Task #1701

Silverstripe maintenance and updates

Added by Florian Effenberger almost 3 years ago. Updated 7 months ago.

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Our Silverstripe needs regular maintenance and updates, including:

  • software updates
  • fixing issues
  • creating new users
  • removing people from CMS e-mails

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Related to Infrastructure - Task #1543: update to silverstripe 3.2.0Closed


#1 Updated by Florian Effenberger over 2 years ago

  • Related to Task #1543: update to silverstripe 3.2.0 added

#2 Updated by Florian Effenberger almost 2 years ago

This is on your pile at the moment
Cloph, shall we hand this over to Guilhem eventually or do you keep taking care of this?

#3 Updated by Jean Spiteri over 1 year ago

  • Category set to SilverStripe

#4 Updated by Florian Effenberger over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress

Florian Effenberger wrote:

Cloph, shall we hand this over to Guilhem eventually or do you keep taking care of this?

Don't want to take away the task from you - you've clearly most Silverstripe experience from all of us, but would it make sense to hand it over to Guilhem as part of the regular software maintenance he does and ask him to do during times you're available to jump in if needed?

#5 Updated by Christian Lohmaier 11 months ago

overall I'd say "sure" - but atm there are some local changes/stuff that's not in the repo. So once that's taken care of/it was updated to current version I won't hold on to it re software updates.

Other tasks (adding/removing users (or roles, re CMS mail) won't require shell-access/can be done by any silvertripe user with admin privileges in the webbackend.

Fixing issues is kinda broad, so assume needs shell-access, so that's also something that others can chime in to.

#6 Updated by Florian Effenberger 9 months ago

Cloph will work with Guilhem on the next update, to share knowledge
Eventually I'd like Guilhem to handle that and reach out to Cloph in case of questions/problems specific to the CMS

#7 Updated by Florian Effenberger 8 months ago

When's the next update (and thus some training with Guilhem) due?

#8 Updated by Christian Lohmaier 7 months ago

silverstripe 4 is a LTS version with secfixes til mid 2021 (and active support til summer 2019, and end of 2019 silverstripe 6 will be released that is another LTS one).

So plan is to update/adjust to silverstripe 4 and keep it at that for next two years. No special training required I think as it is php and the usual update bits (some functionality deprecated/replaced by new conventions). It is a larger change this time due to added namespacing and similar, but there are helper scripts to assist in the conversion.
Also file handling has changed (is now versioned as well)
So bottom line is that this needs some testing, especially in combination with the subsites feature we have enabled on the site.

#9 Updated by Florian Effenberger 7 months ago

Sounds like a good plan to me! If some changes are due with this anyways, we could try to get people onboard for some training and helping with Silverstripe as well.

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