[development] 5.x to 6.x migration timeline, best practices, tips

Earnie Boyd earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Mon May 18 21:06:49 UTC 2009

Quoting Andrew Berry <andrewberry at sentex.net>:

> On 18-May-09, at 8:37 AM, Mark Shropshire wrote:
>> Thanks for the instructions on this. You included the step of going  
>>  to 5.0 first, then the latest 5.x. I always wondered if this was   
>> necessary.
> AFAIK it shouldn't be; Earnie, can you explain why you did it that way?

Because it ensures that all updates marked for 5.x are made since  
those updates are not carried to 6.x.

>> My guess was at least 100 hours to upgrade to 5.18, migrate to 6.12
> The vast majority of that should be in the 5-6 migration; upgrading   
> from 5.5 to 5.18 should be pretty trivial, assuming the site was  
> built  without too many core hacks.

It took me about 2 hours to do mine but all of the modules were 6.x ready.

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