Edgy down?

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Jun 4 19:01:40 UTC 2008

David C. Uhrig wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 9:39 AM, Bart Silverstrim
> <bsilver at chrononomicon.com> wrote:
>> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> I'm confused...if new becomes old, then old was once new, so how could
>> old be stable while new isn't?
>> I expect new to fix problems with older versions, hence be more stable.
>> I expect all new features to cause problems. New versions with more new
>> features increases problems, I expect. Expectation does not always equal
>> reality.
>> I fully expect that a good backup is better than holding one's breath
>> and not upgrading at all. Especially since developers eventually focus
>> on getting newer versions fixed more and older versions are not tested
>> thoroughly anymore, so bugs fixed in 2.0 may still be in 1.0 on one
>> shape or another.
>> one philosophy, shared, passed on or not up to you.
> Hi Derek,
>     That isn't _exactly_ how it works, though.

Except, I didn't say a word of what you quoted. :-)


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