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Upgrading to eFiction 2 (the revenge)

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Some things were still broken after I did yesterday's upgrade, so I took a look tonight. Some of the fixes were easy, because they were things missing from the style template which were necessary for the new version. They'd turned up to have changed the default sort order on the story lists, which was easily fixed.

However two things weren't easily fixed: the chapter titles were gone (I presume this was a bug in the upgrade script) and the stories no longer had hit counters on them (they've been removed from the program for some unfathomable reason). Fortunately I had backups of the database, so I reimplemented hit counters, then restored the appropriate table under a new name and copied the appropriate values across.

The last step took a lot longer than it should have, for various reasons.

It was a lot of work, but hopefully people should be happier.

Posted December 8, 2005 10:21 PM

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