Managing feature updates and hotfixes

Managing your PaaS subscription

While you are responsible for the feature branches and code updates that you send to your websites to add features and resolve issues, Acquia will continue to maintain the Acquia Cloud Site Factory platform and the Acquia Cloud Site Factory Connector module that websites use to connect to Acquia Cloud Site Factory.

Although platform fixes should not directly affect your code's feature branches, you will periodically have to integrate some Acquia-developed changes into your feature branches or website code.

To ensure that websites can connect to Acquia Cloud Site Factory and the Acquia hosting platform, Acquia requires that websites have the Acquia Cloud Site Factory Connector module installed and enabled (the Gardens distribution includes the Acquia Cloud Site Factory Connector module by default). Certain platform changes to Acquia Cloud Site Factory can require changes to the Acquia Cloud Site Factory Connector module to ensure that it continues to allow access or to make new or improved features available. If a new version of the module is released, the release notes page for Acquia Cloud Site Factory will note that you should obtain and install an updated version of this module.

Updating your feature branches

After we release changes, if you have existing feature branches, be sure to incorporate our update into your branches using your preferred Git workflow method (either by merging or rebasing).

We encourage you to update your branches as soon as possible after we make a release to ensure that you have access to any new features and security fixes contained in each update.

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