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    APUG Major System Upgrade Status

    *UPDATE: scheduled outage is planned for this Friday starting 3pm US eastern time. Down time could be 1-3 days.

    Hi All,

    I have been a bit scarce due to working on the new version of APUG. This is a big one that basically involves a total rebuild of APUG (all styling, plugins and modifications). This is to get us from the aging vBulletin 3.0 platform onto the new vBulletin 4.0 architecture. Once complete this new platform should serve us well for a couple of years at minimum. A lot of work is being done to make this a smooth transition. I will not be flipping a switch and ending up with 1,000's of confused members, it will very much follow the same basic usability as the current site. There will certainly be a lot of "about time!" chatter regarding several key areas. I can't wait to roll it out! Included in the upgrades are also an updated gallery, content management, portfolio system and more. ETA for release is 3-4 weeks if all continues to go well. I'll post updates and closer to release a few screen shots. There could be 1-2 days of downtime while it's rolled out, more details in a few weeks.

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    Sean

    *UPDATE: scheduled outage is planned for this Friday starting 3pm US eastern time. Down time could be 1-3 days.
    Last edited by Sean; 07-27-2010 at 06:35 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    The best of luck, I've been migrating from my old machine to a new one and it's all screwed up, it put my favorites in alphabetic order, what a mess, Photoshop is having cranks due to missing .dll's and plugins that don't like their programs. If it all wasn't supposed to work together I'd have a dozen computers one for Photoshop, one for... . The bits and bytes are in the new terabyte drive fighting with each other. Where oh where did my old mail go, the saved by month for a dozen years? My spell checker is somewhere around here, I used to right click and check the spelling but now it appears to be on the top of the screen, wish one was in this window.

    Do you find that day after day looking at a screen you can't watch a little tele without squinting?

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    We're finaly leaving a platform. We get architecture now. Might come in handy with the new(ish) 4x5. ;p

    Thanks for everything you do, Sean.
    Thank you.
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    Havent been around long enough to appreciate this version, but thanks for working so hard to get a new version ready. I'm sure that it is no small feat.
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    http://www.vbulletin.com/index.php?do=features

    Sean, I was looking over the upgrade but didn't see the 3D plugin!

    All kidding aside, don't do what I did and spend so much time at the screen that you can't turn your head or raise your arms above your chin. :o

    Will the new upgrade include the Hybrid site?
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    Just a quick update. Things are going good on the development site, not as fast as I had hoped but all core applications and major modules have all been upgraded. Remaining work on some visuals, a few interface tweaks and the portfolio system are all that remains. Once dev is completed I'll roll out the upgrades to our production site.

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    Odd question, but will the new version be compatible with older browsers?
    I only ask this as sites that upgrade to newer java for example won't function well with my old os, trying to spend money on paper and chems rather than a new computer!!

    Cheers.

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    Posted wirelessly..

    True dat. I'm operating on XP sp3. Good question.
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    Should have no issues with older systems. IE6 is a thorn in the side of most web developers (many sites won't even allow IE6 to connect in an effort to kill it off) so it could have issues with IE6, plenty of alternatives to IE6 though.

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    Current status: We had a few delays with availability of my coder but he's back and finishing up the portfolio system which is one of the last main rebuilds. There was also another vBulletin release (4.0.4 PL1) so I have had to re-upgrade dev environment to that. Still hopeful this can all roll out before mid-july. Thanks!

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