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Software update coming

Postby crfriend » Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:43 pm

Here we go again. The phpBB folks have released version 3.0.9 and we're on 3.0.8, and I don't want to wait as long to update as I did last time (when we went from 2.0.{mumble} to 3.0.8. I haven't nailled the absolute date for this down yet, but figured I'd give advance warning anyway.

Like last time, I'm going to prototype it here in my containment lab, and if it works well I will then set a real date and update SkirtCafe proper.

You have been warned. :twisted:
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Re: Software update coming

Postby Big and Bashful » Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:27 pm

Ah, new technology, Enjoy grappling with it!
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Re: Software update coming

Postby crfriend » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:35 pm

Big and Bashful wrote:Ah, new technology, Enjoy grappling with it!

Yes, it's one of the perils of the modern age. However, it should be done sooner or later, and the latest release (as opposed to "escape") has been out for a while so most of the bugs have, hopefully, been flogged from it.

In any event, my testing here in my secure containment lab was successful so I will be doing the upgrade soon.

Formal notice: SkirtCafe will be offline for a few minutes at, or around, 12:00 UTC as the upgrade is performed. There may be some little "gotchas" in the mix, and I'd like to hear from folks if there is. I was not able to find any from my testing here.

There should be no discernable change in the user interface.
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Re: Software update coming

Postby crfriend » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:16 pm

Update complete :!:

Total disruption time to the forum was less than four minutes and everything went according to plan and how the rehearsal went. We're now at phpBB 3.0.9 and hopefully won't have to do this again for a while.

If something breaks, either drop me a PM or, if it's seriously busted, at the e-maill address below the masthead.

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Re: Software update coming

Postby ethelthefrog » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:42 am

Brilliant stuff, Carl. Thanks, once again, for devoting considerable amounts of your unpaid hours to keeping us afloat.
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