Monday, April 21, 2008

Upgrading Linux Forum

This morning, i logged in to ACP of Indonesian Linux Forum and i saw a notifications that the version used in the forum is out of date. Seems that phpBB 3.0.1 has been released and has fixed quite a numerous problems found on the first release of phpBB 3.0.0.

I download the changed files and upload them to the servers and running the upgrade process and when everything is done, i must re-add the MOD (yes, most of the MODS are overwritten sad). After few minutes of down time, i re-enabled the forum again (it's a good idea to disable the forum while doing maintenance) and sent a notifications to all users.

I hope it's OK right now and enjoy the new forum (you may not notice the difference though cool but if you are interested what has been changed, you might want to see this thread)


  1. Eh? phpBB3 still doesn't have some sort of plugin infrastructure? That's quite a shame I think. I remember when I was still involved in the development (enabling its Oracle backend), I got the impression that phpBB3 will be extensible by plugins.

    When you have a popular software that needs update quite often, yet will destroy your existing setup on every upgrade, that's pretty painful.

  2. they called it MOD(ification), but you must make some changes to the files, which makes it harder to get the same MOD every time newer version arrives which will overwrite the old one