On Tue, 2021-01-12 at 15:10 +0100, Stasiek Michalski wrote:
I actually already had a version of our forums running
and I think if we are gonna migrate the forums we might as well go
something open source right away ;)
I'm not opposed to that, of course.
The snag we had, and I can't tell still how
important it is, is the
thing that also happens with your version of the forums:
forums before certain date are completely broken due to changes in
encoding in php decade ago.
I noticed these character encoding errors, too, and decided to ignore
them because they also occur in the existing forum. As long as the
migration doesn't make anything worse than it currently is, I'm
satisfied. Also, fixing the character encoding issues can be solved
independently in a separate task, at least if upgrading to vb5.
Porting the forums to discourse is probably not as forgiving, though.
In that case, it is required to fix the encoding issues first, I guess.
Honestly if you have the time to spend on vb5, I would
see the time spent on migrating to Discourse, and I can probably
in some capacity so we get it all salted as well right away.
I'm not opposed to migrating to Discourse, or helping with it. It's
just that I had the impression the effort had petered out a bit, and
maybe was semi-abandoned?
So my idea was to at least take one small step forward by making sure
we at least run on a reasonably modern and supported platform, thereby
giving us ample time to work out the next step.
Most important notes in that migration is that you
have to use a
converter script on the database because if you don't you end up
the only working posts being the ones from before 2011 or so. I used:
with everything working correctly.
Interesting - I'll give that a go.
Additional point, since discourse maps users onto
emails, we have to
request SUSE IT to give us a list of usernames matching emails
vb4 has wrong emails for usernames, I don't think it's important to
explain why that is).
Has this been requested already? If not, why?
We agreed with the Forums team on deploying at least
. Discourse will
to be set up using OIDC provided by our ipsilon instance at
, and I hope we can also use the js script that
discourse into pages as a comments system for news.opensuse.org
have comments functionality there (in the future we may also want to
use it for software-o-o, but that's still up in the air).
Sorry, I've been out of the Heroes loop for a while, wasn't aware of
that agreement. I do agree that OIDC integration is a must-have, and
any other integration between our online assets would also be cool.