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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Soft Upgrade and Downgrade
Date Tue, 28 Mar 2006 01:35:15 GMT
Øystein Grøvlen wrote:

> Kathey Marsden wrote:
>> First of all I want to say that there is a great dependence on soft
>> upgrade in the installed user base so if the community decided to
>> deprecate soft upgrade (which I am strongly against) it would need to be
>> just that a deprecation and some solution to the current usage models
>> would need to be found in advance.   So this is not a 10.2 discussion. 
> I am not suggesting that we should deprecate soft upgrade.  I was just
> reacting to your claims that soft upgrade was providing a lot of
> wonderful stuff that is actually provided by automatic upgrade (soft or
> hard).
> I think it is good to have soft upgrade as part of an upgrade path in
> order to be able to revert to the previous version in case of problems.
>  I am bit more concerned about recommending users to run in soft upgrade
> more or less permanently since this mode is much less tested than a
> standard configuration.

The design of the soft upgrade is meant to be low-risk. It's a mode
where certain operations are disabled.

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