why you are not updating the forum software

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mgadallah
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why you are not updating the forum software

Post by mgadallah » Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:08 am

Hi

Why you are still using phpBB 2 here and did not updated to the latest phpBB 3.0.4 which has many more features and stable plus security :D.

I know that it is not my business and it is your own decision but was just wondering about your point of view for this regards.

Thanks
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Post by 5eraph » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:39 am

What I know:
  • It was in the pipeline two years ago, but phpBB 3 was still in beta then. This was a few months before I became moderator. Ryan was waiting for it to go final. Then he got his degree, landed a full time job, moved, etc.
What I believe:
  • I'd imagine the forum update has since ceased to be a priority.

    If it ain't broke...

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Post by mgadallah » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:54 pm

Thanks for replying.

Please do not get my following lines as if I am debating or argument as we agreed that it is not my business but i am just talking for the good of the website and forum itself.

Here is a full comparison between phpBB2 & phpBB3.

Also phpBB3 is more stable, secure ...etc compared to the phpbb2 version.

Also upgrading is easily done, and you can have a test board to do it first.

At the end it is your call as a team :D

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Post by crashfly » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:56 pm

I would tend to agree with 5eraph on that.

It is not *that* difficult to update the forum, however it takes a bit of time to do it right for a forum of this size.

One has to:
1. have the time
2. have the appropriate permissions/access rights
3. have the knowledge to fix it if something goes wrong

Typically, 1 is the biggest issue while 3 is the one that prevents the update due to the philosophy of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".
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Post by mgadallah » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:06 pm

Hum .... ok it was just my opinion ... but my advise to have a regular backups in case it was hacked or anything wrong happened.

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Post by RyanVM » Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:04 pm

It's been on my to-do list for awhile. I will eventually...
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Post by user_hidden » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:32 pm

gotta agree with 5eraph ... " if it ain't broke....."

other than IE8 compatibility what's the diff?

i find no worries from the forum other than the server providers errors from time to time but that has nada to do with the forum software being run.

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Post by crashfly » Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:29 am

There *are* minor things to complain about. One of those being the search function sucks. But then that may even happen with the current version of the forum software. Another would be the additional features not currently found on this forum.

Meh ... it is all good in the end. When Ryan gets the time, he may update the forum. Otherwise, don't hold your breath. :D
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