Mockup of the new EK9.org forum software migration.

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  1. rvm

    rvm admin Staff Member

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    Thoughts ? :nerv:

    Fully Desktop / Mobile compatible. Responsive design.

    Big thanks to _JT, without his help this migration wouldn't be possible :bow:

    Desktop:

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    Mobile:

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    We only got a few crucial things pending (for sale rights and users albums) and we are good to go, the only bad thing is that the migration can take up to 8 hours :nerv:
     

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  2. DeluxeClub

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    I like it :)
     
  3. b16 mini

    b16 mini Ek9 obsession Staff Member Donator

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    Looks very good,except for the picture at the top still,
    looks like a lhd usdm fake ek9 to me.

    I love just about everything about the forum apart from that picture.
     
  4. type-r-dunk

    type-r-dunk EK9 DB8 DC5 DC2 EK9 Vendor

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    I like the desktop but I just always find the mob versions of sites a pain in the ass and just switch to desktop anyway.
    Great work guys, Dunx
     
  5. DOSvtec

    DOSvtec vtec addict!! Donator

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    Looks good :))
     
  6. **MUGEN**

    **MUGEN** Facelift FTW

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    THIS......... Need to get an original ek9 up there.
     
  7. Ally138

    Ally138 @KillAlly

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    Reminds me a bit of civic life :/ but if changes needs be then I'll embrace it haha
     
  8. oifovo

    oifovo Well-Known Member

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    I MUCH prefer the current plain industrial look, but I understand why it needs doing. Are we still going to have a home page with the latest feed? :) Thanks for your hard work!
     
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    KieranEG6 Argumentative!! Donator

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    :thanks:

    Never could stand that funny bumper on an EK9.
     
  10. LittleGeo

    LittleGeo '97 EK9

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    different to the current version but it looks good! and agree with getting a real ek9 in the header!
     
  11. rvm

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    This will be sorted out guys :D

    I already changed the current logo :)
     
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  12. rvm

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    I'm not 100% sure, since I can't find anything equivalent in the new forum software (xenforo).
     
  13. rvm

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    Changed the logo:

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    rvm admin Staff Member

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    I like it also, but this forum software is no longer supported, and its not compatible with the new versions of php :(

    And the "patch for php 5.4+" costs me around 290$ and I bought the new forum software for 140$ :)
     
  15. wishy

    wishy Playing with Boats

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    Oh no change :wow::wow::wow:

    I like the way it is but i will adapt. Keep up the good work lads.
     
  16. DavidEJ9

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    I really like it :)
     
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    looking good :nice:
     
  18. rvm

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    I have scheduled the migration to the 5th of September with a Xenforo expert

    Hope everything goes well.

    The migration should take around 8 hours. :( during this time the forum will not be accessible :(
     
  19. CarlM

    CarlM Grey EK3 Owner

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    Coulnt you just set up a new forum on a separate MySQL database and then backup/restore the forum on the new software once complete?

    Still wouldnt be zero downtime, but should be kept to a minimum. Just a thought :secret:
     
  20. DaveTaylor

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    Problem with this is the software will use different tables within the database, so copying the database is pointless. Best way to do it would be to install the new software, migrate the database into the new location (install in /forum2 for example) set up a .htaccess file to redirect to the new location and then decom the /forum lot, this would have no downtime. Once /forum is deleted copy the new forum files into /forum and delete the .htaccess, done. you have it in the original location.
     

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