Popular Post Albert Posted August 2, 2022 Popular Post Share Posted August 2, 2022 The AtariAge forum is getting a major update on Tuesday, August 9th, and will also be moved to a new home. The forums will be unavailable for most of the day during this process. This process will begin late Monday evening, as I need to take the forum offline in order to backup all the forum files and the forum database. Upgrade: The forum will be updated to the latest version of the Invision Community software. You'll notice many changes to the software, although most of these are relatively minor. There will be a few larger changes, such as the addition of Achievements. And of course, lots of bug fixes. Migration: The forum is moving away from the self-hosted solution on dedicated servers that I have been managing for quite some time and moving to Invision's cloud-based servers. This will save me considerable time having to manage multiple servers for AtariAge, and I expect performance improvements in several areas as a result of this migration. This should also eliminate periodic slowdown or unavailability of the forum. This migration is why the forum will be down for a good portion of the day, as it's quite time consuming. I will post updates on Discord, Twitter and Facebook during this process. Here are the relevant links you can save: AtariAge Discord AtariAge Twitter AtariAge Facebook Page AtariAge Facebook Group New Forum URL: The forum will be located at a new URL, https://forums.atariage.com, so please bookmark that now! A redirect will be setup so that any existing links to the forum will be seamlessly redirected to the new location. After the forums come back online, there will likely be issues that will have to be addressed. A new AtariAge theme had to be created since we were several versions of the software behind, and while the theme is similar to the existing theme, it is not exactly the same. This is one area that I will continue to tweak for a while to fix any issues and make aesthetic improvements. It was also important to create a new theme so that the forum can be updated more promptly whenever there is a new version. Some third-party plugins and applications that I'm currently using on the forum will not be available as they are either no longer being updated or the developer has yet to update the plugin/application to version 4.7 of the Invision software. In some cases I will be able to find substitutes, in other cases the forum software now has that functionality built-in, and in a few cases there maybe lost functionality (although generally this would not be anything important). One of my tasks after the forum has been successfully migrated is I have to reinstall all these plugins and applications, and I'll have those ready to go before the forum is opened again to the public. I've been planning on doing this for a while, so I'm glad it's finally going to happen. Of course, if it ends up being a disaster, I'll end up eating those words, but if that happens, I can always leave the existing forum online, and we can then try the migration again once the issue(s) are resolved. But I don't expect that to happen. After the forum has been successfully updated and migrated, I can then focus on moving the AtariAge Store to completely new software. If anyone has any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. ..Al 70 54 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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