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Old 02-08-2009, 10:05 AM   #1
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do I need to update

I am just getting the hang of Calibre and every time I open it I get told of new update for someone not messing around with books just downloading and transferring do I realy need to update everytime as there is a lot of new updates
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:25 AM   #2
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It is really your decision!

The development model for Calibre is that Kovid (or others) make a change, and then do basic testing before releasing it for more general consumption. That means that any new release has only had basic testing before releasing (thus increasin the chance of a bug in a new feature or a regression in an existing one). On the other hand it does make for very fast turn-around if bugs are discovered.

This means that one level end users are the real serious testers and the developers are not tied up in large testing cycles. With calibre being multi-platform comprehensive testing would be extremely time consuming. The big benefit is extremely rapid incorporation of bug fixes, enhancements and new features. It is this model that has lead to the speed at which calibre is taken forward and improved.

If you do not want to always be in at the cutting edge, then probably the best thing is to read the change logs for each release to see if there is anything in there that is really important for you. If not, then you can consider just upgrading every so often.
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:27 PM   #3
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I download the files whenever there's an update, but I don't install right away. Sometimes new bugs show up and so I wait to see if anyone posts about problems with the new version before I install it.
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:31 PM   #4
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I'd recommend just checking the Changelog whenever you receive an update notification. If you see something you want/need in it, upgrade, otherwise just keep using whatever version you have currently.

Alternately if you find a problem with something calibre does, then you should update to the latest version, as it may already have been fixed.
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