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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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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?
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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?

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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2006, 02:40:57 PM »
This shouldn't affect other parts of the SMF site.
You just will not be able to use the community forums while the update takes place.
So the package manager should still function properly.
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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2006, 03:22:27 PM »
@Sleepy:  Actually this will affect the entire site.
@akulion:  Fortuantly the packges.xml file doesn't do dynamic loading so the package manager should work.  Though the mod site will be down for a bit.

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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2006, 03:38:12 PM »
Hopefully this will be amazing since SMF shows pure potential (and a lot more than certain others in my honest opinion)
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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2006, 03:41:13 PM »
@Sleepy:  Actually this will affect the entire site.
@akulion:  Fortuantly the packges.xml file doesn't do dynamic loading so the package manager should work.  Though the mod site will be down for a bit.

I just figured that out when Jay was talking he had to update the mod site to work with the new DE that was coming.
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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2006, 04:15:10 PM »
a new version of SMF ?? That poses a few problems ... I need to check again if all my mods will work with the new version ... and some of them will apparently not ... i like to keep my forum up-to-date and that's a big pain in the b*tt ... please make sure there will be no updates for sometime now and this new version is as complete as humanly possible ... thanks

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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2006, 04:18:00 PM »
pulkit,

This Version of SMF isn't released yet... Its in development. They are updating the Development CVS version here to a higher version..
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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2006, 05:10:56 PM »
Indeed - as Sleepy said this is purely about the site here - to warn users we are upgrading the support forums. There is no need to worry about another release!
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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2006, 05:22:16 PM »
Indeed - as Sleepy said this is purely about the site here - to warn users we are upgrading the support forums. There is no need to worry about another release!

Truly since it may annoy SMF users but would excite the crowd and so forth plus the interval seems small :)
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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2006, 09:08:26 PM »
whew ... i thought i'd have to upgrade to a newer version ... that would have made my site members really mad because in the recent past i'v been updating versions and they have had to deal with new and missing features from time to time. they want something stable ... come to think of it, so do I.

and please don't think i don't like SMF. I love it but the upgrades and incompatible mods just get to me.

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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2006, 11:32:16 PM »
a new version of SMF ?? That poses a few problems ... I need to check again if all my mods will work with the new version ... and some of them will apparently not ... i like to keep my forum up-to-date and that's a big pain in the b*tt ... please make sure there will be no updates for sometime now and this new version is as complete as humanly possible ... thanks

SMF is an on going project and there will always be updates to it. You are not required to upgrade to the latest (but you are encourage)...

Some of the less used forums I have still use 1.0.2 because I simply don't feel like upgrading them... but my most used forum uses 1.1.1 and will always be up to date :)
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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2006, 01:57:05 AM »
That info is still Classified. ;)

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Alright. :)
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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #31 on: December 30, 2006, 09:54:56 AM »
T minus 5 minutes?

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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2006, 02:29:27 PM »
Yay, back?

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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2006, 02:30:11 PM »
As I see there are smaller-bigger problems, hope you guys fix it soon. :)

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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2006, 02:33:02 PM »
And we can't hide our email.  :P

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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2006, 02:48:48 PM »
And we can see the Simple Machines Blogs board. :P

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« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2006, 02:51:31 PM »
And we can see some top secret information. :-X

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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #37 on: December 30, 2006, 03:39:54 PM »
seems so that some functions are not still implemented right now

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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #38 on: December 30, 2006, 04:50:31 PM »
At least one of this is fixed now klumy. The WYSIWYG editor doesn't seem to be on the site theme at the moment.
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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #39 on: December 30, 2006, 05:48:24 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 #40 on: December 31, 2006, 02:49:03 PM »
Is there a problem with downloading themes at the moment (31st December) I get an error message when I try and download the zip file

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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2006, 02:50:20 PM »
I have a problem trying to download any file , even attachments in the forums.
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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2006, 04:07:39 PM »
Fatal error: Function name must be a string in /home/simple/public_html/custom/themes/Sources/Details.php on line 340


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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #43 on: December 31, 2006, 04:08:11 PM »
We are aware of the downloading issue and we are working to fix it. Please stand by. :)

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Re: Planned Maintenance - 30th December
« Reply #44 on: December 31, 2006, 04:59:22 PM »
Thanks for all your hard work!!!