NAME

Statocles::Help::Upgrading - A guide to pitfalls when upgrading Statocles

VERSION

version 0.072

DESCRIPTION

This document describes deprecated features and other pitfalls to encounter when upgrading Statocles.

DEPRECATIONS

v0

site "index" property should be absolute path to index page (got "%s")

The site object "index" property used to be the name of the application that should be used as the index. For this to work, applications need to say which of their pages should be the site index, which they did by putting that page first in the list of pages returned. This was magic, and prone to breakage. It also doesn't allow the site author to choose any page they want as the site index.

To fix this, set the site's "index" property to the path to the page you want to be the index page, including the leading slash.

See the docs for the index property of the Site object for more information.

Deprecated in v0.051. Fatal in v1.000. Exception removed in v2.000.

Thanks to Kyle Sheely for the idea.

Statocles::Store::File is deprecated

Statocles::Store::File was created in anticipation of making other Store objects like MongoDB or Hadoop. But, having it merely complicates the API without actually changing whether other Stores could be created (apparently I forgot that polymorphism exists).

Since the likelihood of those other Stores is low, and since having only one Statocles::Store doesn't prevent making a Statocles::Store::MongoDB or Statocles::Store::Custom class, it's better to remove this complexity before v1.000

The shim module that remains in place will be removed in v1.000.

Statocles::Store->write_document returning a value is deprecated

The write_document method for Statocles::Store used to return the full path to the document written. This was for display purposes only, as developers should be using the store object to deal with the filesystem. It was thought that this would provide encapsulation, but that was misguided at best.

With Statocles::Store::File removed, there's no need for a write method to return anything. Now, write_document and write_file work the same.

The return value will be removed in v1.000.

Statocles::App::Plain has been renamed to Statocles::App::Basic

The name "Plain" did not really explain well what the app was. The name "Basic" implies that it is the base functionality for Statocles apps.

Simply switching your existing Plain apps to Basic apps will solve this problem with no change to functionality.

The Plain app stub will be removed in v2.000.

Statocles::App::Static has been replaced by Statocles::App::Basic

Since every application now has the ability to copy static files, there's no real reason to have an app specifically for static files. To host static files without bells and whistles, the Basic app can be used.

The Static app will be removed in v2.000.

The tzoffset shim method will be removed in Statocles version 2.0.

In order to allow documents dated before 1900, Statocles is now using a different date/time library, DateTime::Moonpig. This new library is mostly compatible, except for the the tzoffset method, which is used by the RSS feed because it uses the RFC822 date format.

Statocles adds a shim method that replicates the functionality, but it is a better idea to fix your templates to use the correct method.

To fix this, copy the blog/index.rss.ep template from the default theme, or change $p->date->tzoffset / 36 in the pubDate tag to $p->date->offset / 3600.

Deprecated in v0.070. Will be removed in v2.000.

BREAKING CHANGES

v0.055

Perldoc application paths have changed

The Perldoc app now creates directories so that documentation paths no longer need a .html at the end.

    /pod/Statocles/App.html -> /pod/Statocles/App

The documentation page path now ends with /index.html, and the source page is in the same directory and named /source.html.

This change was made to make the URLs look nicer, but also to hopefully allow for extra documentation collateral in the future, like images and diagrams.

SEE ALSO

AUTHOR

Doug Bell <preaction@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2016 by Doug Bell.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.