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[*] posted on 3-25-2009 at 11:30 AM
How the Patch Numbers Work

Starting with XMB 1.9.11 the staff decided to add a patch number to the package filenames. So, the original release was named XMB-

For purely bug-related changes, we will increment the patch number each time we update the package.

For all other purposes, the official version number is still 1.9.11.

Replacing or Merging Files

There are many XMB webmasters who prefer to patch XMB by replacing files instead of editing them. New files come from two official sources.

XMB packages are easy to use because you can always find them in the same place. The patch numbers inform you which bug fixes are included.

SVN tarballs contain the latest files. This is the way to get patched files before the new package is released. Links on the XMB download page can point you to the branch or trunk for this version.

For more general information about how to update your XMB forum, see https://docs.xmbforum2.com/index.php?title=Information_About...

Patching Files

XMB patch files (the unified diff format) are intended for informational purposes. You can use them to manually or automatically edit text files, but if you don't know how to do it then this is not the right update method for you. The only instructions we offer are at [HOWTO] Patching Files

Which Ones to Install

Patches of high importance will get a subject prefix.

[Critical] In the XMB project we use "crash" or "critical" to indicate that a bug could cause data loss or a failure of many boards in the course of normal usage. These patches are the highest priority for all boards.

[Security] Bugs tagged for security could cause persistent corruption of the board or compromise private information in the course of abusive usage and automated attacks. These patches have the same priority as Critical for all boards on the Internet.

[PHP 4] Some patches are needed for compatibility only on servers running PHP versions between 4.3 and 5.0. These are safe to install on all boards, but are not needed on updated servers.

All other patches can be considered "Major" or "Normal" bugs that will cause unexpected errors and other problems until fixed.

Issues of lower severity might not appear in the patch list. There are sometimes changes included in package updates that are deemed too trivial to document outside of the bug tracker. These are the only bugs that can be ignored by all webmasters.
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