Website soon going down for undetermined duration... Print
20 January 2014

Hi all,

I've been warned 2 days ago that my host is going to do a forced migration from Joomla 1.5 (which this website is currently using) to Joomla 2.5 sometimes during next week.

I spent a few hours today in order to try to do a preventive migration myself. In the process I tried different conversion scripts, even trying commercial solution trials (like cms2cms), to different targets: Joomla 2.5, Joomla 3.2, Drupal 7 and WordPress 3.8.

Unfortunately I could only get the static pages and the news articles converted, at best.

What this means is that the new website would be missing it's current theme, logo, screenshot section, private messages, and most important of all, its forum.

I'd rather spent the amount of spare time I can devote to orx to actually write code for it (like finishing the multithreading support and all the cool new features listed in the issue tracker section of the bitbucket page).

It's unlikely I'll be spending much time to patch the site itself after the forced migration. I might even have to take it down it it's really bad and put up a very basic static page with links to all the external resources (doxygen, wiki, orx-dev google group, bitbucket & sourceforge).

 

That being said, I wouldn't be opposed to having a brand new minimalist site made on a fresh new base, as long as there's some way to consult old forum posts (the amount of knowledge stored in them is very valuable).

If anyone with some web development knowledge would like to help with either the migration process or with starting a new site, please contact me (@orxproject on twitter might be the fastest way).

If you have any suggestions or comments, don't hesitate to share, anything can help!

 

Thanks all! =)

 

- iarwain

 

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014 00:24