The Kunena team has announce the arrival of Kunena 6.2.4 [K 6.2.4] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for J! 4.3.x/4.4.x/5.0.x. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 6.1 / K 6.2 and issues discovered during the last development stages of K 6.2
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Question PhpBB to Kenuna
and is it 100% full proof it it is possible ot put the data back in the same order it is presently in PhpBB
I do not presently have PhpBB but I may be forced to use it with a OSE membership site, so I can use Joomla 1.5 for a while as Ose only supports Kunena 1.6
I have no knowledge of OSE, sorry, and I am unaware if OSE "only supports K 1.6"; that's a question you may need to follow up with the authors of OSE.
K 1.6.4 operates on J! 1.5.23 or J! 1.6.3 (whichever you prefer).
Is this a tough task, will there be a lot of data loss, will the data insert without a lot of errors are you aware of anyone who has done this and what was there experiences that you may know of
The task of migrating from one forum format to another forum format always carries inherent risks and data loss can occur (as people have reported in the various forums I have visited where this similar questions have been asked) irrespective of what you may be migrating from and what you are migrating to. The question that is foremost in my mind is what guarantees are you looking for and, I suspect, such guarantees depend to a large degree on the technical implications of brand-X => brand-Y forum migration.
Many people report no ill-effects of forum migration. Others report moderate success and still others report no success at all. Those are my experiences.
As far as I am personally concerned, I do not subscribe to the forum migration school-of-thought but, I concede, it's an issue that each person must deal with themselves. I also accept that there's a genuine market for such migration services and the Kunena project team is desirous of doing whatever it can to assist users who are keen to avail themselves of those opportunities.
no one.... I MEAN NO ONE mentions the fact that it is NOT POSSIBLE to import/migrate phpBB3 to Kunena IF YOU ARE USING JOOMLA 1.6!!!!!!
So many times I am reading through forums and there are a lot of talk about the way you can migrate to Kunena 1.6 but it is ALWAYS for using Joomla 1.5!!!!
bottom line for the possibility for migrating phpBB to kunena....
YES - for Joomla 1.5
NO - for Joomla 1.6
Someone needed to say it.