Mockup of the new EK9.org forum software migration.


rvm

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Thoughts ? :nerv:

Fully Desktop / Mobile compatible. Responsive design.

Big thanks to _JT, without his help this migration wouldn't be possible :bow:

Desktop:





Mobile:



We only got a few crucial things pending (for sale rights and users albums) and we are good to go, the only bad thing is that the migration can take up to 8 hours :nerv:
 

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b16 mini

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Looks very good,except for the picture at the top still,
looks like a lhd usdm fake ek9 to me.

I love just about everything about the forum apart from that picture.
 


type-r-dunk

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I like the desktop but I just always find the mob versions of sites a pain in the ass and just switch to desktop anyway.
Great work guys, Dunx
 



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Looks very good,except for the picture at the top still,
looks like a lhd usdm fake ek9 to me.

I love just about everything about the forum apart from that picture.
THIS......... Need to get an original ek9 up there.
 


Ally138

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Reminds me a bit of civic life :/ but if changes needs be then I'll embrace it haha
 


oifovo

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I MUCH prefer the current plain industrial look, but I understand why it needs doing. Are we still going to have a home page with the latest feed? :) Thanks for your hard work!
 



LittleGeo

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different to the current version but it looks good! and agree with getting a real ek9 in the header!
 



rvm

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I MUCH prefer the current plain industrial look, but I understand why it needs doing. Are we still going to have a home page with the latest feed? :) Thanks for your hard work!
I'm not 100% sure, since I can't find anything equivalent in the new forum software (xenforo).
 



rvm

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I MUCH prefer the current plain industrial look, but I understand why it needs doing. Are we still going to have a home page with the latest feed? :) Thanks for your hard work!
I like it also, but this forum software is no longer supported, and its not compatible with the new versions of php :(

And the "patch for php 5.4+" costs me around 290$ and I bought the new forum software for 140$ :)
 


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Oh no change :wow::wow::wow:

I like the way it is but i will adapt. Keep up the good work lads.
 




rvm

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I have scheduled the migration to the 5th of September with a Xenforo expert

Hope everything goes well.

The migration should take around 8 hours. :( during this time the forum will not be accessible :(
 


CarlM

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I have scheduled the migration to the 5th of September with a Xenforo expert

Hope everything goes well.

The migration should take around 8 hours. :( during this time the forum will not be accessible :(
Coulnt you just set up a new forum on a separate MySQL database and then backup/restore the forum on the new software once complete?

Still wouldnt be zero downtime, but should be kept to a minimum. Just a thought :secret:
 


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Coulnt you just set up a new forum on a separate MySQL database and then backup/restore the forum on the new software once complete?

Still wouldnt be zero downtime, but should be kept to a minimum. Just a thought :secret:
Problem with this is the software will use different tables within the database, so copying the database is pointless. Best way to do it would be to install the new software, migrate the database into the new location (install in /forum2 for example) set up a .htaccess file to redirect to the new location and then decom the /forum lot, this would have no downtime. Once /forum is deleted copy the new forum files into /forum and delete the .htaccess, done. you have it in the original location.
 


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