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What is main differences between stable and long-term?

Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:16 pm

In functions of course. I read the full changelogs, I read changes in each branch, but I dunno what functionality will be lost (for example) when switching to long-term from stable.
Is such switch completely safe, or it needs further investigations?

Maybe there is a diff of release trees hidden somewhere in wiki / documentation?
 
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Re: What is main differences between stable and long-term?

Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:12 pm

In functions of course. I read the full changelogs, I read changes in each branch, but I dunno what functionality will be lost (for example) when switching to long-term from stable.
Is such switch completely safe, or it needs further investigations?

Maybe there is a diff of release trees hidden somewhere in wiki / documentation?
Long-term releases are bugfix versions which means they work completely bug free. Stable releases are the current release that is out of RouterOS but still may contain bugs.
 
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Re: What is main differences between stable and long-term?

Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:32 pm

long term contains bugs too ;)... I think of stable as good enough for general public (out of beta).
 
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Re: What is main differences between stable and long-term?

Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:54 pm

Stable is the current version of ROS that is good enough to use, with new features and older bugs corrected (there're new ones)
Long term should be a version mostly bug free, with new features added later "without" bugs and bug correction.
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Re: What is main differences between stable and long-term?

Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:44 pm

Hey, completely not what I asked. I did not ask "what is teh meaning of the [long-term] word combination".
I asked what are major differences in functionality between two release trees. They must have different feature lists -- that's the idea of such branching.
Long term should be a version mostly bug free, with new features added later
Exactly this.


p.s.
Long-term releases are bugfix versions. Stable releases are the current release.
So that's who you are, Captain Obvious! :mrgreen:
 
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Re: What is main differences between stable and long-term?

Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:46 pm

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Re: What is main differences between stable and long-term?

Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:38 pm

So If I need differences, I need to compare 6.42 (6.42.10) and 6.43 (6.43.7) versions?
Because some changes are applied both to stable and long term (6.42.10 and 6.43.7 has some common updates for example).

Also I cannot say that stable release become long-term, because of version numbers:

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So, let's look on 6.40 long-term versions.

Long-term release tree
Release 6.42.10 2018-11-20
Release 6.42.9 2018-10-01
Release 6.40.9 2018-08-22
Release 6.40.8 2018-04-24
Release 6.40.7 2018-04-20
Release 6.40.6 2018-03-01

Now stable for the same period of time.

Stable release tree
Release 6.43.7 2018-12-03
Release 6.43.6 2018-12-03
Release 6.43.5 2018-12-03
Release 6.43.4 2018-10-18
Release 6.43.3 2018-10-18
Release 6.43.2 2018-09-20
Release 6.43.1 2018-09-18
Release 6.43 2018-09-10
Release 6.42.7 2018-08-20
Release 6.42.6 2018-07-12
Release 6.42.5 2018-06-27
Release 6.42.4 2018-06-19
Release 6.42.3 2018-05-25
Release 6.42.2 2018-05-17
Release 6.42.1 2018-04-23
Release 6.42 2018-04-20
Release 6.41.4 2018-04-09
Release 6.41.3 2018-03-12
Release 6.41.2 2018-02-27
Release 6.41.1 2018-02-02
Release 6.41 2017-12-22
Release 6.40.5 2017-11-07

No match at all for the last year. So. what exactly to compare? I see bugfixes in both trees, But I cant see differences in new-feature lists.
Okay, 6.40 to 6.40.1 there was new bridge implementation.

6.42.9 long-term has the same updates, that appears in stable releases 6.43.1, 6.43.4, 6.43, in custom order (just opened all changelogs and searched by strings). So the wording in wiki is wrong. See:
Released rarely, and includes only the most important fixes, upgrades within one number branch not add new features.
But wee see 6.43 updates in 6.42 branch. Looks like long-term is sort of cumulative version of current stable tree. Thats why, again, it's hard to find differences in versions. Because even comparing changelogs line by line does not give the whole picture.
 
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Re: What is main differences between stable and long-term?  [SOLVED]

Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:40 pm

Compare changelogs for both trees.
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