My theme is not based on subSilver2. I don't really want to devote 3-4 hours at this point. Personally, I think that 3-4 hours is a considerable length of time to spend. I would rather be using those 3-4 hours for discussions. (See? Here I am in this forum, rather than using the time to upgrade my own forum.)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.
First of all, none of what I have written in this thread should be construed as a complaint. The subject of this thread is "What does phpBB2's retirement mean for you?" I am merely answering the question.Highway of Life wrote: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?
It makes no difference to me whether the upgrading of the design or the board is what will take the time. Both WILL take time. I'm just not prepared to take the time and I'm not prepared to subject my forumites to the "out of the box" looks of phpBB3 while I get rid of the various unwanted features. As far as I'm concerned, making sure that the design doesn't change is part of the upgrade. I don't really want any of my forumites to even notice that there has been an upgrade.
Yes, it's true. I'm lazy and reactionary. I'll take my chances with continuing to run phpBB2. Who knows? Maybe I'll just shut the thing down completely.