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SoSH Upgrade

Discussion in 'SoSH Support & FAQ' started by AlNipper49, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. AlNipper49

    AlNipper49 Huge Member Dope

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    We will be upgrading to xenforo 2.0 sometime in the next few months. Development is starting now.

    Some Q&A:

    • The style/skin WILL change. It'll be something simple and clean.
    • My biggest concern is how we store images. Right now they're all out on a S3 container using a custom plugin that will *hopefully* work.
    • Payment gateways are also a concern.

    If we have any web-type guys familiar with installing stuff like this I'd be happy to accept any help that you may be able to offer :)
     
  2. uncannymanny

    uncannymanny Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Nip, I offered to help with ITP almost a few years ago now and couldn’t follow through (started my current job which pushed my limits at the outset and consumed my 24/7). I’d be happy to help with this, and it’s a more discreet task that I promise I won’t need to bail on.
     
  3. InstaFace

    InstaFace MDLzera

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    I helped in 2010, I can help now. Editing skins or chasing down UI bugs or whatever.

    I could do backend work if you wanted, DB migrations or tuning or whatever (former DBA); you probably wouldn't want me on the SRE stuff, but I'll chase down what you need.
     
  4. AlNipper49

    AlNipper49 Huge Member Dope

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    Thanks guys. And Insta, the DB work would definitely be appreciated. I'm an infrastructure guy by trade but getting things like synchronous replication setups between clusters is always something that I have wanted to do but never had the time/ability/background to set it up.

    Uncanny, definitely appreciated. I think that the biggest things that Sumner and I usually lose traction on is working with nuances of the new skins. We usually spend months chasing things down and as many of you can probably tell we usually end up just throwing up our arms and saying good enough after awhile.
     
  5. uncannymanny

    uncannymanny Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I can definitely go deep on styling if that’s helpful!
     
  6. SumnerH

    SumnerH Malt Liquor Picker Dope

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    The best thing to do IMO is to stay as close to a default style as possible. The biggest problems we've had are when we make a lot of custom tweaks and then have issues upgrading to new versions of the style and losing our customizations or having conflicts in them; we've gotten into trouble trying to emulate past versions of the software too closely and hacking the themes in tough-to-maintain manners.

    (There are generally a lot of knobs you can tweak for SOSH-esque colors and the like that are meant for that and are supported in updates)
     
  7. uncannymanny

    uncannymanny Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Right, working within the system you have to work with is always key to maintainability :redwine:
     

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