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Title: phpBB 3.2.x to SMF 2.0.x - what gets converted, and what doesn't?
Post by: Antechinus on May 13, 2020, 06:31:13 PM
Just wondering which bits are likely to work and which bits aren't. Does anyone have a list?
Title: Re: phpBB 3.2.x to SMF 2.0.x - what gets converted, and what doesn't?
Post by: vbgamer45 on May 13, 2020, 06:52:22 PM
Converts: categories, boards, membergroups, attachments,polls, personal messages


1. PM attachments would not be converted. They just would not be carried over to the new forum.
2. Permissions are not currently handled by the convertor. board_permissions are converted though
3. Yes would suggest to be on utf8
4. Passwords require file changes on SMF to convert over: Check out https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=572741.0
Title: Re: phpBB 3.2.x to SMF 2.0.x - what gets converted, and what doesn't?
Post by: Antechinus on May 14, 2020, 07:15:24 PM
Ok. What about inline attachments? I assume they would just be converted as standard (not inline) ones. Or do they get binned?

The other thing is if I convert the board to SMF I'd be running Doug's Inline Attachments mod, which means it'd be really cool if there was a way of hooking up phpBB inline attachments to the same code in the mod after conversion. Has anyone ever tried that trick?

I assume there would be some way of making it possible, perhaps involving some custom db queries. The converted posts would presumably still have the required markup in the post content, and the attachments should still be there as standard attachments, so hooking them up somehow should be feasible.
Title: Re: phpBB 3.2.x to SMF 2.0.x - what gets converted, and what doesn't?
Post by: Massl on May 15, 2020, 05:32:14 AM
Quote from: Antechinus on May 14, 2020, 07:15:24 PM
The converted posts would presumably still have the required markup in the post content
Yes, almost all messages have these problems (https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=572741.msg4052276#msg4052276).

Title: Re: phpBB 3.2.x to SMF 2.0.x - what gets converted, and what doesn't?
Post by: Antechinus on May 15, 2020, 06:34:38 AM
Did you find a solution for that problem?
Without a solution, there is no functional converter.
Title: Re: phpBB 3.2.x to SMF 2.0.x - what gets converted, and what doesn't?
Post by: Massl on May 15, 2020, 10:43:49 AM
Unfortunately no, you are right it cannot be used  :(
I haven't checked but I think it's the same for phpBB 3.3.0 too.
Title: Re: phpBB 3.2.x to SMF 2.0.x - what gets converted, and what doesn't?
Post by: Antechinus on May 15, 2020, 04:51:16 PM
Ok, so at the moment there is no functioning converter phpBB for 3.2.x to SMF 2.0.x.
Good to know.
Title: Re: phpBB 3.2.x to SMF 2.0.x - what gets converted, and what doesn't?
Post by: Antechinus on May 17, 2020, 07:07:22 PM
Any likelihood of this being fixed, so the converter is usable?
Title: Re: phpBB 3.2.x to SMF 2.0.x - what gets converted, and what doesn't?
Post by: vbgamer45 on May 17, 2020, 07:25:50 PM
Yes, at some point I can take a look at it probably will be a while though.