Discuss: phpBB 3.0.3 released

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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.0.3 released

Post by ChriZathens » Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:06 pm

For anyone who thinks that may be helped by this :
I did the following.. compared 3.0.2 & 3.0.3 version with winmerge, having omitted all language and style (html) files, since codechanges for those files already exist. I afterwards selected only files which are different and clicked on create patch...The format is similar to the patch files provided by the team. Only difference is that it includes only php files (without the lang files). So, hopefully, if you follow the text file's directions to update lang and styles and then the file that winmerge created for me you should be OK.
Anyways, here is the file that was created (if someone can make it more easy to understand be my guest)

Warning: This is just me trying to give some help. I do not guarantee anything...

-Notice by Marshalrusty-
I have removed the file attached here. If you have run the automatic updater and need to view the code changes for individual files, please use: http://www.marshalrusty.com/phpBB/code_changes/
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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.0.3 released

Post by Melshimber » Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:14 pm

Thanks peops, love the work you all do to make this bit of ace software.

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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.0.3 released

Post by Anon » Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:03 am

DarkGod wrote:
femu wrote:Can I go up with my already started update or not??
Hi. It looks like you missed cherokee red's post.
cherokee red wrote:Guys, please remember that this is a discussion topic and not a support topic. If you have any issues updating your forum, please post in the support forums and not there thanks :)
Hi

While I can understand trying to help, please in future use the post report function, so we can deal with the post. Thanks :)

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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.0.3 released

Post by DragonMaster1 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:07 am

DavidIQ wrote:
Sunka wrote:What should I do? It looks that I will have to stay stucked in v3.0.2
With 130 mods? I'd say you are and there's nothing that can really be done unless you know what the MODs are and what code changes have been done so when you do a dif between your files and the changed files you'd be able to tell what's what. I didn't even realize we had that many MODDB-approved MODs! :lol:
There are a LOT of approved mods: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewforum.php?f=69

I also have about 120 of them installed and when I ran the auto update it basically said that every files was messed up.

I know that I am not the only one who has this problem as many others I know who have a board that has even less mods than I do, are having severe problems.

We NEED to have EASY TO USE line by line CODE CHANGES as used to be done with ver 2.

Not only because not ALL of the mod authors keep their mods updated, but because at times we have had to move code around to get it to the place where we need it to appear.

By making us update ONLY with this new system, you are killing numerous boards because of the numerous errors that must be corrected before it can ever be used again.

The whole reason most of us are using phpBB is because of all the modifications that can be added.
Without being able to do the new updates, the boards are slowly being rendered useless for the future.

I resisted moving from phpBB2 but finally did when it looked like ver 3 was working well enough that most modifications could be redone for it. The ver 3 creators assured us that this upgrade was necessary and once done would be much better than ver 2. Perhaps if all these modifications were built into the software, it would not be so bad. But by wanting to have a unique board you are telling us to start over AGAIN or use a base board and not complain.

I nurtured my ver 2 board for years and was really upset to have to rebuild it all over again to ver 3.

Now it looks like it would be necessary at each and every update, where I would have to re-install each one of the 120+ mods I use...not to mention any new ones I want to add.

It took months to add them all as it is, and I just don’t have the time to be re-adding and re-working these continuously as a FULL TIME JOB!!!

By NOT making the code changes EASILY available, you are killing the community of people who want to have a board that is different from the numerous boring vanilla boards. My users want something different and if I was forced to use a base board, I would lose all my members as soon as they saw the new look.

Needless to say, I and MANY others are NOT pleased with the way this is progressing. We were assured that by migrating from ver 2, we would NOT have any problems....but I see this as a HUGE problem that is big enough to stop people from doing any new upgrades and are now forcing us/them to look for other board software that is EASY to update.

I implore you to make the code changes available in an EASY TO USE format....

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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.0.3 released

Post by mikeablah » Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:40 am

Well, I went ahead and updated the board using the automatic updater. I had installed 49 or 50 (I forgot the actual figures) and still managed to update except for just 1 conflict and that was with phpbb arcade 1.0.RC3 @ includes/functions_user.php. I let it keep the new block and just applied the file over afterwards.

I let it merge the code on everything else and it went very smoothly. I then went and applied the template changes on a custom theme I have. No problems there so far! :twisted:

So those worried about updating, honestly, give it a shot but I would recommend installing something like XAMP and test it locally first.

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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.0.3 released

Post by Highway of Life » Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:54 am

There is a wiki article for setting up phpBB3 on your localhost :)
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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.0.3 released

Post by DavidIQ » Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:10 am

DragonMaster1 wrote:There are a LOT of approved mods: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewforum.php?f=69
Wow...thanks for pointing that out...I would have NEVER found them :lol:

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Thanks for PHPBB 3.0.3 thread!!

Post by silent_thunder » Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:28 am

PHPBB is the best free forum software available and I am a proud owner of forum using PHPBB3.0.2!!

I always grateful for the phpbb family and I will do my part in making phpbb grow more!!

Update went smooth no gliches my forum was back in action 30 minutes thats because I have numerous conflicts as I had many hacks.

No problems with the forum so far

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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.0.3 released

Post by matt1206 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:59 am

Just updated my other two boards. Used auto-updater again, and while about 10 conflicts found, I merged the files using the new code block, and everything is working OK.

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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.0.3 released

Post by DarkGod » Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:21 am

Anon wrote:Hi

While I can understand trying to help, please in future use the post report function, so we can deal with the post. Thanks :)
Will do.

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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.0.3 released

Post by damsprivate » Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:31 am

today i just got finished my upgrade theme from 3.0.2 to 3.0.3 i hope sub silver are still supported on next update :D
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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.0.3 released

Post by levak » Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:01 pm

Neat...

Thanks, Matej

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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.0.3 released

Post by A_O_C » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:32 pm

damsprivate wrote:today i just got finished my upgrade theme from 3.0.2 to 3.0.3 i hope sub silver are still supported on next update :D
if by next update you mean phpbb 3.0.4, then most likely. if by next update you mean the 3.2.x line, then as per Meik, it may be dropped. ;)

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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.0.3 released

Post by ChriZathens » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:51 pm

I also tried an update in one of my forums.. It had about 6 or 7 mods installed (btw I believe that 100 mods is just too much, guys..) and the update completed with no conflicts at all.. :D
Back online, everything was working as it should..
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Re: Discuss: phpBB 3.0.3 released

Post by Sunka » Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:12 pm

100 MODs are too much? Maybe, but it is our choice to install, or not install them.

I totally agree with DragonMaster1 post.
I choose phpBB3 for my forum not because he is free, but because he is adaptable to my needs. Big problem is not automated MOD install and uninstall (something like module install and uninstall on Joomla) . To many chance to mess up...especially when upgrading forum (and for that automatic upgrade is exist.... :roll:

Yes, I am stuck in v3.0.2 without help

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