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uSync.ContentEdition is still experimental.
I've been using ContentEdition quite a bit with projects on github. So I have some known issues. hopefully these will be ironed out over time, but for reference.
as ov v.06 the following issues are known and down to be addressed
Deletes of content and media are not yet handled. so if you delete a bit of content, the file disappears from your local installation, but it won't trigger the deletion of the content on anyone elses installation (yet)
I'm a bit nervous of this, automatic deleting of content could not be what you want, i will probably make it a configuration option.
In general ID Mapping (changing the id's of content as it traverses installations) works quite well, but there are a few areas it doesn't (yet)
basically lists - When you export lists the ID isn't written out the value is, but when you import that into another installation, the value isn't mapped to the ID.
When content is imported and is set to publish, uSync attempts the publish but the content doesn't end up in the cache.
on the property tab for a content item you will see.
Oops: this document is published but is not in the cache (internal error)
just clicking publish will fix this.
It would appear to be because uSync does a saveAndPublish with trigger events set to false, i am looking into the impact on imports of changing this - but i'm not sure if it's a 6.1.3 bug.
when importing and exporting content, ampersands '&' are getting converted to & as this happens every time next time & becomes &amp; because it only happens on some property types, it isn't fixed yet.
I was wondering if you had any news on when the next version will arrive? Maybe with some fixes to the issues mentioned?
Yeah - in the code the & & issue is resolved
I just haven't had time to test it on the latest umbraco versions yet so i can't confirm some of the others (i am hopeful the publish one is an umbraco thing).
What about the ability to handle all datatypes, you mention lists and media items? Support for uComponents would be good too as it's probably one of the most used packages for Umbraco.
it supports uComponents now (i've been using them they seem to work) it just doesn't work with those in-built list datatypes (dropdown, checklist, radio) due to the way they export the data. (at the moment these are the only three types i don't think it works with)
So it works fine for Multi Node Tree Pickers and DAMP stuff and content pickers and all them type of things - you need to use uSync to bring the actual datatype definitions across but assuming they are there then ContentEdition will bring the content data across fine.
It also moves Media Items across and does the mapping so they are still linked in content and pickers when they are imported into another umbraco install.
Yeah, i've updated the project page now - hadn't realised i didn't do that when i put 0.6 on.
Ahh great stuff thanks Kevin.
So is it just the lists left to sort out? Is there anything else it wont transfer?
You also mention issues with delete and publish (cache). Will these be fixed any time soon?
with uSync + uSync.ContentEdition you can in theory move everything that has a db element
the uSync folder would contain
You need to copy the file based bits of umbraco (so the templates,stylesheets,scripts,views,etc) but you get everything else.
i suppose it doesn't do packages (i've tried but it's not currently possible with the package installer)
it doesn't do Contour either - something someone has has suggested today (that would probably be another package)
as for the other bugs.
Is there any news on the content edition supporting..?
Did you ever implement delete?
I checked the web.config and couldn't find any options for it, I noticed you posted a while back that the feature was there
Just looking the code, no i don't think delete has made it in yet. it requires a bit more work around tracking the deletes, and making sure they map properly, bit scared of one day deleting someones entire site
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