I'm in the process of upgrading from 1.3.7 to 1.5.0. The method I choose is to build a brand new site on the files side and keeping database on the other.
Running the install script did ask me to upgrade the database, to be more secure I've made it step by step, i.e. 1.3.7 to 1.3.8 then 1.3.8 to 1.3.9 then 1.3.9 to 1.5.0.
I get a few error messages but I don't think they're important as they're all SKIPPED messages.
My site is offering four languages, english, spanish, french and italian. Of course the brand new 1.5.0 file set doesn't include three of them so the admin site is warning me about the lack of language files.
1st ) as far as my text editor tells me, all the 1.5.0 files are UTF-8. Does all the files have to be UTF-8 encoded ?
2) is the 1.5.0 database UTF-8 ?
I saw a convert_db2utf8 script somewhere, do I have to run it ? Is it a good idea to run it ? Is it better to not do that or even is the 1.5.0 converted database already UTF-8 converted ?
3) Does a 1.5.0 file set (UTF-8 encoded) have to run against a UTF-8 database ? If it's not te case am I at risk ?
4) spanish, french and italian file sets are not 1.5.0 compatible. Can I still install the 1.3.9 version of these file set (waiting for the final versions) ?
If the language file sets are very very different from 1.3.9 to 1.5.0 is there any Unix tool able to build a glossary from the previous version comparison and use this glossary to help us make a new file set. I mean some kind of software able to
1-learn translations from the difference between 1.3.9 english and 1.3.9 foreign file sets,
2-use this knowledge to build a foreign 1.5.0 file set from the 1.5.0 english originals
Thanks for reading and answering