While we're at it, lets bring back Cobol and Pascal! Why not!?!
Continual movement is the way of the tech industry. Out with the old, in with the new. You must keep up, not begging for the old technologies to be around past their time.
(Note: I know Cobol isn't dead, but the people who use it are getting older/fewer and the job opportunities aren't the same as in the newer markets.)
I'm permanently moving my blog to its new home, on my website. I've finally gotten around to updating my site to Community Server v1.0 (was on RC3... took me a while to do it, been busy) and will be continuing my blogging there. This time, posting more actively.
So feel free to venture on over to http://www.qgyen.net/blog/ or subscribe to my RSS feed at http://www.qgyen.net/blog/rss.aspx.
To download the tool, you can get it from: http://www.qgyen.net/builds/GalleryConverter.zip
Simply download the tool and extract it. To run it, use the GalleryConverter.exe. The source is also included with the tool.
Use the following steps below to use the converter:
- Edit the GalleryConverter.exe.config and set the SiteSqlServer and SiteSqlServerOwner settings. This file is actually exactly the same as the web.config that ships with CS. The converter uses the regular CS data providers, so it needs the connection string in relatively the same place.
- Run it. It will connect, get a list of your Application Names. Select one, and then log into the site.
- You must have your entire nGallery application local to your computer (or run the program on your server). If you are using a web host, you’ll need to download your site.
- Select which gallery you want to import your nGallery data into.
- Select the location of your nGallery installation.
- If you want to use file system storage, click the checkbox and chose the location to store your pictures. Normally, this would be the web/photos/storage location, or whatever you picked in your communityserver.config.
- Click “Go!”
If you are using a webhost, you can easily use the tool so long as you can connect directly to your SQL Server over the internet. Also, if you want to use file system storage, simply select a folder on your computer and then FTP it up to your webhost after doing the conversion.
For more discussion on using the conversion tool, please see http://www.communityserver.org/forums/475487/ShowPost.aspx