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On 10/3/2014 12:36 PM, Tom Davies <> wrote:
It might be good to test-drive the alpha and beta release on 1 or 2
machines because they are generally stable enough for your own usage.

I'm doing that now with this release - will change to a beta once it is

Obviously don't roll-out until after 4.4.1 at the earliest

For everyone else I always wait until at least the .3 or .4 release

It's a good idea to test-drive releases, in your own daily work, from
as early as possible so that you can see if anything obvious is

I know, but time is my biggest problem, and the fact is, this is the
first time that I can remember ever having to roll back after beginning
an upgrade rollout.

Also, as I mentioned before, it is simply not possible to test every
single feature - and reading the release notes is all fine and good -
and I actually do (contrary to what someone seemed to be implying
earlier), but the release notes is one big long page, and for 4.2, the
note about the massively major (for those who use them) change from
pop-up to inline editing of Input Fields consisted of one, single
solitary line easily missed among everything else.

Hence my comment that major changes like this should always be
pre-announced on the users list (since, you know, it will kind of affect

Anyway, I've got it setup now so I can easily install master builds
if/when I need to test something.

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