[squeak-dev] Re: Updating Squeak 4.5 to Squeak 4.6

Eliot Miranda eliot.miranda at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 21:23:12 UTC 2015

On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 9:54 AM, Levente Uzonyi <leves at elte.hu> wrote:

> On Mon, 8 Jun 2015, Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>  On 07.06.2015, at 13:56, marcel.taeumel <Marcel.Taeumel at hpi.de> wrote:
>>> At the moment, 4.5 updates to 4.6 (trunk) just fine. I was wondering how
>>> our
>>> CI server could generate a working 4.6 release image based on an older
>>> release image.
>>> However, I think there are no things running in the CI base image and
>>> thus
>>> it might just work out fine. :-)
>> We’ve never tried supporting a direct upgrade between releases. If
>> someone wants to spend time on that then fine, but the only disadvantage of
>> doing it via trunk updates is that it runs for a bit longer, right?
> One of the easiest way to add this feature is to let the update process
> stop at a given .mcm, and tag some .mcms as releases. That way we can use
> the Trunk repository to upgrade from one release to another.

I think you're also implying that a release can be defined by a specific
update map right?  So we could have update-Squeak46.NNN.mcm and
update.spur-Squeak50.NNN.mcm, which also allows supporting bug fix
releases, e.g. update-Squeak461.NNN.mcm and update.spur-Squeak501.NNN.mcm.
I like this.

>> - Bert -
> --
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