Moving on to K4 6.10r2 this weekend

It's been almost 2 years since my last entry. Sorry about that, I've been busy on other projects and haven't been making any K4 changes. That changes this weekend.

I've been putting off upgrading K4 for too long. We should be running a version certified for Mac OS X 10.10 on both server and client side. Some of my feature requests have been implemented over the past 2 years.

I've been practicing installing an upgrade for the past few weeks. We are running MySQL and no optional modules so it is a plane Jane setup. The upgrade is pretty straight forward but since I have not done an upgrade in 2 years I had a few question for MEI.

The initial steps have been completed. I cloned the K4 Server's boot-up drive (necessary for setting up the test server). After successfully upgrading the test server from Mac OS X 10.6.8 to 10.8.5 I did the same with the production server.

Sunday I will backup the production server database and start upgrading K4. This means upgrading MySQL, installing a newer Java, and then upgrading K4. Then testing the server. If all goes well then updating InDesign and Incopy in the office to 8.1  and installing the K4 client software. Last is modifying K4 Admin to take advantage of some of the new K4 features.

I recommend working taking the MySQL and K4 configuration files provided by vjoon and modifying them for you use. Much easier than taking your current config files and adapting those for this newer version of K4.