Kunena 5.2 Beta 1 Released (24 Sep 2020)

The Kunena team is thrilled to announce the first public beta release of Kunena 5.2, a native Joomla extension for Joomla 3.9. This is a development release and should be only be used for testing; this version is not recommended for live websites at this stage.

The purpose of this release is to encourage testing by downloading, installing and identifying any problems or shortcomings that people may discover. K 5.2.0 B1 is stable and we are aware that people will discover defects. We encourage you to use the forum to report defects, as soon as they are discovered, so that the development team can work through the problems before the release of K 5.1 as a stable product. Reporting defects does not mean that the problems can or will be fixed. The Kunena team is looking forward to hearing your feedback on how well we have achieved our design goals.

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8 years 7 months ago - 8 years 7 months ago #1 by kbkounyea
Love Kunena, looking to see how resilient the data access to content is, in "disaster" circumstances.
This is important to determine in which environments the forum is the right communication to use.

***Let's say your forum is not working because your site is down.***
But you have access to your Joomla and Kunena files on the web server.
***You want to access the content of the forum posts***
How do you achieve that?
Is there more than one way?
Any "offline" kind of forum reader/parser?
If reading the posts content can be done only through a mySql query,
__which databases contain the forum posts content?
__please give a generic query code?
Last edit: 8 years 7 months ago by kbkounyea.

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8 years 7 months ago #2 by sozzled
I don't understand the problem. Kunena needs Joomla to run. If your site is down (if your Joomla site is offline "for maintenance") your users cannot access anything on the site. Therefore Kunena won't work either. If your forum is offline for maintenance, then there is no "offline forum" function available, either.

If you have a disaster that takes your site offline that's unfortunate. It depends, though, on what that disaster is. If, for example, the database is corrupted then having an offline forum function won't make any difference.

As a suggestion, if you want some kind of fault-tolerant system so that the forum is always accessible, you could create a mirror site where that has the data synchronised at regular intervals and, in the event that the main site goes offline, people can use the mirror site. That's an idea you can explore yourself. You could also ask about creating a mirror site on the Joomla forum.

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