Yes. I think we can have an additional tab "Manual Update" next to "Automatic Update".david63 wrote: ↑Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:24 amThere are enough problems with people not using the most appropriate package already without introducing any more.
We already have that. It's called the Changed Files package.Helios7 wrote: ↑Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:50 amYes. I think we can have an additional tab "Manual Update" next to "Automatic Update".
This "Manual Update" can have a zip file without "config.php file, folders like /images, /store and /files". It can easily guide newbies to perform the update a bit easier.
User when not finding "Automatic Update" will easily move to the "Manual Update".
There's a bug in it so it's been taken down.
So you are saying I don't need the automatic updates and I can simply overwrite all the changed files I have on my server? You have got to be kidding! I have bespoke edits to
His comment was clearly aimed at persons that have not been editing core files, which is not really needed if you use the many available events. That you've done hours worth of edits to some of the files you've listed is just a recipe for disaster any way you look at it.
Oh please. My site has run very successfully and profitably for over a decade. Some "disaster". And never once have I seen any advice here not to make edits to these files; indeed, the automatic update process specifically supports them.
Why have I never seen any official announcement that advises specifically not to make changes to core files? If there is one, it was not made clear to sporadic visitors to this site, like me.
And I find it a poor show that you've manually edited files for these changes when no edits are needed. Also suggesting an announcement was needed to state that edits are discouraged is a bit excessive and, frankly, a bit obvious through the introduction of extensions and events for which announcements and discussions were made.mamba wrote: ↑Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:15 amRegarding "totally avoidable edits", that's nonsense. All of my edits are key to the functioning of my site, such as:
Now let's be clear, I could use file comparison software to manually re-insert the edits into the latest version, but I think it's a pretty poor show that you have released a version with a broken auto-update, especially when a lot of updaters like me rely on it!
- automated slider in header that tells visitors key information
- Tailored registration process with key statements and graphics