How is 4 handling Staged Content?
3.x had Staging tables...but I don't see those in the 4.0 DB (unless I am blind :), is everything handled in\around sf_page_data for drafts?
(Working on a module with staged content, want to follow the same way 4.0 does it)
There is a new enum - ContentLifecycleStatus which we use in Sitefinity 4.0.
So all the pages and versions are stored now in a single table? (sf_page_data?)
Would you be able to elaborate on how do you denote which page version is the current "Live" version...so I assume it has the Live enum, but what to the previous versions sit at?
The versions are not stored in sf_page_data table. Generally, you should not use the database for any manipulations and this is what we suggest since 3.x edition and this is why we use Data Layer. If we are talkign about the pages and versioning the history is created by drafts which are copied into PageData and we keep the PageDraft as serialized object. The Fluent API of PageFacede supports methods like
CheckOut - Creates a draft and locks the current page to the current user.
CheckIn - Applies all current changes to the draft version and unlocks the draft so other users can continue editing. Here we are creating a new version of the page by calling PageDraftFacade.Versioning().CreateNewVersion().
SaveChanges() - Saves all the changes that were performed through the fluent API operations and we commit the transaction.
All the best,
the Telerik team