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WWWBoard 1.x -> YaBB ?
Nov 23rd, 2006 at 8:16am
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Hi,

is there a working solution to convert a WWWBoard 1.x based forum to YaBB 2.1?

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Re: WWWBoard 1.x -> YaBB ?
Reply #1 - Dec 1st, 2006 at 11:25pm
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no, but its pretty old and basic. If its possible to download the right version and work the schema?
  

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Reply #2 - Dec 3rd, 2006 at 10:04pm
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I found a small Perl-script which loops through all messages from a WWWBoard directory
and creates WebBBS compatible output. That seems to be pretty easy and it works quite
well. But now, how do I get this information into a YaBB board?
Huh

I know Perl good enough to rewrite the script to call a "YaBB-create-(sub)message-API". Does
such a thing exist?

Thanks for further help.
Manfred Smiley

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I attached the script. The output of the script are files in the format of:

SUBJECT>Text
POSTER>Name
EMAIL>eMail
DATE>Date
EMAILNOTICES>no
PREVIOUS>Number
NEXT>Number Number ...
LINKNAME>Text
LINKURL>URL
Message-Text-with-HTML
  

wwwboard_webbs.txt (Attachment deleted)

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Reply #3 - Dec 4th, 2006 at 1:38am
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Unfortunately, it's not that easy.

The best bet for a good conversion is using the YaBB Universal Converter and writing your own input driver. I would be willing to help you out with that, but the E-blah driver should provide a decent starting place.
  

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Reply #4 - Dec 9th, 2006 at 10:40am
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Ok, thanks! I'll give it a try.

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Reply #5 - Dec 10th, 2006 at 1:42am
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SUCCESS!!  Grin Grin

1. Converted the old WWWBoard to UBB
2. Installed a Trial-Version of UBB
3. Copied the converted UBB messages to the UBB board
4. Rebuild/repair index in UBB
5. Run YaBB universal converter UBB -> YaBB
6. Copy files to proper locations and edit some other files
7. Rebuild/repair index in Yabb
8. Looks good!

The only thing left is to remove the HTML code from the WWWBoard (or UBB) messages.

Cheers
Manfred
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Reply #6 - Dec 10th, 2006 at 3:09am
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Glad it worked for you. Smiley
  

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