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

Earnie Boyd earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Tue May 19 12:25:05 UTC 2009

Quoting Andrew Berry <andrewberry at sentex.net>:

> 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?

My sanity is the only reason.  I didn't try directly to 5.18.

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