[development] Incremental upgrades

Cog Rusty cog.rusty at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 16:18:53 UTC 2007

On 7/27/07, Gabor Hojtsy <gabor at hojtsy.hu> wrote:
> Cog Rusty wrote:
> >> Well, update.php does not include older updates, so if one has an older
> >> 4.x site (let's say 4.5 or 4.4), he cannot upgrade directly, but first
> >> go to an intermediate version. I have not looked into it, but update.php
> >> might have problems, or would not inform the user, if he has such an old
> >> system that has no updates in the actual update.php/update.inc/*.install
> >> files code.
> >
> > The question remains, because how would it help to upgrade such an old
> > version first to 5.1 and not to 5.2?
> >
> > An advice which seemed safe so far was
> > (a) never skip major versions
> > (b) when stepping to the next major version use its latest minor
> > version, assuming that it would be more "bug-fixed"
> Absolutely agreed.
> > People seem to have been doing that successfully. So, it surprised me
> > to see a suggestion to go first to the second-newest minor version
> > every time..
> IMHO these are copy-pastes, and it is a good idea to discuss them.

When I first saw in the previous announcement of 5.1+4.7.6 the
suggestion to go to 5.0 first, I also thought that it was an oversight
with a copy/paste. But then I noticed in the announcement of 5.2+4.7.7
that it was updated to "go to 5.1 first" and I wondered if there was a

> Gabor

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