Kunena 6.3.2 released

The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena 6.3.2 [K 6.3.2] in stable which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 4.4.x/5.0.x/5.1.x. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 6.2 / K 6.3 and issues discovered during the last development stages of K 6.3
Note: Please go to the Kunena Dashboard after an upgrade so that the Kunena database tables are also updated.

Question Migration from PHPBB2 to Kunena Latest Version

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15 years 5 months ago #1 by letsgetjase
Firstly... love it. It just looks so clean and easy. I know my community is going to love and I want to get them on it fast!!!

So here's my story. I am running www.kiteforum.co.nz , a Kite Sports Community website in New Zealand. I am have PHPBB 2.0.23 currently with over 15,000 topics and some very interesting NZ kiting history which I wish to migrate over into the new fourm.

Questions are:

Is a PHPBB converion to Kunena possible?

Can I use a Fireboard migration script/tool/app to pull all this data over, including my users and their avatars?

How can I maintain the relationships with there exisiting posts?

Can I do the migration manually with a simple understanding of the kunena schema?

Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on these Q's. I am very grateful.

Happy Kiteloops
Jase

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15 years 5 months ago #2 by fxstein
Jase,

At the moment the native migration options are still limited. In the future we are planning to offer an open migration framework and migrators for the most common boards.

Right now I suggest you install the latest FireBoard release, use the scripts available for FB and then do the upgrade to Kunena. You might have to do a little work by hand but these migrations have been done many times and it should not be a huge problem.

fxstein

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15 years 5 months ago #3 by letsgetjase
Hi fxstein

Many thanks for your responsive reply. Glad to know there is a solution to the migration of my communities board. Will do as suggested and take a 2 phase approach to moving off phpbb2.

Will contribute back to this topic of the progress and any challenges solved on the way through. Now... of to install Fireboard on my server and run the phase one conversion.

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15 years 5 months ago #4 by Matias
I have some improved scripts for PNphpBB2. They are not identical to standalone version, but it has much better migration for users and messages.

PM me your email address so we can discuss more. Can you any php / sql?

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15 years 5 months ago #5 by letsgetjase
Good News all. We can go from PHPBB2 straight to Kunena which is great news. I am getting organised for the migration. Will post up instructions as soon as I have it all sorted. Should be over the next week all going well. Am going to be in Cape Town doing some Kite Surfing, so will be some late nights!!

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15 years 5 months ago - 15 years 5 months ago #6 by Kibosh
Hey guy's

I'm also very interessed in this migration. We have a clan site running with phpNuke and want to convert to Joomla 1.5. We have found a nice looking template for it, but of course nothing for the forums. Changing a template in phpBB3 is just to hard. They have several css files with no descriptions so for a n00b it's impossible to start with.

I've been trying now Kunena and the css file is much clearer. But off course then we need a good conversion script but I guess there are difficulties with it.

I saw that Kunena uses other bbcode in their posts:
The list is written as (lu)(li)blablabla(/li) but in phpBB it is (list)(*)blablabla(/list)

Also when you quote you can't add the name of who the quote is. In Kunena you can just add (quote)blablabla(/quote) but in phpBB it is (quote="somebody")blablabla(/quote). This I find a drawback but might come with an update.

Now I'm add it, I also saw another drawback. When you edit a post as moderator on page 1 in a thread that is for example 5 pages, you jump back to the last post instead of the post you just edited. This isn't good because you have to search for that post again.

Is there a thread where you can post comments, findings, bugs, or things wanted? Maybe make it sticky and adapt the first post with all comments so we can easely check if something is already mentioned, being worked on etc...

Looking forward for a good migration script.
Last edit: 15 years 5 months ago by Kibosh.

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15 years 5 months ago #7 by johnnydement
we have a big sticky thread about wishlist, stating it is in uservoice.kunena.com ;)

We also have another big sticky thread, about spotted bugs ;)

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15 years 5 months ago #8 by Kibosh
Ah, Thanx...

Found it ;)

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15 years 4 months ago #9 by iNeedKunena
I need to migrate too ASAP :)

I am actually willing to install legacy mode Kunena in exchange of successull migration. If anyone does it first can you please post short step by step migration, how you did it? Pls. Tnx alot ppl ;)

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15 years 4 months ago #10 by iNeedKunena
Does anyone has any informations on this bcs i want to transfer my forum ASAP

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