[xwiki-devs] [Proposal] Make an UPDATE XAR of XWiki Enterprise standard XAR
sergiu at xwiki.com
Tue Dec 28 10:54:09 UTC 2010
On 12/23/2010 03:41 PM, Ludovic Dubost wrote:
> We have a general problem when upgrading XWiki which is to not forget to
> exclude certain files from the import.
> The manual exclusion is something that generates all sorts of problems
> especially when done by less experienced users.
> These files are:
> - preferences
> - all and admin group
> - admin user
> - invitation config file
> - anotation config file
> Either we make a FULL and an UPGRADE XAR or we make a CODE and CONFIG
> xar (initial install would need both xars to be imported).
> I'm more for the solution of one FULL and one UPGRADE xar.
Actually, a better technical solution is 20% implemented. The Package
plugin has the notion of document update methods, the possible actions
on conflict being "merge", "skip", "overwrite". Unfortunately, this info
is not really used anywhere.
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