On Oct 9, 2009, at 3:40 PM, Polytropon wrote:

On Fri, 9 Oct 2009 15:04:42 -0400, Mikel King <mikel.k...@olivent.com> wrote:
Recommend sticking with 7.x branch until 8.0 has been through one or
two solid releases. Then  you should be able to perform a csup and
rebuild the world to the current version of 8.x at the time.

So you would not recommend 8 (as RC1 at the state of the moment)
for commercial use. Regarding your explaination, I do understand
this. It's often mentioned that x.0 releases aren't "that good".

But allow me a follow-up question: Is 8.0-RC1 already recommendable
for a home desktop, or would 7.2 be the version of choice? I'm
asking this because of the many improvements especially the USB
subsystem has gotten in 8 which would be important for the "plug
and play experience" for USB devices...

Well the general rule of thumb has always been that unless you NEED a feature of the newest version it is best to continue running the existing stable release on your mission critical production boxes. Once the current release is passed the initial .0 stage most feel it is safe to adopt it in a production environment. Sometimes this may take a little longer than expected, but I would wait until 8.1 before I put it on my mission critical production boxes.


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