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Month: March 2012

Re: [trinity-users] Re: Trinity 3.5.11 to 3.5.13

From: leee <leee@...>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 17:43:05 +0000
On Friday 23 March 2012 15:49:20 Calvin Morrison wrote:
> On 23 March 2012 11:46, Dan Youngquist <dan@...> wrote:
> > On 03/23/2012 07:14 AM, Marvin L Jones wrote:
> >> I don't want to FUBAR this 'production' workstation -- well, not beyond
> >> the usual few glitches.
> >
> > Then you'll want to be sure to have a good backup of 3.5.12 before you
> > upgrade to 3.5.13.  Some of us have had show-stopping issues with 3.5.13
> > and have had to go back to 3.5.12 or to other DE's until the problems are
> > sorted out.
> >
> > --
> > PGP key:
> Could he upgrade directly to Slavek's packages? I don't see why not.

Because it's a 'production' system.

Whilst I appreciate Slavek's work in finding fixes for some of the problems 
and making patched versions available I don't want to install 
unofficial/third-party releases on my production systems.

I have a few systems here that I can use for testing (as and when I get the 
time to do so) so it's no biggie if I need to change the software repo 
settings to try new (unofficial/third-party) versions of software on them 
and/or then possibly run into problems.  

However, I wouldn't want to do this on my 'production' systems because not 
only is there the risk of hitting other problems that stop you working but in 
making them non-standard you increase the maintenance overhead and also leave 
yourself open to potential problems in the future when you want to get those 
systems back on to the official releases; with unofficial/third-party 
releases you just can't predict what will happen - sure, most of the time 
there aren't problems but I'm afraid that I've been in this game long enough 
to have been hit by this.

So it's not because I don't have any faith in Slavek's patched releases that I 
won't install them on my production systems; it's because, in addition to the 
risk of 'new' problems, maintaining non-standard production systems takes up 
production time that you really want to spend on production.