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Transition from 1.1.3 to Stable 1.2 (when it's out) — Will it be streamline?

  • Avatar of PJ
    PJ
    Participant

    @pjnu

    I have a considerable amount of users, groups and wire messages currently on a 1.1.3 stable version and I’ll be waiting for the stable 1.2 version to come out.

    Are the developers of 1.2 planning for a smooth transition from 1.1.3 stable to 1.2 stable (whenever that may be) so our Buddypress communities aren’t disrupted or suffer a loss of data?

    Please let me know how the BP developer team sees this transition taking place in the future so there is a minimal (or hopefully negligible) amount of disruption when upgrading.

    Thank you very much,

    PJNU

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  • Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    All wire messages and BP 1.1 status updates will be converted into BP 1.2 activity items.

    Users and groups will remain as-is.

    The only thing is if you’re dependent on BP 1.1.3 plugins, most of them won’t work off the bat until plugin developers have a chance to modify their code to 1.2 standards.

    Also, if you’re using a highly-customized BP theme, you’ll have to adjust that as well.

    Avatar of Peterverkooijen
    peterverkooijen
    Participant

    @peterverkooijen

    I have a highly-customized theme. I noticed in an earlier attempt to upgrade from 1.0 to 1.2 beta that name changes for the template tags were a big hurdle. I’ll now stay on 1.1.3, probably until the summer. Not looking forward to the next upgrade…

    Is there/will there be a list of template tag name changes, so you can go through them systematically with search/replace?

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    When you upgrade to BP 1.2, you can use the BP backwards compatibility plugin:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-backwards-compatibility/

    That will probably be the easiest way to keep your template tags.

    Avatar of Peterverkooijen
    peterverkooijen
    Participant

    @peterverkooijen

    Thanks r-a-y, that looks like a good fall-back option.

    I don’t mind doing some work to keep my custom theme current with whereever BP is going though, so a list of the name changes would still be extremely helpful.

    Avatar of PJ
    PJ
    Participant

    @pjnu

    So… there will be an updates but it may not be effective at preserving user groups, tags, wires and messages?

    “I noticed in an earlier attempt to upgrade from 1.0 to 1.2 beta that name changes for the template tags were a big hurdle. I’ll now stay on 1.1.3, probably until the summer. Not looking forward to the next upgrade…

    Is there/will there be a list of template tag name changes, so you can go through them systematically with search/replace?” So the transition from 1.1.3 stable to 1.2 stable whenever it is released) will not be smooth?

    I hope it will be because no online community likes big inconveniences.

    Also, are there any estimates of when a stable release may come out? I’m very confident the stable release will be a wonderful milestone for the BP community.

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Also, are there any estimates of when a stable release may come out?

    I’d say a week or two. Nothing longer than that.

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    peterverkooijen
    Participant

    @peterverkooijen

    So… there will be an updates but it may not be effective at preserving user groups, tags, wires and messages?

    Your data is in MySQL and should be safe no matter what you do to the php. The problem would be only in displaying it. That depends mostly on template tags.

    If you use standard themes you probably won’t have too much trouble I imagine. It’s mostly difficult people with custom themes who will be screwed I guess.

    Also 1.0 to 1.2 is a pretty big leap. If that were my site, I’d have upgraded to 1.1 first and then 1.2.

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