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DNN Releases Archives

After CodePlex site went into archive mode, DNN wanted to make these older releases of its open source CMS artifacts available to everyone for easier access. These older releases were uploaded to GitHub as part of the following repositories:

As for the releases from 07.02.01 and higher, they can be downloaded from the releases section of the DNN Platform repository. 

To read further about the various releases of DNN and their release nots, you can check these two pages:


David Poindexter
Thanks for pushing this request from me through! Any idea when pre 04.03.00 releases will be posted?
David Poindexter Saturday, February 17, 2018 12:30 AM (link)
Jeremy Farrance
So glad this effort was made, THANK YOU!!
Jeremy Farrance Saturday, February 17, 2018 1:21 AM (link)
George Alatrash
Hello David, I will try to complete uploading the missing artifacts next week.
George Alatrash Saturday, February 17, 2018 3:30 AM (link)
David Poindexter
Nice - thanks George!
David Poindexter Saturday, February 17, 2018 4:46 AM (link)
Mitchel Sellers
Thank you so much for getting this out there and easier to find!
Mitchel Sellers Sunday, February 18, 2018 8:14 PM (link)
George Alatrash
Today I uploaded releases 1.x, 2.x, 3.x, and modified/updated/uploaded some other packages. This makes all the releases of DNN from 1.x to 9.x available to everyone in GitHub

BTW, Archives 4.x contain 1.x, 2.x, and 3.x as well.
George Alatrash Monday, February 19, 2018 2:34 AM (link)
David Poindexter
George, thank you. I do believe though that it does not make sense to place 1.x, 2.x and 3.x in the 4.x archive. I realize the driver for separate repos was storage size, but we want this to be intuitive in the end for everyone. So, I recommend either renaming the 4.x archive repo to reflect 1.x - 4.x or create separate repos for 1.x, 2.x and 3.x. Again, thanks so much for the effort!
David Poindexter Monday, February 19, 2018 2:43 AM (link)
David Poindexter
Can we also get the missing releases uploaded to the DNN.Platform repo? For example, 07.04.01 and 07.04.02 are missing now for some reason.
David Poindexter Monday, February 19, 2018 2:46 AM (link)
Scippy One
Yes, Codeplex has closed but every project is full archived in a handy .zip file!
I'd like to know if is there any tool to simple browse all files described in .json format file inside every .zip codeplex archive.
With manual search It is difficultous to find specific release, discussion, issue or a wiki page inside the archives.
It would be very useful if Microsoft had also thought there with any tools able to read that json files to would help you navigate through the zip archive files and folders!
does anyone know anything like that?
Scippy One Monday, February 19, 2018 8:25 AM (link)
David Poindexter
@Scippy One, that is actually what spawned this entire effort to get at least the release packages on mto GitHub. I think many of us have felt the pain of haviving to download he CodePlex Archive ZIP (which is extremely slow) and then having to traverse it and painfully deal with all the GUID file names. Hopefully this effort will help to alleviate at least a piece of that pain. :)
David Poindexter Monday, February 19, 2018 2:59 PM (link)
Scippy One
Thanks David, but navigate into release zip file it's quite simple after analyzed json file.
The matter becomes almost impossible if you need to navigate into issue, discussion or wiki folder!
It is unbelievable that such an important and widespread project as codeplex did not think before closing to an instrument to navigate inside the archives!
Scippy One Monday, February 19, 2018 3:17 PM (link)
David Poindexter
I actually agree with you. ;-)
David Poindexter Monday, February 19, 2018 3:20 PM (link)
George Alatrash
David, I uploaded the two missing releases 07.04.01 and 07.04.02. If there are any other missing one, please let me know.
George Alatrash Monday, February 19, 2018 3:50 PM (link)
David Poindexter
George, thank you, but as previously stated, those two releases (07.04.01 and 07.04.02) need to be in the main DNN.Platform repo (not the archive). Otherwise, I recommend you set a 7.x archive repo and move ALL of those there. Just think of how the end user's experience will be when trying to find these releases and make it easy and intuitive for them.
David Poindexter Monday, February 19, 2018 3:57 PM (link)
George Alatrash
David, if I add them to the main Platform repo, then the will have today's date as the release date and someone might think of them as new releases. I prefer to keep them as is. As for end users confusion, the README file is clear about it and this provides some clue.
George Alatrash Monday, February 19, 2018 4:21 PM (link)
David Poindexter
From the README: "Releases 07.02.01 and above can be found under the Releases tab in the DNN Platform repository in GitHub." So, no, this is not clear to end users. Sorry, not trying to be difficult. :)
David Poindexter Monday, February 19, 2018 5:12 PM (link)
shelly zollman
Please add 07.02.02
We really need access to it (both install and source code).
shelly zollman Monday, March 12, 2018 2:48 AM (link)
David Poindexter
@George Alatrash - when can expect the "dust to settle" with these? It seems attention to detail is a must on these. People are having a hard time getting to specific versions and things keep disappearing here and there.
David Poindexter Tuesday, March 13, 2018 5:03 PM (link)
George Alatrash
@Shelly, release 7.2.2 is located here

@Davicd, regarding 'settling the dust', I'm not responsible about maintaining this repo anymore.
George Alatrash Monday, March 19, 2018 1:50 PM (link)
David Poindexter
@George - who is responsible then? People need access to these packages. The link you shared only has a ZIP of the repo. @Shelly is asking for the Source and Install PACKAGES. This is not the same thing.
David Poindexter Monday, March 19, 2018 3:00 PM (link)
George Alatrash
Ask @Ash.Prasad
George Alatrash Monday, March 19, 2018 3:02 PM (link)
Ash Prasad
I've given permissions to @DavidP to update the repos.
Ash Prasad Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:35 AM (link)
David Poindexter
Thank you Ash - I will work to get these repos in order as soon as possible.
David Poindexter Thursday, March 22, 2018 3:05 PM (link)
David Poindexter
For everyone following this thread, I have now resolved all issues with the Archive repositories on GitHub. Now there are repos for 1.x all the way through 9.x. I will be publishing a follow-on blog post with more details. Thanks.
David Poindexter Tuesday, March 27, 2018 4:22 PM (link)
Jeremy Farrance
It would be great if THIS post were updated with links to everything. Fantastic work David, thank you!!
Jeremy Farrance Tuesday, March 27, 2018 4:24 PM (link)
David Poindexter
Thanks Jeremy. I will be posting a new blog, hopefully today, to help "connect all the dots". :)
David Poindexter Tuesday, March 27, 2018 5:10 PM (link)
David Poindexter
Please see the following blog post as promised:
David Poindexter Tuesday, March 27, 2018 11:17 PM (link)
George Alatrash
Thanks David for taking over.

For those interested in extracting CoedPlex archives from the downloaded files, you can use this small application (or call it a tool if you like) to do do. I uploaded the tool here:
George Alatrash Wednesday, March 28, 2018 12:59 AM (link)
Stephen Louks
...of course i would run across this AFTER i download the codeplex archive.. lol thanks everyone!
Stephen Louks Saturday, February 23, 2019 9:37 AM (link)
David Poindexter
LOL - Murphy's Law Stephen. Hopefully, it will provide help for future needs! :)
David Poindexter Monday, February 25, 2019 11:52 AM (link)

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