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

Nathaniel Catchpole catch56 at googlemail.com
Tue May 19 12:36:07 UTC 2009

The only reason to upgrade from 5.x to 5.latest-stable would be if there's
been schema changes in a minor version. This is very rare, but sometimes
necessary - however it's easy to check by comparing system.install between
5.0 and 5.18 to see if any new hook_update_N() has been added.


>>>  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.
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