[development] Update.php re-design

Nabil Alsharif nabil at gobrighttree.com
Wed Mar 4 15:35:24 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-03-04 at 10:47 +1100, Gordon Heydon wrote:
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> Hi,
> And since I created that issue I have had working code for Drupal 5  
> and above.
umm... ok? It's cool that you got working for all three. Soon enough
there are going to be 4.

> The only time the update.php script is changed in during the major  
> Drupal updates. ie from Drupal 5 to drupal 6. All the other changes  
> are in the install files.
Just because a problem happens only once in a while doesn't mean that it
isn't a problem
> Drupal already have an update api, which is a part of the install  
> files attached to every module. My goal with the issue I raised is to  
> create a minimize the common code between the 2 and allow the updates  
> to be done from either method.
Yes I agree with you that the goal and I hope that we can maybe work
together on this. The current problems that I see are three:
1. Major upgrades, i.e from drupal 5 to 6 to 7 (to 8?).
2. Even though your script works, a lot of energy is required to
re-create or change it. 
3. Duplicate code between the two update scripts (web and cli) but an
update.inc could resolve this.
> Gordon.
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