You make a very compelling case for upgrading Will. The absence of vendored gems/inclusion of bundler is a huge asset to me. I will have to assess when it's released, maybe try an upgrade on a separate github branch for my project.
We have made *extensive* mods to the member extension however (enabled self-activation, and the project requires members to complete "steps" to finish an video e-learning course, so I have added a steps model to the inner workings of it). Only one way to find out if it works I guess... Once RC3 is out I will take some time to see if an upgrade works. If not, there is always the next project! I like radiant well enough to stick with it, particularly since there seems to be increasing momentum behind it these days. Thanks again! -James On Sep 14, 1:44 pm, William Ross <w...@spanner.org> wrote: > On 14 Sep 2011, at 19:11, James Martens wrote: > > > > > > > > > > > Yes, you do need ffmpeg installed - RC2 will simply not boot without > > it, in my (admittedly limited) experience with RC2, so this > > requirement has been met already in my dev and production servers. > > > The issue I can see is that radiant was looking for a ruby file in the > > local project directory when it should have been looking in the gem > > directory (which is where I found it). The fact that this occurred on > > 3 systems (2 OSX/Lion, one Ubuntu 10.4) suggests to me that something > > is quirky in the install process, but it's entirely possible that I > > screwed up 3 separate times too :) > > > As you say though, this is an older build and is about to be replaced > > - a very valid point. > > > Any ideas if upgrading to RC3 will cause significant issues from RC2? > > I don't really have the luxury of time to debug tons of issues (as I > > have already ported this app from 0.9 and used up a lot of my budget > > in that exercise). > > If it is a clean upgrade path and has significant performance benefits > > over RC2 it will be worth it, otherwise it will be a difficult > > decision to make, even if I do enjoy running the latest and greatest > > (and as annoying as bugs are, solving problems is fun too!) > > RC3 is architecturally much more up to date than RC2, makes proper use of > Bundler and prefers to handle everything as gem dependencies. There is > nothing vendored and while we've taken a lot of care to be backward > compatible with older installations, the new model is much cleaner and easier > to manage. > > There is some unavoidable manual work in changing config.gem lines in > environment.rb to gem lines in the Gemfile but otherwise you should find that > it is a drop-in replacement for RC2, and a lot of what was new in that > release is now quite mature, especially the asset manager. > > It does depend how much customising you've done, though. There are migrations > and updates that might be complicated by local changes. I would say it was > definitely worth giving it a go, and that it will probably just work. But I > always think that. Please let me know when it doesn't. > > best, > > will