my apple out here on the porch,
'bout time for a nap.

"close that ice box!"

Author:  Ironman [ Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: forum upgrade

Yea, it was very seamless. I didn't have any trouble with it. I had to make some changes to file permissions and add a line to a couple PHP scripts, but it went well. Hopefully later on today I will have time to do some testing.

Author:  Jebus [ Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: forum upgrade

I already forgot what the last forum looked like.

Author:  stuward [ Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:19 am ]
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You young guys must have short attention spans.

Author:  robertscott [ Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:03 am ]
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blame our instant outmeal culture of instant gratification

Author:  jps [ Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: forum upgrade

Site looks better and loads faster for me. I can't seem to log in on my phone though....??

Author:  Ironman [ Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: forum upgrade

That's strange. there should actually be additional options for the phone. I turned on all the RSS and other feeds. Are you getting an error message? I understand the browsers on some of those phones are a little funky. I have a very basic phone at the moment. I'll see if I can get on with my wife's android later on tonight.

Author:  jps [ Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: forum upgrade

No error....just goes right back to the log in page. No problems until the upgrade. I'm using a blackberry storm. Not a big deal really, I can visit all the forums just fine, but in the rare case when I get a PM and I'm at work, its nice to be able to check.

Author:  Ironman [ Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: forum upgrade

It works on my wife's phone.

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