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#1 Steven P.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 22:52

We've started the work for it. We've also identified a number of issues with some of our mods (we have a lot) that will work a lot better in 3.4, plus we're also hoping that the Subscriptions (IPB team unofficial mod/hack) will be updated, but aren't ruling out just making it compatible ourselves so we can upgrade, but obviously we don't want to add more work to an already huge task :p

From what I hear most of our common mod hacks have already been worked into our testing area and I'll also be doing some work there tomorrow and the coming week (mainly testing etc).

I hope we can do it in February, so hold off on the feature requests for the current board atm.

Shortly before the upgrade we may also want some feedback on a few things, mainly to do with off topic forum presentation and permissions.

Neowin will also return with a new theme, either with the upgrade, or shortly after it. The main thing is ensuring everything works properly.


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Posted 02 February 2013 - 22:57

Sounds nice. Good luck with the upgrade!

#3 Guth

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 22:58

Awesome, keep up the great work guys.
The site has been so much better for me lately.

#4 +djdanster

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 23:01

Great stuff. I've just moved one of my clients over to IPB 3.4 and I have to say it's a solid release :)

#5 Javik

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 23:10

Sounds like quite a trial. Good luck!

#6 pes2013

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 23:31

BTW, in the http://www.neowin.net/credits section, you guys dont talk much about IPB (and the mods you use) and the software/OS you run. Would be nice.

http://community.inv...answer-feature/

This feature is much needed on Neowin :)

#7 cybertimber2008

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 23:45

BTW, in the http://www.neowin.net/credits section, you guys dont talk much about IPB (and the mods you use) and the software/OS you run. Would be nice.

Actually it does say the latest stable RHEL/CentOS, MySQL, Apache, PHP.

That said I thought there was discussion about upgrade MySQL and PHP for performance... will that be happening or has it already happened? (not that you want to add work to the current work :p)

#8 Jeston

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 23:56

Looking forward to the upgrade (Y)

#9 remixedcat

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:36

Good luck. There have been lots of editor issues and please also keep in mind there may be some theme wonkies. There have been some MAJOR theme revamps from 3.2 to 3.4 so please keep that in mind.

stuff is smoother when you upgrade a X.X.x to an X.X.y release but if you upgrade from a X.X.x release to a X.Y.x release that's when stuff gets wonky.

my theme transition from 3.3 to 3.4 was very drastic and me, and lots of people had to redo our themes as a result and that was a pain because I had to wait for my theme author to fix it so I had to stick with a visual skin for a while... but then the visual editor skin grew on me and I ended up keeping it... however the friend and the client didn't want to do that so they waited and it took 2 weeks.

For those with template issues post-upgrade:

Please run the template merge tool from the following ACP area:
Look & Feel > Look & Feel > Template Merge

Then run the report on it

Then go to:
Look & Feel > Template Merge Reports > Choose your skin

After you've done that go to the following ACP area:
System>Tools and Settings>Cache mgmt>and scroll down and re-cache the skinsets

Also you may want to rebuild the templates as well from the following ACP area:
Look & Feel > Template Tools

Run the following:
Recache Skin Sets
Rebuild Master Skin Data
Clean Up Tools




I wish the best for your custom forum software though and It would be cool if you released that and got into offering it to people. I would love to help with it too... . I'm really curious about it.

#10 Steve B.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:07

The skin is the least of our worries, it's more supporting the mods we have installed, they're so extensive it's ridiculous! :p

#11 pes2013

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:09

Actually it does say the latest stable RHEL/CentOS, MySQL, Apache, PHP.

Thats things we dont see; We want to know about the IPB......

#12 Timan

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 15:08

Thats things we dont see; We want to know about the IPB......


We don't use mods that people have up for download at ipb's website if thats what people are thinking.

#13 1941

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 18:39

I hope that you keep the current skins that are available now.

#14 Timan

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 19:35

I hope that you keep the current skins that are available now.


All the current skins will be gone, including mobile. They'll have to be recreated on 3.4, whenever that happens. Blame IPB for their god awful skinning system on that one.

#15 1941

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 19:39

Will there be dark ones I hope?