A look back at phpBB 3.0.14

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A look back at phpBB 3.0.14

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Here a look back. Who remembers?

click here phpBB 3.0.14

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I get your comment but I don’t fully understand it with the example you gave. And all running ok on PHP 7.3.19?
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Mick wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:26 pm
I get your comment but I don’t fully understand it with the example you gave. And all running ok on PHP 7.3.19?
Yes, but only with changes in source code. Look her. The next days I will update the topic. For php > 7.1 some changes are still necessary. These changes are not made to run a live forum. It is rather thought to convert his forum to PHPBB 3.3. PHP 5.6 is hardly available at the hosters. Because with php 7 it is hardly possible to convert a phpBB 3.0.14 to phpBB 3.3.
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wintstar wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:40 pm
PHP 5.6 is hardly available at the hosters. Because with php 7 it is hardly possible to convert a phpBB 3.0.14 to phpBB 3.3.
What keeps you from installing PHP5 on your computer? Then you can upgrade your board to i.e. phpBB3.1 or 3.2, then install PHP7, then upgrade further. No hoster required.
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why can't the installer/updater just be made compatible with php5?
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spaceace wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:13 pm
why can't the installer/updater just be made compatible with php5?
yeah, and I also want to be able to use my personal webserver with DOS. :P
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warmweer wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:24 pm
webserver with DOS. :P
How about making phpBB that runs well on Lynx browser?
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Brf wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:27 pm
How about making phpBB that runs well on Lynx browser?
Hey, I don't know Lynx browser. I that the latest state of the art? :mrgreen:
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I have no problem running php5 on my PC. I enjoy doing crazy things sometimes :D
And if you can bring a little joy to others with it, why not?
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I've split off these posts into a new topic. Please feel free to continue discussion in this topic. ;)
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spaceace wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:13 pm
why can't the installer/updater just be made compatible with php5?
What do you do then to get the 3.3 installation that it would be upgraded to running since it's got a PHP 7.1.3+ requirement?
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DavidIQ wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:10 pm
What do you do then to get the 3.3 installation that it would be upgraded to running since it's got a PHP 7.1.3+ requirement?
that would depend on your hosting. my hosting offers PHP5.3 to PHP7.4 with a simple .htaccess line.

all that would have to be done at the end of the installer with the ACP login link is a warning that PHP7.1 must be running to access the board after the update to 3.3. everyone is supposed to backup the entire board and DB, so going back if the update goes bad is easy
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Neither the installer nor the board load at all if you're running PHP less than 7. The installer is also not its own product. It is very dependent on the inner workings of phpBB which in turn is dependent on the vendor libraries it uses which many have abandoned support for PHP 5. It would also be a step back to continue supporting a version of PHP that has been completely abandoned for over a year. The board is unusable anyways during the upgrade so some downtime should always be expected when going from 3.0 to 3.3.
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If you have the 3.0.14 DB and the config.php file (plus the files folder and some others) then that's all what you need to upgrade directly to phpBB 3.3.x using PHP 7.1.3+. I do not see where the issue lies honestly, it is simple as it is. :D

There is no need to have the 3.0.14 board running, if not to sanitize the DB with the right tool prior to upgrade, that's something you can also do locally using PHP 5.6.xx then import the DB.
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Re: A look back at phpBB 3.0.14

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It was not about that here not about Converting as the sense of my contribution in the actual topic "phpBB.com Website Feedback". I had brought in the conversion only as an example. My real purpose of my contribution was to look back at what was before 3.1.
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