Rating:        Based on 5 ratings
Reviewed:  5 reviews
Downloads: 7604
Released: Mar 16, 2016
Updated: Mar 21, 2016 by cpaterra
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Release Notes

Breaking Changes (from 8.0.0)

The following are breaking changes that can impact upgrades as well as third party extensions:

Release Notes:

  • Added support for partial views (for MVC module development)
  • Updated Advanced URL Management to keep Google campaign tracking parameters in URL when re-writing
  • Added support for C# 6 & VB 14 out of box
  • Updated Image Handler to process GIFs and corrected several problems found when generating transparent PNGs
  • Corrected problems found when installing in Turkish environments
  • Corrected problem when multiple MVC modules were placed on the same page
  • Additional minor enhancements and bug fixes

Reviews for this release

The Microsoft CodeDom .NET Compiler extension is now not installed automatically on an upgrade or fresh install. It will be available under Host Extensions for installing at a later time. If you have already installed this extension, a workaround is available at https://dnntracker.atlassian.net/browse/DNN-8528. The DNN packages were updated. As such, anyone downloading a package on or after March 21 will not have this issue.
by mohitkukreja13 on Mar 21 at 8:52 PM
Adding the Roslyn directory with the executables is a huge pain. Most hosting will not allow you to change the Group Policy to allow the EXE's. Looks like we will stick with DNN 7.4.2 for awhile. Way too many sites on different hosting services for us to migrate. Big shame, DNN 8 looked ideal. Please come up with a solution.
by Rafter on Mar 18 at 3:35 AM
Several errors. Broken modules not obvious to install. When you download the ZIP at GitHub, it does not create an installable module zip file. How do I get updated modules from GitHub?
by goombamd on Apr 2 at 7:12 PM
UPDATE: Since the CodeDom install has been changed to manual (https://dnntracker.atlassian.net/browse/DNN-8528), I am exploring this new version and haven't come across any issues thus far. Thank you to the DNN team for all your hard work!
by TPPerlman on Mar 22 at 3:40 PM
I just completed an upgrade of a 7.4.1 site which went perfectly. The site was pretty stock, only the DNN Blog and a couple of other modules, but it also has a highly customized responsive skin. I was pleasantly surprised to see the upgrade go completely smoothly and for the site to be completely unimpacted... except it performs a little better now ;-)
by mrswoop on Mar 17 at 12:45 AM