[development] Slow down with the official releases of contrib already, ok? ; )

David Rothstein dmr37 at cornell.edu
Wed May 28 04:37:41 UTC 2008

On Tue, May 27, 2008 1:24 am, Heine Deelstra wrote:
>> [snip]  For example, in Drupal core,
>> 6.x-dev is currently stable and there is nothing particularly wrong with
>> using it on a production site, but 7.x-dev is definitely not stable.
> This is not correct.
> Drupal 6.x-dev cannot be supported and may break your site. Example issue
> (5.x-dev):
> http://drupal.org/node/127936
> Transient security issues in Drupal y.x-dev will also not get security
> announcements.

Interesting, thank you for clarifying this.  Note, however, that running a
dev version of core is recommended by some (usually-)reliable sources and
is done (or at least appears to be done) by several prominent websites...
check the CHANGELOG.txt of some of your favorite Drupal sites ;) 
Obviously, it can never be "officially" recommended or supported, but site
admins who know their way around Drupal seem to be doing it - so if it's
really a problem even in these cases, then perhaps more education on this
point would be beneficial.

--David Rothstein

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