This upgrade is an incremental upgrade to v2.1.2 (or earlier). The big difference is that this version is stripped of all ties to 'old school' 1.0/0.9x code and makes a substantial change to the way 'containers' are addressed. In all likelihood, this will become the next release (post v2.1.2), and we still expect a very short test/release cycle.
If you've been updating your themes and custom modules in accordance with all the previous updates, this will be a simple update like the others. However, if you still have some patched old school stuff (your theme makes calls to exponent_theme_xxx or has custom old school module views), you may have some tweaking to do first. What this means for the site admin is:
- When you install this software version, it'll seem as if the site has been wiped because all the modules and content will disappear UNTIL YOU RUN AN UPGRADE (as recommended)
- All of the old school modules will be upgraded and deleted (calendarmodule, simplepollmodule, navigationmodule, containermodule, formmodule/formbuilder, etc...)...all those files in the /framework/modules-1 folder
- Any old school module custom views MUST be upgraded/edited manually. See the post in the 2.0 Installation forum for details.
v2.2.0alpha2 download http://sourceforge.net/projects/exponentcms/files/Unstable/exponent-2.2.0alpha2.zip/download