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Board Upgrade News

Postby JQW » 22 Dec 2016, 11:24

It looks highly likely that a new version of phpBB will be appearing in early January.

I propose to perform the upgrade here sometime soon afterwards, and at the same time make some other changes here too, including adding site encryption.

It may mean that I'll have to take the site off-line for a whole weekend to perform the upgrade, and perhaps also take it down prior to the upgrade to perform some integrity checks.

I'll post more news when I get it.
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Re: Board Upgrade News

Postby Diamond Dog » 22 Dec 2016, 11:30

Any chance you can delete Gash's account - and his cronies too?
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Re: Board Upgrade News

Postby Diamond Dog » 22 Dec 2016, 11:30

Oh dear... that was meant to be a pm.
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Re: Board Upgrade News

Postby Diamond Dog » 22 Dec 2016, 11:32

Like normal.
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Re: Board Upgrade News

Postby JQW » 25 Dec 2016, 23:22

The release date of phpBB 3.2 has now been confirmed - January 7th. Assuming, of course, that no major issues are found with the software before then.
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Re: Board Upgrade News

Postby never/ever » 26 Dec 2016, 09:30

Is there any noticeable change to the design? New skins?
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Re: Board Upgrade News

Postby JQW » 07 Jan 2017, 11:32

All being well the new software should appear later today. I've no idea as to how many design templates it'll come with at the moment.
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Re: Board Upgrade News

Postby JQW » 07 Jan 2017, 21:03

I've got hold of the new software now. There's only one set of template files included as standard, but more seem to be available.

My plan is to upload the software to a different URL on this domain for testing purposes, as a new board. Once I'm satisfied with it, I'll attempt to migrate the board to the new sub-domain, with the option of being able to keep the old site if there are migration problems. This will be over one weekend sometime in the next few weeks, all being well.
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Re: Board Upgrade News

Postby never/ever » 08 Jan 2017, 07:32

Could this mean another purge of pages/threads if migration is successful?
I might quickly cotton on C to that if it were so.....
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Re: Board Upgrade News

Postby JQW » 21 Jan 2017, 21:48

I'm going to perform the upgrade in two stages. First will be the move to a new URL plus encryption support, which I hope to perform one weekend in the near future.

The actual software update will probably come a few weeks later once I've obtained some extra templates.
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Re: Board Upgrade News

Postby JQW » 27 Jan 2017, 19:32

I'm going to have to hold off adding encryption for a while, but I should be able to change the site URL sometime this weekend, hopefully without taking the site off line.
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Re: Board Upgrade News

Postby JQW » 07 Feb 2017, 18:49

I've migrated the board software to a new location. I need to run a few tests, and once satisfied, I'll enable the automatic redirection to the new URL, which should allow all existing URLs to work correctly.
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Re: Board Upgrade News

Postby JQW » 27 Feb 2017, 16:24

Not got around to planning the update yet, but I think I've managed to resolve the recent performance issues.
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Re: Board Upgrade News

Postby Charlie O. » 27 Feb 2017, 17:17

JQW wrote:... I think I've managed to resolve the recent performance issues.

Thank you!
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Re: Board Upgrade News

Postby Goat Boy » 28 Feb 2017, 11:44

There seems to be an issue with the search facility?
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Re: Board Upgrade News

Postby Dog Pickle 'BEAUT' » 28 Feb 2017, 12:03

Charlie O. wrote:
JQW wrote:... I think I've managed to resolve the recent performance issues.

Thank you!


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Re: Board Upgrade News

Postby martha » 01 Mar 2017, 07:02

I;m probably at fault for slowing the place down because I was "reorganizing" things in the Cup Forum.
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Re: Board Upgrade News

Postby Jimbo » 01 Mar 2017, 08:11

Now you can get back to talking shit about me in real time!
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Re: Board Upgrade News

Postby JQW » 08 Mar 2017, 21:02

We're still not 100% stable, and hence I'm holding off updating until things are sorted.

I have, though, carried out a few changes today to handle a couple of web-crawlers better, either of which may been contributing to poor site performance.
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Re: Board Upgrade News

Postby Diamond Dog » 12 Mar 2017, 23:16

Is there a reason for Sporting Life now dropping below both Jolly Ups and Classic Threads on the homepage, Paul?
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