4.6.x is the LTS version, right? Previously, before the documentation was "upgraded" I could switch to previous versions and see what their system requirements were. Now I only see "latest", which I guess would mean the 4.7.x version, right? So the only ways to find the LTS requirements are?:

  • Use Web GUI install and a zero configured test server to discover all that can be missing.
  • still use drush civicrm-install trial an error
  • "Just" scan through the code (it's open source after all)

My task is scriptable automatical installation with composer. I don't see any of the options really attractive. If LTS is serious, please restore the essential documentation for at least that version, if you have the time for it.


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A few comments:

  • We're pretty happy with our Upgraded documentation - it's much more readable/much better organized - we thank Sean for having put countless of hours into that.
  • CiviCRM 4.6.x is supported (for free) by Skvare and CompuCorp; they are pretty serious and we probably don't thank them enough for taking that on;

If you have specific questions - just ask (nicely) - and you'll find help here on SE. You will actually find that there is not too much difference in requirements between 4.7.x and 4.6.x - we run them side by side on the same server;

  • The documentation people didn't really consult with the LTS people either about the switch over, they kind of "just did it" Nov 13, 2017 at 18:08
  • @jackrabbithanna there is a public discussion about documentation process at chat.civicrm.org - you are welcome to join in if you want to have input.
    – Coleman
    Nov 13, 2017 at 21:03
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    I didn't mean to sound negative...its more like progress marches on and contributor resources and priority for the migration of 4.6 documentation to the improved system has been low...I didn't realize until this post the 4.6 docs weren't there, and that any documentation migration didn't include it. Nov 13, 2017 at 22:44

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