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Re: Migration from simpleboard
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2005, 06:23:01 PM »
I apologize for this long wait... I just found my old version of the converter and have made a whole bunch of changes to it... only thing left is attachments/avatars and then I will release it here for testing!

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Re: Migration from simpleboard
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2005, 03:13:28 AM »
great news that you tell us.
i like smf and so i have the chance to convert! yeah i´m very happy.

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Re: Migration from simpleboard
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2005, 05:04:03 AM »
First of all, thanks for developing this converter! :D  I cannot wait to convert all of my simpleboard stuff over to SMF, as SMF looks very promising and has a lot more features to be honest. :)

By the way, I have over 400 members that have registered at my Mambo site.  How will I be able to keep my Mambo members when switching to SMF?

Thanks in advance for all of your hard work and keep up the great work!
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Re: Migration from simpleboard
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2005, 07:21:20 AM »
well, you have a couple of options...

If your mambo users and simpleboard users are the same, when you convert simpleboard to SMF, they will all transfer.

If you have separate mambo users, there is a little utility from Orstio that will transfer mambo users over to SMF.
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Re: Migration from simpleboard
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2005, 11:25:47 AM »
Simpleboard just uses Mambo's user database, with it's own database to just give them some extra preferences.  So, the Mambo->SMF converter that is on mamboforge with the bridge (that kindred mentioned) should do the trick.

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Re: Migration from simpleboard
« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2005, 04:09:23 PM »
for members, my converter takes all of the mambo info (including the contact info, if available for that info) and the SB info so that you can migrate even if you aren't planning to use mambo again, however, I will need testing! ;)

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Re: Migration from simpleboard
« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2005, 05:28:12 AM »
i would like to test it, becoause i´m not sure if i use mambo again. so your converter ist the best chance for me to chose another cms, and take a new board without losing the users and threads.

i hope it will really work!

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Re: Migration from simpleboard
« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2005, 03:59:03 PM »
ill put it up soon... it wont convert attachments or avatars though (for a while, atleast)

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Re: Migration from simpleboard
« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2005, 06:57:36 AM »
ok, i wait until it is finished. thanks for your hard work!

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Re: Migration from simpleboard
« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2005, 12:13:46 PM »
We will need to wait for the attachments part at Facile Forms.
We have so many support attachments that migrating without that would be non benificial.
We can wait though.
I do see that site migration as a major step for the mambo-SMF marriage.
Facile Forms is one of the most popular third party components for mambo, and unless I am mistaken this will be the first component developer site to migrate away from simpleboard to SMF

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Re: Migration from simpleboard
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2005, 03:43:28 AM »
on my site there are not so much attachments - some pics. but i think we should all wait until all runs completely.

when its done i will migrate simpleboard to smf an update to mambo 4.5.1a.

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Re: Migration from simpleboard
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2005, 07:59:05 PM »
I've attached a version without attachment or avatar conversion. Please report bugs!

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Re: Migration from simpleboard
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2005, 07:13:47 AM »
thanks a lot - will try it in the evening, when i am at home.

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Re: Migration from simpleboard
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2005, 08:20:22 AM »
Kirby, how does the path to mambo - simpleboard look like?

I placed the file in SMF.

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Re: Migration from simpleboard
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2005, 01:29:08 PM »
you have to place the file into your mambo root and then call it in your browser.

for me, ist works very good, no problems - all runs fine in my local installation.

you did a great job, thank you and congratulations.

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Re: Migration from simpleboard
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2005, 07:56:04 PM »
Yep I am hung here as well
I would thought it would be home/youraccount/public_html/components/com_simpleboard

but that dont work

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Re: Migration from simpleboard
« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2005, 02:22:14 AM »
 home/youraccount/public_html

try this


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Re: Migration from simpleboard
« Reply #37 on: February 04, 2005, 06:41:51 PM »
you have to give it the root mambo directory

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Re: Migration from simpleboard
« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2005, 03:32:03 AM »
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I've attached a version without attachment or avatar conversion. Please report bugs!
THANK YOU! :D  I tested it out and it seems to be working perfectly.  I cannot thank yuo enough for developing this converter, as my forum community will be VERY excited when I officially upgrade to SMF.

By the way, when I converted, I noticed that the usernames were not correct.

For instance, my Simpleboard username was "ComposerRyan" but, after converting, it was "Ryan Thomas".  Is there anyway that you could fix it so that it keeps the original username and does not display the person's real name?

Thanks again! ;D
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Re: Migration from simpleboard
« Reply #39 on: February 05, 2005, 09:27:28 AM »
It worked here as well, great job.
I can not use it for Facile Forms until it includes the attachments so I will stay tuned

Thanks much