- Version: 2.0.8 Release Candidate 3
- Date: 19th May 2010
- Release Notes: Please see commit log on github
- Github Repository: http://github.com/symphony/symphony-2/tree/2.0.8RC3
Symphony is a
MySQL based CMS that utilises
its core technologies. This repository represents version "2.0.8 RC3" and is
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Symphony Server Requirements
- PHP 5.2 or above
- PHP's LibXML module, with the XSLT extension enabled (--with-xsl)
- MySQL 4.1 or above
- An Apache or Litespeed webserver
- Apache's mod_rewrite module or equivalent
Updating From an Older Version
2.0.5 introduced multiple includable elements, in the Data Source
Editor, for a single field. After updating from
2.0.5 or lower, the DS
editor will seem to "forget" about any
Textarea fields selected when you
are editing existing Data Sources. After updating, you must ensure you
re-select them before saving. Note, this will only effect Data Sources that
you edit and were created prior to
2.0.5. Until that point, the field will
still be included in any front-end XML
Pull from the master branch at
Use the following command to get Extensions up to date:
git submodule init git submodule update
Follow normal updating procedure below from step 2.
Via the old fashioned way
Follow the instructions below if you are updating from Symphony version 2.0 (not from Git)
Note: As of 2.0.6, there is no longer a need to backup
update.php, replacing what is already on your server.
If you are updating from a version older than 2.0.5, download and install the Debug DevKit and Profile DevKit:
http://yoursite.com/update.phpto complete the update process.
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Clone the git repository to the location you desire using:
git clone git://github.com/symphony/symphony-2.git
Should you wish to make contributions back to the project, fork the master tree rather than cloning, and issue pull requests via github.
The following repositories are included as submodules:
Run the following command to ensure the submodules are cloned:
git submodule update --init
(Optional) If you would like the default theme installed as well, you will need to use the following command from within the Symphony 2 folder you just created:
git clone git://github.com/symphony/workspace.git
Follow normal installation procedure below from step 2.
Via the old fashioned way
Note: You can leave
/workspace out if you do not want the default theme.
This step assumes you downloaded a zip archive from the Symphony website. Upload the following files and directories to the root directory of your website:
Point your web browser at http://yourwebsite.com/install.php and provide details for establishing a database connection and about your server environment.
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Secure Production Sites: Change permissions and remove installer files.
For a smooth install process, change permissions for the
cd /your/site/root chmod -R 777 workspace
Once successfully installed, change permissions as per your server preferences, E.G.
chmod 755 .
Remove installer files (unless you're fine with revealing all your trade secrets):
rm install.php install.sql workspace/install.sql update.php
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