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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:46 am    Post subject: Upgrading To Latest Release of phpbb? Reply with quote

As far as I can tell, this forum isn't using the latest stable branch of phpbb. According to this thread on phpbb's official forum, the latest release is 2.0.11

The forums used to say 2.0.6 on the footer of the page, but I see that has been removed and replaced with 2.0.x :wink:

Are we running the latest stable branch of phpbb?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

we're running a customized version of phpbb. The vanilla variant doesn't scale to the kinds of loads that we require. (especially when it comes to searching)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well this is a bit confusing... First we have posts like these
pilla wrote:
Very utopic, but I don't see this happening (at least in a couple years). We have had some good discussions about changing the board's software and we are still using phpBB vanilla, so changing to something completely new would be very hard to happen.

And now you're telling us the forums are already using a customized version?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tln wrote:
And now you're telling us the forums are already using a customized version?
Correct. Adding this k3wl feature isn't a priority. Keeping the forums running is. Modifications to search were necessary, among a few other changes.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
tln wrote:
And now you're telling us the forums are already using a customized version?
Correct. Adding this k3wl feature isn't a priority. Keeping the forums running is. Modifications to search were necessary, among a few other changes.

I'm not talking about adding any "cool" features. For example, the search in its current state is severly crippled, and is causing a lot of moderating effort due to duplicate posts all over the place. There have been threads that discuss various improvements to the search and they've mostly been met with answers like this one:
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The folks at www.phpbb.com haven't implemented it.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tln wrote:
I'm not talking about adding any "cool" features. For example, the search [...] There have been threads that discuss various improvements
You mean like this?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
tln wrote:
I'm not talking about adding any "cool" features. For example, the search [...] There have been threads that discuss various improvements
You mean like this?

Fair enough, but what about this one then? :)
Being able to search topic titles only would decrease the search load and make it easier to find what you're looking for. The whole point of my first post in this thread was that you and klieber were giving conflicting answers.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The whole point of my first post in this thread was that you and klieber were giving conflicting answers.
Correct, which I already addressed. Improving search is being looked into, though I haven't heard anything about it lately. I'll poke ian! for an update.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had to change the search code to help it scale more. The forums were literally collapsing under the load of the old code. We spent the time required to get it to a state where it was operational again.

That does not mean that we're going to invest hours and hours to make feature improvements to the search code. For that, we look to the phpBB maintainers. (or another software package if it comes to that.)

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:05 pm    Post subject: @admins: please update your phpBB: Reply with quote

http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=240513
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Already fixed.
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