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Re: Move to XenForo software

Post by neptronix » Oct 26 2022 4:51pm

Dui; i appreciate the poke. i don't see it as rude. It has taken forever.

Don't worry about donations, we've got funding to pull it off, just not a contiguous 12 hour block of time that's required to do the transition live.

Here's what we're going to do. My schedule finally looks like something i actually have control of lately, so i can reliably quotea time now. How about i get the public forum preview going this friday so I can get some feedback and adjust from there. Sound like a plan?
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Re: Move to XenForo software

Post by nicobie » Oct 26 2022 5:08pm

Yep! It sure does. :mrgreen:
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Re: Move to XenForo software

Post by tomjasz » Oct 26 2022 10:26pm

What was up with the error messages yesterday?
Thanks Justin_le we're here thanks to you. All the best to the mods for their tireless work keeping it on an even keel.

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Re: Move to XenForo software

Post by amberwolf » Oct 27 2022 12:00am

neptronix wrote:
Oct 26 2022 4:57pm
Oh no, i didn't get an alarm or any other smoke signals about this. Thanks for saying something.
Sorry for the bug! the disk on the server turned out to be full. We had a much larger image upload growth rate than expected.

We now have a +30gb larger disk which should be good to store the next year's worth of image uploads. Sometime early next year i will deploy a disk usage monitoring system so that i at least get a warning from the site.
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Re: Move to XenForo software

Post by neptronix » Oct 28 2022 11:52am

We're still on for today. I have a few servers i need to get security mitigations on, then eat lunch, then get the preview together. :)

Talk to yall in a bit.
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Re: Move to XenForo software

Post by neptronix » Oct 28 2022 3:56pm

( working on it as we speak, and a good % done )
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Re: Move to XenForo software

Post by nicobie » Oct 28 2022 7:45pm

You da man! We appreciate the free work. :bigthumb:

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Re: Move to XenForo software

Post by neptronix » Oct 28 2022 8:35pm

Gracias;

Here's the preview thread:
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=118179
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Re: Move to XenForo software

Post by marty » Oct 29 2022 9:57am

neptronix wrote:
Oct 28 2022 11:52am
eat lunch
Yes. But what did you eat?
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Re: Move to XenForo software

Post by neptronix » Nov 01 2022 11:36am

Always asking the difficult questions!
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Re: Move to XenForo software

Post by neptronix » Nov 17 2022 4:59pm

Hey all. Just thought i'd give you an update.

We're putting the finishing touches on our forum-wide recategorization aid, Xen Sifter, and once the forum is launched, we'll be able to allow volunteers to pitch in to help recategorize, and earn a badge on xenforo for their efforts.. :).
xensifter.png
The new forum preview went pretty well, we have some short scripts to write to fix some bugs we didn't know about, and it needs about a day of CSS work and then we're done with all the prep work for the move! :bigthumb:

We plan to wrap up this other work by the end of the month and set a date during December ( when we have the least amount of ES traffic ) for the final move.

Stay tuned and thanks for being patient!
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Re: Move to XenForo software

Post by neptronix » Dec 06 2022 2:49pm

Just a ping.
We're at the 99.8% done point with the prep work as of today.

Still on for a mid-late December launch.. next update should include a launch date :thumb:
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Re: Move to XenForo software

Post by neptronix » Dec 07 2022 9:07pm

Worked on the final visuals today.
+ Color adjustment is done enough - will need another round to get it perfect.
+ Beat up some glitches.
+ Changed the more 'in your face' blue into the traditional ES dark blue.
+ Shrink site width from 1280px to 1200px; more reasonable width.
+ Implemented some of the ES light blues.
+ Recursive quoted text now looks MUCH nicer than it does on phpBB.. :)
+ Removed a lot of goofy lines in Xenforo that only serve to clutter up the screen.
+ Changed a bunch of 'romper room' Xenforo colors to ones that compliment the design.

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I'm happy enough with the design that i'd say it's good enough for launch.

Tomorrow i will run a mobile check + bugfix round and then once we get a little code done ( next week ), we're ready to hit the big red button! :bolt: :mrgreen: :bolt:
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Re: Move to XenForo software

Post by Cowardlyduck » Dec 07 2022 9:57pm

Thanks for all your hard work Nep. Looking forward to the refresh!

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Re: Move to XenForo software

Post by neptronix » Dec 08 2022 9:50pm

Thanks!

Mobile mode is done. Here's ES 2.0 versus the default Xenforo look:
ES mobile.png
~33% more dense because we have a crapton of subforums to scroll through. 8)
es mobile 2.png
Compared to ES 1.0, the look is a lot lighter and more useful.
es mobile 3.png
The posts list is a bit of a quantum leap.
Some things are missing on the mobile version:
+ date of the original post
+ ability to jump to a specific post ( although it's one more button press to get to the last post )

..but it's dramatically cleaner and has a lot less ugly wrapping. :thumb:
es mobile 4.png
Post view is a few % denser and also massively cleaner... there is room to make it denser still.

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With these big improvements in mobile functionality, we won't be supporting the tapatalk plugin anymore because the ES mobile experience will be pretty plush on it's own. :thumb:

I'd call the visual aspect done and at this point we're just waiting on a tiny bit of code. :bolt: :es: :bolt:
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Re: Move to XenForo software

Post by neptronix » Dec 23 2022 1:24pm

OK!

That tiny bit of code to mass-correct user permissions is finished and all that remains is a final run-through of the conversion process since there were some differing results between 2 development machines that make us not exactly 100% of the conversion process.
That will be completed in the next 1-2 weeks.

The target conversion date has been moved to mid-january because i would like to see more feedback on v2.1 of the visual design.

If you have not checked out the preview, see page one of this thread for instructions on how to get in: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=118179


And with that being said.. happy holidays, ES! :es:
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Re: Move to XenForo software

Post by ZeroEm » Dec 23 2022 7:20pm

That's great neptronix! Will try it again and a big thank you for all your time and work.
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Re: Move to XenForo software

Post by neptronix » Jan 18 2023 12:13pm

You're welcome sir.

At this phase we just need to redo the conversion to note the steps down. I would like to get started on this sometime this week.

Also it looks like Xenforo successfully runs on PHP 8.1, and that version provides a noticeable speedup to Xenforo's underlying PHP framework.
We have done our testing on PHP 7.3 so far and already noticed that Xenforo's performance is better than PHPBB without any PHP version upgrades.

We expect ES 2.0 to be rather snappy and the upgrade to PHP 8.1 afterwards is another big bump in performance.

More soon!
"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive." - Dalai Lama

My first major build: 1.6kW 8T MAC motor on a Trek 4500 MTB.
Monster MTB: Leafmotor 1500w @ 4kW on a Turner O2 full suspension.
The monster scooter: Cannondale semi recumbent - under construction.
Blue Dream: Maxaraya FS semi recumbent and high efficiency mid-drive - under construction.

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