Please bear with us...

Submitted by Brad Tombaugh on Sun, 2017-02-12 20:26

So, last week I decided that it was time to upgrade from Drupal 6, since it was past it's end of life for support. I had dabbled with Drupal 7 a bit on my laptop, and had read through a couple of Drupal 7 books over the past year or so... The CPanel Softalicious script installer kept nagging me that there was an upgrade to perform, and it appeared to have a script to go from 6 to 7... I took backups of all of the MySQL databases, put both of my sites into "Maintenance Mode" and disabled all of the non-core scripts, then let CPanel run the upgrade...

Boom! It didn't get through the update script without errors, and I decided to try the update.php script, and that threw errors as well.. I poked at for a couple of hours, trying to work through the issues. The first problem is that Drupal 6 kept a list of blocked IPs in a table, which Drupal 7 doesn't have, at least not when it tries running the update. I was able to find a tip with a script to create the missing table, which got me a bit further, but it continued to have issues.

I finally decided to try jumping up to Drupal 8, which has an updated "Migrate and Upgrade" module which supports both version 6 and 7. I restored the database back to their original condition, then created two fresh installs of Drupal 8 in separate directories. I enabled the migrate utility, and let it convert from the Drupal 6 databases, which was (more) successful.

Now I am struggling to put things back like they were. One of the issues is that none of the page views will display the "body" field, where most of the content is located. From the searching I have done on the web, it seems to be due to multi-language support in Drupal 7 and 8, but my Drupal 6 content isn't tagged with the language, so it may not be able to determine how to display the content?

Anyway, please bear with me as I study up on Drupal 8, and learn more about how "Views" work now, so that I can get the content to display again... There are a few things that are broken, but I'm continuing to work to fix everything.

April 2017 Meeting

Submitted by Brad Tombaugh on Wed, 2016-02-24 20:48

Next meeting: Tuesday, 11 April, 2017

First Half Hour at 6 PM
Main Presentation at 6:30 PM
Topic: the Internet of Things

There has been a lot of news about the internet of things (IoT). This refers to web cams that watch your front door, remote controls on garage doors, lights and furnaces to controllers built into refrigerators that keep track of food you have on hand. And, being internet connected, all of these devices have the potential to be hacked from the outside.

Steve Sande of AppleWorld.today is going to talk about the IoT. What devices are available for different standards, and how they can connect using Apple's HomeKit. And, he will help you to understand the level of security now available for these devices.

The meeting is at the Metrum Credit Union, 1/3 of a mile south of Arapahoe on the east side of Holly in Centennial. The doors will open at 6 PM, and the visit time will be from 6 PM to 6:30 PM. A good time to ask questions and get advice from fellow members! As always, we will meet about 5 PM and the Panera Bread on the SE corner of Holly and Orchard for a little supper.

April 27, 2017 SIG Meeting

Submitted by Brad Tombaugh on Thu, 2015-02-26 17:08

SIG Meeting, April 27

Next Meeting: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Chris Domino will cover even more about photography and getting the most from the camera built into your iPhone. She will cover some of the apps available for iOS devices. You are guaranteed to learn lots of tips & tricks!

Questions about the SIG can be directed to Chris Domino
Be at Metrum Credit Union by 6:30 PM

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