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Are you STILL running a 0.* version???

Started by on Mar 15, 2008 – Contents updated: Mar 15, 2008

Mar 15, 2008 18:58    

My b2evolution Version: Not Entered

If you are still running a 0.* version you NEED to upgrade. EVERYTHING from back then is obsolete and unsupported, and more importantly you're missing out on lots of really cool stuff. Now that we know you're going to upgrade the only thing to figure out is "what version will you upgrade to", so let's look at that. By the way the only choices discussed here are 1.10.3 and 2.4.0-RC2, with 240RC2 being the better option but hey it's up to you.

1: Your customized skin will NOT work in 1.10.3 or 2.* so it's not part of the equation.
2: Any hacks you picked up in the forums or created on your own won't work in 1.10.3 or 2.* so they are not part of the equation.
3: All of your posts and comments and users and profiles and settings WILL be retained in either 1.10.3 or 2.* so that too is not part of the equation.

[list]1.10.3 has some benefits...

  • It is the most rock-solid super-stable release available.

  • It has a LOT of skins available.

  • Whatever you need to know is already covered somewhere.

  • There is a pretty good list of plugins available too.

  • [/list:u][list]...and some drawbacks

  • It is the end of the 1.* generation and will probably never see another release.

  • No one is making skins or plugins for it anymore - and why would anyone?

  • THE UPGRADER SCRIPT HAS SOME SERIOUS PROBLEMS!

  • [/list:u]
    [list]2.4.0-RC2 has some benefits... (edit: use [url=http://b2evolution.net/news/2008/04/28/b2evo-2-4-2-palms-released-stable]2.4.2[/url] because IT is the latest and greatest)

  • It is incredibly stable, with no significant performance issues identified.

  • The 2.* generation is where the active development and support is happening.

  • The admin side is light-years ahead of everything that has gone before.

  • Your entire sidebar can be built and ordered via the back office - no more file edits.

  • The plugin system is stronger, so we are starting to see more better plugins than ever before.

  • [/list:u][list]...and some drawbacks

  • It has a dash in it's number. (edit: 2.4.2 doesn't!)

  • It doesn't say "Stable" next to it's name on the downloads page. (edit: 2.4.2 does!)

  • [/list:u]
    Well then! If for some reason you STILL want to upgrade to 1.10.3 I suggest you [url=http://wonderwinds.com/media/blogs/hackblog/_functions_evoupgrade.zip]grab this file[/url] and add it to your $baseurl/install/ folder before you try to upgrade. It will fix some of the issues in the upgrader (but not all of them and there are no promises of any kind that everything will be happy sunshine). Also delete your hitlogs table before you upgrade. And backup your database before you start because you'll need it if you don't. And of course backup all your files - especially your conf/ and media/ folders!

    And of course stop in and ask for help if you need it. Our [url=http://forums.b2evolution.net/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=6477]resident upgrade expert[/url] will drop everything to get you running again on the condition that you shower us (okay - him) with accolades for our (okay - his) greatness ;)

    Apr 19, 2008 00:41

    So I finally have reached the point of needing to upgrade because the spam is out of control. I didn't realize that hosting my own blog would not subject me to my hosting company upgrading.

    Is there any step by step documentation of how to go about upgrading? I am in a bad spot because my blog is heavily used and I can't have any downtime. I am not worried about loosing my template, but just need to make sure the content stays.

    thanks for your help,

    Ryan Goodman
    ryan@ryangoodman.net

    Apr 19, 2008 18:51

    Is there anyone out there who offers their services who could potentially do the upgrade for me?

    Apr 28, 2008 17:04

    Just this weekend, I finally took the plunge and upgraded from 0.9.2 to 2.4.1 (of course, just as I felt that I was sufficiently done....2.4.2 was released)

    Jun 14, 2008 05:42

    OK, I decide to port my 1.9.8 b2evo to the newest one: what problems should I expect? Is that still possible? What delayed me this much was the skin issue (I was very cozy with my ol'customized skin: I saw all new and I just scared!) and also that Im an "autoblog plugin" user (which seems to be discontinued!) Anyway, which issues should I expect? Or is straight forward this update? Thanks in advance!

    Jul 31, 2008 12:26

    Right so, it appears that I am now forced to upgrade my beloved b2
    to PALMS from - wait for it, SPARKLE. And now I realise why I had decided not to do that in the first place.

    I use b2evolution as a simple Content Management System. I have incorporated it into lots of sites. Each site looks quite different, not like a blog at all. It seemed that there is nothing that SPARKLE couldn't be coaxed to do. I love it with a passion.

    But now, I’m a novice again and I can’t find anything about how to now do what I do in PALMS

    Here's a start

    What file do I go to if I need to:
    [list=]list categories horizontally
    list categories in ID (entered) order rather than alphabetically[/list] ?

    I must say, the back office is rather lovely, isn’t it?

    Right, so nobody here ever gets a response so I'll head off to another thread.

    Jul 31, 2008 13:23

    Actually you are not forced to upgrade. SUPPORT for obsolete versions is, naturally, hard to come by but that doesn't mean you have to upgrade anything.

    Ignoring the previous response and this one, what kind of response would one expect when this thread is simply informational and doesn't actually ask a question?

    Hey this is also an obsolete thread because it talks about 2.4.0-RC2 as if it was the latest thing. Time to upgrade the original post ... and lock this thread.


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