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Post is unread #1 Sep 10, 2006 12:21 am
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Black Hand
JoinedJan 1, 2002

Been asked a few times now about official vs unofficial fixes. I guess it's time for a bit of clarification.

Fixes posted by members or admins of the site outside of one of the 3 "Bugfix" forums are not supported. Use of any fix which has not been posted by myself in the designated areas is an "at your own risk" activity. Even if I post something there.

The reason for this is that not all fixes posted by other members are necessary, working, complete, or verified. The fix may be in discussion. May get changed, or even completely redone by someone else who offers a different solution. It may even be rejected.

This is also why some proposals take longer to migrate to the official lists than others. The review process will take longer the more complex the fix is. We don't want to include something which is dangerous by accident. And if a new fix is posted which depends on one that's not approved, that too will get delayed.

Only once I have applied it to the distributed package and verified that it compiles cleanly will it be posted in the "official" sections. This does mean there is some trust involved that a fix which makes it to the official lists and into the packages has been tested properly. Hopefully the review process has done its job. I don't have time to do this myself. I only have time to compile them and package the updates.

Hopefully this clears things up. Though I suspect not :P
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