You shouldn't see any difference in this website, but I've just upgraded Media from the 1.x to 2.x branches, and so far nothing seems to have broken. I did this in order to get the media browser to appear in my rich-text editor: this has turned into a yak-shaving expedition, involving switching my rich-text editor of choice to CKEditor and switching WYSIWYG to its dev branch.
Upgrading Media (and File Entity)
As an upgrade path, this option has been available for some time, but there are some horror stories out there; also, Media 7.x-2.x is still in alpha.
Despite some complex recipes out there for upgrading, it's really pretty straightforward now:
- Remove the media module's folder
- Download media 2.x and the (now separate) file_entity project
- Run all database schema updates
Indeed, the only complication is that file_entity is now a separate Drupal project, so make sure you download both. Here's a one-liner I ran in my modules/ folder, which chained the required tasks:
$ rm -rf media/ && drush dl file_entity media-7.x-2.0-alpha3 && drush updb
Once everything's updated, you will probably want to reconfigure file_entity permissions, as any old 1.x permissions were tied to the media module and hence might be lost.
Switching from TinyMCE to CKEditor
The WYSIWYG project makes different editors (in theory) entirely hot-swappable, if you just download the editor project's files into a relevant folder in libraries/. With the caveat below, this was indeed the case. I now have a media browser that works!
Upgrading Media, File Entity and WYSIWYG ended up straightforward enough. They're all great projects and the simplicity of using them clearly shows the hard work and great, usable functionality inherent in all of them.
I just wish the releases (and their names) for these projects inspired as much confidence as the maintainers and the code arguably deserve: the widespread and longstanding usage of this software ought to speak for itself, but the way the version naming conventions have been implemented lets them down by giving inexperienced developers the fear.