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What's your philosophy on upgrading xenforo?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by jauburn, Jun 19, 2014.

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What's your philosophy on upgrading xenforo?

  1. Upgrade whenever a new version comes out when it gives me something I need or want

    8 vote(s)
    15.7%
  2. Upgrade whenever a new version comes out, even though nothing is broken and it offers nothing I need

    39 vote(s)
    76.5%
  3. Upgrade reluctantly, only when I suspect it might help solve some need/want/issue I have

    4 vote(s)
    7.8%
  4. Upgrade almost never

    1 vote(s)
    2.0%
  5. If nothing's broken, don't fix it. Never upgrade unless forced by something/someone.

    1 vote(s)
    2.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    What kind of upgrader are you? I'm wondering because I'm currently in camp 2 and wondering why the heck I'm thinking about upgrading.
     
  2. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    I always upgrade each released even if it's beta 1 ;)
     
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  3. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I wait no more than a day. And only because once or twice was there a quick re-upload for some random thing (forgotten file, quick path fix). But usually within hours of the release.

    I've only be behind in updated when I was busy with other things (usually updating other people).
     
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  4. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    I suspect such an approach is easier if you don't have a forum that would cause you major headaches if broken.
     
  5. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Nah, since I was using XenForo 1.0.3 I've never encounter any broken or headaches.
    XenForo is very stable even if it's mark as Beta or RC.
     
  6. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    But I always do test upgrade 1st for major upgrade (second point release).
     
  7. Robby

    Robby Well-Known Member

    Never had any problems with upgrading releases of xenforo.
     
  8. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    Not even conflicts with add-ons?
     
  9. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    We always stay up-to-date with the non-beta releases.
     
  10. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Luckily I don't encounter any conflicts.
    Again I always do a test upgrade 1st for second point release :)
     
  11. Robby

    Robby Well-Known Member

    Nothing major except one time with a footer addon.
     
  12. Mike Creuzer

    Mike Creuzer Well-Known Member

    I suppose my stance changes per installation. Different forums have different needs. Smaller forums I might update right away, larger sites Ill want to maybe wait for plugins to be updated.
     
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  13. Creaky

    Creaky Active Member

    Normally update within a couple of days, never had any issues.
     
  14. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Im always one of the first to be chomping at the bit to get my hands on major point releases 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 2.0, Etc... But sometimes minor point releases that primarily only include bug fixes sometimes go unnoticed.. Ive even been known to Jump from one major version to another and never had installed any point releases between.. But in most cases i will install minor releases when the mood strikes.. or this....
     
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  15. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I voted for the wrong one. For 1.3 I updated my live site to Beta 1 the moment it was released. Not recommended but feel safe doing it.
     
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  16. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Minor point releases I always upgrade to as soon as possible after release. Major point releases may take a few days whilst I make sure that add-ons will work with it.

    I always update on my test site first before my live site just in case there are any issues.
     
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  17. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    The question for all of you who jump on the latest release just because is....why?
     
  18. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Probably because minor point releases primarily address Bugs and security where a major point release generally requires much more prep work and plugins are much more likely to break without due diligence.

    But i just get to excited and usually jump in head first.. Minor point releases don't get me as jazzed up and therefore dont always get the attention they deserve..

    If a minor update is released specifically to address a security issue then without a doubt i will update ASAP..
     
  19. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I would say it's sensible to do it as Martok suggests. If it's done with planning and caution then, why not?
     
  20. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    Because of the immense complication presented by add-ons?
     

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