Internet has changed, and so does Dragonfly v10.
Problem is: who has time to finish/write code?
I have my own company and a girl friend and that makes free time almost unavailable.
Aside from that, the direction v10 goes is very powerfull and i wrote another CMS that uses the same code.
I can now convert Joomla! and WordPress websites in 2 hours and still let the owners login using their passwords thanks to the power of the new authentication/identity systems.
The new package manager using Phar and Private/Public keys also solves update/install security problems that others like Joomla/WordPress/Drupal/etc. still have troubles with.
Their package managers are probably easier in use and more equiped, but we have to start somewhere and ours is always: security first!
Sadly that does take a lot of time.
Or should we just release the current v10 and use rolling releases?
Server specs (Server OS / Apache / MySQL / PHP / DragonflyCMS):
Fedora 25 / Apache 2.4.27 / MariaDB 10.1.26 / PHP 7.1.10 / Mercurial
I tried upgrading to DF10 but just got a blank screen. reDesign3 theme didn't work. Pro News didn't work so that's pretty much my whole site. Restarted with 9 and all is fine...
Upgrading to v10 Fails to offer anything of real importance. v9 is so much more simple and easier.. The v10 new DB layer and extensive use of CLASSES and Sub Classes, and totaly re-worked Module Installer... Might be a great Portfolio Demo of a programmers skills. But it offers nothing but Bloat when trying to accommodate v9 user and their existing sites. Why would anyone spend the large amount of time needed to "Learn" the PHP and the "Flow" of v10, when v10 has little or No Support by Developers. No themes, Modules developed yet for it. An equal amount of time learning v10 could be used to "Learn" Wordpress, Joomla Cms's that offer thousands of pre-developed Add-Ons (Modules etc) ready to go right NOW.
v9 Brought a lot of PHP developers from the Nuke world. v10 has no such following and too many Developer headaches......
Pro News didn't work so that's pretty much my whole site.
WARNING! Pro News module will not work on PHP 7 Call to undefined function ereg()
Call to undefined function mysql_insert_id()
So what would you like us to do?
That's a genuine question, not a sarcastic comment. I have several sites, as do friends, colleagues and clients. All of which will eventually hit PHP 7. But none of them want ANY CHANGES to their sites. Meaning even if I do it for free for them (unlikely), unless I can EXACTLY match theme, modules, etc., they will see it, and reject it, as a retrograde step.
Plus - a version "about ready to release" isn't going to be usable as a production release for quite a while - not a criticism, it's just the nature of things. Meaning even without the theme/module upgrade issues we're going to need DF 9.x for PHP 7 I suspect ... Even the slowest-to-upgrade hosts are going 5.6 now, so it won't be too long I fear.