4.8 or 5.0 ?

William Palfreman william at palfreman.com
Wed Apr 23 05:16:11 PDT 2003

On Wed, 23 Apr 2003, Stefan Cars wrote:

> Hi!
> We are installing some new servers in our company and I'm thinking of
> installing 5.0 on them. What do you people think ? Is that to be too
> brave ?

I did that once with Linux, between 2.2.19 and 2.4.2/3.  When my boss
realised what I had done I nearly got fired.  The experience has made me
morbidly afraid of doing other peoples beta testing for them in a
production environment, even if it seems fine in on my workstation and
on test servers.  I now give it about to 18 months before testing new
major versions.  Almost the only criteria I use is whether what I am
doing is so out of date that there is no longer a useful user base,
performance is worse and bugs are going unfixed.

Do you have any reason to believe 4.8 won't work?


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