Hi,

10.10.2.0 has all the *new* functionality of 10.9.1.0 and 10.10.1.0. Plus it has more bug fixes than 10.8.3.0, both because the 10.10 branch was pulled from trunk at a later time and because 10.10.2.0 was released later and thus even more fixes were back-ported. It therefore also has more possible incompatibilities to older versions.
10.8.3.0 only has the most important fixes available at the time of release back-ported, and has very few incompatibilities compared to e.g. 10.8.2.

There were some plans to make a 10.9.2 at one time but that fell by the wayside. It would have replaced the 10.8.3.0.

Myrna


On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 5:41 AM, Rick Hillegas <rick.hillegas@oracle.com> wrote:
On 7/31/14 4:07 AM, Peter Ondruška wrote:
Dear all,

what is the difference between version 10.10.2.0 and 10.8.3.0? Or why is there 10.8.3.0 along with 10.10.2.0? Thanks
Peter
The "Latest Official Releases" tend to be the latest releases produced on the 2 most active release branches. Once we publish 10.11.1, I expect that we'll remove 10.8.3.0 from that list. Right after we produce a feature release, the list has this meaning:

i) The top release is the most feature-rich distribution.

ii) The second release is the most stable distribution.

Hope this helps,
-Rick