X-Cart Upgrades: General Info
page last edited on 11 June 2019
Since the adoption of the four-sequence versioning scheme by X-Cart, in which the first two sequences of digits in the version identifier represent the major version, the third sequence - the minor version, and the fourth sequence - the build version (bugfix release), we had to change X-Cart’s upgrade system a little bit to accomodate the changes.
As a result, X-Cart now uses two types of version upgrades:
major upgrade - an upgrade resulting in the increase of the first three sequences of digits in the version number (major/minor version numbers); e.g. an upgrade from 5.0.13 to 5.1.3, or from 5.2.16 to 5.2.20, or from 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11.
minor update - an update resulting in the increase of the fourth sequence (build version number); for example, an update involving the change of the version number from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124.
The type of upgrade reflects the significance of changes that the upgrade implements. A major upgrade provides both new features and bugfixes. A minor update provides only bugfixes.
The new features implemented by a major upgrade rely on major changes of the core, which means that the interfaces of classes and the signatures of methods change. It does not happen during a minor update. Consequently, a minor update does not require any change in the addons, whereas a major upgrade does require addon compatibility changes.
|4th digit increases
126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52
|3d digit increases
184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11
|2nd digit increases
18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124
Minor API changes
Major API changes
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If a major upgrade and a minor update are available to a store at the same time, the store administrator can choose which upgrade they want to apply. As a result of a minor update, the store will be upgraded to get all the fixes of the latest available bugfix release within the store’s version branch. As a result of a major upgrade, the store will be upgraded to the latest version with all the new features and bugfixes available to the store’s license.
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