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How does the auto updated work as far as actual code workings.  Transfers of files, making sure files are not corrupted, etc.  The nuts and bolts of the thing.

If an upgrade fails and I have a screwed up website, can I do a manual upgrade by ftping up the files and running a script to update the database like in the good ol' Dolphin days.  Seriously, UNA is not a plug and play platform; it does require at times; maybe not always, but at time someone to do server level work.

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At times a messages appears from cron:

Undefined variable: mixedData in /public_html/inc/classes/BxDolCacheFile.php on line 39

Why and how and what should I do?

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A few years ago I migrated a Dolphin 6 site to Dolphin 7.2.  I edited the old Dolphin migration script so that it would work with 7.2; I wish I had not missed out on the other Dolphin 6 site that needed migration (they ended up going to a different platform that was not Boonex).  The old Dolphin migration script did not touch the original site; it merely read the data, converted it if necessary to work with 7.2, and store the files or wrote the data to the database.  If something went wrong, no problem, just drop the new site as the old site was not touched and continued to function properly.

Recently I had the pleasure to help someone with a Dolphin to UNA migration that went wrong.  The migration had trashed the Dolphin site.  WTF, was what came to mind.  As I looked at the directory and file structure of the Dolphin site I saw UNA directory and file structure inside the Dolphin site.  I can't believe that the UNA migration script is making changes to the Dolphin site; and no, it does not matter that one should make a backup first, the UNA migration script should not be making any changes to the Dolphin file structure or the database structure.  Maybe I am wrong here and that is not the case; that the UNA directories I saw in the Dolphin site were not done by the migration script but were the result of something else that had been done.

So, let's talk about Dolphin to UNA migration.  What exactly is the migration script doing and please, be as technical as you like.

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I didn't understand why Boonex would make the decision to go to the Frog Editor.  However, today I was at the TinyMCE site and saw the mess that TinyMCE has become.  I see TinyMCE eventually being push aside from bad decisions.  They are now pushing premium plugins and things that were once included require a license as well.  Of course the Frog Editor isn't free, it requires a license as well.  I spent a bit of time at the Frog Editor website today.  I still don't understand the move towards making things ugly; having full colour buttons and icons is much more pleasing to the eye and can be accomplish and displayed on mobile devices.  Now the push is to have 4K mobile phones with rich colourful displays.  Yet, we have the ugly grey buttons of the TinyMCE and Frog Editors and if you want to insert an emotion smiley they are ugly grey icons.  My sister sends me messages on her mobile and includes colourful emotions; not the ugly ones we are now having to use if we use the TinyMCE and Frog editors.  Users don't want to see ugly icons, they want nice full colour icons and animated ones too.  Looking at the code base, the programmers have made it too much work to try and change things.  I don't want to learn how to write plugins for the new TinyMCE and Frog editors to try and get the functionality that should be there out of the box; especially if I am paying good money.  I want the HTML5 code generated but I am not sure I am willingl to sacrifice to get it.  I know for certain if the full colour smileys my members use were to be gone they will be yelling "Off with her head."  The colourful smileys are used on a constant basis.  I may just stick with the 3.5 TinyMCE and say HTML5 be damned.

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What is the difference between Latest and New on Discussions?  Latest seems to be by age but New does not seem to use age of the post.  With new, I see older posts shown above posts with a lower age.

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At the default profile type it gave a long list including mail chimp.  What would happen if I decided to set the default profile module to mail chimp?  Would it just kick back and say can't do or would it install?  Is this correct?  I thought it was either profiles or organisations.  Can Anoymous Follow be the default profile module to install?  It was in the list.  I am confused here but then again, I am not an UNA user.

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Maybe this is not in the final release but I just installed GitHub Master as Andrew said we could and I can't install the platform unless I connect with the UNA Market.  I tried dummy values but it wouldn't install.  Andrew, why are you forcing people to connect to your market to install UNA?  What if we don't want to use the UNA market?  This smacks of the BS that Apple does to its users; which I have never understood why they put up with it; sheep I guess.  I should be able to install UNA without joining the UNA market.  I guess I could rip out that part but I shouldn't have to.  Also, Andrew you should not be forcing people to join the UNA market.  Perhaps, just perhaps, I would prefer to purchase my modules directly from the developers.  Boonex was god when it came to the Dolphin market, removing some very good modules because; well, I guess just because.

Forcing people to join the market at installation is just bad form.  That could easily be done later if the person decides they want to continue with UNA.

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When you click on that to post a message an entire editor opens; title, category, blah blah blah.  That really should be a shout box sort of thing.  It is to post a quick message like, "Tried to go up Fifth Avenue and it took an hour." type thing.  That block is laid out as if someone was doing a full blog entry.

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The template system on UNA is not the same as Dolphin.  Are there any developer documention on creating templates for UNA; how the template system works, etc.

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How does the auto updated work as far as actual code workings.  Transfers of files, making sure file…
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A few years ago I migrated a Dolphin 6 site to Dolphin 7.2.  I edited the old Dolphin migration scri…
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I didn't understand why Boonex would make the decision to go to the Frog Editor.  However, today I w…
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