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Xavierator
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:03 pm 
Post subject: Upgrade a customized phpBB 2 to phpBB 3

Hi, I have a customized phpBB 2.0.21 forum (http://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/) and I need to upgrade to phpBB 3.

I only see a convertor packed here: http://www.phpbb.com/support/documentat ... pgrade.php

How I can keep special changes to my forum upgrading to phpBB 3 ?

Maybe with a manual upgrade following instructions step by step ?

Thanks, Xavi
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:21 pm 
Post subject: Re: Upgrade a customized phpBB 2 to phpBB 3

There are a few customizations (attachments, birthdays come to mind) that are handled by the phpBB2 -> phpBB3 conversion tool, but only because they're recognized and supported MODs with equivalent features in phpBB3. The development team could not possibly try to anticipate every MOD being part of the upgrade process so they only did a few.

Bottom line, if you have heavily customized your phpBB2 board and you want to try to map those features over to phpBB3, you will have to do the work yourself, or abandon those features during the upgrade. And in some cases you may have MODs or customizations on your phpBB2 board that have no equivalent in phpBB3, and you would either have to install phpBB3 MODs or write some custom code to replace those features.

Can I ask, what is the specific reason for your upgrade?

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Xavierator
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:29 pm 
Post subject: Re: Upgrade a customized phpBB 2 to phpBB 3

drathbun wrote:
... Can I ask, what is the specific reason for your upgrade?

yes, of course, one of them is we need to include Tapatalk in our forum, it not work with phpBB 2

another reasons is to get the new jobs included in phpBB 3 like security and so on


Here you have a lot of upgrades we have done in our forum: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?p=13160080#p13160080

Thanks, Xavi
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:36 pm 
Post subject: Re: Upgrade a customized phpBB 2 to phpBB 3

Looking at your list of changes, I'm getting a feeling that porting Tapatalk using their API might actually be easier... Though I haven't seen what the API looks like.

Did you make the modifications yourself? As far as I can see, most of them are very customized changes that aren't likely to be found in general-use mods either on phpBB2 or 3. You may be able to find a few that do something close to what you're looking for, but you should go in expecting to do most if not all of the work yourself again.

The above is just my impression, though, I'm not a phpBB3 expert nor an expert in general.
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Xavierator
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:21 pm 
Post subject: Re: Upgrade a customized phpBB 2 to phpBB 3

Salvatos wrote:
Did you make the modifications yourself?

yes, most of them

Salvatos wrote:
As far as I can see, most of them are very customized changes that aren't likely to be found in general-use mods either on phpBB2 or 3.

yes, I now, very special changes icon_sad.gif

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:55 am 
Post subject: Re: Upgrade a customized phpBB 2 to phpBB 3

I have looked at tap-a-talk myself. I agree it would be easier to create a phpbb2 version, just won't have the time to even look at it further myself until next year at the earliest.
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Salvatos
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:36 am 
Post subject: Re: Upgrade a customized phpBB 2 to phpBB 3

Does the API look like it would be a lot of work? I have no idea what it looks like or needs and have nothing resembling a mobile, so I don't really want to bother registering there. But if it's not too much maybe I could help.
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Xavierator
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:12 am 
Post subject: Re: Upgrade a customized phpBB 2 to phpBB 3

drathbun wrote:
I have looked at tap-a-talk myself. I agree it would be easier to create a phpbb2 version, just won't have the time to even look at it further myself until next year at the earliest.

It would be a great solution at this moment but maybe, in the future we will need to upgrade to phpBB 3 for another reasons we don't know at this moment.

now, I just installed tapatalk in our test forum (http://www.foro-minerales.com/Foro-Test), if you connect with iPhone for example, you'll get a message in your phone in irder to recognise that tapatalk is installed, but if you try to register tapatalk forum in their official web it can't be recognised because the phpBB 2 version

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:52 pm 
Post subject: Re: Upgrade a customized phpBB 2 to phpBB 3

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It would be a great solution at this moment but maybe, in the future we will need to upgrade to phpBB 3 for another reasons we don't know at this moment.

One thing that comes to mind is if/when PHP decides to completely deprecate the mysql extension in favor of PDO. That would require changing every single database call and at that point I suppose it just won't be worth clinging to phpBB2 anymore. But I think it's safe to say we still have some years to go until they do that.
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