Posted 21 September 2010 - 07:48 AM
So far I have downloaded the software and am doing tests of upgrades with our current database (the database stores EVERYTHING from members, posts, PMs, etc). The current "problem" is that our database is relatively huge so the upgrade process is taking a LONG time on my tests. How long? We are talking hours and hours just to let the software go through everything and do updates. This means that the upgrade itself will take longer than I expected so no more TT down for a couple of hours to update... It will be more like down for at least a full day. That stinks in my opinion but we don't have an alternative and I still think it is worth the time. I am still doing testing and such so I will keep you all posted on when I think this will all happen.
Posted 21 September 2010 - 01:41 PM
So, yes, at least a good chunk of the day for the upgrading. I am going to work on a basic tama-fied skin to see how soon I can get this all up and running.
Posted 22 September 2010 - 04:45 PM
My apologies if the site has slowed down a little from time to time. It is usually because I am doing some testing.
Posted 24 September 2010 - 10:58 AM
It is moving slower than I hoped though. I know for sure we won't be upgrading at the 1 week mark. I am hoping for a clearer idea some time soon.
I will keep you all posted and I also really appreciate your patience. I have received a lot of comments from members excited to see the new stuff.
Posted 29 September 2010 - 02:21 PM
Sorry I haven't updated the log in a while. Progress on the upgrade is moving along wonderfully. At the moment I am concentrating on tweaking the skin to make it look how I want. I am trying to go for something similar to the current blue skin. So it is looking familiar but you can still see the improvements there. I am also trying to make sure things are loading up fast so that the whole site just feels snappy. (In fact, I made a server tweak today to help make things faster so hopefully you are seeing fast page loads now).
The TT Guides have been helping me check things out and everyone is learning some of the new features and tools available so that we have a chance of having answers to the questions everyone will be asking when the upgrade happens.
I am still hopeful that the upgrade will happen soon but can not give a specific day yet. I know people are anxious to see this. I am working hard to make it something worth waiting for. Thanks to everyone for continuing to be so patient!
Posted 06 October 2010 - 11:26 AM
Posted 10 October 2010 - 07:04 PM
I will continue to keep everyone posted.
Posted 14 October 2010 - 12:13 PM
The Guides have been helping me by looking around at the new software and offering loads of bug reports and tips/suggestions. I am likely to give more people a sneak peak really soon. Stay tuned for more updates!
Posted 16 October 2010 - 12:38 PM
Please note that once the upgrade begins you will likely not be able to access TamaTalk for a day or two. Please be patient and know that I will be working like crazy to bring the site back online as quickly as possible.
I will keep everyone posted if anything changes.
Posted 20 October 2010 - 07:14 PM
Right now we have a few major parts of the upgrade that have yet to be completed...
1) PMs are turned off for now while I wait for a good way to get them upgraded. Nothing is lost from before. The problem is converting it to the new way that the database handles PMs.
2) The gallery needs to be finished. They are getting ready to release an even cooler gallery update later this month so I am just waiting for the new one before beginning this part.
3) The arcade isn't done yet. According to stats not many people were using it anyways so I am wanting to concentrate on the more important stuff first.
Posted 22 October 2010 - 06:47 AM
I am still working on this. Hopefully we will be at full power (as far as status updates, search, profiles, PMs) some time today.
Apologies again for all the inconveniences here...
Posted 29 October 2010 - 02:21 PM
I am also still waiting for the gallery software update before rolling it out here. It's release should be any day now.
The arcade? Nobody seems to miss it. It is pretty low on the to-do list right now so please voice your opinions if you all want it to return.
Posted 04 November 2010 - 12:06 PM