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Lite Upgrade?
« on: March 31, 2020, 11:38:14 PM »
 

joemartin

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Newbie question. Is it always possible to use the Lite Upgrade tool to upgrade to a new LL release?

I noticed during install that it stated, "Lite Upgrade can upgrade within the Series".  Not sure if that means Lite Upgrade is safe to use as log as you don't skip a release in the sequential order or if it means that sometimes you need to do a fresh install?

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"Within a series" means you can upgrade from 3.6 to 3.8, but not from 3.x to 4.x (x being whatever point release).  The first number is the Series.
 

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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2020, 06:24:50 AM »
 

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So, is there a Lite Upgrade path to go from 4.8 to 5.0?  Will there be a notification of the new release that appears or do you just periodically check?

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Last Edit: April 01, 2020, 07:18:05 AM by joemartin
 

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No, there is no upgrade path to a new SERIES (from 4.x to 5.x).  When 5.0 comes out, Jerry will announce it here on the web site, and on Facebook, and whatever other outlets.
 

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@joemartin @Artim is correct there is not currently an update path from major releases (3 to 4 or 4 to 5).

But... You also don't have to update right away, unless you want to.. LL4.8 will be supported for sometime - another 3 years..
Linux Lite 4.8 Release - 14th January 2020 (End of Support April 2023)
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