I'm confused why the move was made to made to rake plugin_migration. If I have a bunch of apps that use the same engine, now if I change the engine schema I need to make sure I add the migrations to each app, with plugin_migration. Can you put back the db:migrate:engines task, and give people the option of doing that or plugin_migration? -Andrew
on 2007-06-08 03:38
on 2007-06-08 11:00
The new mechanism was introduced so that there was a single point of truth reflecting the state of your database, which also reflects when a plugin was introduced, upgraded or removed. Without integrating plugin migrations into the main stream, the developer would have to manage these versions themselves, from memory. I think that *any* schema change is serious enough to warrant spending a bit of individual attention with each application that will be affected. I don't find that running "script/generate plugin_migration" is much of a hardship, and I certainly feel more like I'm in control. However, if you have many plugins and your schemas are changing rapidly, feel free to borrow the old rake task from a previous tagged release, and drop it into your application's Rakefile. Alternatively, put it in an empty plugin and add this plugin to each of your applications. James
on 2007-06-09 05:55
After using it a bit, I see your point. What's complicating things is that I have two different apps using the same database by sharing models in an engine. So far I've been using one app to keep the db up to date, the other has no migrations, so if I want to make sure they will each run independently I need to do engine migrations in main app on each one. I think will designate one app as always necessary and put all the migrations there.