I'm assuming xenForo will have the slickest vbulletin migration script ever seen?

jasetaro

Well-known member
#21
this is the hope. but i read somewhere a Kier's post where he said that the vB4 converter will not released immediately ...
That could be a show stopper for me I'm using vB4 Forum classic on a couple of sites and I'd like to move away from it for various reasons.
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#22
vB4's schema is very similar to vB3 for most of the important objects like forums, threads, and posts because vB4 is based on vB3. In that sense it shouldn't be too hard to write an importer based on the vB3 importer. However, vB4 on the whole isn't very consistent between major versions. This creates problems for addon developers and may present similar challenges for a vB4 importer.

I have heard about the existence of an unofficial vB4 -> vB3 downgrade script. That might be an option for you.
 

Dean

Well-known member
#23
It is possible that by having a vb3 importer only, that could limit the initial number of installations, which would create a more controlled testing environment during beta testing & initial roll out of the product.

I really don't know, but it could be possible.
 

Forsaken

Well-known member
#24
It was usually for security reasons. I play Eve Online and was running an 'alliance' forum with over 3000 people. And you'd be surprised how competitive that game really is. Hell, my IPB was hacked into just to gleam 'intel' on fleet movements. Long story. There are a lot of black hat's playing Eve Online and forums are usually a hacking target.
Yeah, my host and I were talking about how his Eve Online community gets as many attacks as my old Battle.net community did.
 

Shamil

Well-known member
#25
It is possible that by having a vb3 importer only, that could limit the initial number of installations, which would create a more controlled testing environment during beta testing & initial roll out of the product.

I really don't know, but it could be possible.
Possible, but desirable?
 

jasetaro

Well-known member
#26
vB4's schema is very similar to vB3 for most of the important objects like forums, threads, and posts because vB4 is based on vB3. In that sense it shouldn't be too hard to write an importer based on the vB3 importer. However, vB4 on the whole isn't very consistent between major versions. This creates problems for addon developers and may present similar challenges for a vB4 importer.

I have heard about the existence of an unofficial vB4 -> vB3 downgrade script. That might be an option for you.
Those inconsistencies are one my issues with vB4, between that and the errors in the last two updates to forum classic, I've about had it with vB.
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#28
It's not that there won't be one. I needed one (for 3.7, without the social networking stuff) to convert my board. Obviously supporting imports from various vB versions (or various boards) is important, it just wasn't a priority at the time. I would expect to see further expansion of vB importers sooner rather than later, as most of the ground work is there. Other boards will happen, though the timeline is likely longer simply because they are more of an undertaking at this point.
 

SneakyDave

Well-known member
#36
I know this probably isn't the case, but if the database design and model is nearly complete, could it be shared with a few people interested in developing importers, or is that too big a risk to take with how fluid develop is coming along?
 
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