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It seems that JForum wan't be anything else than 2.1.4 :roll:

Can someone build a production quality version of 2.1.5 ?
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Guy, that coinciddence!!! I was create a topic to ask it right now!!!

I would like to know if there is some criteria to new releases of JForum.

Everytime we can see that when people gets the CVS version, everything goes fine... but when the JForum is running on a production environment, is it recommended to update the server files with the CVS's?

Another question: when JForum is running and there is a newer version, the Administrator should manually backup the configuration files? I imagine that it's not a good idea, am I sure?

There is some step-by-step to upgrade JForum versions? Or even CVS's files versions?

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leandro_salvador wrote:Guy, that coinciddence!!! I was create a topic to ask it right now!!!

I would like to know if there is some criteria to new releases of JForum.

Everytime we can see that when people gets the CVS version, everything goes fine... but when the JForum is running on a production environment, is it recommended to update the server files with the CVS's?

Another question: when JForum is running and there is a newer version, the Administrator should manually backup the configuration files? I imagine that it's not a good idea, am I sure?

There is some step-by-step to upgrade JForum versions? Or even CVS's files versions?

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Personally I would strongly recommend to use only CVS vesion. older versions (including 2.1.4) have a number of problems, including security.
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leandro_salvador wrote:Guy, that coinciddence!!! I was create a topic to ask it right now!!!

I would like to know if there is some criteria to new releases of JForum.

Everytime we can see that when people gets the CVS version, everything goes fine... but when the JForum is running on a production environment, is it recommended to update the server files with the CVS's?

Another question: when JForum is running and there is a newer version, the Administrator should manually backup the configuration files? I imagine that it's not a good idea, am I sure?

There is some step-by-step to upgrade JForum versions? Or even CVS's files versions?

[ ]'s

In addition:

And when you run jforum from CVS in production environment - do not blindly checkout from CVS in hope that it will work.
Test first - whether everything is OK.

In regards with upgrade difficality from one CVS vesion to another.
A rule of thumb can be:
If database structure did not change - you have a good chance of an easy upgrade.
An indicator of database structes changes if the file
WEB-INF/config/database/mysql/mysql_db_struct.sql
(or similar file for other databases).
If this file changed - thee is a high chance you need to do some manual database adjustment. Otherwise checkout and recompile jusually enough.

This is my personal opinion, somebody else may disagree.
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leandro_salvador wrote:Guy, that coinciddence!!! I was create a topic to ask it right now!!!

I would like to know if there is some criteria to new releases of JForum.

Everytime we can see that when people gets the CVS version, everything goes fine... but when the JForum is running on a production environment, is it recommended to update the server files with the CVS's?

Another question: when JForum is running and there is a newer version, the Administrator should manually backup the configuration files? I imagine that it's not a good idea, am I sure?

There is some step-by-step to upgrade JForum versions? Or even CVS's files versions?

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More In addition:

To simplify an upgrade from one version to another:
1. Do not touch SystemGlobals.properties create jforum-custom.conf instead
where you put all SystemGlobals.properties and mysql.properties parameters which you changed for your site.
This way next CVS version of SystemGlobals.properties and mysql.properties will not touch the parameters you changes.

2. If database structure changes (file WEB-INF/config/database/mysql/mysql_db_struct.sql)
you typically need manually adjust database.
This adjustment is usually easy: execute ALTER table and add one or two new fields added to database structure.

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Evgeny wrote:It seems that JForum wan't be anything else than 2.1.4 :roll:

Can someone build a production quality version of 2.1.5 ?


The cvs code is production quality. However, it is hard to me to test all databases, web installer and functionalities alone. People contribute with code, making it even harder to test everything.

Rafael
[originally posted on jforum.net by Rafael Steil]
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Rafael Steil wrote:
Evgeny wrote:It seems that JForum wan't be anything else than 2.1.4 :roll:

Can someone build a production quality version of 2.1.5 ?


The cvs code is production quality. However, it is hard to me to test all databases, web installer and functionalities alone. People contribute with code, making it even harder to test everything.

Rafael


Rafael, how could I (or anybody) help you?
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Anonymous wrote:
Rafael Steil wrote:
Evgeny wrote:It seems that JForum wan't be anything else than 2.1.4 :roll:

Can someone build a production quality version of 2.1.5 ?


The cvs code is production quality. However, it is hard to me to test all databases, web installer and functionalities alone. People contribute with code, making it even harder to test everything.

Rafael


Rafael, how could I (or anybody) help you?


If you are a programmer, set up a development environment so you can get the source code, compile and see if it works. Report any problem and fixed problems in Jira. This is what I have been doing lately.

For non-programmers, it would help if there was a daily build from the current source code in the CVS that people could get and install.
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Looking at JIRA, it seems that 134 issues targeted for 2.1.5 have been resolved (out of 135). So it looks like it may be out soon.

Quick question for Rafael: are you using unit tests to avoid regressions?
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I used to use Selenium for a while, but I'm thinking to move to a Ruby tool (alghough it only works on windows)

Rafael
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I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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