>I understand the above quote. What I don't understand is which versions (minor versions?) are/were available for XP.
Obviously not all the versions available always.
There are three available always:
- archive, the latest/final of each major version, available in the Archive Section of the order/download page. So latest 1.x, 2.x. 3.x and 4.x.
- the latest release available on the order/download page and http://vistafirewallcontrol.freeforums.org/the-latest-betas-releases-t6.html
- the latest prerelease (beta) only here [url]http://vistafirewallcontrol.freeforums.org/the-latest-betas-releases-t6.html
> I believe I was told that 188.8.131.52 was not issued for XP so that 184.108.40.206 (my current) is the latest XP release in version 4. True? If not, how do I get the latest?
4.5 was a release candidate of v5, so has been suppressed by 5 release.
So 4.1.21 was the latest release of 4.x. It’s available in the Archive Section (at the bottom) of the main order/download page
>If 220.127.116.11 (beta) is the only beta, then what are 18.104.22.168 through 22.214.171.124?
A set of temporary builds. If the builds are not mentioned in the version history, the builds were not available publicly.
>Or does the "(release)" after 126.96.36.199 mean that **everything** above it is a beta?
Formally all the versions after 5.0 are “betas” at the moment. However we treat our “betas” as stable enough to be used on the regular basis. Typically we fix the related problems if any within 2-3 business days. The next beta just includes new features usually
> