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  1. Joomla Components Extensions Blog » Blog Archive » Joomla Still Doesn’t Get it on Migrating
  2. Philip Roy
    Philip Roy January 29, 2008 at 2:42 am |

    Your comparison is interesting but slightly flawed. In many cases, migration didn’t occur for Mac users…we kept OS 9 running in the background until apps came out that would work natively (some never did). It was some time before Jobs called OS 9 dead….not immediately.

    However your comparison is good in describing a complete re-write to Mac users (I’ll be doing that on my site) and also explaining how legacy mode in Joomla is kinda like Classic on a Mac.

    Like my Mac migration, I’ll be taking my time and planning it out.

  3. Christopher Price
    Christopher Price January 29, 2008 at 4:51 am |

    I think my comparison is valid in that regard, because Joomla 1.5 has a legacy mode for older components. Like Mac OS X, Joomla 1.0 code is run in legacy mode, just like Mac OS 9 code was run under Classic.

    The problem is, unlike Classic, which ran Mac OS 9 flawlessly in most cases, Joomla’s legacy mode is horribly flawed.

    That creates underlying problems like a lack of reliable legacy backlink handling… which means viewers using bookmarks (as well as Google’s crawler) are presented with 404’s instead of content on a migrated site.

    But you are right that Apple maintained support for Mac OS 9 during the transition. Joomla has assured security patches for Joomla 1.0 until January 2009. That’s a bit of a mixed blessing… unlike desktop computing, the CMS world is faster-paced, you can quickly lose market share (ask PHP-Nuke).

    Joomla will need to have a stable, simple, and proven migration process long before 2009, otherwise I doubt the project will sustain itself.

  4. Joomla Blogger
    Joomla Blogger January 29, 2008 at 6:07 am |

    A funny coincidence that your thoughts are turning to migrating, I have been thinking the same thing.


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