There have been a few sleepless nights by the core team developers as they put the final touches on the release candidate. I've just received an email for all hands on deck and testing now.. I”ll do a couple of 2.1.2 installs and upgrade from there.
I'll post later on today – but I thought this would give those anxious dnner's some feedback on what's going on.
The consensus by the core team has been to follow their traditional path of making all dotnetnuke installs upgradeable and after the code freeze and checking, the upgrade path didn't run as smoothly and we ran into Christmas (but I know of a few developers who put in time on Christmas day)
I have tried one upgrade and let me tell you this – if you run non standard modules – remove them before upgrading, make sure your site is backed up. Or wait until your module developer has confirmed it is compliant with 3.08 at least, not 3.07 (of course they don't have 3.08 at the moment)
One thing that does annoy me a little are people who have been advertising modules for sale that they say are 3.07 and above compliant… well, they are NOT going to work. There have been substantial changes that may affect how a site works.
This isn't the grim reaper – I'm the optimist, but have learn to be patient with DNN because of what it is. It just gets better and better as time goes on.
I for one, will be releasing all my work 1 week after the actual release because that's how long it's going to take for me to get things done.
I'll post here later today!