Are there versions you don't upgrade to?

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  1. DarkGizmo

    DarkGizmo Mr. Awesome

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    Do you upgrade to every version of the software you use? Or are there versions you tend to stear clear from?

    Myself? I tend to wait fo a .1 version meaning I'll skip the initial .0 version of something. Eg:
    3.3.0 I'd skip but i'd upgrade to say 3.3.1. So the initial bugs of a new version release can be fixed, well most of them. I also don't upgrade my live forums to any beta or RC versions of software.
     
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    cpvr Regular Member

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    Ya, if the new version sucks and doesn't really help us much, then we don't upgrade. If the update includes a patch, then we'd upload those files instead of upgrading right off the bat.
     
  3. SpacewardAsh

    SpacewardAsh Lurking From Space

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    Not exactly, but I do tend to wait a few weeks/months before upgrading just encase a patch level or another update suddenly appears
     
  4. Iconic

    Iconic The Original

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    I don't usually unless there is something in it, like safety or something that will benefit myself or the community. For example I upgraded vBulletin 4.1.5 left it until 4.1.8.
     
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    I usually upgrade to the latest and greatest of all my scripts. :)

    I've paid the price for the eagerness as well, but I like shiny new toys..lol
     
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    Creaky Regular Member

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    Not normally, I wait a week or so before upgrading just in case though
     
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    Superboy Most Likely, I'm Insane.

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    I'm a risk taker so i tend to upgrade as soon as i can :P
     
  8. Dan Hutter

    Dan Hutter aka Big Dan

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    I usually upgrade right away. With vB, I was skipping .x.x releases for a bit until the inevitable patch version came out a few days later. vB does seem to be doing better with that lately though.

    If it's a security patch, I generally drop what I'm doing and upgrade my clients and my boards pretty much immediately as once the update is publicized all the bad guys know where the vulnerability is.
     
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