The FCF is Dead, Long Live the FCF

Forum News, Announcements and any issues you're having with the forum

Moderator: myglaren

Online
User avatar
xantia_v6
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 4179
Joined: 09 Nov 2005, 23:03
Location: Beaune, France
My Cars: -
1997 Citroen Xantia V6 (France)
1999 Citroen XM V6 ES9 (France)
2011 Peugeot 308 CC THP 155 (NZ)
1975 Jaguar XJ-S pre-HE (NZ)
x 89

Post by xantia_v6 » 11 Oct 2009, 10:34

Jim,

Now that official support is ended for phpbb2, have you found an unoffical support stream for any future security security issues?
0 x

User avatar
Xaccers
Posts: 7655
Joined: 08 Feb 2007, 00:46
Location: Milling around Milton Keynes
My Cars:
x 2

Post by Xaccers » 11 Oct 2009, 11:14

Jim, on the phpbb3 forum, is it running the prosilver or subsilver2 theme?
0 x
1.9TD+ SX Xantia Estate (Cassy) running on 100% veg
1.9TD SX Xantia Hatchback (Jenny) running on 100% veg for sale
Laguna II 2.0dCi Privilege (Monty)

DIY sphere tool

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 37392
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
Location: North Bucks
My Cars: Xantia Activa, Xantia 1.9TD, Pug 207, Giant TCR Bike, Giant TCR Pro Bike and a Mountain Bike...
x 600
Contact:

Post by CitroJim » 11 Oct 2009, 12:14

xantia_v6 wrote:Now that official support is ended for phpbb2, have you found an unoffical support stream for any future security security issues?


Yes, there are third-party supporters out there thankfully, and a good archive of stuff on the phpbb site.

Xac, currently running prosilver on the phpBB3 test board.
0 x
Jim

Gabriel - The Best 1.9TD Xantia in the World...
The Activa - My favourite toy...
The Pug of Love - A pretty blue 207...
And Three Bikes...

One of Barclay James Harvest's Biggest Fans...

User avatar
Xaccers
Posts: 7655
Joined: 08 Feb 2007, 00:46
Location: Milling around Milton Keynes
My Cars:
x 2

Post by Xaccers » 11 Oct 2009, 21:00

From looking around, prosilver could be the reason the phpbb3 site is loading slower.
It's been suggested that loading subsilver2 gives it phpbb2 speed.
It also puts the poster information on the left again :D
Could be an idea to try, would get us phpbb3 with the future support, yet run with the speed and ease of what we're used to?
0 x
1.9TD+ SX Xantia Estate (Cassy) running on 100% veg
1.9TD SX Xantia Hatchback (Jenny) running on 100% veg for sale
Laguna II 2.0dCi Privilege (Monty)

DIY sphere tool

User avatar
Paul-R
Posts: 2085
Joined: 07 May 2009, 16:24
Location: Wirral, NW England; Vaucluse 84, France
My Cars: 2015 1.6 Blue HDi 120 Peugeot 308 Active SW
2013 2.0 HDi 163 C5 Exclusive Tourer
2003 2.0 HDi 110 C5 Exclusive Estate (Gone)
2001 2.0 HDi 90 Xsara Estate (Gone)
x 76

Post by Paul-R » 11 Oct 2009, 23:02

Question.

If these are alternative skins why can't one be chosen as default (the fastest loading one obviously) and then have a choice box somewhere to tick for alternative skins?

Then it's up to each forum user to see whether the performance hit from their preferred skin is acceptable.

You never know, someone might actually like Celtic Dreams!
0 x
As I get older I think a lot about the hereafter - I go into a room and then wonder what I'm here after.

Inside every old person is a young person wondering what the hell happened.

