Any word on converter straight to SMF2 RC1?

Started by eclipsenow, January 31, 2009, 05:17:44 PM

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eclipsenow

Hi all,
I know it's not out yet for us "general public" consumers, but is there any word or whiff of a rumour of someone working on a phpbb3 to RC1 converter?

Imagine the phpbb'ers rushing across on the announcement that SMF2 RC1 was finally here, and finding a converter ready to go!

That would be so sweet!  8)
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I do have SMF 2.0 converters mostly ready. I am willing to hand them out for those who want to test the 2.0 converters.
Though note you would only be able to convert to SMF 2.0 Beta 4 as RC1 is currently only available to charter members.
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eclipsenow

Sounds great. Does it do the passwords, or do have to copy and paste some scary php code into some php sheet I don't know that well? (One day I hope php will be my best friend, but right now I'm a newb struggling to understand CSS.)
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eclipsenow

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eclipsenow

Is there a "stable release" for RC1? I might consider becoming a Charter member for that. Looks like my forum duties just doubled.... another activist group I'm interested in want me to take on being their board admin. But I'm a neeewwbie.  :-[ :o
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Antechinus

Well technically RC1 isn't stable, because it is still a work in progress that will be followed by RC2, etc.

On the other hand it is, in my opinion, certainly stable enough for use on a public forum.
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eclipsenow

Good to hear, but I'm afraid I worded it badly!  :o

I meant, is the converter for RC1 stable?  ;)
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Antechinus

Ah. Well it needs to be tested. Sleepy is currently looking for valiant guinea pigs (if the concept of guinea pigs being valiant is one your brain can process :D )

If you would like to be one of the first to boldly go where no converter has gone before I'm sure that could be arranged.
Naturally it would be prudent to do the initial testing on a duplicate of the real forum. That could be done online or on a local host, whichever you find more convenient.

I'm thinking of testing it myself for the benefit of some friends who might need it.
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eclipsenow

#10
Oh, OK, I see. I'm a coward. Guinea pigs are brave (see "Bugsy" from Bedtime stories, "Rhino" from Bolt, and some new "Super-spy Guinea-pig" movie coming out soon. Yes, I have kids and had them on holidays recently.  ;D)

(edited because I was being unclear)

I have to sleep on it all. :-\

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Antechinus

I think you can sign up PDQ. Never tried it myself. Give it a go and see. ;D
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eclipsenow

Ha! No there's just too much going on... I have to sleep on it.
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eclipsenow

Had a powernap.  ;D Well, a cup of coffee anyway.

Then I decided: I NEED TO DO THIS NOW!

I need to eat, breathe, live SMF for a while and get my 2 communities up and running, and then I can concentrate on learning more about Dreamweaver, CSS, Wordpress, etc. (All other projects, but that' another story). Right now, I need SMF, and fast!

So, I've downloaded RC1 and am now a "Charter Member" so would love to be walked through converting my phpbb3 site to RC1. Off to install RC1. Eager to hear from phpbb3 converters.  :D
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Antechinus

Cool. I might download phpBB 3 and set up a test site. It's about the only reason I would ever download phpBB 3.
Not that I'm biased or anything.  :D
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eclipsenow

Ooooh, look at my shiny new Charter member badge!
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Antechinus

#16
Good. Now set up a duplicate test site so you can check out the converter. It needs to be easy to use for people who aren't overly technical, so you're ideal for a test pilot.

I'll ask Sleepy for a copy of the converter so I can give it a go.
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eclipsenow

I'm copying the files across now. I'm in Australia, and my Flexihost server must be somewhere in the USA or else behind some very busy relays. (It's taken 10 minutes to upload half a megabyte!)

One of the reasons I side with SMF is because of Fantastico support. Anything THAT easy to install just has to be popular for that reason alone! Also, thinking of my newbieness, statistically our group is more likely to meet future SMF geeks than they are some more "niche" forum software.  Then I'd get some more help with all of this. 8)
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Antechinus

I prefer to not use Fantastico as I can get a cleaner installation by doing it myself. Fantastico is a useful option for complete beginners though,
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eclipsenow

I wish I knew what you meant by "cleaner installation". Anyway, I fumbled my way through Cpanel making databases, hoping I'd get the right username, etc... and eventually set up SMF RC1!

Yahooo! And I'm liking what I see so far in the new Admin area. (So much to play with... I might even be confident enough to START styling. Then I'll make some REAL mistakes!  >:()

Anyway, do I post my questions about the RC1 converter here or in the Charter Members area? I've got it, and am all ready to rip... just wondering what instructions I take?
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Eclipse Now predicts...
2015: Airlines bankrupt, freight routes collapse, agricultural crisis and the "Greater Depression" begins. Welcome to the end of the oil age!  (We had better leave oil before it leaves us!)

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