Gummy Bear 1.2 is fully baked. The toothpick comes up clean. Both the complete 1.2 web package and update ZIPs are prepared, their readme.txt files are written. We are ready to ship. Yet I’m going to let it sit on the window sill and cool for another week or so. My availability next week is going to be limited and I want to be there for any unexpected installation or upgrade issues that may arise. The launch date of Gummy Bear 1.2 is officially set for March 2nd. That’s what the documentation says anyway.
Speaking of documentation, each release of Gummy Bear shows me what installation processes I take for granted that aren’t obvious to users, nor should they be obvious to them. With their excellent input I am able to fill in any missing pieces and provide better installation documentation.
If you want to read the new and improved Gummy Bear 1.2 documentation between now and March 2nd, here are some offerings.
If you read the Gummy Bear 1.1 to 1.2 Upgrade Guide you will notice there’s a breaking change between 1.1 and 1.2. Content Parts are no longer stored encoded. “This means that your existing Content Parts will be mucked-up and potentially lost if you don't preserve them prior to upgrading Gummy Bear from 1.1 to 1.2. Go to your existing pages containing content parts or to the Content Part Administrative Page where all content parts are listed. For each content part, go into HTML mode and copy the content to a safe location. Then on post-upgrade to 1.2 you will be able to restore the original content.”
The good news is that Gummy Bear 1.2 is done. The lesser good news is that it’s not available for download this minute. I didn’t mean to tease, but rather give you a fixed date to help you plan for the upgrade. See you March 2nd!