Updated: Neowin Forums to be upgraded today

Starting within the next few hours, we will be upgrading our forums to Invision Power Board 3.1.4. Our developer team are already making the required changes to the test site in order to accommodate the upgrade. Assuming everything goes smoothly, the downtime should be minimal.

In the meantime the main news site will remain online as well as IRC; details on how you can connect to Neowin IRC can be viewed here.

An indication of the upgrade actually taking place, is when the forums go offline. 

Not all colours will be available initially, this is because we expect a few bugs here and there with the skin upgrade, which will be fixed before we commit to introducing the rest of the themes.

Updates:

  • Mobile (main news site) has been updated
  • Windows Phone 7 mobile support added

More to follow.

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Has the upgrade to the forums failed? I ask as they are now accessible again but it remains the old version not the new one that was in testing.

BeLGaRaTh said,
Has the upgrade to the forums failed? I ask as they are now accessible again but it remains the old version not the new one that was in testing.

It hasn't started yet

Love the new mobile theme. Great Job!

The only thing I still don't like is the "Load Remaining Comments..." button. It still takes you to the top of the page and not to the last comment read. Is there a way to change this behavior?

OrangesOfCourse said,
Love the new mobile theme. Great Job!

The only thing I still don't like is the "Load Remaining Comments..." button. It still takes you to the top of the page and not to the last comment read. Is there a way to change this behavior?

Will be ajaxing this up, as well as comment posting.

therat said,
The same as here, just use your mobile device instead.

It's nice I like the neowin mobile site and am posting this from my iPhone

duddit2 said,
Mobile looking good on win phone 7

Thanks.

Only one very small niggle is that if you have a large screen device like the HD7 the site logo/text looks awful.

Much better than the old mobile site though, good work guys.

Yeah the mobile interface looks quite good - will there be different colour options or did I miss something in the article?

Jan said,
Yeah the mobile interface looks quite good - will there be different colour options or did I miss something in the article?

Yes, they'll come once the forum is upgraded.

SHoTTa35 said,
Posting this from mobile, loving it!

Agreed, the mobile site looks great in Safari mobile. Kudos to the developers for that.

david said,
=] Last upgrade was fun!!

That was a Really Big Upgrade(tm). This one doesn't require reindexing the entire database and converting URLs. (I hope)

The Wikipedia article says 3.1.4 is just a maintenance update. However, have they changed any features that the end-user would notice?

King Mustard said,
The Wikipedia article says 3.1.4 is just a maintenance update. However, have they changed any features that the end-user would notice?

We're still on 3.0.x so it will be reasonable.

King Mustard said,
The Wikipedia article says 3.1.4 is just a maintenance update. However, have they changed any features that the end-user would notice?

There are some changes yes.