So really it’s the “design” that you believe would take the longest? -- the upgrade itself should take less than an hour on most boards. And depending on how experienced you are with editing styles, if you’re good, not more than a day... if not, well... that might be your slowdown there, but really, your complaint is not how long the update would take, but how long it would take you to edit the style how you like it, correct?rreptile wrote:Days. And that's if things go well.
also note the time span between phpbb2 and phpbb3.rreptile wrote:Frankly, I would rather be running the phpBB rather than going through the hassle of upgrading, knowing that only a short time later, there will be yet another necessary upgrade.
I agree that this is the most important question, and the answer is support, security updates and bug fixes. And yes most users really need those things. IMHO nobody should be staying on 2.0.x how good the reason might be. Sooner or later you will run into problems on an outdated and unsupported installation, and to whom will you go than?Dogs and things wrote:The most important one being: "What does phpBB3 have to offer that I don´t have in my current phpBB2, and do I really need those things"?
And even if upgrading the style does take longer, that isn't downtime for your forum. All of the work of style tweaking and conversion can be done offline, long before the conversion is scheduled to take place.Daniel Exe wrote:Upgrading a phpBB2 style to phpBB3 shouldn't take any longer than 3-4 hours if you're basing it on subSilver2. Even with quite some modifications to the design, my own GuildWarsAlliance style was updated in under 5 hours, and that was without any past experience with subSilver2.