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Migrating from ZK 6.5 to 7. Are there any changes?

asked 2013-12-05 06:43:15 +0800

moogeek gravatar image moogeek
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Hi! last month we started using ZK for our development. But we are deciding to shift to ZK 7. Unfortunately we are quite worried that we need to recode what we have done so far. We used mostly MVVM approach and also we only have a little time left. Questions are, are there any code that needs to be changed? If so, what are they and will it take us some time to refactor our codes? Thank you!

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Yes i tried it i have to made changes lots of places Even in Listbox,Event called have some changes right now i postponed my plan for migration but soon i will start again

sjoshi ( 2013-12-05 07:12:39 +0800 )edit

@sjoshi That's bad! The examples and the documentations are based in 6.5. Thanks for the heads up!

moogeek ( 2013-12-05 07:58:23 +0800 )edit

This is a issue even lots of places its too old code

sjoshi ( 2013-12-05 10:26:58 +0800 )edit

Thats why i postpone to upgrade and want to wait for few more months to fix all the gaps

Senthilchettyin ( 2013-12-05 10:43:48 +0800 )edit

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answered 2013-12-06 07:21:56 +0800

jeanher gravatar image jeanher
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The main improvement in ZK 7 is about the theme system. If you are using default ZK theme then it is very easy to upgrade from 6.5 to 7. There are only a few changes, for details please check the "upgrade notes" at the bottom of the release note.

If you do have custom themes and wish to apply these 6.5 based custom theme to ZK 7 then some efforts are needed. This is because to fully utilize HTML 5/CSS 3 and to bring a high performance and easy-to-customize component set in ZK 7, we have redesigned the DOM structure of many components. To apply your ZK 6.5 based custom themes to ZK 7 please reference the upgrade notes in the Style Customization Guide.

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I fall on to the second, so afraid doing immediate update

Senthilchettyin ( 2013-12-06 14:10:50 +0800 )edit
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