[development] important reminder: do not use API functions inupdate code

Gábor Hojtsy gabor at hojtsy.hu
Tue Dec 4 17:04:50 UTC 2007

On Dec 4, 2007 5:16 PM, Moshe Weitzman <weitzman at tejasa.com> wrote:
> > Given our relatively short development cycle, it wouldn't surprise
> > me if there are a lot of people trying to do 2-version jumps.  4.7
> > is still a supported version and will remain so until D6 is
> > released.  Actively blocking people from jumping from a supported
> > version (or just barely not supported) to a supported version (or
> > just barely supported) seems, well, rude. :-)  Dropping 4.6 and
> > earlier makes sense.
> Noone suggests that. Each release would keep the upgrade path from the
> prior one. So 5.0 keeps its update code from 4.7. And D6 keeps its 5.x
> upgrade. It just means that folks have to download 5.x if they want to
> upgrade two versions. This is not so onerous, and actually helps them
> isolate a problem to a given version should some problem arise.

Let's discuss this at http://drupal.org/node/197722, as catch was
kindly opening an issue for this with a patch ready for review.


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