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  1. Are there tests suites available for the core Invision code and functionality? We would like to know if our plugins and app potentially break key functionality in an automated way.
  2. Thanks @Paul E. and @Stuart Silvester for the great feedback you both shared! I can see you both are very experienced in migration and all the advices you wrote will be added to our todo before migration list. It's like war: expect for the worst and hope for the best. I think I wasn't very clear about this part. I was trying to say that this is my local database that I am iterating with such sample so I can see what fails and how to improve fast. When the sample works as desired, we can start testing the conversion on the whole database, then see what will fail, benchmark it, profile i
  3. Thank you so much for this detailed feedback @Paul E.! I am pretty sure there are going to be some hard working days until we get the conversion right. I hope we won't miss any parts, but you never know on such complex migrations until it's too late. And then it's impossible to revert and very hard to migrate the missing data. Anyway, your feedback really helps! As for migration taking 4-5 days, that's a lot. All this time, the forum was down or could be partially used somehow? I also plan a profiling session to see what I can optimise in the migration scripts. Also we have to see ho
  4. I wasn't planning to create an application, but wasn't sure what was the purpose of the two buttons in converter view. I guess I'll just ignore them 😄. So I already created a plugin that hooks to the software() method, that works well as I see and I think that is the cleanest approach. Thanks! I see. So I should trust ACP converter even for millions of posts as you say. One question though: do you have any benchmarks on how much time should I expect for conversion for 1 million posts?
  5. Other than online doc that is available, are there any other resources for plugin and app developers? Can we get official workshops/training sessions? I think we are happy to pay for a session as well.
  6. Can we get access to Invision's repo and make PRs for fixes/tidying? Eg: Wrong description from my point of view, because it is thrown when a dataset is empty as well.
  7. I guess you are right @Paul E.. I'm a perfectionist and try to do this as clean as possible, but after all this will only happen once. The forum has a few million posts forum and I just want to make sure I am in control when this will be done. Also I am trying to do this using command line since ACP does not feel right. Any ideas if anyone did this before? I tried to scrap the developers forum but did not find any answers. Also @bfarber is there any way to contribute to the IPB code? I have a few ideas that may help everyone. Thanks!
  8. Thank you for your answer @bfarber! Will the converter class be included automagically? Because for the moment I have overrider the IPS\convert\_Software::software() method through a plugin in order to make the converter show. I am trying to adapt the vBulletin 3.8.xx/4.x migration to my needs as we have custom data in our previous solution.
  9. I am trying to create a custom conversion class and I am not sure what is the right approach. I have seen these two buttons inside the ACP conversion view when I am in developer mode: And I have used them to create Library and Converter class files, but I don't understand how they hook with the converter or with IPS framework. Also, is there any specific path I need to create these files into in order to be included? I tried searching for documentation related to these buttons and the classes they create, but did not seem to find any. Thank you!
  10. Great idea! Is there any command line tool that can perform this at this point? Also, is there any command line tool that can perform any tasks except the cronjob?
  11. @bfarber getting the same issue - please see below The following conditional fails in `system/Theme/Theme.php` - line 4882 // create the plugin template if( \IPS\IN_DEV AND $data['app'] === 'core' AND $data['location'] === 'custom' AND $data['path'] === 'front' AND isset( $data['plugin'] ) ) { $plugin = \IPS\Plugin::load( $data['plugin'] ); \file_put_contents( \IPS\ROOT_PATH . "/plugins/{$plugin->location}/dev/css/{$data['name']}", $data['content'] ); @chmod( \IPS\ROOT_PATH . "/plugins/{$plugin->location}/dev/css/{$data['name']}", \IPS\IPS_FILE_PERMISSION ); } Why?
  12. @bfarber has this been resolved? - hidden but required fields are still required even though the user can't see them
  13. I'm definitely supporting this - standardising IPB would make development and even contribution much simpler. I understand there are many challenges to make this possible but it would have compounding benefits in the future.
  14. Hey all, I'd like to add an additional variable to a Form Helper - Ideally I would like achieve this using a plugin only. Example: Making the `IPS\Helpers\Form\Number` to be responsive as the input currently have the `ipsField_short` class hardcoded for some reason making the handling of this field quite difficult. It's completely out of sync with the rest of the form helpers/elements. Approach is with a New Plugin: - Code Hook into `IPS\Helpers\Form\Number` to replacing the `html` method adding `$this->options['class']` to the very end (making it compatible with
  15. Thank you Morrigan. This is what I ended up doing. I was just hoping there was a way to actually remove things instead of using css to hide it from the form. But I think in this case it will be ok.
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