Hi everyone, this post includes some preliminary information about what is changing in Sitefinity 7.0 - so customers willing to upgrade - can plan accordingly. We are going to release a beta build this week - which can be used to test upgrades on your projects and eventually report any issues or difficulties we can address for the final release.
To summarize 7.0 will have some breaking API changes ,long running database upgrade scripts , configuration changes and major third party libraries upgrades - so careful planning and testing of your project after upgrade is highly advisable. The most serious breaking change is happening in the Pages API and can affect projects which use the Pages API in custom code to dynamically create or query Sitefinity pages. There are also some user experience changes and implementation changes that are mentioned in this post - that you might find useful before upgrading.
We have also introduced 1 new workflow activity in PagesApprovalWorkflow.xamlx - DeletePageActivity - which replaces the code activity for deleting a page. Customers with custom page workflows might want to use the same activity for deleting a page - since this activity now check for content relating to a page before deleting it
At the case when MediaPlayerMode is being switched to Silverlight, then default configuration value for
AllowedExensionsSettings for videos is .wmv.
At the case when MediaPlayerMode is being switched to Html5 default configuration value for
AllowedExensionsSettings for videos is .MP4, .OGG, .WebM.
On the backend - media fields like ImageField, AssetsField , MultiImageField, ProductDocumentsAndFilesField, etc. now work with SingleItemMediaDialog selector dialog instead of EditorContentManagerDialog. The old dialog EditorContentManagerDialog is left unchanged for backward compatibility.
On the frontend – Image, Video, Document widgets have new designers and designer views, that also use SingleItemMediaDialog selector dialog. Old designers and designer views are left unchanged for backward compatibility.
Content block now works with SingleItemMediaDialog selector dialog instead of EditorContentManagerDialog.
This is all good news...I mean the cleanup scares me a lot :) Last cleanup from I think 6.2 took 30 minutes to finish and killed a ton of layout widgets in the process. I'm gonna defiantly try and upgrade or 2 with this.
I'm especially happy we're not a version behind on kendo! I really need the sortable functionality.
Do you think you could possibly include kendomobile (script and css) in the resources.dll? They've abstracted the mobile widgets out so we can use them on web now, and the switch is just so much cooler than a checkbox :) demos.telerik.com/.../switch.html
...sitefinity only includes kendo.web and kendo.all. So if I choose "all" I then get dataviz sent down and really have no use for it....and its way bigger in Q1 2014.
No problem to just include that mobile script separate, right?