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Why release, when there is no upgrade support?

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:30 am
by unix
Hello guys, i been surfing around internet almost 2 weeks now, and i see everyone talks about upgrading, some people even didn't sleep waiting joomla 1.6 to come out but the main problem is there is no UPGRADE SUPPORT i have ie/50000 articles with joomla 1.5 how do u expect me to move/upgrade images & stuff in the new joomla 1.6? isn't this kind of strange? i tried in demo mode the installation of 1.5, and the jupgrade (the most shitty component i ever used) and it stucks all the times even if i do the requirements that have been asked by the same.

For now, i decide to keep myself (downgraded) since the Joomla 1.6 is brand new and i love new stuff but my personal opinion (I WOULD NOT RELEASE A STABLE VERSION WITHOUT ANY PLAN B ie. AUTOMATIC MIGRATING TOOL)

Thanks in advance, i know i might be hated but that's the reality.

Re: Why release, when there is no upgrade support?

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:22 am
by ranwilli
Naw, we don't hate you, but noone has suggested that this first release is going to work for anyone to build anything except a very simple site. The extensions (including a migration tool) just aren't ready yet.

I'm guessing I will build 20 - 50 brand new sites from Joomla 1.5 before I make the first one with 1.6.

Relax, there is at least one team working on a migration...

What were you planning to do about your extensions?

Re: Why release, when there is no upgrade support?

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:31 am
by unix
ranwilli wrote:Naw, we don't hate you, but noone has suggested that this first release is going to work for anyone to build anything except a very simple site. The extensions (including a migration tool) just aren't ready yet.

I'm guessing I will build 20 - 50 brand new sites from Joomla 1.5 before I make the first one with 1.6.

Relax, there is at least one team working on a migration...

What were you planning to do about your extensions?
Well, i thought so.. (i might need a relax time) this is like where all the world will be, there i will too.

About the extensions, i thought i might re-code them some (i made) even tho it might take me some time but the commercial one's i use mostly i think they plan in couple of weeks or more to upgrade them into 1.6 so it wouldn't be a big deal.

Thanks for the honest answer Ranwilli ;) i hope we won't have any security patch meanwhile for the 1.5

Re: Why release, when there is no upgrade support?

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:42 am
by ranwilli
unix wrote:... I hope we won't have any security patch meanwhile for the 1.5
You can expect them for the next 18 months.

Re: Why release, when there is no upgrade support?

Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:15 pm
by ianmac
ranwilli wrote:
unix wrote:... I hope we won't have any security patch meanwhile for the 1.5
You can expect them for the next 18 months.
Actually 15 months.

Ian