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Re: [BETA] phpBB Garage 2.0

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:53 pm
by poyntesm
Latest SVN = https://phpbbgarage.svn.sourceforge.net ... hpbb/trunk

Its 100% only for testing though... when I release the next beta you will need to totally delete it and the DB and start from scratch. Also I have a fairly large commit I will be doing in the next few days so its not 100% up to date, but it does have a semi working converter which is interesting to test. But testing others parts is not needed yet as I am working towards SQL strict support.

Re: [BETA] phpBB Garage 2.0

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:44 pm
by tffnguy
Deleting the test board and database isn't a problem, but I'll just wait for the next beta like everyone else. Even if it kills me. ;)

Re: [BETA] phpBB Garage 2.0

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:39 am
by streetmachine
I am so desperate for the release of this its killing me lol :mrgreen:

Keep up the good work matey 8-)

Re: [BETA] phpBB Garage 2.0

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:03 pm
by FlexyClown
Killing us all!

Re: [BETA] phpBB Garage 2.0

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:54 pm
by poyntesm
LOL... sorry all for the wait. Got the CSS work back and have been trying to integrate that. Also trying to get the converter a bit more robust. It now is doing the images :D

Hang on in there... the next beta should be a good un...

Re: [BETA] phpBB Garage 2.0

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:07 pm
by poyntesm
OK. I have asked a few people running the SVN codebase to have a test and see if there is anything major stopping me getting the next beta out. So the wait for a version to test on phpBB3.0 is nearly over.

Re: [BETA] phpBB Garage 2.0

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:12 pm
by WMCMoo
Wicked

Cant wait, what sort of timescale are we looking ? next few days ? a week ? few weeks ? a month ???

just a rough time would be great :)

:geek: thanks

Re: [BETA] phpBB Garage 2.0

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:27 pm
by poyntesm
I will give you what I am aiming for. It can change and do not hold me to any of this. Its purely a goal.

So some private testers are trying out the latest SVN. If they give it the green light that will become the next beta which will be beta3 and that will be out by this weekend. Had to package it and prepare some docs but nothing major.

I plan a 3 week beta cycle with beta4 coming around the 9th Feb. For beta4 I want a quick 1 week cycle moving to a RC release roughly 16th Feb. Providing all goes well that RC will be submitted to MODDB and then it can take 1 month to get it approved.

However MODs like this are HUGE for the MOD team to validate. I expect most likely 3 RC releases might be needed.

Re: [BETA] phpBB Garage 2.0

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:36 pm
by WMCMoo
wicked, hope all goes well for you then :)

looks forward to the next beta/release

Re: [BETA] phpBB Garage 2.0

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:14 pm
by poyntesm
Anyone interested in seeing how this MOD installs and how it converts your data from phpBBGarage v1 will like this little video.

http://www.phpbbgarage.com/video/conversion/

It shows a start to finish install of phpBB3.0 and conversion phpBB2.0.22 and followed by a phpBBGarage2.0 install and conversion from phpBBGarage 1.0

The next beta is just around the corner :D :D

Re: [BETA] phpBB Garage 2.0

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:05 pm
by JoQ
I'm running a carforum for the Nissan 200sx s13 car, and a mod like this will make the forum way better. The members are looking forward to this mod (i havn't used it earlier, the forum started at phpBB3). Am I able to download the beta that you are releasing and run it on my forum or is it only a "closed" beta for special members?
If so, where do i download it when it is released? And will it be possible to update to next releases without loosing any data from the members?

Thank you alot!

Re: [BETA] phpBB Garage 2.0

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:05 pm
by poyntesm
The beta will be public and a link will be provided to download. However beta software is not for running live. While the plan is to allow upgrades it depends on how things progress.

Re: [BETA] phpBB Garage 2.0

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:36 pm
by callumw
Hi
Saw the vid on how to upgrade.
You converted from V1.2.0 to your phpbb3 and I see you have an upgrade for v1.0.5.....

My garage is V1.0.2
Will that be an issue?
I assume it's just pulling the DB info across and so as long as there was no alteration to the DB schema between V1.0.2 and v1.0.5 then it should transfer using that option?

Re: [BETA] phpBB Garage 2.0

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:48 pm
by ChriZathens
poyntesm wrote:Anyone interested in seeing how this MOD installs and how it converts your data from phpBBGarage v1 will like this little video.

http://www.phpbbgarage.com/video/conversion/

It shows a start to finish install of phpBB3.0 and conversion phpBB2.0.22 and followed by a phpBBGarage2.0 install and conversion from phpBBGarage 1.0

The next beta is just around the corner :D :D

Just saw the video..!!!
Man, you've done it again !!! :D
The whole process feels like garage is part of the board from the beginning !!!
Congratulations!!

One q:
I have 2 phpbb2 boards which use the garage and are waiting the v3 to be out so that I can migrate to Olympus. One board has version 1.0.4 and the other 1.0.5. I noticed in the video that the converter writes about phpbbgarage 1.0.5. Will it work with 1.0.4, too, or I'll have to upgrade to 1.0.5 first? (I assume it won't be necessary, since -as far as I recall - 1.0.5 did not have many differences from 1.0.4. Could U confirm this?)

Re: [BETA] phpBB Garage 2.0

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:27 am
by poyntesm
callumw ->yes correct it is just pulling the info across. The converter for 1.0.5 will work from 1.0.0 onwards. I did not test it (and not planing to) on version early than 1.0.0

ChriZathens -> Yeah see above.

Just remember though even though this looks lovely and polished its still a BETA release and you should only be running it to test it and not yet replace you old garage. Hopefully it will not be long before RC stage where I will support people running it live.