Forum OpenACS Development: Re: Towards OpenACS 5.9

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32: Re: Towards OpenACS 5.9 (response to 1)
Posted by Gustaf Neumann on
All of the data model changes of the OpenACS 5.9 agenda http://openacs.org/xowiki/openacs-todo are now in CVS head. I would recommend to make a backup of the database before upgrading to the version, since the deletion of acs_objects.tree_sortkey might trigger deletions of e.g. views that included this attribute most likely erroneously (the attribute is not available under Oracle). Some references are implicit (e.g. views including acs_objects.*).

The update script cares for all know occurences (which are just a few such as file-storage or downloads) but not cases, where site specific code uses views depending on this attribute. If your code includes acs_objects.* in a view, please recreate it after running the update script.

Note that as well i have corrected all easy reachable HTML pages of acs-core and common packages (see http://openacs.org/xowiki/oacs-5-9-html-validity). Furthermore, many of the hrefs in the code were vulnerable against injection attacks, many of the property references in adp files suffered from double quoting (see guidelines http://openacs.org/xowiki/ADP_Files). \@-variables in adp-files without modifier are HTML-quoted and internationalized, one can omit one of the operations with the modifier ";noquote" or ";noi18n" and both via the modifer ";literal".

With these changes OpenACS 5.9 will be faster and much more secure than previous releases.