stable vs. beta

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Post » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:40 am

Are there any significant reasons not to use r175?

I'm in the habit of always using stable releases cause I'm terrified I'll be the one who discovers the bug that makes you lose all your hard work..

Is this a real concern, or am I just being paranoid?
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Post » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:57 am

Always save a copy of your project before testing new releases.
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Post » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:08 am

Basically, keep long term or close to finidh project under stable versions, and use the beta if you want to play around a bit.
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Post » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:40 am

Thanks for the responses.

Ironically enough, i went ahead and installed the beta on another computer that i don't usually use. I then decided to update the graphics drivers as recommended which led to a blue screen of death... Ha!

Fairly certain its amd catalyst's fault and not C2's, but oh, the irony!
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Post » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:01 am

The betas tend to be pretty stable in my experience. And if there is a bug it usually gets a quick hotfix. I never lost significant time because of a beta problem, although it doesn't hurt to wait a few days and see what other users have to say about a new release.
Regardless, backup your projects regularly.
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Post » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:24 pm

I stopped using betas long time ago, when it had broken my whole code.
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