Upgrade portals

When starting development of a portal it is always useful when using the latest version of the portal base package. This guide will show you how to keep your portal up to the latest changes so you can profit from the new features.


Like every good software we provide publicly the changelogs for our open source packages as CHANGELOG.md next to the source code. They are also included in this documentation. See them in our release overview. They are written to be understood by human and machines and follow the principles of the keep a changelog proejct.

Applying the changelogs

Your portal makes use of a few HEPTAconnect packages at the same time, so you have to read and understand multiple changelogs. This is a big task to overview the changes and apply them. We can help you to upgrade on multiple ways:

  • Each entry in the change contains a technical information like a class name and a reason for the change. This way you can relate the technical information to your code and think about the change reason and apply it to your code.
  • The technical information as previously mentioned is also written to be understood by a machine. You can save a lot of time using the check:upgrade command in the upcoming HEPTAconnect SDK. It will skim through your code and our changelogs to supply hints to you about the upcoming upgrade.