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

Michael Prasuhn mike at mikeyp.net
Mon May 18 21:12:40 UTC 2009

On May 18, 2009, at 11:25 AM, Andrew Berry wrote:
> 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?

The update system as it is designed is technically capable of this,  
but managing updates for one release to the next (i.e. 5 to 6) is hard  
enough on core developers, and there is no testing done on major  
version skip-updates (i.e. 4.7-6) and consequently no support for that.


Michael Prasuhn
mike at mikeyp.net

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