>>>> "Jeff" == Jeff Stuart
Jeff> Ok, I should have been more clear then. I THOUGHT I saw in
Jeff> the announcement for 21.4.4 that if we're running on windows
Jeff> that we should wait for 21.4.5 because there was a nasty bug
Ah, _that_. Yes, you did see it. That refers to Adrian's bug. He's
crashing every day. But I'm not seeing many other crash reports, so
if you want the fixes in 21.4.4, it's worth a try (but Adrian's
reports need to be treated seriously). It was the "still not working"
in your post that I was responding to.
Jeff> in 21.4.4. Note: I'm running 21.4.3 with NO problems at all
_Very_ glad to hear that!
Jeff> so... :)
Eminent good sense. There are a couple of important fixes for Windows
in 21.4.4, but if you haven't noticed a need, I guess you don't have
In general, if there's a major fix (crash, data corruption, security),
we'll emphasize it and make a strong recommendation for upgrade.
Everybody wants those.
But because the Windows platform is still not fully mature, I accept
somewhat riskier patches for that platform. So far AFAIK all the bad
outcomes have been build problems. But the jury is still out on
whether Adrian's problem was introduced by a recent patch or not.
The bottom line is that for Unix platforms I generally recommend
upgrading with each release. The only downside is the effort
involved. With the Windows platforms, the user/administrator needs to
exercise some discretion, and see whether the fixes are important to
them, compared to the risk involved in relatively large changes.
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