Migrating from IPS

Would like to hear from people around their experiences regarding migrating from IPS 4.1.x to XF. In particular any challenges you had with the content migration. Also, what modules would I require from XenForo, if my current IPS installation includes:
  • Forums
  • Blog
  • Gallery
  • Commerce
  • Pages
I also run ArrowChat on my site. The only other question I had was the roadmap to XF 2.x, is that published anywhere?


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Others would have to chime in over their specific experiences with migration, but just to clarify, our importer mostly covers the forum content. You can see a screenshot of steps involved here: https://xenforo.com/community/threads/pre-sales-faq.4951/ There is a separate importer for the IP Gallery, provided you have XenForo Media Gallery. Other content wouldn't be imported and would potentially need to be recreated. (Unless there are third-party add-ons that have importers.)

There isn't a public roadmap for 2.x at this time. Right now, it's at the developer preview stage which would be considered a late alpha and our goal is getting it to a stable release. You can see it in action and various discussion of changes here: https://xf2demo.xenforo.com/forums/announcements-updates.11/
Hmmmm doesn't seem to import pages (none in 3rd party either). That's a bummer as we have our article reference library and number of other elements in IPS Pages.

Also, how does the forum and gallery import work when you have posts on the IPS forum that have IPS Gallery attachments? Do the images in the post break?