Hi Web Gateway Gurus!

 

It's that time of year where the release cycle changeover will be happening. This mean's that 7.5.2 will take over as the main release! It also means that 7.4.2 will be retired from the main release branch.

 

Here is a good representation of what the McAfee Web Gateway release process looks like:

 

release_process.png

 

 

When the changeover happens, what does this mean for me?

 

If you're on 7.5.x already, nothing will happen. You will upgrade as you normally would, and end up on the latest 7.5.x release.

 

If you're on 7.4.x or older, you would end up on the latest 7.5.2 release (unless configured otherwise).

 

 

What if I want to stay on 7.4.2.x?

 

No problem! To stay on the 7.4.2.x branch, you can run the "mwg-switch-repo --sticky 7.4.2" command to remain sticky to that release branch.

 

 

What if I change my mind and decide to upgrade to the latest main release (7.5.2)?

 

Easy! Switch the repository back to the main release with the command "mwg-switch-repo main".

 

 

When is the changeover?

 

The change over typically happens one or two weeks after the candidate release has come out (in this case 7.5.2.1). We will update this post after the changeover occurs. For reference, 7.4.2.2 was released on July 30th, 2014 and became the main release on August 13th, 2014.

 

     7.5.2.1 should take over as the main release around August 11th.

     7.5.2.2 became the main release on August 18th.

 

 

Further Reading

 

Best Practices for upgrading and overview of branches: https://community.mcafee.com/docs/DOC-5036

Explanation of main and controlled releases in Web Gateway: https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB77895

 

 

All the best!

Jon