Stable Release vs Snapshots
What are snapshots and how are they different from stable releases?
Also is one better than the other?
@rhstogus Stable means milestone versions which have new features the previous stable didn't have with most bugs squashed. A snapshot is an interim build before the net stable build with new features and it may be buggy. One isn’t better than the other.
@rhstogus: Snapshots are the latest and most advanced versions - one might say "beta" versions. Stable versions are the most-tested and purportedly the most dependable. Your choice is fast progress or reliable and predictable performance. I personally lean toward the fastest progress I can get. Your preferences may vary.
In addition to what g_bartsch and Ayespy said:
Stable releases happen about once every four to eight weeks or so and snapshot releases about once or twice a week (at least most times)
EDIT: Corrected the release time for the stable after ayespy's objection below ^^
@zaibon: yeah - except the Stable schedule is more like 6 weeks.