FStadler wrote:is there any ideas on how the phpbb2 to phpbb3 converter will handle mods?
Not at all. There will only be an official converter for a vanilla 2.0.x board.
The only two (probably) exceptions should be:
- mods that don't modify your database (they will be lost of course, but you can still convert)
- attachement mod
So when I use the updater from 2 to 3 will it get rid of every other mod and database adjustment I have made on my existing board? I want a clean fresh phpbb 3 with no mods whatsoever so will the updater just take the important stuff that I want? (posts and users...that's it!)
Sorry if the details of the updater are not confirmed yet, I'm in Vietnam travelling so havent really been keeping in touch!
FStadler wrote: The files are completely new - so updating to 3 will remove all mods from your board files (because they are deleted and just the new ones are used).
The database export/import might fail if your mods changed the layout of the original phpbb-tables. If your mods only added new tables, the update should work without problem.
TimJBart wrote: I realise its a bit pointless me asking. I'll just have to wait for release, run the script and see what happens. Or I could just maually import posts and users? What is the best way of doing this?
DRIFTPIG wrote: Absolutely awesome!!! I've modded the hell outta my forum and i'd say 75% of the mods i have installed are already packaged into phpbb3. Absolutely love it!!! So much work must go into development of these projects, its a real credit to all the team!! One quick question, my forum is what i'd class as extensively modded with at least 15 mods min added, is there any ideas on how the phpbb2 to phpbb3 converter will handle mods?
jeevan25 wrote: When I first used it as CVS [still don't know what it stands for, even though saw the meaning a lot of times] it looked crappy as hell. Sorry if offensive language. It was like MODded phpBB2. Now it rocks. I must say that phpBB3 will put phpBB in a higher position that before.
The best thing about phpBB3:
and so many that I can't remember.
Still haven't found ./includes/page_header.php, and I have been looking since pre-beta released.
Though the installation process could have been made better.
mwildam wrote: So I also guess that most of the existing mods for PhpBB 2.0.x will not work for PhpBB 3.x, isn't it?
As you are saying this: My impression is that in the last years a lot of BB-software has grown up and some had features like printer friendly view or forum subscription already after vanilla installation. So there was sometimes the impression (for me personally) in the last year that probably other boards may develop quicklier in the future. As I am a developer I have chosen PhpBB not only but with big importance because there are so many mods available. - For an advanced user who wants to install a BB software probably other boards that had more features after new installation other boards were the preferred choice in the last times.yexusbeliever wrote: I anticipate more response and feedback, but there isn't alot. I hope not too many folks left phpBB community during all these years, awaiting for this moment.