[infrastructure] Re: [development] Drupal 4.5 unsupported

Derek Wright drupal at dwwright.net
Tue May 30 07:22:28 UTC 2006

On May 29, 2006, at 10:26 PM, blogdiva at culturekitchen.com wrote:

> Which is why upgrading is costly. When you've tweaked things in 20,  
> 30, 50 heres and theres, writing over them for the next decimal  
> upgrade becomes prohibitive. It's time and money gone completely  
> out of the window.

you should read http://drupal.org/node/5123

yes, if you're not "a developer" you might not know much about CVS  
yet.  but using a revision control system to keep track of your  
changes is a wonderfully powerful solution to this problem once you  
get used to it.  this page details exactly what you need to know to  
let another piece of software take care of all your tweaks, and apply  
them to the latest version of drupal that comes out.  it doesn't do  
*all* of the work for you, but chances are good it will save you a  
lot of time.  if you're so interested in the history of things like  
the drupal source, you should definitely keep track of the history of  
your own modifications to that source, too.

-derek (dww)

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