OJS3 patch upgrades?


Just out of curiosity: we used to upgrade OJS2 with a patch file that was available on the PKP site. Is there a reason why with OJS3 you no longer offer a patch file?

Hi @ajnyga,

In my opinion mechanisms like git have supplanted the distribution of patches. Patches couldn’t handle binaries, so users upgrading with patch files frequently were left with missing image files etc. It’s possible to generate patch files from git or github, but unless there’s a compelling reason I’d rather not distribute them any more.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team