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

Earnie Boyd earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Tue May 19 18:47:44 UTC 2009

Quoting Andrew Berry <andrewberry at sentex.net>:

>> <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).
>> </quote>
> I assume in this case it's so that if there are any API-changing  
> fixes  in the point release, they are more easily dealt with than  
> during a  full upgrade.

Yes, hook_update_N for the current release is not carried forward to  
the next major release.  So, you might miss something important like a  
variable change, a new table column, a new index, or whatever the  
change may be if you don't upgrade to the latest point version first.

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