Updated Cockpit. What happened to the old Cockpit? :-)


#1

Hi all
I have some old Cockpit sites around and need to update them, they don’t support PHP7 unfortunately.

However, coming back after several years, it seems Cockpit has changed dramatically. I need to renew it, update fails.

  1. Only way to access data is the RESTApi now? Old collection()->findOne() has gone?
  2. Is Lime still in work? It seems to be still bundle with Cockpit, but I can’t find any use case for it now (it doesn’t have anything related to work with HTTP requests).

Perhaps I would switch to Slim. IIRC it has HTTP support build in. Or any other suggestions (no JS)?


#2

I may be wrong, but don’t think you can update from old cockpit to the next branch. My suggestion is to export existing contents, install a new instance based on next and to import your contents there. Also not sure if the imports will be straightforward or you need to do some data manipulation before.


#3

You are right. as I said, update fails I have to renew them … the hard update :slight_smile:
I managed to update/create one site. While I like Cockpit is moving on, I don’t think I will work again with it. I used Cockpit because it was quick to setup and easy to work with for small sites. The new approach is much more work to accomplish the same. Perhaps someday if I need a headless CMS.