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Credit where credit due

Credit where credit due

Posted Feb 26, 2004 11:13 UTC (Thu) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
In reply to: Credit where credit due by ncm
Parent article: The trouble with backporting fixes

Running newer versions is no panacea.

Most big projects have two versions anyway: stable and development (untested, beta, etc). Vendors should stick to stable version and try to avoid creation of "super-stable" version by backporting only security bugs. Reason is simple: almost noone (except very few maintainers and black hats) will look on this version. That's all.


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