Deprecated assets and features

This page lists all deprecated assets and features in Matrix 6, including the version in which each item was deprecated and removed. The list includes previously released deprecations and future ones in upcoming version releases.

Deprecation report

The deprecation report is generated as part of a Matrix system upgrade. The report is designed to help you understand the scope of an upgrade on your system and suggest any action needed before the upgrade can begin.

The report includes the following information:

  • All asset types and features that have been deprecated in any future version of Matrix.

  • All assets in your Matrix system that are marked as deprecated in an upcoming version of Matrix.

  • All assets that are configured to use any of the deprecated asset types or features.

After any upgrade pre-conditions are met, the upgrade process safely deprecates these assets in your system. The process uses one of the following approaches to manage the deprecation process for each asset type:

  • Converting (morphing) of an asset from a deprecated type to another type.

  • Removing a deprecated asset or feature completely.

There are four types of messages that you might see in a deprecation report:

Asset will be converted

When an asset type is marked for conversion, it is often due to its functionality being merged into another asset type.

A common example of this is the Thumbnail asset. This asset type was essentially identical to the Image asset type. The deprecation script automatically handles converting all Thumbnail asset types to Image asset types.

Deprecation report entry for converted assets
There are 3 Thumbnail assets:
- Louise Thumbnail (Id: #1012770)
- Pavan thumbnail (Id: #1012774)
- Julia Gong (Id: #1012948)
These assets will be converted to Image assets when upgrading to version 5.5.0.0.
Definition name:          thumbnail
Removed in version:       5.5.0.0
More information at:      https://squizmap.squiz.net/11295

Asset will be removed

When an asset type is marked for removal, it is usually because the asset type is either not used anymore or not functioning correctly.

A good example of this is the Funnelback Manager asset. This asset was deprecated since version 5.1.0.0 because it did not function correctly with later versions of Matrix. In this case, the deprecation script will completely remove that asset from your system.

Deprecation report entry for removed assets
There is a Funnelback Manager (Id: #449230).
There is a Funnelback Log Rotation Scheduled Job (Id: #449231).
These assets will be deleted when upgrading to version 5.5.0.0.
Definition name:          funnelback_manager
Deprecated in version:    5.1.0.0
Removed in version:       5.5.0.0
More information at:      https://squizmap.squiz.net/11321

Feature will be removed

When a feature (not an asset type) is marked for removal, no conversion pathway is normally provided for the feature. How the feature is removed from Matrix often depends on how the feature is integrated within Matrix. In most cases, a deprecated feature is removed with a recommended replacement for the feature. If a replacement feature is not available, the feature is removed without a migration path.

Deprecation report entry for removed features
This system has the Antiword tool enabled, which performed an extraction on MS Word files up to 2003.
These tools are to be removed from use in version 5.5.0.0.
Please install and enable the Apache Tika tool to continue metadata and content extraction.
Definition name:          extraction_tools
Deprecated in version:    5.1.0.0
Removed in version:       5.5.0.0
More information at:      https://squizmap.squiz.net/10487

Pre-conditions not satisfied

In some cases, the deprecation report reveals assets configured to use a deprecated asset type within the asset’s configuration settings. Consider the effect of deprecating the Thumbnail asset type described in Asset will be converted. Suppose an Asset builder asset is configured to build Thumbnail assets. The upgrade would result in Thumbnail assets being deprecated as part of the upgrade. In that case, you must manually update all affected Asset builder assets to create Image assets instead.

Deprecation report entry for unsatisfied pre-conditions
ERROR: Pre-conditions not satisfied on at least one definition:

The following assets are currently referencing the "thumbnail"
asset type and need to be manually checked first:

- Image Uploader (Id: #12790)
- This Asset Builder references "thumbnail" as a creatable asset type

Deprecations list

This section describes features planned for deprecation or removal from Matrix and the affected version number.

