Assets 7

Release Notes for v9.2.1

We'd like to first thank everyone from the community and ESW who has submitted pull requests or reported issues. This is our first community driven release, if you notice anything (good or bad) please let us know. We are looking to refine and automate this process as much as possible to improve the quality and frequency of platform releases.

A total of 46 pull requests were processed for the 9.2.1 release in the platform repository, plus 48 additional pull requests were processed in the personabar repository. Below you can find a short list of the major changes, and below that you can find all changes in 9.2.0 as well. For a full list, please check the GitHub milestone pages on each of the repositories.

Changes in v9.2.1

  • Thanks to @iJungleboy for PR #2118, we have hopefully reverted a breaking change which shipped with v9.2.0 related to SharpZipLib. You should be able to use either the legacy version, or the latest and DNN will handle loading the correct assembly at runtime.
  • Updated policy, contributing and pull request documentation on github, thanks to @mitchelsellers , @ohine, @ahoefling, and @EPTamminga for PR #2122, #2114, #2113 and #2046.
  • Updated references to the ClientDependency project due to the inability to compile locally without manually fixing the git submodule reference with PR #2065.
  • Various improvements and stabilization fixes in the control panel and administration modules.

List of Contributors for v9.2.1

Release Notes from v9.2.0.

New Features in v9.2.0+

  • Prompt - New command line Administrative Interface
  • Pages - New Page Management
  • Connectors - New Connector Management via Persona Bar
  • Azure Storage Connector - Migrated from Evoq to Platform

Framework Updates in v9.2.0+

  • Libraries updated to - jQuery 3.2.1, Newtonsoft 10.0.3, Sharpzlib 0.86.0.518
  • Upgraded ClientDependency.Core to 1.9.3
  • Replaced 51 Degrees with local provider
  • Removed ~500 APIs deprecated prior to 7.0
  • New Integration Testing framework

Known Potential Breaking Changes in v9.2.0+

For clarity, we are restating the breaking changes from the 9.2.0 here, as if you have not yet upgraded to 9.2.0 or later, they still apply.

  • Removed ~500 deprecated APIs
    • Upgrade any 3rd party extensions before upgrading DNN
    • Recompile custom extensions against DNN 9, and review deprecation warnings
  • jQuery upgraded from 1.9.1 to 3.2.1 (with jQuery Migrate 3)
  • jQuery UI upgraded from 1.11.3 to 1.12.1
  • SharpZipLib upgraded
    • DNN has been using a very old version of the SharpZipLib library for zipping and unzipping archive files, because the newer versions had a major breaking change, with the library being renamed in a way where both versions cannot be supported at the same time. This new version is now being used, so modules which referenced the older version will break upon upgrading DNN. The recommendation is to either use the APIs that DNN exposes (e.g. DotNetNuke.Services.FileSystem.FileManager.UnzipFile), or to use the APIs available in .NET 4.5, under the (System.IO.Compression namespace)[https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.io.compression]
  • Newtonsoft.Json upgraded from version 7 to 10
    • A binding redirect has been put in place, so components compiled against older (or newer) versions of Newtonsoft.Json should still operate. However, the details of the JSON serialization and deserialization may be different, which could cause components to break if they have assumptions on those details of the JSON format
    • There is a chance on upgrades you will run into issue #2121. You may need to manually copy the assembly from the install package to continue with the upgrade procedure. This will be fully resolved in the next release.