Joomla 1.5 Upgrade

Upgrading Joomla 1.5 to the latest stable version

More information about this can be found in our tutorial on how to upgrade Joomla 1.5 to the latest version.

How to upgrade from Joomla 1.0.x to Joomla 1.5?

In this tutorial we will show you how to upgrade from Joomla 1.0.x to Joomla 1.5.x.

Important Note that it is highly recommended to backup your existing Joomla web site before you proceed with the migration process.

ImportantThe Joomla upgrade to 1.5 will preserve ONLY the content of your Joomla 1.0.x. No components/modules/plugins/templates you have will be available in the upgraded Joomla 1.5.

Step 1: Install the Migrator component

The first step is to install the Migrator component to your existing Joomla 1.0.x web site. You can download the Migrator component here.

More information on how to install a component in Joomla 1.0.x can be found in our Joomla 1.0 tutorial.

Once you have installed the Migrator component, you will be able to access it from the Components menu > Migrator.

The migrator component allows you to migrate your current Joomla 1.0.x data to the Joomla 1.5 database format.

Step 2: Create Migration SQL File

To proceed with the database migration click the Create Migration SQL File button located at the bottom of the Migrator component page:

Joomla 1.5 upgrade - SQL Migration success

The next step is to download the extracted SQL from your 1.0.x Joomla:

Joomla 1.5 upgrade - download the extracted SQL

You can now download your SQL dump by clicking on the Download link available on the right section of the page and upload it into your Joomla! 1.5 installation. Later, when importing this SQL file into your 1.5 installation, make sure to select Load Migration Script and use the prefix '_jos' (by default).

Step 3: Make a clean Joomla 1.5 installation

Next you should perform a manual Joomla 1.5 installation. For the purpose of this tutorial let's install Joomla 1.5 in a folder called dev.

Download the latest Joomla 1.5 package from the official website and extract it in the dev folder.

Open the dev folder by going to http://www.your-website.com/dev. You will see the Joomla start installation screen. Select your language, you should already have a database and user to fill them in.

Step 4. Perform the migration

Proceed with the installation until you reach Step 6: Configuration:

Joomla 1.5 upgrade - Step 6: Configuration

Fill the name of your web site, your admin e-mail and password details.

Important The key part here is to choose the Load Migration Script option:

Joomla 1.5 upgrade - Load Migration Script

Fill the old table prefix _jos and leave the encoding unchanged unless needed and you are familiar with this option.

By clicking on the [Browse] button you should select the Joomla 1.0.x migration dump you downloaded earlier.

Important Make sure to check the This script is a Joomla! 1.0 migration script. check box as well.

Proceed by clicking on the [Upload and execute] button.

Once the data is imported you should see the following screen:

Joomla 1.5 upgrade - Upload and execute

Click on the [Next] button near to the upper right corner.

Important You need to completely remove the installation directory.

Joomla 1.5 upgrade - Remove the installation directory

Now when you open the front end of your newly installed Joomla 1.5 you will see all the articles from the previous Joomla.

Wine 1.1.31 is out

The Wine development release 1.1.31 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- Vastly improved monthcal control.
- Performance improvements for DIB sections.
- Several sound driver fixes.
- Beginning of ActiveX support in JScript.
- More Direct3D 10 work.
- More 16-bit dlls split off to separate modules.
- Support for attachments in MAPI.
- Various bug fixes.

The source is available from the following locations:


Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:


You will find documentation on http://www.winehq.org/site/documentation

You can also get the current source directly from the git
repository. Check http://www.winehq.org/site/git for details.

Wine is available thanks to the work of many people. See the file
AUTHORS in the distribution for the complete list.


Bugs fixed in 1.1.31:

1660 Worms 2 demo crashes on startup
3044 CSpy/Date and Time Picker: selection of commas or weekday
3853 Freelancer: music hangs
5055 Deleting files from a window in wine doesn't send them to the Trash
5764 Running FFXI leaves blank screen after accepting user agreement.
6967 CSpy/Month Calendar: Wrong date gets selected
6969 CSpy/List View: Cannot select multiple items with mouse
7768 server should set process affinity
9989 Oracle OCI client: Hangs on updating LOB data
9995 font/menu problems
10050 oleaut32 and ITypeInfo::Invoke arguments
11385 Everquest 2 patcher window has transparency/drawing regression
11447 Solver addin in excel 2003 gives an "Out of Memory" error
11542 Proteus Demo crashes/hangs early
12349 DSOUND_MixInBuffer Assertion `dsb->buf_mixpos + len <= dsb->tmp_buffer_len' failed
12816 Age of Conan crashes
12859 HideThreadFromDebugger in NtSetInformationThread
13024 Regressions in Trackmania Nations Forever
13247 Emperor - Rise of the middle kingdom runs slowly w/o virtual desktop
15322 Add smartcard functionality
15812 3DS MAX 7.0: Any attempt to change viewport configuration results in a crash
15828 Microsoft Games for Windows - LIVE Redistributable setup - blank EULA
15936 Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 : crashes when start up
16525 Angels Online: Black screen in windowed mode.
16658 Scratchiness of sound in aimp 2.5 and other audio players
17096 Visual C++ 2005 Trial can't build project, complains when starting mspdbsrv
17532 Satori Bulk Mailer - adding modules fails
17581 Steam will not begin installation, segmentation fault, perhaps
17674 wine recaching font metrics on every run
18040 Mass Efffect crashes
18364 utorrent with an https tracker url stops working
18423 UPnP port mapping in uTorrent stopped working
18500 ntdll.NtQueryInformationProcess: provide simple ProcessDebugObjectHandle info class handling, returning "no debugger"
18660 .NET 3.0 WPF requires SystemParametersInfoW( SPI_GETDROPSHADOW) handled
18716 .NET 3.0 WPF requires SystemParametersInfoW( SPI_GETMOUSEVANISH) handled
18921 O(n) hash_table_add causes winedbg to take 20 minutes to dump stack when chromium crashes
19270 Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Standard freezes after selecting alsa in winecfg
19365 [Monkey Island Special Edition] Screen is cropped to a small part.
19369 C&C3 and Kane's Wrath crash with DSOUND_BufPtrDiff assertion
19380 SysDateTimePick32 - wDayOfWeek not generated automatically after DTM_SETSYSTEMTIME
19559 Proteus: Component text is too big
19578 Ares (Proteus 7.5) exits silently
19620 CounterStrike Source: Cannot perform microphone test (or use mic)
19851 interlocked* functions unimplemented for ARM
19897 d3d10/dxgi: device.ok crashes on MacOS X (InitAdapters/glGetString)
19901 Burg Schreckenstein: OSS HW emulation plays too slow and crashes
19963 GetSystemTimeAdjustment() should return 10000000 / sysconf(_SC_CLK_TCK)
19977 runasdate: buggy comctl32 behavior
19994 Microsoft Security Essentials Setup crashes missing __uncaught_exception
20094 messui.exe: instantly crashes
20121 Cities XL Demo fails to run
20153 AutoCAD 2008: Icons in popup menus too big
20159 EVE Online crashes on Character selection screen
20169 Jedi Knight: MotS freezes randomly after videos.
20253 WWII Online: Battleground Europe crashes
20258 Imperium Romanum crashes on startup
20270 Open file dialog in Winamp not resizable
20290 Crash when opening Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow or Chaos Theory's multiplayer mode

Puppy linux 4.3....puppy is growing up..