lizardx - 2:54 am on Jun 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
ergophobe, the woes continue, I thought it had been fixed, but importing my remote db to my dev server to do the initial upgrade test on version 2.2.2 results in the same exact problem, the modx manager login persists in telling me my admin user account, the one I just used to login minutes before, after the upgrade, does not exist.
Same user account, etc. The more I look at modx, the more I want to warn people away from it, I have NEVER Had anything work right consistently on it, and my average time per upgrade now is 4 to 8 hours, if I am lucky.
To bill a client for this, well, it's just not something I can do, so I eat this time each time, but we have so much money sunk in the project that it's hard to tell him that modx just isn't robust enough to use.
Very sad. the problem is, I can take a chance, cut the time way down, and do the upgrade on the live server without testing it locally, but that's horrible practice, and has already resulted in one unaccountable 3 hour failure, where all contents were offline.
The really worrying thing here is that their irc channel has only 20-30 people in it, and if that's not the sign of a basically failing project I don't know what is.
Wordpress I use, I don't even bother testing the upgrade on that anymore, I used to, but it's so solid now that I don't worry anymore, plus I wait a few days after release for bug catches.
modx was really nice, and was a good move in the right direction some time ago, but it looks to me like their session handling is deeply and profoundly broken, the idea that passing a form a name and password, then the programming being so convoluted that it is unable to actually send that to the db to test it directly without some other layers interfering, well... that's a serious problem.
Wordpress though I find very slow, and very bloated per page load, really absurdly so, no real excuse for it, my old phpbb forums load literally 10x faster per page. Modx page loads, without caching, are almost 10x slower than wordpress, really they aren't usable for real web stuff in my opinion. How programming can take 5 seconds to generate a simple set of page values is beyond me, but it's probably one of the warning signs re modx.
Thanks for confirming my fears, sitting at yet another multi hour failed upgrade, initiated by yet another glitch in their stupid ajax stuff in the manager section, that makes page adds simply loop and fail, I have to really wonder here if this is a dead project masquerading as living.