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07.00.00 RC (Not for Production Use)

Rating:        Based on 11 ratings
Reviewed:  11 reviews
Downloads: 6089
Released: Sep 7, 2012
Updated: Nov 14, 2012 by israelmartinez
Dev status: Beta Help Icon

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Release Notes

Known Issues

  • Language packs are throwing errors during installation
  • Module sharing doesn't work on child sites
  • Blank templates do not support module drag and drop when the page is completely empty
  • Drag and drop doesn't work on empty pages, only where there is an existing module or other element like the license message in PE and EE

NOTE: New Minimum Requirements

Simplified Installer

The first thing you will notice is that the installer has been updated. Not only have we updated the look and feel, but we also simplified the overall install process. You shouldn’t have to click through a series of screens in order to just get your website running. With the 7.0 installer we have taken an approach that allows for the application to be installed quickly, but also provides you with the ability to configure advanced features if you wish. In the 7.0 CTP you will be able to experience the new install process and hopefully save yourself sometime along the way.

Web API Service Framework

In DotNetNuke 6.2 we introduced the Service Framework based on Microsoft MVC. As Shaun Walker mentioned in his blog a few months ago, we had the need to convert the Service Framework from MVC to Web API. This has been completed for the 7.0 CTP and is ready for testing. Scott Schlesier will have a series of blogs over the next few days that will provide you with everything you need to know about updating your services for 7.0.

Default.css Overhaul

The Default CSS in DotNetNuke has been completely overhauled. Ryan Martinez, UI/UX Designer for DotNetNuke Corp, does a great job explaining the reasoning behind these changes and what it means for designers. This is an area where we need a lot of feedback. If you are skin designer, module developer or just have a site using a third-party skin, we want to hear from you! Check out Ryan’s Blog to get the full details on the Default.css Facelift.

New Developer Skin

The skin that you will see in the 7.0 CTP is our new developer and admin skin. This is a very lightweight skin that has been optimized for performance so that we can provide administrators with the best experience possible. Don’t be surprised if you run into few bugs along the way as we are still working out a few issues with the skin.

Reviews for this release

New install: liking some bits and not so much others. Adding a new module takes ages for the pretty modules to upload. The old drop-down may not have been as pretty, however was way faster and efficient. Also, there no direct link to site setting on the control pane; admin tab, only to the advanced settings. ----- Upgrade: just get a broken site page error. It did not even load the upgrade wizard.
by DyNNamite on Dec 19, 2012 at 6:37 AM
Modules between this and the first RC stopped working. More bugs than the initial RC. No updates on bugs reported. Was hoping this worked better for an RC.
by SRajah on Nov 26, 2012 at 9:00 AM
Very dissatisfying for me (; Upgrade does not work at all. I guess it's because foreign languages are not fully supported yet. But as it is named 'release candidate' I would hope it worked better
by dalmore on Nov 24, 2012 at 10:44 AM
Still a number of issues, but a great user experience. I hope issues get fixed prior to release, there's not long left! Still can't find out where to raise issues!
by GadgetGeek on Nov 15, 2012 at 9:27 PM
The W3C CSS Validator found many errors in all css files
by amarea on Sep 30, 2012 at 2:09 PM
I installed a new version of 7.0.0 - New Install (CTP 2). It installed successfully with no errors. Site ran fine, Wierd thing, when i tried to edit any page, it doesnt work. Nor clicking "View In Layout Mode works". When clicked on Mobile Preview, it gives "ERROR:The 'Value'='EDIT' part of the cookie is invalid." May be i am too early in testing the new version. Not sure version issue!!!
by techechelons on Sep 24, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Looks good - easiest & fastest release yet to install, like the look of the interface. Well done to all of the team.
by Mr__Black on Sep 11, 2012 at 7:14 PM
Fresh install Chose Italian Language. After installation the logs are: DotNetNuke.Services.Installer.Log.Logger - The INSERT statement conflicted with the FOREIGN KEY constraint "FK_LanguagePacks_Languages". The conflict occurred in database "Dnn7", table "dbo.Languages", column 'LanguageID'. The statement has been terminated. arrrr! Multilanguage ll be ever a dream!
by rmartin1977 on Sep 11, 2012 at 11:35 AM
Great Job team! One issue I noticed during install: If password is not long enough for the host account, a red warning bar will pop up, but no explanation is given, it is simply blank. Thanks!
by fernieggg on Sep 10, 2012 at 5:38 PM
Congratulations, Good job team
by venusportal on Sep 10, 2012 at 9:02 AM
Great release. For example, the HTML editor seems a fully integrated product for the first time. If the file browser provider was like the ckFinder (re-sizable or full page image thumbnail view), then the HTML editor would be perfect. The installer was great. Skin look & feel very professional. The thinking behind this release is truly excellent. I look forward to the release versions.
by peters4oz on Sep 8, 2012 at 7:32 AM