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Just wondering what version of programs you fellow 'linux-ers' tend to go for? If there's a choice do you always go for the latest stable version, or are you happy ...
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- 09-12-2005 #1
Stable, unstable, beta?
Just wondering what version of programs you fellow 'linux-ers' tend to go for? If there's a choice do you always go for the latest stable version, or are you happy to run betas / nightlys / CVS versions for the (possible) extra features?
I'm talking about apps mainly like firefox, OpenOffice.org, xine/mplayer, KDE etc?
I tend to run the latest CVS/beta veerions unless I find a bug thta makes them unusable to me.
- 09-12-2005 #2
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i use the latest availabe in portage (gentoo)
i'm using gentoo and told it to run the development branch in portage...if something goes wrong, i tell it to block that version of the software
- 09-12-2005 #3
I go stable unless there's a new feature in the beta that smoothes out something that I find terribly annoying in the current release (such as lack of code folding in Eclipse 3.0 many moons ago).Registered Linux user #270181
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- 09-12-2005 #4
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- 09-12-2005 #5
I choose stable releases when I'm selecting individual packages. However, Mandriva has a reputation for releasing unstable packages in new distros.
Actually, the Linux idea of 'unstable' rather appeals to me, as most of these packages work very well indeed. Pity about my buggy file system though.
Edit: The 'buggy filesystem' doesn't cause any problems that I can see, other than a lot of 'warning' messages in /var/logI am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso
- 09-12-2005 #6
I like to have the latest and greatest.
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- 09-12-2005 #7
Just as budman7 said, I like to have the latest and greatest. Plus, I have never really had a problem with "unstable" software.
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- 09-12-2005 #8
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For fun, bleeding. Like new Xorg stuff, or latest KDE (Which is usually stable enough, at least the last few releases). More low level stuff I go with either stable or whatever comes with the distro...
- 09-12-2005 #9
i usually choose the most recent stable version
- 09-12-2005 #10
It's lovely having the choice. I hate being teased by screenshots, previews, sneak-peaks etc. of new software/games but not being able to get my teeth stuck into it myself.
Nothing ever feels quite like holding it in your own hands huh!!!