but the blade grinder can also make a damn good cup o' joe. Just takes a bit more "expertise" to get there
You know ... Alton Brown recommends using a standard blade grinder for coffee as well. Take that how you will.
@bentael, words cannot express the appreciation that the entire NodeBB team has towards your work on building migrators (not to mention keeping up with our crazy breaking changes!).
Keep up the fantastic work!
But have no fear, ubb or any BB/Forums admins, a new refactored nodebb-plugin-import plugin is born, which will meet all of the Migrators half-way to import data into NodeBB's Database. Project is 2 hours old, stay tuned.
All you have to do is extract your data from your BB into few structured files, which the importer can understand, I will provide an example "exporter", which will be the new ubb-exporter, stay tuned for the example here nodebb-plugin-import-ubb,
ETA 24 hours.
@bentael if you need a database sample from a vb 4.2 system just let me know, glad to provide some data to help the cause.
The IMPORT part is, .. done, still at v0.0.1 but works.
If you can export your data in the right format, the import plugin will consume it and import it to NodeBB's database of choice.
I am in the process of writing a sample 'exporter' for UBB Threads, VB was not on a plate to be honest, but after the UBB one is done, ETA 1-2 days, writing one for VB 4.2 should be a very similar and painless process.
I can def help you out, but I don't want to be taking work from the NodeBB team.
Definitely not stepping on any of our toes @bentael - appreciate what you've done so far. If you don't end up doing it, I could try. I'll write the phpBB one first because I'm more familiar with the data structure
the UBB example is done, well it works, nodebb-plugin-import-ubb if you want to take a look, both plugins arent optimized yet, the exporter wrote 350k+ record in about 14 minutes, the importer, oh well, NodeBB.Post.create( ) is killing me, @baris pointed me the right direction here, I will try his workaround tomorrow.
sounds good, I'll have a look at what you did and try to emulate with phpBB
I might actually try and do a conversion for phpbb2 as well for http://www.adr-rpg.com
this will be interesting.
p.s. I personally think that feed.js should only update the .rss once per hour (for example). This will solve your problem and also not blow up a busy forum. I'll put an issue up.
@psychobunny Thanks, I replied on there. Oh and i'll just leave this here:
wow awesome! congrats