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Radio Liferay Episode 38: Alberto Chaparro on the Migration tool for Portlets Version 6.1 to 6.2

General Blogs February 5, 2014 By Olaf Kock Staff

 I talked with Alberto Chaparro. Alberto works for Liferay as a support engineer on the spanish team. This conversation follows up on something that Iliyan mentioned in episode 37: The migration tool that will help you upgrade your portlet from 6.1 to 6.2. We're talking during the end of the symposium, so the background noise that you hear are people that are starting to break down the staff room.

We talked about

  • Alberto has helped Iliyan working on the upgrade tool that we spoke about in episode 37
  • The tool helps upgrading AlloyUI JS, CSS and some JSP code from Liferay 6.1 to 6.2
  • Alberto presented this tool at the spanish symposium
  • The tool is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, Installation instructions are available in the tool / github repository
  • It's been used on 100+ portlet plugins already, providing good service in the upgrade process. Sorry, this is the only plugin type that it's good for.

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This is great news; thank you so much Olaf. Bijan Vakili February 10, 2014 8:47 AM
Question on Episode: 38 for Alberto Chaparro or... M Agg June 9, 2015 5:50 PM
I believe that this is what the tool does. In... Olaf Kock June 10, 2015 1:50 AM
Hi M Agg, Apart from Olaf's comments you can... Alberto Chaparro June 10, 2015 11:18 AM
I forgot to mention other important guide to... Alberto Chaparro June 11, 2015 1:28 AM

This is great news; thank you so much Olaf.
Posted on 2/10/14 8:47 AM.
Question on Episode: 38 for Alberto Chaparro or Someone who can answer.

Alberto mentioned about a portlet migration tool as well as step by step guide to theme migration from 6.1 to 6.2.

Can you provide the links for both of these resources.
I cannot find them.
Link for upgrade tool here on this page seems to be good for AlloyUI and CSS only
Posted on 6/9/15 5:50 PM.
I believe that this is what the tool does. In Episode 47 (https://www.liferay.com/web/olaf.kock/blog/-/blogs/radio-liferay-episode-47-che­ma-balsas-and-emil-oberg-on-themes-and-frontend-development) we mention it again at its new home in https://www.npmjs.com/package/laut. Most of the changes are on the frontend anyway. The Portlet API is unchanged and where Liferay's API changed I believe that it'll be hard to upgrade through a script. I'll doublecheck. What step is it in particular that you're struggling with?
Posted on 6/10/15 1:50 AM in reply to M Agg.
Hi M Agg,

Apart from Olaf's comments you can find more information about the use of the upgrade tool (mainly for portlets) here:

And some guides from community users about how to upgrade themes:

I hope this helps you.

Posted on 6/10/15 11:18 AM.
I forgot to mention other important guide to upgrade plugins from 6.1 to 6.2:

Posted on 6/11/15 1:28 AM.