[BLFS Trac] #2279: Mutt - Use Dev or Stable?

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Sat Feb 17 07:43:47 PST 2007

#2279: Mutt - Use Dev or Stable?
 Reporter:  randy at linuxfromscratch.org  |        Owner:  blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  task                        |       Status:  closed                        
 Priority:  normal                      |    Milestone:  6.2.1                         
Component:  BOOK                        |      Version:  SVN                           
 Severity:  normal                      |   Resolution:  wontfix                       
 Keywords:                              |  
Changes (by randy at linuxfromscratch.org):

  * status:  new => closed
  * resolution:  => wontfix


 Closing this ticket as my question was (I suppose poorly phrased
 for one) more directed to the fact that the book uses a dev
 version of Mutt that is *older* than the newest stable version,
 yet we continue to use a dev version in the book. This is
 contrary to policy, but I suppose it doesn't matter.

 I am just confused as to why we use a dev version when a newer
 stable version is available. I cannot phrase this any better to
 try an get an answer, so I suppose I'll just not worry about it.

 However, it just sends mixed signals to use a dev version when
 there is a stable version available, yet we are stuck using
 "stable" HTML Tidy and FFmpeg when even those package developers
 say to use development versions.

Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/ticket/2279#comment:7>
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