Subject RE: RE: [Firebird-general] Updating FB2.1.2 download
Author Roger Vellacott
I had indeed misunderstood the meaning of the word "stable". I assumed
a stable version was a version which didn't crash.

So I guess you are telling me that the 2.1.2 official release is stable,
even when it crashes.

Roger Vellacott
Passfield Data Systems Ltd

>I think you have the wrong impression of what the term 'stable' means.
'Stable' indicates that there will be no more changes to a version and
that the >testing has formally been completed. Version 2.1.3 is not
stable yet because 1) there could be code-changes to bug-fixes or new
bug-fixes and 2) testing >has not been formally completed. On the other
hand, version 2.1.2 will not be changed (under that version number) and
testing has formally been >completed, therefor it is considered

>So if you want to have a fix for the bug you are experiencing in the
2.1.2 stable, you will need to use a 2.1.3 snapshot which by definition
is >unstable.

>As there will always be software bugs, even in tested versions of
software, the word 'stable' does not indicate that a program is
bug-free. Software is >NEVER bug free (except for small programs).