which version to use in production - 1.2.x or 1.3.x

Maxim Dounin mdounin at mdounin.ru
Mon Apr 22 16:22:36 UTC 2013


On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 09:31:52AM -0400, gadh wrote:

> i know that 1.3.x is development version, but is it stable enough to be used
> in production? as stated here:
> http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,221377,221390#msg-221390
> Tell me if i figured that right : if the 1.2.x is based on 1.2.0 - then its
> basic functionality is about 1 year old, and the main changes in it are bug
> fixes and few features taken from 1.3 after thorough testing ?
> My main goal of course is to use the latest stable version , and i saw many
> bug fixes in 1.3 that did not enter the stable 1.2 branch (such as in 1.3.16
> - subrequest fixes)

Generally both development aka mainline and stable versions are ok 
for production.  Development might need a bit more attention on 
upgrades though, especially if you use 3rd party modules - as it 
occasionally introduces various changes (including API ones).

Maxim Dounin

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