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Why do some not upgrade and some do ASAP?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by WCFA, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. WCFA

    WCFA Active Member

    Now it makes sense to me when a new XF update comes out and its a security improvement people update.
    I tend to wait a short time to make sure its a clean update.
    But the point of this post is why do some not update and still run versions like 1.0.2 an alike.
    Perhaps its Mysql versions ??
    I read periodically members here posting support on some very old versions, however being they
    can posts; this means their are paid up to that point for support? I just wondered why some update and
    some don't ?
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2015
  2. rainmotorsports

    rainmotorsports Well-Known Member

    XP, I assume you mean XF? It could be pretty difficult for some 1.1 sites to make the leap to 1.2+ between styles needing complete redo's and the numerous amounts of abandoned addon's.

    Many large sites such as IGN are also going to be stuck on older version due to heavy customization of the core and complex deployments. While most sites won't have an excuse to not jump between say 1.3 and 1.4.
  3. WCFA

    WCFA Active Member

    LOL Yea XF.:confused:. I have only been using "XF" since 1.2.4 I think and just upgraded every few months.
    I guess I was not aware and hence why I asked figured there would be a reason. Thanks for the explanation.
  4. gfc

    gfc Active Member

    Addons and Themes are quite an issue which can give you some delay. I'm always a little behind due to that and if there are large steps in between, it takes quite an amount of work..
  5. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    They can get support here on the forums as long as they are registered customers.
  6. WCFA

    WCFA Active Member

    True, I do like the peace of mind the yearly support has its only a few dollars a month but helps if something goes wrong and they usually answer
    quite fast which is a plus. But I get your point as well.
  7. 51463

    51463 Well-Known Member

    I only update if:

    1. There is security updates.
    2. There is new features that interest me.

    I have too many add-ons. Sometimes i don't think its worth updating anymore.
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  8. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Headace of updating all the Addons... I need to find the time when I can do a full backup, get the addons and new version ready and mass install and pray for the best...
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  9. WCFA

    WCFA Active Member

    This is how I did it from from 1.4.0 to 1.4.5 and backed up and one by one tested the addon and then also decided whether I used them all still.
    I was buying RM, so for me was as good a time as any to do it.
  10. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Yup... once I'm on a main version, I haven't had issues. Changing major versions, huge nightmare.
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  11. Ridemonkey

    Ridemonkey Well-Known Member

    A lot of it depends on how big the risk of upgrading is. If a site is large, or is not self-managed, or for some other reason can ill-afford downtime or errors, it can be a challenge to go through the testing required to ensure a seamless upgrade.
  12. Verringer

    Verringer Active Member

    I wait for a version of two, although I did run on xF 1.3.2 from August until January (iirc) where I renewed my xF license - I never saw it nescesary however I had to for peace of mind with security. I tend to wait a version or two and then update, so I'm not constantly updating.

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