Silverstripe maintenance and updates
Our Silverstripe needs regular maintenance and updates, including:
- software updates
- fixing issues
- creating new users
- removing people from CMS e-mails
Updated by Florian Effenberger over 3 years 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?
Updated by Christian Lohmaier about 3 years 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.
Updated by Christian Lohmaier over 2 years 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.
Updated by Christian Lohmaier 9 months ago
old instance is now free of any "active" stuff - the conference site has been moved to the main website (that is at 3.x which is supported til mid-2021, so plan is to convert that to fully static and shut down the olddesign silverstripe instance.
redesign work/experiments (and the extensions one) are on the current 4.5 - so a little undecided whether it is worth updating the current site to 4.x or just wait for the redesign and then do the switchover.