15 months ago by
Directly upgrading from an original git checkout with a git update should be fine. New configuration options have been introduced, so be sure to review the intermediate release notes addressing admin changes and adjust/define new options as needed. Saving back a copy of your original config files (at a minimum) before doing the upgrade would be recommended in case some issue does come up.
Once Galaxy is upgraded next update your tools to the latest versions. Many now have conda dependency management plus bug/usage fixes and updates. These new tool versions work best in the latest release.
Hope this helps! Jen, Galaxy team