which release do you recommend?
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Mon Jun 9 11:40:23 EDT 2014
> I'm still getting some very weird behavior with the compiled program
> using Windows XP and 6.1.1 (rc4) - behavior that doesn't show up in
> the IDE, but does show up in the compiled.
> Do you have a recommendation as to any later release that would be
> more stable?
I tend to use the most recent test build for daily work, and build
standalones with the most recent release version (marked as "Stable" on
the Download page).
Currently the most recent release version is 6.6.2, released June 5:
There's always a risk of regressions with any new version of any
software, but the increased number of bug fixes in later versions is a
In the past I've used older versions for building standalones when a
specific regression was encountered, but in the last couple years these
have been very few for me.
That said, I use XP only for testing, and only in a tightly-contained
virtual machine, which I'm willing to throw away and replace at the
first sign of trouble. And even then, I only test copies of my
software; the originals never touch that environment.
Microsoft has done an admirable job at least one other OS vendor could
learn from with regard to providing clear guidance on when their OS
versions reach end-of-life, and the security implications thereof.
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