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Re: Bug#293167: ITP: request-tracker3.4 -- Extensible trouble-ticket tracking system

On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 06:17:50PM +0200, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> ti, 2005-02-01 kello 15:25 +0000, Stephen Quinney kirjoitti:
> >  This is the 3.4 series of RT, it can be installed alongside the 3.0
> >  and 3.2 series without any problems. This release is a big
> >  improvement over previous versions and features many new features,
> >  substantial performance improvements and a significant cleanup and
> >  restructuring of the codebase.
> What is the a reason every version series of Request Tracker needs to be
> packaged, instead of having a single request-tracker package that gets
> updated with newer versions?

The changes between major versions of Request Tracker are typically
substantial and one usually wants the opportunity to test an
installation of the new version alongside the old version. If a user
has made lots of local alterations (via RT's overlay system) they
probably won't work without being updated to the new API. This method
gives people a much easier upgrade path.

Stephen Quinney

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