It’s been almost a year – kay, 10 months – since Drupal 6 came out. I’m just now spending a bit of time upgrading a personal site, and there are at least 4 core modules for my site that are not available for Dr6. And my guess is that they will not be available. So now I have to figure out how to upgrade my functionality:
- Media handling – mostly locally-hosted audio files
- Media display – displaying a playable file that is related to the main node (the CCK Node Reference field will only display a link, and node a playable file – in Dr5, at least).
So, as is with many Drupal sites, a simple upgrade is now turning into a re-architecting. This is hapening all around me with sites we are working on, and sites others are working on. And we’re halfway (?) to Drupal 7 already. So the other thing that is happening all around me is that developers are saying if they have a Dr5 site, they will wait until Dr7 to cme out before upgrading. But now I’m a little worried – I want to add a couple of things to my site, but if I do, I want to make sure they are minimally in good shape for Dr6, so that they will live on in Dr7….
Clearing cache in Drupal 5: On a side note, while I was cleaning up my personal site, I came across this simple cheat to clear the cache (very helpful if you, for example, change the location of your logo and favicon files, etc). As mentioned in the notes, I removed the Drupal goto because it was causing an infinite loop.