Umbraco 7.2.2 and 6.2.5 released

Thursday, February 19, 2015 by Sebastiaan Janssen

We're happy to anounce the return of regular Umbraco patch releases, starting with v7.2.2 today.

You may have noticed that we're a bit late on our usual regular release cycle due to the winter holidays, some security fixing and a focus on other projects in the HQ. But fear not, as of today you can expect a new patch release every 4 weeks like we've been doing in the past.

In today's 7.2.2 release we've put some exciting little gems like progress bars when you're uploading media files, a few bug fixes for the grid and fixes for mandatory field validation. You can see the full list of changes on the release page. Other than that you will now also be able to upgrade to MVC5 and WebApi2 by following the Microsoft upgrade guides. We still default to the older versions for now as there's a few breaking changes but if you're willing to rebuild your project we are not in your way of upgrading any longer: happy days!

As for v6, we fixed a few things in 6.2.5 that were broken in recent releases of v6 to make sure that the latest version is as functional as it can be. This also marks the end of regular releases for Umbraco 6, from now on it will only receive security updates if a severe security problem gets discovered.

Go download your Umbraco 7.2.2 or 6.2.5, enjoy!

15 comment(s) for “Umbraco 7.2.2 and 6.2.5 released”

  1. Gravatar ImageEd Says:

    Wait, do i understand this correct? can we use the MVC5 projecttype and Umbraco?

  2. Gravatar ImageSebastiaan Janssen Says:

    @Ed Yup. From a small test I ran: install on MVC4 (this is required, you can't start with 5) then do a NuGet upgrade to MVC5 and WebApi2 and most upgrading will happen automatically except in Views\web.config you need to change MVC versions to and Razor versions to
    This is all pretty untested so you may run into some issues and you'll probably need to recompile.

  3. Gravatar ImagePatrick Says:

    Great to see umbraco is getting better each time. The only thing I noticed with this version, are some issues with translating some labels. For instance the [imagecropper_reset] label is not translated.

  4. Gravatar ImageEnrique Says:

    Great news!

    Maybe is time to focus on upgrading the capabilities of Umbraco's TinyMCE, it is by far the Umbraco's weakest part and one of the more important of any CMS.

    Please keep on the good work

  5. Gravatar ImageSebastiaan Janssen Says:

    @Enrique What capabilities are you missing?

  6. Gravatar ImageMatt Says:

    @Sebastiaan, I'm not Enrique but I can vouch for wanting an updated tinyMCE or alternate rte.

    Aside from the general weird behavior of tinyMCE (extra tags inserted when copy and pasting, inability to edit existing links, difficulty inserting text around images/lists), one of my main gripes is that we are unable to add classes to images and tables. I believe this existed in U6.

    It would also be nice to add folders to the Formats list, so I could categorize my many styles.

  7. Gravatar ImageLeszek Says:

    @Matt: Good said!

  8. Gravatar ImageShane Says:

    I tried upgrading to this from 7.2.1 yesterday. The install completed but I was then unable to login to the backoffice. The error was:

    umbraco No url found for api name legacyTreeJs

    Any ideas what the problem could be?

  9. Gravatar ImageSebastiaan Janssen Says:

    @Shane Seen this?

    And this?

  10. Gravatar ImageGlenn Says:

    Heads up for anyone. My Multiple Media Picker did not load in the admin until I deleted the App_Data/ClientDependency files, and cleared the Chrome cache by checking 'Dev Tools - Disable cache while tool is open'.

  11. Gravatar ImageEric Schrepel Says:

    Agree with @Enrique and @Matt, per the thread below about TinyMCE issues (from our end-users' perspective).

    Love all the continued improvements in Umbraco but continue hearing from users about how (for example) WordPress's use of TinyMCE is more fluid and intuitive than Umbraco's. Have tried uCKEditor but a couple limitations there too (re: media picker, macros).

    It'd really be the shining star in some upcoming release if the TinyMCE seemed more polished.

    That said, from the developer's point of view, love Umbraco hugely.

  12. Gravatar ImageUrvish Says:

    Can I use MVC 5 features like attribute routing in Umbraco 7.2..2 . ?

  13. Gravatar ImageDave Grey Says:

    This might sound like a silly question, but for future patch releases (ie 7.2.6 for example), would we need to download the source code for that version, upgrade that to MVC5 and the copy over the new bin files? As I am new to MVC would it be safer to learn MVC4 and stick to that, or learn MVC5 and bite the bullet with compiling the new source each time?

    Dave G

  14. Gravatar ImageSebastiaan Janssen Says:

    @Dave If you have no specific need to use the new things in MVC5 then just stick with MVC4. You should never compile Umbraco yourself. You can install Umbraco and then upgrade MVC in the way described on Microsoft's upgrade guides.

  15. Gravatar ImageDave Grey Says:

    @Sebastiaan - Thanks for your advice, I'll keep it simple and stick with MVC4.

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