Upgrade steps

To upgrade and use the DITA CMS 4.3, you need to upgrade the following components:

Table 1. DITA CMS Core components
Step Component Procedure
1. Content Store Upgrade your Content Store
2. DITA CMS Eclipse Client Upgrade the DITA CMS Eclipse Client
3. Output Generator Install a new Output Generator and upgrade your configuration
4. Scheduler Upgrade the Scheduler
5. WCR See Table 2
6. Web Author See Table 2

Web components (DITA CMS Web, Web Author, WCR)

DITA CMS now provides DITA CMS Web, which replaces Web Author. The following table describes the procedures for installing and upgrading existing web components:

Table 2. Web components
4.2 deployment 4.3 deployment Procedures
  • no web component
  • DITA CMS Web
  • WCR only
  • WCR only
  • DITA CMS Web
  • WCR

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  • Web Author only
  • Web Author only
  • DITA CMS Web only
  • DITA CMS Web
  • Web Author

(This is not recommended)

These two components cannot be installed on the same machine. To use both:

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  • Web Author
  • WCR
  • Web Author
  • WCR
  • WCR
  • DITA CMS Web

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  • Web Author
  • WCR
  • DITA CMS Web

(This is not recommended)

Web Author and DITA CMS Web cannot be installed on the same machine. To use both and the WCR:

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