Re: Yahoo To PHPBB3 (New Name=Y2B3W7) Released
Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:52 am
EULA updated 09 Mar 2012, 1946 hours ET (USA); and uploaded at 1949 hours ET (USA).
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Good day all:gs2088c wrote:Updated version (2012.3.1) uploaded. Please remember: per the EULA, para 6.4.1: "Users must maintain the most current version of the program before support is provided."
Effective 17 Jun 2012, 1910 ET (USA) a new version (2012.6.17) of Y2B3W7 has been uploaded. This means:gs2088c wrote:It has been decided that all my programs, including Y2B3W7 will now have an accelerated cut over time to a minimum platform of Windows 7, service pack 1. The new date is 17 Jun 2012, 0001 hours (12:01am) ET (USA).
Since these are general questions, I will answer then without the required "support request file" as outlined in my 2012_07_17 post above.kazkotx wrote:Hello. I havent gone through the steps to use your program yet but I have read the help file. I have a few questions for you regarding general usage. In the help file there is a slight reference to using the system in an iterative fashion instead of all at once. What I would like to accomplish is essentially setting all of these things up to run nightly from a scheduled job such that any recent activity on the yahoo group is downloaded and archived into the forum. This of course would be a single direction method to sync to the forum.
So my questions are:
Can this be run from command line/script without using the gui/user interface?
Can this be run in that fashion to only execute new entries
What else might need to be done in order to automate such a thing to sync nightly or weekly?
In this scenario, I'd be executing the final setup on my 2003 server, so it might be nice if you did not block it from running on a server in the future: 5.02 = Windows Server 2003.
I am currently successfully archiving my yahoo groups daily using Yahoo2Mbox. So I find myself with a number of very large mbox files and no way to import into phpbb. So I am considering experimenting with your solution.
I certainly appreciate you efforts here on this tool.
I've taken a QUICK LOOK at the Yahoo2mbox, and based on the short time of testing it, things look good. What I mean is that the current program used to get posts from yahoo (PG-Offline) most likely will be abandoned for the Yahoo2mbox, if I do rewrite it.kazkotx wrote:Very nice response. Thanks.
The Yahoo2Mbox is command line run which allows you to use it in a batch file. I have the scheduler on my 2003 server running the script daily to update all of my archives with recent posts. Once you have gone through the initial hassle of gathering all of the group history using the dual-account script and timers, it is then very easy to stay up to date. And that leaves you with a mbox file of the entire group history. I have one group that is at 1.5G right now but most are far under that. So being a free script, that is still working well, that can be automated, it's a good source for input. What remains is a way to parse and bring into the phpbb3 database in an automated fashion that can run in a script. Obviously it will also need to keep track of last message number processed, but that's about it. All imported messages would be posted as the Forum group member you choose.
This end result gives you a one-way running archive of a yahoo group without needing any complicated mail server stuff going on. This would allow me to present more friendly content to my niche group, many of which already participate in the related Yahoo groups.
Now of course the ultimate setup would be a bidirectional one where a user could choose to participate in the threads from either their normal Yahoo list email, the Yahoo Group web site or the PHPBB3 forum. And threading would be amazing. It seems that the only fix for that is Mail2Forum which appears to be completely abandoned considering how their web site is now defunct. I suspect that project is lost to the noise of what should have been a simpler update to run with PHPBB3.
The update was just uploaded (http://www.i-really-want-to-know.com/_d ... s_/y2b3w7/). If you want to use this version, and you already have "live" data from the 2012.6.17 version, backup/copy C:\MyData\gls-data\y2b3w7, install the program, then restore/copy everything back. The databases has NOT changed.gs2088c wrote:1.4. The updated version of Y2B3W7 will be uploaded by Monday, 2012_08_06, 2359:59 hours ET (USA) with the restriction removed. An announcement will be placed here. The only update for the next upload is eliminating the Windows 7 check.
For updated information concerning this application, go to my board, and the appropriate forum:gs2088c wrote:I've started the rewrite of y2b3w7 to use yahoo2mbox.