My thoughts initially are basically having somewhere in the admincp possibly whilst the forum is in developer mode, where people can map from one set of tables over to the xenforo set of tables and save these sets of conversion maps. Steps something like as follows:-
- Select authentication method from dropdown menu
- Based on the above ask for table locations for various items needed for this, for example where the MD5, salt etc is stored.
- Map columns and tables for categories and forums.
- Map columns and tables for Usergroups.
I thought after going through the process, allow the usage of a test conversion to test the results for each section as the developer goes along. After all is complete allow the export of his conversion map to an xml format (or similar) that could then be shared with others. Let other users import xml maps into the conversion tools in xenforo.
So... You guys are the experts, what do you think? I realise this wouldnt be a small undertaking, but I think the benefits of it would be quite big for sales as it would allow converters to be created quickly and by the developing community.