Recently I’ve been working on beginning porting a Drupal 6 site to Drupal 8 — and whether or not I should attempt to upgrade through Drupal 7. For my needs I will likely try to push my website to Drupal 7 and attempt to use some of the Community Modules in Drupal 7 to perform some labor intensive tasks for which Drupal 8 code currently does not exist for. But there is an alternative in the works to ease future Upgrades between major Drupal versions.
The Migrate Upgrade module will be a UI for upgrading Drupal from Drupal 6 or 7 up to Drupal 8. The migrate upgrade module is a module for Drupal 8, it sits atop the new IMP initiative which is a core migration api based on the Drupal 7 Migrate module. This new core API and (perhaps) the migrate upgrade module will be the standard means by which upgrades occur in Drupal 8, 9 and beyond.
Currently the administrative screen it provides for a site administrator is:
Currently the Drupal 7 core fields are supported (I believe) by the Migrate Upgrade module — a few weeks ago they were creating tickets for Drupal 6 CCK fields to support Drupal 6 upgrading. This is definitely a module to watch!
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