I am wondering what is the lifetime of a version that is not a LTS. I know versions are released every two months, but what happens if for example I install version 8.3 which is not a LTS and I keep it for six months ? I guess if a bug is discovered in this version after two months following it’s release it will not be fixed and I will have to install the latest one. But is that correct ? Besides I read that LTS versions are supported for 18 months, so I guess it means if a bug is discovered for exemple in version 7.9 a patch will be released for it. Is a patch installation easier to perform than a new version installation ?
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Yes, that’s correct.
The only difference between the two is that SonarQube shouldn’t need to upgrade its schema for a patch.
Many thanks for your reply.
When talk about schema, I think you mean database schema.
Yes, exactly. This is what’s happening when you go to the
/setup page and click the button. That shouldn’t be needed for a point upgrade.