Updating themes from RC1 to RC2 ?

Started by lurkalot, Apr 03, 2019, 03:03 PM

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lurkalot

Apr 03, 2019, 03:03 PM Last Edit: Apr 03, 2019, 03:34 PM by lurkalot
Reading this topic https://www.smfhelper.com/index.php?topic=91.0 regarding updating RC1 theme to RC2, got me thinking.  Apart from the obvious change to the theme-info xml file as follows,

<install for="2.1 - 2.1.99, 2.1 RC1, 2.1 RC2" />
What else needs to be changed?  I'm pretty sure there's other changes made to the css files and templates etc in RC2.  So how do you make it compatible across different versions?

I did submit a couple of Curve variations to the smf theme site a while back, but obviously that was (is) a waste of time, because they are already out of date.

Any tips and advice would be appreciated.

SychO

Well, grab yourself an RC1 & an RC2 packages, use some file comparison tool to compare the css files and any template files that your theme uses, and then apply those changes manually on your theme

here's a nice difference checker tool: https://www.diffchecker.com/

lurkalot

Quote from: SychO on Apr 03, 2019, 03:53 PMWell, grab yourself an RC1 & an RC2 packages, use some file comparison tool to compare the css files and any template files that your theme uses, and then apply those changes manually on your theme

here's a nice difference checker tool: https://www.diffchecker.com/

Thanks. In that case I already did that using Winmerge which I've used for a few years.  My edits are only to the index.css file so that sounds pretty straight forward.  That said, I think I'll wait until it reaches final before I try messing with themes again, I've never been much good at them..

 

SychO

yea, that's why I haven't upgraded my 2.0 themes to 2.1 or made any new ones, it's a pain to have to make edits on every release, especially that with my themes I go really far by changing everything so the files become very very different. so I'm choosing to wait for 2.1 Gold

LandyVlad

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lurkalot


LandyVlad

2.1 Gold... I can't even find the rainbow that'll get us to that Gold in a hurry  :)  :lb
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