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Upgrade forum software to phpBB 3.2

Postby arthaey » Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:37 pm

Are there plans to upgrade to the latest release?

They say they will officiall support 3.1 until the end of 2017, but IME these migrations always take longer than expected so it's better to get started on it sooner rather than later. :)
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Re: Upgrade forum software to phpBB 3.2

Postby arthaey » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:31 am

Here is the download link, she posted helpfully. ;)
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Re: Upgrade forum software to phpBB 3.2

Postby arthaey » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:19 pm

Should we just assume that the forum will stay on the version it currently is for the foreseeable future, then?

I care because I don't want to start working on an extension for the wrong version of the forum, since it looks like there have been changes in how to write them.
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Re: Upgrade forum software to phpBB 3.2

Postby emk » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:15 am

Probably we will upgrade it at some point. But rdearman and I need to Skype and talk about details. I'm sorry to say that subtitles are using up too much of my personal hacking time right now.
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Re: Upgrade forum software to phpBB 3.2

Postby Cainntear » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:54 pm

arthaey wrote:I care because I don't want to start working on an extension for the wrong version of the forum, since it looks like there have been changes in how to write them.

...and that's why an upgrade of the forum is a non-trivial thing: all the extensions already in place have to be checked before any attempt at a migration.

I'm very surprised at how quick phpBB versions fall out of support -- any widely used infrastructure project should either be ensuring backwards compatibility within major revision numbers or at least abstracting out security-sensitive code from presentation code so that unsupported versions can still take advantage of security patches.
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