[development] Incremental upgrades
gabor at hojtsy.hu
Sat Jul 28 12:10:43 UTC 2007
Cog Rusty wrote:
> To understand these upgrade instructions I tried to trace their origin
> (also looking for points where utility becomes ritual). Two old
> announcements by Dries seem relevant, 4.5.0 and 4.5.2.
> quote: "For the most trouble free transition, it is recommended that
> you first upgrade existing installations to Drupal 4.4 and only then
> to Drupal 4.5."
> No problem here, these are major versions.
> quote: "For the most trouble free transition from an existing
> installation, it is recommended that you first upgrade to Drupal 4.5.0
> or Drupal 4.5.1"
> This "or" makes things clearer: "Don't trust this new release *yet*
> with major version upgrades." I guess this is what has been carried
> over to the recent announcement. Are there still good reasons for this
> caution? Because I see many people in the forum for whom an additional
> upload and minor update is also a real risk.
This might have been the intention, but I don't think this stands anymore.
>>From 4.5.2 again
> quote: "If you are upgrading from Drupal 4.4.x or below, please
> consult the Drupal 4.5.0 release announcement [a link] for more
> This seems to mean: "If you are upgrading from an older major version
> (4.4.x), then consult the first release announcement of this major
> version (4.5.0) because you will find more upgrade info there."
> So, the "relevant announcements" in our case should be 5.0, 4.7.0,
> 4.6.0,... (provided that there are actually more upgrade information
Yes, it makes sense to look at the major version announcement first for
information, but IMHO upgrading to that first and then to the latest
point release is not practical, neither desired.
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