Read the Matrix 5.5 deprecations page for more information about assets and features deprecated in software versions before Matrix 6.
Deprecated in

This is the version in which the asset or feature is marked as deprecated. The feature might still work if it exists in your system, but there are no guarantees. A deprecation notice appears in the interface for any screens and sections relating to this feature.

Removed in

This is the version in which the code for the asset or feature is removed. For new installs, the asset is not created. For upgrades, the upgrade script either removes the asset or feature or converts it to a different asset to prevent any breaking changes to existing implementations.

Asset/feature Description Deprecated in Removed in

Bulkmail

This feature will be removed upon upgrade.

5.5.2.0

6.0.0

Cart

TBA

6.0.0

TBA

Checkout Page

TBA

6.0.0

TBA

Classic WYSIWYG editor

This feature will be removed upon upgrade, and a new WYSIWYG (Viper) will be used by default instead.

6.0.0

6.0.0

Design areas

These design areas will stop functioning upon upgrade:

  • Access History Design Area

  • Colourise Image Design Area

  • Constant Button Design Area

  • Custom Image Design Area

  • Cart Design Area

  • Datetime Design Area

  • Javascript Calendar Design Area

  • Linked CSS Design Area

  • Head Design Area

  • Menu Stalks Design Area

  • Request Vars Design Area

  • Search Box Design Area

5.4.4.0

6.0.0

Donation

TBA

6.0.0

TBA

Edit+

This feature will be removed upon upgrade and will be replaced with the new editing experience in the Matrix 6 UI.

6.0.0

6.0.0

Force Secure Setting

This feature will be removed upon upgrade.

5.5.0.0

6.0.0

Inbox

This asset type will be removed upon upgrade.

5.5.0.0

TBA

PayPal Business Account

This package will be removed upon upgrade.

6.6.0

TBA

PayPal Configuration

This package will be removed upon upgrade.

6.6.0

TBA

PayPal Ecommerce package

This package will be removed upon upgrade.

6.6.0

TBA

PayPal Express Checkout Payment Gateway

This asset type will be removed upon upgrade.

6.0.0

TBA

PayPal IPN Receiver

This package will be removed upon upgrade.

6.6.0

TBA

PayPal IPN Completed

This package will be removed upon upgrade.

6.6.0

TBA

PayPal Order

This package will be removed upon upgrade.

6.6.0

TBA

PayPal Payment Button

This package will be removed upon upgrade.

6.6.0

TBA

Product

TBA

6.0.0

TBA

Promotional Code

TBA

6.0.0

TBA

Restricted-period Calendar Page

This asset type will be removed upon upgrade.

5.5.0.0

6.0.0

Rollback

This feature will be removed upon upgrade.

5.5.0.0

6.0.0

Rolling Calendar Page

This asset type will be removed upon upgrade.

5.5.0.0

6.0.0

Upcoming Events List

This asset type will be removed upon upgrade.

5.5.0.0

6.0.0

Web services asset

This asset type will be morphed to a site asset upon upgrade.

5.5.0.0

6.0.0

What’s New

This asset type will be removed upon upgrade.

5.4.5.0

TBA

Removed user preferences

These user preferences are no longer available in Matrix 6:

  • Admin Mode WYSIWYG Type

  • Raw HTML Content Type Preferences

  • Save Button Position

  • Assets in Navigation History

  • Asset Map Font Size

  • Asset Map Width.

6.0.0

6.0.0

Removed scripts

The system_integrity_fix_char_encoding.php script has been removed from Matrix 6.6 because currently supported versions of Matrix only support UTF-8 character sets.

6.0.0

6.6.0

Removed system configuration

The Editing Interface Settings are no longer available in Matrix 6:

6.0.0

6.0.0

Default backend language configuration

The Admin UI language option is now set to "English (United States)" and can not be changed.

6.19.0

6.19.0

VirtualBox Machine Images

VirtualBox Virtual Machine (OVA) images are no longer provided for Matrix 6.

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6.0.0