Orchard Release Notes
How to Install Orchard
To install the Orchard tech preview using Web PI, follow these instructions:http://www.orchardproject.net/docs/Installing-Orchard-Using-Web-PI.ashx
Web PI will detect your hardware environment and install the application.
Alternatively, to install the release manually, download the Orchard.Web.0.9.253.zip file.
The zip contents are pre-built and ready-to-run. Simply extract the contents of the Orchard
folder from the zip contents to an IIS virtual directory (or site root) and then point your
browser to the site. You can also just extract to a local folder and open the included project
file in Visual Studio to run it under the local ASP.NET Development Server (Cassini).
How to Reset Your Site Data
The App_Data directory contains database and settings documents produced during setup.
The contents of this directory are protected from download by visitors to your site.
To completely reset your site** (destroy all data, starting from the setup screen again),
you can delete the contents of this directory. This action may be irreversible!
Note: If you have the project open in Visual Studio, the contents of this directory may
not be visible in Solution Explorer. To view the files, right-click the App_Data directory
and "Open Folder in Windows Explorer" (or click the "Show All Files" button in Solution Explorer).
This release contains all the features that will be in 1.0. The main difference between this version and 1.0 will be bug fixes. Here are the main changes in this version from 0.8:
What file to download?
If you just want to use Orchard and don't care about the source code, Orchard.Web.0.9.253.zip
is what you want to use, preferably through the WebPI instructions.
If you want to take a look at the source code, or only want to create new modules but do
not want to write patches or contribute to the core, OrchardSource.0.9.253.zip is fine.
It is the source code for Orchard.Web.0.9.253.zip, so just as Orchard.Web.0.9.253.zip,
it won't be the latest version of the code, only the latest stable release.
If you want something more up to date than that, or if you want to write patches or modify
the core modules, you can enlist in our source control by following the instructions here:
Alternatively, you can just download the latest version by going to the Source Code tab
and clicking "Download" on the top-right corner under "Latest Version".
There are always at least two active branches: the dev branch, which is likely to be unstable
but very up to date, and the default branch, which is the result of the latest three-week
iteration and should be fairly stable at all times, but not as stable as Orchard.Web.0.9.253.zip.
Unless you have a good reason. sync to default.
Who should use this software?
This software is in version 0.9 and is provided for evaluation purposes and for
developers and designers who want to take a head start on module and theme development.
You are allowed to use it in any way that is compatible with the new BSD license,
including production use.
Compatibility with ASP.NET WebPages and ASP.NET MVC
The 0.9 release of Orchard is only compatible with the MVC 3 RC2 release of ASP.NET MVC, in particular this means that if you have installed WebMatrix Beta, you need to run the MVC 3 RC2 installer or uninstall WebMatrix.
Note: if you don't have ASP.NET MVC or WebMatrix installed, you are fine and you don't need to install them first as Orchard will then use its own copy.
For other known issues, please refer to the full release notes accompanying this release.