Feature #8567

Move to capistrano for automation of installation/upgrade

Added by Fabio Napoleoni over 11 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:2011-06-09
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Target version:-


What do you think about that? These are my point of view:

  • Manual procedures are very prone to errors
  • Especially for upgrade it's a little annoying to move all those files around the filesystem (files, plugins, themes and so on)
  • Upgrades happens once in a month and every time I need to read the walktrough on the site

Wouldn't be nicer if the install procedure would be as simple as cap redmine:install (or cap redmine:upgrade for the upgrade)?

I made a proof of concept of this and I used that to upgrade my installation from 1.1.2 to 1.2.0 and everything has worked. I tried to make things as generic as possible and I think this could be easily integrated directly in Redmine as an alternate method for installation/upgrade.

Otherwise if you're not interested it can be developed as standalone gem/project, but I think that if this is integrated directly in Redmine it could be more robust with supervision of developers.

Just my two cents.

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