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RE: A "which version" question

--On Thursday, December 21, 2006 6:35 PM +1300 Lesley Walker <lesley.walker@opus.co.nz> wrote:

But it would feel equally silly if we went with the latest release and
encountered a new bug that appeared since the "stable" release that just
happened to be triggered by something that turned out to be weird in our
environment and nobody else noticed it before.  :-)

Since new point releases are regressions against the last release (i.e., bug fixes for bugs found since that last release, as opposed to new features), the likely hood of this occurring is minimal. Not to say that it isn't possible that a bug fix may introduce other issues, but that is generally unlikely. What not running the latest release generally means though, is that if you encounter a problem, the first response to that issue if you ask for help is most likely going to be *upgrade* to the latest release and then verify it occurs there. So, why not just run the latest one? ;)


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