Upgrading 1.5 from an existing 1.5x version
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Revision as of 04:32, 1 September 2008 by Chris Davenport
I would recommend that MD5 hashes be dropped from this page as it creates a maintenance problem. Instead, simply provide instructions on how to get the MD5's from JoomlaCode.org. Chris Davenport 06:12, 6 July 2008 (EDT)
That is an excellent idea. I will try to get that done for today's release. Thanks, Chris. AmyStephen 09:39, 6 July 2008 (EDT)
Shouldn't this page explain how to upgrade 1.5 from an existing 1.5x version?
This article does a good job of explaining how to get the patch, that you need to back up and test on a backup copy of your site, and how to unpack files and everything, but it doesn't whatsoever explain how to actually perform the upgrade. It's nice that you want to explain four different ways to get your files unpacked at your server. However, isn't the supposed purpose of an article like this to explain *where* to unpack them on your server, and just maybe what to do after you unpack them? This goes right from unpacking the files to testing the patch-- where's the upgrade step? How should the reader know which files and directories to overwrite when performing the upgrade? Oskay 05:08, 1 September 2008 (EDT)
The upgrade step is step 6. If you think that the wording is not clear then please suggest alternative wording. Thanks. Chris Davenport 05:32, 1 September 2008 (EDT)