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Get Ready For IPS 4.0!

IPS Community Suite 4.0, the most significant update to IP.Board and the rest of our apps we've ever made, is fast approaching a state where we'll be ready for a public preview and, soon after that, public beta testing!

We know most of you are just as excited as we are about this and can't wait to try it out.

With 4.0, we've made some significant leaps in terms of modernization, and it's possible that you might need to do some preparation before you're ready to install it. Notably, our minimum PHP and MySQL versions have gone up. It's the first time we've needed you to do this in 6 years, and the versions we need you to have have been around for a long time, we're not requiring the latest versions.

In addition, 4.0 is UTF-8 only (if you don't know what that is, it's a way text can be stored in your database which you may or may not be using at the moment) and while the 4.0 upgrade process will ask you to convert your database if you're not already using it, this is a moderately time-consuming process, so if you convert your database now, it's one less thing to worry about on upgrade day.


To make this process as easy as possible, we have created a little script which you can upload to your server to test if you're ready.

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You are not running a compatible version of MySQL. You need MySQL 5.0.3 or above. You should contact your hosting provider or system administrator to ask for an upgrade.

 

Something went wrong, I have MySQL 5.1

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Some or all of the columns in your database are not using the utf8_unicode_ci collation (admin_login_logs.admin_ip_address is latin1_swedish_ci).

Awwww - wat iz dizzzz... downloading that file from Matt :P 

ouuuw, gonna be exiting. 

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Also with final release all bugs with convertor seems to be corrected. Running a conversion now , lets see how long it will take to complete on a big board.

Conversion started at 18.48 ( my time zone )

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Sorry UTF8 converter still stops after 4 or 5 tables (I did download the latest version).

 

Make sure you have enough disk space on your hdd and you correctly configure MySQL to handle big tasks.

It is running accurately for me on our big db 

 

We are on members table atm

 

Processing: members                                                                      18%

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By the way, should we get a backup before running converter? :tongue: 

 

 

Yes, that's always a good thing to do although the converter will ask you to check the conversion before finishing.

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Sorry UTF8 converter still stops after 4 or 5 tables (I did download the latest version).

 

Can you post a bug report please? Let me know cli or browser version; and also grab the info from the browser version's "tool" button please?

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Nice. Converter was successful :)

 

The only problem:

When I change my "conf_global" to the new settings, my current ipb gives me a database error.

 

Anyway ... I don't change it and wait for 4.0 :)

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Nice. Converter was successful :smile:

 

The only problem:

When I change my "conf_global" to the new settings, my current ipb gives me a database error.

 

Anyway ... I don't change it and wait for 4.0 :smile:

 

Did you add:

 

$INFO['sql_charset'] = 'UTF8';

 

To your conf_global.php? If so, please submit a bug report!

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Nice. Converter was successful :smile:

 

The only problem:

When I change my "conf_global" to the new settings, my current ipb gives me a database error.

 

Anyway ... I don't change it and wait for 4.0 :smile:

 

You should 100% create a tracker item or a support ticket and supply team the DB error details so they can check possible existing bugs.

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Hey Matt. Yes I did add

 

$INFO['sql_charset'] = 'UTF8';

and I dd change the prefix sl_tbl_line to

$INFO['sql_tbl_prefix'] = 'x_utf_';

 

 

....

 

If so, please submit a bug report!

 

No problem, I will submit a bug report later this day.

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You are ready to install IPS Community Suite 4.0!

 

Me and my servers are ready (on my main host, i only use the official CentOS-Versions, so php and mysql are only "compatible". I already have upgraded to higher versions manually on other servers of mine - but i will stay with the official repro (php 5.3.3, mysql 5,1.73) on this server, until i run in trouble with IPS 4. CentOS 7 is right around the corner :)

 

Thanks for the news!

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You are ready to install IPS Community Suite 4.0!

 

Me and my servers are ready (on my main host, i only use the official CentOS-Versions, so php and mysql are only "compatible". I already have upgraded to higher versions manually on other servers of mine - but i will stay with the official repro (php 5.3.3, mysql 5,1.73) on this server, until i run in trouble with IPS 4. CentOS 7 is right around the corner :smile:

 

Thanks for the news!

 

You should upgrade both PHP and MySQL imo. PHP 5.5 and MySQL 5.6 have major performance improvements that you are missing greatly at the moment. 

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Question: Will there be a migration tool from vB 4.2.* to IPB 4.0 BETA? (This is so I know whether I will need to migrate to IPB 3 then convert it to 4.0 BETA, or not).

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