What is the difference between an update package (with
*.update extension) and a regular package created from the Package Designer in the Sitecore Desktop?
I know that:
- update packages are typically created from an automated system such as TDS package creator, Sitecore Courrier, etc while zip packages are normally manually created
- both can contain items as well as files
- update packages must be installed via
- zip packages must be installed via Sitecore
Desktop > Development Tools > Installation Wizard
But are there any other technical or
semantic differences between the two? e.g. should an update package only be used to install
updates to something, rather than installing a totally new module?