18 Aug 2010
25 Jan 2011
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Hi Lupi, as I wrote in my response to the support ticket, I'm going to post that info here as well:
Thanks for the reply Lupi, I'm glad that you found a direction for us to continue on.
With regard to the namespaces, I do understand that everything has changed. The problem is that I haven't had a chance to audit the site for things that need attention due to the migration because I can't remove any controls from any of the pages. Once I can do that, I can easily re-write our controls, and actually, I'm looking forward to using the new fluent API that you guys designed. So far I think it flows very nicely.
Essentially the way I see what's going on is that in the editor view, when it cannot correctly render a control, it displays a message and then something happens to where we have no more control over editing that page whatsoever. If I can remove the control, I can fix the problem, it's just that we cannot remove the control.
I haven't yet had a chance to check out the data migration and I'm hoping that went well, but I can't know until I can navigate throughout the site.
I've got two quick questions for you:
1. Is there an upgrade or patch that we'll be downloading for these 4.0 fixes and additions?
2. When I have a Sitefinity 3.7 control (say a breadcrumb) in a page, I also can't edit or delete that. I would have assumed that the migration tool would either remove the control or throw an error...or Sitefinity 4.0 would let you remove legacy controls from 3.7. We're not only having issues with removing custom controls to re-write them, we're having problems removing old Sitefinity controls as well.
Basically at this point, we're not going to invest any more time into a 4.0 migration until we can get some of these issues worked out. Of course, with any new release (especially one that was redesigned like yours), there are going to be issues and we're completely empathetic with that.