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  • dave 36 posts 149 karma points
    May 24, 2015 @ 15:33

    Umbraco Installation / Source Code Questions

    I am looking for some guidance regarding the setup/source code/upgrade effort related to Umbraco. I have a web site setup in the following directory (this is where i have local iis pointing) D:_Projects\Umbraco\UmbracoSetup\UmbracoSetup < this directory contains for example AppCode, AppData, AppPlugins, Bin, ... ,umbraco, umbracoclient, ..., , web.config

    The above site works fine, and i am quite happy with Umbraco. Now I noticed a new release 7.2.5 is available.

    I also have a directory D:_Projects\Umbraco\Source\Umbraco-CMS this directory contains .git,build,src,tools I had originally opened src and the sln with 2013 and tried to build and realized that was not working. I navigated to build and ran build.bat which appears to output all build files to D:_Projects\Umbraco\Source\Umbraco-CMS\build. Within this directory i see _buildOutput which has the following directories bin,configs,webapp,webpi

    Ok so this leaves me with a few questions how does the _buildoutput contents relate to my running site at D:_Projects\Umbraco\UmbracoSetup\UmbracoSetup ?

    If i wanted to upgrade from 7.2.4 to 7.2.5 how would I go about doing this? (is it as easy as sync-ing some directories?)

    If i was going to create a new project/module with umbraco would I do it within the src directory

    I noticed after i ran build.bat i could go back to the sln within the src directory and build the solution. Is it really just running the build/build.bat ? (I am not quite sure how a build of sln gets to running the build.bat)

  • Dennis Aaen 4492 posts 18178 karma points admin hq c-trib
    May 24, 2015 @ 16:06
    Dennis Aaen

    Hi Dave,

    I donĀ“t think that you should use the GitHub repository. This is used for new releases when we are working on the new versions of Umbraco, or if you want to contribute to the project, by e.g create a pull-request. or

    You can read about the structure of the GitHub repository here on this blogpost.

    If you want to upgrade your Umbraco installation to the latest release you can do it manually by following these guides and

    Another way that you can choose to upgrade your Umbraco installation is by using NuGet.

    Hope this helps and make sense,


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