It used to be that software companies released updates about every 6 months (or so), but seldom more often. Then Netscape established a more-or-less monthly cycle for new releases, which pundits called “Netscape time”. Since I was involved with distributing these updates to thousands of desktops, it was quite a big deal. We would have just finished vetting the last release, when here was a new one, and it usually had a dozen changes included.
These days we have that problem expanded ten (or twenty) times as much. In The Uniform Server WAMP, for example, there are many different open source components, such as Apache, PHP, MySQL, and several others. Continue reading