"Trying is the first step towards failure" ~ Homer J Simpson​

User avatar
Xaccers
Posts: 7655
Joined: 08 Feb 2007, 00:46
Location: Milling around Milton Keynes
My Cars:
x 2

Post by Xaccers » 11 Oct 2009, 23:05

The problem with that is it seriously complicates things with regards to forum mods, they have to be applied to every single style.
When some mods can take 5 hours or more to apply, having to do that to more than one style is far too much hassle to be practical.
0 x
1.9TD+ SX Xantia Estate (Cassy) running on 100% veg
1.9TD SX Xantia Hatchback (Jenny) running on 100% veg for sale
Laguna II 2.0dCi Privilege (Monty)

DIY sphere tool

User avatar
vanny
Posts: 767
Joined: 16 May 2002, 21:08
Location: BXProject
My Cars:
Contact:

Post by vanny » 05 Nov 2009, 23:20

IMHO and from an administration and developer point of view, i much prefer PHPBB3, but quite frankly it's down to the developer to chose the best option for him/her! A forum can be uber powerful but if the man at the top shares no love with it, eventually the walls will come tumbling down.
0 x
Image

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 37392
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
Location: North Bucks
My Cars: Xantia Activa, Xantia 1.9TD, Pug 207, Giant TCR Bike, Giant TCR Pro Bike and a Mountain Bike...
x 600
Contact:

Post by CitroJim » 07 Dec 2009, 23:11

I am planning to migrate this forum and the BXC across to the new host very early on Wednesday morning.

I shall shut down the forums on the old host at around 05:00 and bring them up on the new host. This will take around an hour to move the databases.

The forums will have a new IP address and this may take a while to propagate around the world's DNS servers.


All is sitting ready to go and you can get a sneak preview of the final test site here

I will do everything in my power to keep the downtime to a minimum.

This move is being hastened due to sickness in both the old webhost and the database server.

I shall post tomorrow that we are go to migrate after one more round of final testing.
0 x
Jim

Gabriel - The Best 1.9TD Xantia in the World...
The Activa - My favourite toy...
The Pug of Love - A pretty blue 207...
And Three Bikes...

One of Barclay James Harvest's Biggest Fans...

User avatar
DickieG
Monaco's youngest playboy
Posts: 4891
Joined: 25 Nov 2006, 10:15
Location: Buckinghamshire
My Cars:
x 11

Post by DickieG » 07 Dec 2009, 23:22

Phh, is that all you've been doing this evening? :roll:
0 x
14 BMW 535D Tourer
11 BMW F25 X3 3.0D Sport
06 C3 Desire 1.4
72 DS 21 EFi Pallas BVH

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 37392
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
Location: North Bucks
My Cars: Xantia Activa, Xantia 1.9TD, Pug 207, Giant TCR Bike, Giant TCR Pro Bike and a Mountain Bike...
x 600
Contact:

Post by CitroJim » 07 Dec 2009, 23:24

DickieG wrote:Phh, is that all you've been doing this evening? :roll:


Yes, and Dad's taxi work :lol:
0 x
Jim

Gabriel - The Best 1.9TD Xantia in the World...
The Activa - My favourite toy...
The Pug of Love - A pretty blue 207...
And Three Bikes...

One of Barclay James Harvest's Biggest Fans...

User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 37392
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
Location: North Bucks
My Cars: Xantia Activa, Xantia 1.9TD, Pug 207, Giant TCR Bike, Giant TCR Pro Bike and a Mountain Bike...
x 600
Contact:

Post by CitroJim » 07 Dec 2009, 23:30

A Late Correction:

The migration now must take place tomorrow morning. The database server UPS is dying and I'm worried that if the power fails to the server it may not restart...

Sorry for the short notice.
0 x
Jim

Gabriel - The Best 1.9TD Xantia in the World...
The Activa - My favourite toy...
The Pug of Love - A pretty blue 207...
And Three Bikes...

One of Barclay James Harvest's Biggest Fans...

User avatar
Paul-R
Posts: 2085
Joined: 07 May 2009, 16:24
Location: Wirral, NW England; Vaucluse 84, France
My Cars: 2015 1.6 Blue HDi 120 Peugeot 308 Active SW
2013 2.0 HDi 163 C5 Exclusive Tourer
2003 2.0 HDi 110 C5 Exclusive Estate (Gone)
2001 2.0 HDi 90 Xsara Estate (Gone)
x 76

Post by Paul-R » 07 Dec 2009, 23:55

Good luck Jim. :)
0 x
As I get older I think a lot about the hereafter - I go into a room and then wonder what I'm here after.

Inside every old person is a young person wondering what the hell happened.

"Trying is the first step towards failure" ~ Homer J Simpson​

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests