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

Andrew Berry andrewberry at sentex.net
Mon May 18 21:32:22 UTC 2009

On 18-May-09, at 5:06 PM, Earnie Boyd wrote:

> 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.

Sorry, I guess I wasn't clear. I was curious as to why you did the  
extra step of 5.0 to 5.x. Are updates being removed within the 5.x  
releases? If you had a 4.7.x site, wouldn't you want to go from 4.7.11  
directly to 5.18?

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