[Snort-users] cvs vs. snort-stable

Saad Kadhi bsdguy at ...4401...
Wed Feb 13 00:54:02 EST 2002


On Wed, 2002-02-13 at 01:48, Alwin Raymundo wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> 
> What is the difference between snort downloaded
> through cvs and snort-stable aside from version :-).
cvs (concurrent versions system) is used by many open source projects to
allow developers to work in a distributed/simultaneous fashion. Usually
when you download a cvs version of a given software, it means that you
are getting the latest snapshot (or the bleeding edge if you prefer) of
the software. You can think of it as some sort of alpha software in the
c'al world. At any given time, the cvs version might contain bugs or
other stuff that you won't to be dealing with in a production
environment. That's why there is a stable version. A stable version is a
snapshot of the cvs version considered to be stable enough to be
released to the general public. 

> Which better version to use?
Depends on what you want.

HTH
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