security updates

Josh Carroll josh.carroll at
Fri Aug 15 13:59:17 UTC 2008

> of course, for such use I will take the or stable version :-)
> I was sure it was easy :-)
> thanks
> jdd

Just to clarify, X-STABLE does not indicate end-user stability. It
indicates the ABI is (generally) stable (ABI-compatibility is
maintained within a branch). There are exceptions, but this generally
holds true. That said, -RELEASE is a better idea for a production
system, unless you have some dire need for a feature/enhancement in

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