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Converters [message #314] Fri, 01 February 2002 19:25 Go to next message
Ilia is currently offline  Ilia   Canada
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I am wondering what type of forum converters would be of interest?

I am considering writing a UBB5.x -> FUDforum converter, however I am not sure if there are any other converters that may be of interest.

So, suggestions would be highly appreciated.


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Re: Converters [message #320 is a reply to message #314] Sun, 03 February 2002 20:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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im pretty sure vbb is the most populer
Re: Converters [message #366 is a reply to message #314] Fri, 08 February 2002 04:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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How about integrating your forum to Content Management software such as PostNuke (www.postnuke.com) or phpnuke (www.phpnuke.org)? These are very popular, and your forum is by far better than the phpBB that they have installed as default with their CMS software.
icon12.gif  Re: Converters [message #683 is a reply to message #366] Sat, 23 February 2002 00:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I know I'm waiting with bated breath for a phpBB 1.4.4 to FUDforum 1.2.0 converter...
Re: Converters [message #684 is a reply to message #314] Sat, 23 February 2002 02:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I would personally like to see a phorum --> FUDForum convertor. If it isn't going to happen I'll work on it myself, but I could sure use some pointers to get started.

Cheers,

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Re: Converters [message #686 is a reply to message #684] Sat, 23 February 2002 03:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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B@rt wrote on Sat, 23 February 2002 4:56 PM

I would personally like to see a phorum --> FUDForum convertor. If it isn't going to happen I'll work on it myself, but I could sure use some pointers to get started.

Cheers,

B@rt


Well, a converter from FUDforum should be easy to write from just about anything really, our database structure is pretty simple really, there is

categories -> fud_cat table
forums -> fud_forum table
threads -> fud_thread table
messages -> fud_msg table
the fields taht link them are such

fud_forum.cat_id references fud_cat.id
fud_thread.forum_id references fud_forum.id
fud_msg.msg_id references fud_thread.id

anyhow.. it is quite easy, if you are not sure about something we will gladly provide help, or simply we can agree to meet on IRC and we will work with you to write the converter.


cc intelligence.c -o intelligence
$ ./intelligence
Segmentation fault
Re: Converters [message #687 is a reply to message #686] Sat, 23 February 2002 04:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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hackie wrote on Sat, 23 February 2002 3:58 AM


Well, a converter from FUDforum should be easy to write from just about anything really, our database structure is pretty simple really, there is

categories -> fud_cat table
forums -> fud_forum table
threads -> fud_thread table
messages -> fud_msg table
the fields taht link them are such

fud_forum.cat_id references fud_cat.id
fud_thread.forum_id references fud_forum.id
fud_msg.msg_id references fud_thread.id

anyhow.. it is quite easy, if you are not sure about something we will gladly provide help, or simply we can agree to meet on IRC and we will work with you to write the converter.


Thanks. About the thread files in the /data directory - is there something I need to know about them, or can I convert the Phorum threads to simple HTML and dump them into this directory? Is there a central function that creates these files?

A meeting on IRC sounds excellent by the way. Give me a few days to work on this first - that'll improve the quality of my questions by 100% at least Razz

Cheers,

B@rt


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Re: Converters [message #688 is a reply to message #314] Sat, 23 February 2002 12:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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There is usually someone (hackie or myself) on irc.openprojects.net inside channel #fudforum.

So, if you want to ask questions on IRC that is the place to go.


Phorum is a pretty simple forum as far as forums go, I imagine it should be pretty easy to imports it's data into FUDforum.

If you would like, send me the data dump of Phorum and I'll might be able to write an importer or at least give you some worth while suggestions on how to go about writing an importer.


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icon5.gif  Re: Converters [message #739 is a reply to message #314] Tue, 26 February 2002 01:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Any progress or word on converters? I'm terribly excited to switch to your forum but at the moment, don't know how to get from phpBB to FUD.

I'm a pretty good techie, but I'm not a programmer and don't know php.

Anyway, thanks in advance..

Mark
Re: Converters [message #740 is a reply to message #739] Tue, 26 February 2002 01:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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FragBait wrote on Tue, 26 February 2002 1:40 AM

Any progress or word on converters? I'm terribly excited to switch to your forum but at the moment, don't know how to get from phpBB to FUD.

I'm a pretty good techie, but I'm not a programmer and don't know php.

Anyway, thanks in advance..

Mark


Hackie & myself are currently working on implementing the templating and i18n system. This will probably be our focus our development efforts for the next little while.

Once that is done, we will turn our attention at creating convertors from various other forums & bulletin board systems.


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icon14.gif  Re: Converters [message #741 is a reply to message #740] Tue, 26 February 2002 01:43 Go to previous message
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ok, understood.
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