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Subject: RE: BUGS - ARGH


From: Fred Maxwell <>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 03:44:28 -0500

Daniel Stenberg wrote:

> If you can build it yourself, why use the 2.1 release code?

The 2.1 code has been more thoroughly tested than the daily builds and the
documentation reflects version 2.1. It's also not desirable for everyone to
be running different daily builds. You want the core user group using the
most recent release, beta testers use the most recent beta, and core
developers running daily builds.

You may ask why. Well, suppose users X and Y report a serious problem
resulting in data corruption or hardware damage. User X is running today's
daily build while user Y is running one from four days ago. Based on that,
you don't know if the problem exists in the 2.1 released code and whether a
warning/recall needs to go out.

There is a reason that major software companies release beta software rather
than daily builds. Bug tracking becomes a nightmare otherwise.

  Fred Maxwell
Received on 2003-12-17

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