On Tuesday 13 March 2007 11:57, S Page wrote:
> Ben Hyde wrote:
> > Looks like should consider taking the risk switching to SVN
> > head.
At least various people prefer to get their version from SVN, but I do not=
know how recent their version is.
> > Questions arise.
> > a. What's the upgrade involve (i.e. db format changes?).
The DB did not really change, but going to Speacial:SMWAdmin and pressing t=
button will create another index. In general, this should be the way of doi=
future DB upgrades as well (maybe there will also be a PHP shell script of=
the same functionality). In any case, you can run both 0.6 and SVN on the=20
> As far as I can remember, no DB changes. But INSTALL changed since 0.6,
> LocalSettings.php is no longer needed.
Good point. This should make future upgrades even simpler.
> The initial conversion to Subversion is fiddly, it's probably easiest to
> check out a revision in a new directory, then copy your local changes
> into it, then archive your working extensions/SemanticMediaWiki
> directory and replace it with the new directory.
If you have no local changes, then this is no problem.
> > b. A time stamp to grab?
> Markus committed template support in revision 19886.
I think you can savely use the current revision. Since the DB did not chang=
you can also keep the SVN version and the latest release in the extension=20
directory, and switch back and forth if you find any problems.
> > c. Are other downstream production users running SVN head?
> ontoworld.org is often running post-release code. Right now
> Special:Version says it's at "0.6b", and this string in
> SMW_GlobalFunctions.php was bumped in revision 19884; I think that's why
> ontoworld.org doesn't have the format=3D"template" support.
I have upgraded ontoworld this week, so template support is now available.
> Without a test suite and performance benchmarks there's always some risk
> to upgrading. "Your Mileage May Vary" :-)
True, but I hope that reasonably well-behaved wikis will not experience muc=
problems with the SVN version. We are currently refactoring some basic code=
so minor errors might still occur and you may still want to wait with=20
upgrading. But at least ontoworld seems to run properly, so it can't be so=
bad. Officially, of course, there is not much more guaranteed functionality=
in the stable releases than in SVN ;-)
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