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Offline MrThin

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Hi

I'm in the process of upgrading a Joomla 2.5.x site with Jdownloads 1.9.x installed to Joomla 3.x. I note that the 'native' version for Joomla 3.x still appears classed as beta, so presumeably that is not the best option right now?

I also note the availability of http://www.jdownloads.com/index.php?option=com_jdownloads&Itemid=133&view=viewdownload&catid=43&cid=323 - can I confirm if this is the correct version for day to day production use with Joomla 3.x for those on the 1.9.x series, it also seems to be marked beta.

If I am correct in the above, should 1.9.2.11 be installed before performing the Joomla 3.x upgrade or after, or should the plugin be uninstalled before running the upgrade?

Sorry if the above questions reflect little familiarity with JD, but I inherited the site to maintain and am not familiar with the full differences between the various jdownloads versions.

Many thanks for your time

Offline ColinM

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Re: Current correct upgrade path for Joomla 2.5.x to 3.x?
« Reply #1 on: 11.09.2014 19:39:05 »
Hi
We are very close to a stable version so it might be better if you wait a little.  If you cannot wait then an alternative path would be to install the jD1.9.2 series on your test Joomla version 3.x site.   The backup from the jd1.9.1 series (see Tools Tab) on Joomla 2.5 is I believe compatible with the Jd 1.9.2 series on Joomla 3.x.  I have not tried that route myself so please be very careful!! 

Also to be safe ensure you make copies of directories (your-sit)/jdownloads and (your-site)/images/jdownloads.

Presently I am trying to test the transfer from jd2.5 series on Joomla 2.5 to jd3.2 series on Joomla 3.x  but will add your situation to the test regime!!
Colin

Offline MrThin

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Re: Current correct upgrade path for Joomla 2.5.x to 3.x?
« Reply #2 on: 16.09.2014 17:44:58 »
As an update this went smoothly enough. Method used:

Uninstall 1.9.1.x series and it's content plugin leaving downloads / database in place
Perform Joomla 2.5.x to Joomla 3.x upgrade
Install 1.9.2.x series and it's content plugin

Everything seems to have hooked back up without issue. For future reference, is it intended that the Jdownloads 1.9.2.x series will be retired and everyone move to 3.x at some point in the future or will 1.9.2.x continue to be maintained?

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Re: Current correct upgrade path for Joomla 2.5.x to 3.x?
« Reply #3 on: 17.09.2014 17:07:05 »
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is it intended that the Jdownloads 1.9.2.x series will be retired and everyone move to 3.x at some point in the future
Yes, this is correct.
Best Regards / Gruß
Arno
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Offline ColinM

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