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DNN 8 Breaking Changes Latest List

 

 

Today, Joe Brinkman posted an update on what to expect for DNN 8 "Breaking Changes". That's something for everyone to pay attention to whether you're thinking about DNN version upgrade tasks to new module update/developer focus.


Breaking Changes

The following are breaking changes that can impact upgrades as well as third party extensions:

  • .NET 4.5.1 or higher is now required
  • Removed the following administration modules from the product: Site Log, Newsletters, Vendors & Banners ** Although no longer supported, these can be downloaded from (https://github.com/DNNCommunity)
  • Removed the following navigation providers: ASP2Menu, DNNDropDown, DNNMenu, DNNTree, Solpart
  • Removed the following functionality/modules: What’s New, Feed Browser, Widget Framework, Getting Started, Content List
  • Removed the legacy appSetting connection string (modules that have not updated for this in the past years will now break as a result)
  • Moved Telerik controls to a new assembly, requiring third party extension to recompile to continue to work (this is so phase them out completely in the next series of releases)
  • Removed support for Internet Explorer 8
  • Third Party Modules (formerly core modules that shipped with the Platform) known to break on this upgrade and require new versions to be installed:

Developer Updates

The following are updates geared towards extension & theme developers/designers:

  • Added Single Page Application (SPA) & MVC module support so developers can create non Webforms based modules
    • Released Visual Studio 2015 templates for both types
  • Updated module settings API to support strongly typed settings
  • Incremental upgrade support now possible via SqlDataProvider, cleanup files and configuration merge files. This allows changes to the platform product or third party extensions to be made without requiring a new versioned release
  • Extension developers can now create admin and host pages via the manifest (dnn) file
  • Added a new control which allows developers to exclude individual CSS and/or JS files from being loaded or combined for minification
  • Default.css now has versioning support which can be set by theme designers to limit the amount of CSS they must override in their own designs
  • Updated the following third party components to newer versions: CodeMirror, Newtonsoft
  • Enhanced DAL 2 to add a fluent configuration API that allows developers to keep their Data implementation details and their Models separate
  • Moved to Web API 2.0
  • JSON Web Token (JWT) authentication support added to allow developers a way to expose WebAPI services for consumption outside of the framework, such as mobile applications. - BETA

Additional Changes

  • Added a new image handler that is exposed to developers. Also utilized for profile pictures throughout the application
  • Made CK Editor the new default HTML provider in new installations (replacing the Telerik RadEditor as default)
  • Extracted all administration modules from the base platform so they can be installed/uninstalled separately
  • Added new default theme that makes use of bootstrap 3
  • Converted the base project from WSP (Website project) to a WAP (Web application project) to help reduce application startup time
  • Added page output caching provider (moved from Evoq)
  • Made password reset utilize the same token as long as it isn’t expired (so if the user clicks the send password multiple times quickly, only a single token will be generated)
  • Updated password inputs to allow 39 characters instead of 20
  • Changed default robots.txt to allow client-side resources to be indexed
  • Reviewed and revised the text used throughout the entire application for consistency
  • Breadcrumb skin object now outputs schema.org markup
  • Corrected problem where some platform functionality injected CSS files too late where they couldn’t be modified by skin.css
  • Updated SMTP to support TLS authentication

View the full list and further info on GitHub

https://github.com/dnnsoftware/Dnn.Platform/releases/tag/v8.0.0



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