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How to handle release management ?

Question asked by tmmls on Jul 27, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 27, 2017 by beverly



With this post I would like to ask a generic question regarding release management.


If developers create a new filemaker project, it can be released on a Filemaker server, on which user can enter data and use the application.

When time passes, new features are requested by users and the release of a new version is required. 


How to handle release management in a client-server setup ? While developing a new version on a local computer, users are still updating information on the previous version. How to handle the release of the new version ? Or are developers forced to maintain the system on the live environment ? How to migrate data from one version to the next, maintaining unique keys in a relational database setup ?


Any insights on this issue ?