Compatibility Extension for TYPO3 8 LTS
Adds some functionality from TYPO3 v7 which has been changed in TYPO3 v8, but help makes the upgrade progress easier.
This extension provides the following functionality:
The old marker-based plugin for showing a search box and the search results has been moved from the TYPO3 Core to this extension. Since TYPO3 v6, there is an equivalent based on Extbase and Fluid in "indexed_search" provided by the core which is easier to template.
The system extension "fluid_styled_content" shipped with TYPO3 v7 built some Menu viewhelpers to render menus. As this functionality was completely refactored the old viewhelpers and templates are still available in this extension, if still needed while migrating. Same goes for the TypoScript definition used in TYPO3 v7.
The main TypoScript for the system extension "css_styled_content" has been refactored. Compatibility TypoScript for keeping the rendering the same as in TYPO3 v7 is provided by this extension.
The functionality having a checkbox "Force scheme" (database field pages.url_scheme) on each page of an installation to force HTTP/HTTPS for a specific page has been moved to this extension. We recommend putting everything secure via HTTPS nowadays which can be done with other extensions or via a simple .htaccess change.
The new translation concept is more consistent and does not allow to modify TCA during runtime. If you have an edge-case to do so (although it should not be necessary anymore), you still have the option available.
Rendering a login/logout link on a page based on a IP range is moved to this extension. A more apprioriate way with more customization options to achieve the same, can be handled via third-party extensions.
Editing all records on a page at once via QuickEdit is now available in this extension.
If the frontend page reaches 90% of the memory available, it gets stored in the registry and an info is shown in the report module. The information to check that on each frontend request is moved to this extension. Profiling can be done more efficiently with other tools nowadays.
The latest version can be installed via TER (http://typo3.org) or via composer by adding ''composer require friendsoftypo3/compatibility7'' in a TYPO3 v8 installation.
The latest version here reflects a feature-complete state. All newly based features will be implemented in future versions of TYPO3 v8.
Feel free to submit any pull request, or add documentation, tests, as you please. We will publish a new version every once in a while, depending on the amount of changes and pull requests submitted.
The extension is published under GPL v2+, all included third-party libraries are published under their respective licenses.
A lot of contributors have been working on this area while this functionality was part of the TYPO3 Core. This package is now maintained by a loose group of TYPO3 enthusiasts inside the TYPO3 Community. Feel free to contact Benni Mack (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions regarding "compatibility7".