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Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 18:22 Thu 13 Sep 2012

A new version of the phpBB software has been issued so we need to perform an upgrade.

I have successfully applied this upgrade to a test area and, provided I have hung the new curtain pole in the kitchen by then, I have permission from SCP-DFD to spend time applying the upgrade on Sunday 16th September.

The forum will be down for approximately 1 hour whilst the upgrade takes place.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 10:43 Sun 16 Sep 2012

DRT wrote:provided I have hung the new curtain pole in the kitchen by then, I have permission from SCP-DFD to spend time applying the upgrade on Sunday 16th September.
The curtain pole is up. The upgrade will commence shortly.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 11:35 Sun 16 Sep 2012

The upgrade is now complete and appears to have been successful.

Please report any bugs in this thread.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 18:44 Sun 29 Sep 2013

A new version of phpBB has been released so I will be installing the upgrade at some point this week. The forum will be unavailable during the upgrade so if you cannot get in just pour yourself a glass of Port and browse wine-searcher.com for a while until we are back online.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 02:27 Mon 30 Sep 2013

I am currently downloading a backup of the forum software and database. It will take about one hour. Once downloaded I will be applying the upgrade. It is advisable to not post anything on the forum until this process is finished.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 02:59 Mon 30 Sep 2013

DRT wrote:A new version of phpBB has been released so I will be installing the upgrade at some point this week.
Done.

Please report any strange things here.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 01:07 Tue 03 Feb 2015

A new version of phpBB has been released. This is not a simple upgrade to fix bugs, it is a new version of the base software which requires a complete install and an upgrade of the host version of the server software. It is not a trivial task.

The plan is that we will take TPF offline for a day at a weekend in the near future. We will give a few days notice so that members can make plans to be doing something else or book a session with their therapist to help cope with the withdrawal symptoms.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by jdaw1 » 10:55 Tue 03 Feb 2015

• Please put a notice on the front page linking to this thread.

• The new software is incompatible with our ThePortForumRed style. This is being remedied, but there is likely to be an underlap between the styles.

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Post by djewesbury » 11:20 Tue 03 Feb 2015

jdaw1 wrote:• Please put a notice on the front page linking to this thread.

• The new software is incompatible with our ThePortForumRed style. This is being remedied, but there is likely to be an underlap between the styles.
But ThePortForumRed2012 will be unaffected?
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Post by jdaw1 » 11:28 Tue 03 Feb 2015

djewesbury wrote:But ThePortForumRed2012 will be unaffected?
ThePortForumRed2012 won’t work with the new software. Hence the making, in progress, of the aesthetically similar ThePortForumRed2015.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 22:48 Tue 03 Feb 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:But ThePortForumRed2012 will be unaffected?
ThePortForumRed2012 won’t work with the new software. Hence the making, in progress, of the aesthetically similar ThePortForumRed2015.
As part of the upgrade we will be setting all user accounts to use ThePortForumRed2015 style. If you don't like it you will have the option of returning to the default phpBB style "subsilver". All previous versions of the styles will be removed as they are not compatible with the upgrade.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by jdaw1 » 22:58 Tue 03 Feb 2015

DRT wrote:As part of the upgrade we will be setting all user accounts to use ThePortForumRed2015 style.
Some time after the upgrade we will be setting all user accounts to use ThePortForumRed2015 style.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by PhilW » 09:51 Wed 04 Feb 2015

Do any of the admins own a device not manufactured by Apple on which to test the changes before they go live?
If not, then at the appropriate time please shout and I can assist.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 14:38 Wed 04 Feb 2015

I am all Appled-up but I think JDAW has one of those old fashioned Windows thingies and AHB has one of those dreadful Blackcurrents.

Thanks for the offer, we might take it up.
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Post by jdaw1 » 14:40 Wed 04 Feb 2015

DRT wrote:I think JDAW has one of those old fashioned Windows thingies
Not quite: Mac computers, but an Android phone.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 14:53 Wed 04 Feb 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:I think JDAW has one of those old fashioned Windows thingies
Not quite: Mac computers, but an Android phone.
Yes, Android. That's the one I was thinking of.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by jdaw1 » 10:31 Sat 28 Mar 2015

DRT wrote:A new version of phpBB has been released. This is not a simple upgrade to fix bugs, it is a new version of the base software which requires a complete install and an upgrade of the host version of the server software. It is not a trivial task.

The plan is that we will take TPF offline for a day at a weekend in the near future. We will give a few days notice so that members can make plans to be doing something else or book a session with their therapist to help cope with the withdrawal symptoms.
Please sir, when?

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Post by DRT » 01:20 Sun 29 Mar 2015

Perhaps Easter weekend.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by jdaw1 » 21:25 Wed 08 Apr 2015

DRT wrote:Perhaps Easter weekend.
If not that sir, when might be most likely?

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by jdaw1 » 08:34 Sat 27 Jun 2015

Reportedly the upgrade might happen tomorrow, Sunday 28th June 2015.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 18:21 Sat 04 Jul 2015

Sorry, have not managed to try this on the test database/forum yet. Will try to do that tomorrow and then give an update of when the live update will happen.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by jdaw1 » 00:50 Mon 08 Feb 2016

DRT, on Sun 29th March 201[b][u]5[/u][/b], wrote:Perhaps Easter weekend.
In 2016 Easter Sunday falls on 27th March.

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 09:47 Fri 12 Feb 2016

Work on the upgrade has started and will hopefully be completed this weekend.

The priority will be to upgrade the underlying software to the latest version to ensure the site is secure and functioning as it should. This means that certain features such as the :tpf: colour scheme, tasting notes, TapaTalk access etc might be unavailable when the upgraded site is launched. These bespoke features will hopefully be re-enabled shortly afterwards.

The forum might be unavailable for an extended period this weekend so please bear with us.
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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by jdaw1 » 22:44 Fri 12 Feb 2016

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Re: Upgrade of Forum Software

Post by DRT » 23:53 Fri 12 Feb 2016

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:As part of the upgrade we will be setting all user accounts to use ThePortForumRed2015 style.
Some time after the upgrade we will be setting all user accounts to use ThePortForumRed2015 style.
Please may I have a copy of ThePortForumRed20152016?
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