Last post Jul 21, 2013 11:34 AM by jnagasuresh
Jul 20, 2013 07:02 PM|ncage|LINK
We are starting on a brand new website (greenfield). We will be using MVC but our concerned with the upgrade path from MVC4 to MVC5. We play to use forms auth with MVC4. Does anyone have a feeling of how difficult the upgrade path will be from MVC4 forms
auth to MVC5 OWIN? We don't want to use oauth. We would would like to start with MVC5 but we want to go live before that and dont' want wait until azure gos live with mvc5 (go live liscence).
Jul 20, 2013 07:21 PM|magicmike2011|LINK
The MVC team has been pretty reliable with migration tools to upgrade from version x = version x + 1.
If you take a peak at the MVC5 preview specs you should be able to get an idea of what portions of the framework you should work with caution to allow for smooth transition when version 5 is finalized.
Just a note, it may be tempting to use the mvc 5 preview to start building as well, but I would avoid doing that as the preview and the release can be drastically different and a nightmare to migrate (just ask the poor guys that did that with mvc 3 RC and
Either way, yea you should be safe to start with 4 and go live in the mean time.
Jul 21, 2013 10:20 AM|francesco abbruzzese|LINK
Typically Versions are back compatible, and just add some new features. Often you need just some changes in the web configuration files, and in the dll references in your project, so upgrading is a job of less than a couple of days, so go with Mvc 4. Consider
also that you are not forced to migrate to Mvc 5 without suffering of any drawback, and that there is a new Mvc version each year, so you cant always "run after" the more recent version...
Jul 21, 2013 11:34 AM|jnagasuresh|LINK
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