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#25 2011-03-27 17:30:17

michaelkpate
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Re: Feedback for the Textpattern 4.4.0 release

Upgraded four sites including two that I hadn’t done much with in a while…

cmsstyles.com
Host: Joyent
Previous version: 4.3.0

patetech.info
Host: Dreamhost
Previous version: 4.3.0

michaelkpate.com
Host: Dreamhost
Previous version: 4.0.6

gocheckmail.com
Host: Dreamhost
Previous version: 4.0.4

I had to do correct some preference settings here and there but no real issues.

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#26 2011-03-27 18:24:29

zero
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Re: Feedback for the Textpattern 4.4.0 release

I renamed config.php to configold.php before uploading the whole textpattern directory, so as not to overwrite config.php. But I now find that configold.php has been deleted so I can’t rename it back to config.php !!!!

EDIT: I suppose it’s because I’ve used Coda for the first time to upload and it has different behaviour to Filezilla which I always used previously :-(

Last edited by zero (2011-03-27 18:44:59)


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#27 2011-03-27 18:50:20

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Re: Feedback for the Textpattern 4.4.0 release

@Robert.

Thanks for the suggest.


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#28 2011-03-27 20:00:15

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Re: Feedback for the Textpattern 4.4.0 release

Textpattern.org upgraded to TXP 4.4 (from 4.0.5).
Had to patch a truckload of plugins to get rid of various warnings, notices and errors.
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#29 2011-03-27 20:32:32

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Re: Feedback for the Textpattern 4.4.0 release

ruud wrote:

Textpattern.org upgraded to TXP 4.4 (from 4.0.5).
Had to patch a truckload of plugins to get rid of various warnings, notices and errors.

Wow 58 plugins employed, that’s gotta be a record.

Wasn’t there work being done towards a new version of Textpattern.org?

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#30 2011-03-27 20:37:20

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Re: Feedback for the Textpattern 4.4.0 release

zero wrote:

I renamed config.php to configold.php before uploading the whole textpattern directory, so as not to overwrite config.php. But I now find that configold.php has been deleted so I can’t rename it back to config.php !!!!

It’s the danger I was banging on about before – copying a folder will overwrite the whole folder, copying folder contents only overwrites files of the same name.

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#31 2011-03-27 20:39:20

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Re: Feedback for the Textpattern 4.4.0 release

hcgtv wrote:

Wasn’t there work being done towards a new version of Textpattern.org?

Uhhh, yes. *embarrassed*. Needs some more resource thrown at it to get it to the top of the hill.


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#32 2011-03-27 21:49:09

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Re: Feedback for the Textpattern 4.4.0 release

zero / gomedia / all

Upgrade instructions tweaked slightly. Is that better? Any further improvements that can be made?


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#33 2011-03-27 22:16:04

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Re: Feedback for the Textpattern 4.4.0 release

Bloke wrote:

Upgrade instructions tweaked slightly. Is that better? Any further improvements that can be made?

I’d shift the “You must make a copy of your config.php file as a minimum” to before “Duplicate the Existing Txp File Tree” – so it’s more in your face. However even this might be giving the user a false sense of security.

To be honest I still think the old style procedure is so much safer:

  • take a backup
  • copy files css.php, index.php etc … across
  • copy folders rpc, sites etc … across
  • copy contents of textpattern folder across

Then you can add in the bits about .htaccess etc.

… copy the new files from there to the original location on your server, overwriting the old installation files.

… is very vague. I’m still worried that a user will copy the vanilla images or files folder across & destroy their website. I’ve learnt the hard way in the past that copying the whole folder is not the same as copying the contents of a folder – which is why alarm bells started ringing with me when I read the new procedure.

A one click automatic upgrade process would be fabulous of course – TXP 5 maybe?

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#34 2011-03-27 22:20:10

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Re: Feedback for the Textpattern 4.4.0 release

I always follow these steps, minus the MLP specific steps (#7 and #10).

Last edited by els (2011-03-27 22:21:05)

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#35 2011-03-27 22:24:24

maverick
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Re: Feedback for the Textpattern 4.4.0 release

fwiw

The import tab is showing the following error:
Notice: Undefined offset: 1 in /path to textpattern/textpattern/lib/txplib_misc.php(653) : eval()’d code on line 94

Last edited by maverick (2011-03-27 22:24:41)

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#36 2011-03-27 22:29:34

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Re: Feedback for the Textpattern 4.4.0 release

RE: upgrade instructions; point taken. I’m sure someone can improve on them further.


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