Version 3 (modified by Pat Tressel, 6 years ago) ( diff )


Upgrades BluePrint


Target user: System Administrator of a production system (or the IT operations manager)

Goal: This is one part of making operations a big fan of our software: Make it very easy for them to upgrade.

Upgrade Issues

The current process is manual: UserGuidelines/Admin/Upgrade

For other software, people are used to automatic upgrades. Even the (very complex) Windows operating system auto-upgrades. What can make an Eden upgrade problematic? There are two types of visible changes:

  • Structural changes: These are changes that affect data structure and file layout.
    • Database schema changes
    • Directory structure changes
    • Configuration process and parameter changes
  • Functional changes: These are changes that would alter the site behavior or layout, in non-trivial ways. This would affect users, and might require retraining.


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