can we upgrade to 6.5.16 without affecting installation
In regards to the upgrade, you can upgrade to 6.5.16 safely within SuiteCRM but you will need to upgrade Security Suite.
We will be releasing a minor version release which will fix noted bugs and have the latest version of SugarCRM.
First of all, I completely agree on your view of what SugarCRM has become and I support this idea completely.
I eddited the manifest to pass the version check, but it doesn’t work; got a zip error.
When do you plan on adding support to upgrade through Sugar 6.5.16? I’d rather wait for the official release.
SuiteCRM 7.0.1 was released earlier in the week which features bug fix releases and SugarCRM 6.5.16. Please see the downloads page to get your copy.