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Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« on: December 23, 2006, 05:02:28 PM »
All,

During Saturday 30th December there is an upgrade planned for the community forum to take it up to the latest "Development Edition". Due to the scale of changes that will take place during this upgrade - and the fact that this site is built around SMF "Development Edition" - we anticipate a few hours of downtime while we thoroughly test the upgraded forum and track down any integration issues.

While we hope to minimize the disruption to the site here, as a precautionary measure we will be opening our "backup" forum during this time. You can find the backup forum at www.simplemachinesforum.net where our support staff will be available to answer any support queries during this time. SMF downloads will remain available from the main site page.

We are planning on starting at 3pm GMT

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« Last Edit: December 28, 2006, 07:13:40 PM by Thantos »
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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2006, 07:06:28 PM »
Thanks for the news, much stuff going into the new DE then? :P
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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2006, 07:41:25 PM »
It is alright. Would be nice if we see some new features on the new version.
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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2006, 07:43:14 PM »
Alexander,

SMF DE contains tons of new features... I see some right now and know theres more through out the site..
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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2006, 07:58:17 PM »
Will we ever be told outright what the new features to this forum's version is? Would be nice so we could check em out without them slipping by unnoticed :P
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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2006, 08:04:18 PM »
I hear it has the ability to transform into a vB, IPB or phpBB forum in one click and back to SMF

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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2006, 08:07:27 PM »
Nahhhhh not like that Chit Chat thread with all random crap lol... real stuff
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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2006, 10:28:59 PM »
So what is so special about this "Development Edition"?

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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2006, 10:31:59 PM »
Its the next major version of SMF.. 8)
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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2006, 10:33:46 PM »
The Development Edition is simply the name of the version under development.

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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2006, 10:57:10 PM »
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During Saturday 30th December there is an upgrade planned for the community..... we anticipate a few hours of downtime
Any timeframe for this downtime? Or will it be at any time during that day?
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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2006, 11:20:36 PM »
Thanks for the notification :) hope it goes well.

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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2006, 11:29:07 PM »
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During Saturday 30th December there is an upgrade planned for the community..... we anticipate a few hours of downtime
Any timeframe for this downtime? Or will it be at any time during that day?

From when it starts to when it ends...  ;)

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:cough: is it open or closed? I can login and such.. but no boards.
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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2006, 12:00:17 AM »
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is it open or closed? I can login and such.. but no boards.
AFAIK, it only opens when this forum is closed ;)
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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2006, 12:53:33 AM »
Normally we put it in Maintenance Mode between downtime but we took it out of that and just removed access to the boards so our team members (and the public as a result) could register and then have their access setup.  Before we start here we'll make the support boards accessible.

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During Saturday 30th December there is an upgrade planned for the community..... we anticipate a few hours of downtime
Any timeframe for this downtime? Or will it be at any time during that day?
We haven't nailed down an exact time yet.  Once we do we'll edit the first post (and probably post in the topic itself) with it.

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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2006, 11:23:50 AM »
Alexander,

SMF DE contains tons of new features... I see some right now and know theres more through out the site..

SleePy,

Alright, so what new features? :) What is the new version going to be called? SMF 1.2?
Alexander :::

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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2006, 11:36:19 AM »
That info is still Classified. ;)

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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2006, 12:53:11 PM »
We are planning on starting at 3pm GMT

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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2006, 02:01:05 PM »
thanks for the info guys.

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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2006, 02:18:40 PM »
hey i just wanted to ask a simple off topic discussion
will this effect the package manager area?
cos I have noticed that when SMF is down for whatever reason, the Package manager area in my SMF fails to load up completely
I dont know why but I am guessing it has something to do with fetching the latest mods from smf part?