[Expat-discuss] stability question
karl at waclawek.net
Fri Feb 28 00:15:35 EST 2003
> I'm new on this mailing list, so apologies in advance if this question
> is frequently asked. I need XML parsing functionality in a product I'm
> working on, and expat seemed the obvious choice. However, I'm debating
> between which of two versions to use: the old 1.2 available from James
> Clark's site, or the new 1.95.6 from libexpat.org.
> Stability is a requirement for me, and I noticed some disclaimer saying
> that "odd-numbered minor versions should be considered beta-quality."
> However, I'm wondering whether to take the disclaimer with a grain of
> salt. My question is, which is *actually* more stable: 1.2 or 1.95.6?
I joined the Expat team shortly after 1.95.2 was released,
and we have tried to make each release better than the previous one.
I cannot confirm that odd version numbers are worse.
I have never tried version 1.2, but others will hopefully
report their experiences with it.
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