COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY PREVIEWS & Betas
Changes in pre-requisites
DNN 8.0.0 requires .NET 4.5.1 or higher. This change is because we require
ASP.NET Web API 2.1.1 and MVC 5.1.1. Note: newtownsoft.dll (json.net) is also updated to 7.0.1. This release, and going forward, cannot operate in Medium Trust environments.
A list of breaking changes can be found
Administrator Module Abstraction
In previous editions of DNN and Evoq, the administrator modules were installed as part of the core platform itself. As of 8.0, we have abstracted all modules out into true DNN extensions. This allows developers/system integrators to exclude them from distribution packages as desired as well as upgrade them independently of the base platform itself. The modules were also moved to their own github projects in some cases. To see a list of available extensions that were abstracted from the Platform project itself, please see github: https://github.com/dnncommunity.
SPA & MVC Modules
Fully supported as of Platform 8.0 is the ability to have incremental upgrade capabilities at the module and framework levels. Items that can take advantage of this are:
- SqlDataProvider files (e.g. 08.00.00.xx.SqlDataProvider)
- Configuration merge files (e.g. 08.00.00.xx.config)
- Cleanup files (e.g. 08.00.00.xx.txt)
You can read more about this in a community blog entry: Incremental upgrade support.
Create an Admin or Host Page From Manifests
Default CSS Versioning
DNN Exclude Control