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ATTENTION!: It appears that our server has been hacked through this version of Liferay, meaning it is no longer secure, and so expect instability as we deal with this and attempt to upgrade to Liferay 7, which we failed to be able to do last year the last time the team attempted it, but we have no choice at this point, so bear with us as we try again. Save any long posts in a text file before posting them. You can follow me on Twitter at @danielmingram for updates if the site is down. Apologies for any complexity this causes. We will work as fast as we can. We have backups of the database, so hopefully nothing will be lost. Thanks to all helping with this complex process.

 

 

 

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Liferay upgrade this coming weekend: expect instability.

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Dear DhO'ers,

Sometime this coming weekend we will likely try to upgrade to Liferay version 7.

If this upgrade is the unpleasant vedanic tones in the posterior impermanent flesh that it typically is, expect instability and complexity.

Be well and practice well,

Daniel
DhO Overlord and Roustabout

RE: Liferay upgrade this coming weekend: expect instability.
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6/17/16 2:54 AM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
Just a reminder, sometime tonight we will start trying to upgrade to Liferay 7.

Expect instability, downtime, complexity, and possibly lost posts and the like: save any long masterpieces before hand: my best advice.

Be well and practice well,

Daniel

RE: Liferay upgrade this coming weekend: expect instability.
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6/17/16 8:55 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
I will shut down the dho in a few minutes

RE: Liferay upgrade this coming weekend: expect instability.
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6/18/16 7:39 AM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
Thanks to Simon for tech support to bring us back up after I upgraded the server to version 5 and osx to el capitan.

Next phase is the Liferay 7 upgrade, which, if past experience is any guide, will be samsaric. Expect instability.

RE: Liferay upgrade this coming weekend: expect instability.
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6/21/16 1:36 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
Well, initial attempts to upgrade lead to errors, as before, predicted time to upgrade at this point, maybe two weeks, but not sure. Last time we initially thought it might be on that timescale and it took a year, so who knows?

Anyway, if the DhO is unstable in this period, our appologies.

Many thanks to Manish and Simon for their tech support in all of this: their service to the community is much appreciated.

RE: Liferay upgrade this coming weekend: expect instability.
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6/24/16 9:47 PM as a reply to Daniel M. Ingram.
I have commissioned Artem to re-do the Messaging and Rotating Logo features to be compatible with Liferay 7, assuming we get Liferay 7 up. Hopefully those won't take too long, but, if they don't function during the intervening period, accept our apologies.