Neowin: Forum Upgrade Complete [Update]

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to delay the forum upgrade, a few show stopper bugs cropped up yesterday evening while we were readying the update.

We hope to upgrade sometime today.

Update: The upgrade is now complete!

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Hehe... awesome!
Have been offline the whole week-end, coming back and I'm able to enjoy the update progress live!
like it.

Here's to the dev's and all the staff and community!

GS:mac

Dinggus said,
Just when I finally came home and able to browse the forums. Good luck Neowin Staff!

It's Neowin stripping live for you for free!
Be thankful!

Not sure about the upgrade being like GT5, more like duke nukem forever. Hasnt the forum upgrade tried to go ahead in the past, then screwed up whilst making live?

I actually came to the site and thought to myself "I wonder if the update went well" and than I saw the featured post.

Best of luck today!

and here I thought, oh wow that wen't fast and worked for once... nope should of checked the version numbers *LOL*

Just like I said in my post in the news about the update coming.....if anything can go wrong, it will......I thought the update was good and done, but just noticed today that the Darkside theme was still working, so I figured either you guys had no problems with themes and just copied them over, or something went wrong and you didn't update the forums yet.

Why not test an exact copy of your forum software and database on a local machine and test the upgrade on that? That way you know what bugs to expect, fix them, then do the actual upgrade on the servers. I've always done this for a guild site that had a lot of mods in the forum software.

Salty Wagyu said,
Why not test an exact copy of your forum software and database on a local machine and test the upgrade on that? That way you know what bugs to expect, fix them, then do the actual upgrade on the servers. I've always done this for a guild site that had a lot of mods in the forum software.

First, neowin is a lot more complicated than your guild site.
Second, they do have a testing server. I'm sure thats where they caught the show stopping bugs.

Yeah on our setup it is impossible to replicate an upgrade other than on the actual site due to our having multiple servers that handle stuff, plus data replication/sync.

episode said,

First, neowin is a lot more complicated than your guild site.
Second, they do have a testing server. I'm sure thats where they caught the show stopping bugs.

Zing! I loved it.

OK.

In original post about the forum upgrade, I wished you all BAD luck because when ever anyone wishes me good luck, it usually turns out bad!!

I'm going to REALLY jinx you now and wish you all GOOD LUCK on the upgrade today!!

Good luck!!

Also thought it was kind of odd forums were working for me all day yesterday also, especially seeing as how I'm am almost always on here nice and early in the morning, when the upgrade should have been happening.

This doesn't come as much of a surprise Thanks for keeping us informed, Neobond, and I hope the upgrade goes smoothly today.

I thought it was odd that I could access the forum all day. Well, with the exception of when my Internet decided to act up.

Intrinsica said,
I thought it was odd that I could access the forum all day. Well, with the exception of when my Internet decided to act up.

I thought I had been in a daze or something...