Forum woes resolved…

I did an upgrade of my phpBB forum software from RC5 to RC7 yesterday. It’s not the final production release, so there are a few problems, including the upgrade from RC5 to RC7 seems to break the forum. I thought I had fixed it, but noticed I had no posts since it was “fixed”. This left me wondering. When I tried to post something this morning it all went gaga…

After doing some surfing I found this and fixed the problem… I think…

What’s the moral of this story? There are several:

  • Don’t be lured into using Beta or Release Candidate software just because it looks pretty. Wait for the production release.
  • If you want a day off answering questions, break your forum. It’s like having a mini-holiday.
  • Be prepared for the inevitable deluge of messages telling you your site is broken.
  • Blame it all on technical problems beyond your control. Never admit to messing it all up because you are too keen to upgrade to non-production versions of software. 🙂

Cheers

Tim…

Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

2 thoughts on “Forum woes resolved…”

  1. “Don’t be lured into using Beta or Release Candidate software just because it looks pretty. Wait for the production release.”

    Are you talking about phpBB or Oracle11g here? ;-))

    Cheers.

    Carlos.

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