Seeking advice for new server: 4.8-REL vs. 4.9-BETA
archon at silvertree.org
Thu Sep 25 10:24:46 PDT 2003
Doug Poland wrote:
>On Monday, 29 Sep, I'll be building an apache/mysql server. I usually
>install from the latest release on CD then cvsup to -STABLE.
>Can I start with 4.9-BETA ISOs? My thinking is that what's in
>4.9-BETA will not be much different from -STABLE.
>What do others when building servers and we're on the cusp of a new
Speaking for myself, since I have people hosting on my server and what
not, I'm sticking with 4.8 until it's passed EOL and patch as necessary
then evaluate if the latest RELEASE offers any substantial improvements,
if so, then I'll CVSup to the next RELEASE in the same branch I'm in
(4.8 > 4.9). The BETA is just that, and following -stable has revealed
that while it's getting close to RELEASE, there's still some bugs. It's
depends on what you want. If you want stability, install the 4.8 ISO and
CVS to 4.9 when it's RELEASEd, if you want to help bug hunt, grab BETA.
I always build with the latest RELEASE as I put stability ahead of being
on the bleeding edge.
Hope my opinion helped :)
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