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

Earnie Boyd earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Tue May 19 16:29:13 UTC 2009

Quoting Nathaniel Catchpole <catch56 at googlemail.com>:

> 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.

Really?  Then why is it documented practice?

<quote reference="http://drupal.org/upgrade/">
1. Upgrade to the latest minor version in the major version you're  
currently on (e.g. if you are on 5.5 and want to upgrade to 6.10, and  
there is a 5.12 version out, upgrade to 5.12 first).

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