JEvents 1.5 (No longer actively supported)

SOLVED - upgrade questions re: hacked files

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Postby sitemaker » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:10 am

I'm running Jevents 1.5.3 (B1629) with Joomla 1.5.23 and would like to upgrade to the latest com_jevents_155f_b1887.zip.

My concern is that I've heavily modified:
views/alternative/month/tmpl/calendar_body.php
views/alternative/month/tmpl/calendar_cell.php
views/alternative/month/tmpl/calendar.php
views/alternative/helpers
/alternativeviewnavtablebariconic.php
views/alternative/assets/css/events_css.css
and
views/default/helpers/defaulteventmanagementdialog.php


This was done so that the presence of certain keywords in an event's title would cause some events to:
- have their displayed times be changed to be a fixed number of minutes before or after sundown (rather than showing the event time as in the database, which will still control where the event appears).
- have the event be replaced entirely by various javascripts, paypal buttons, mail-links, etc.
- have the event's time be hidden
- have the event's position and size shifted up close to the event above it, to be in association with it.
- Insert Jewish holidays, torah readings, omer counts, weekly services schedules, candle-lighting times, havdalah times, etc. all automatically; so nobody needs to touch the calendar except for one-off special events.

1.
What would I normally do to upgrade? Just install the new version on top of the old? Or is there usually something more?

2.
After upgrading, if I simply overwrite the new version's files with my old hacked files, should it all work as before? Or are there some "gotchas" I should watch out for?

Thanks very much for your attention.
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Postby carcam » Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:39 am

Hi sitemaker,
I would follow these steps:

  • Backup all the modified files, and if possible, the whole site.
  • Take note of all the changes.
  • Try to move all the changes to a templates overrides following the instructions of this document: http://www.jevents.net/en/jevents-15-to ... jevents-15
  • If everything goes ok, I would upgrade
  • Check that everything goes ok in the new site
  • If everything goes ok, then I will try to create the overrides with the new files of the layouts so that I will be able to have the most up to date functionalities.

This is the safest method, but it will be safer to work in a local copy before doing anything in the production server.
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Postby sitemaker » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:20 pm

Thank you. All worked fine. The hacks are now in the new files where needed, and those are as overrides where possible.
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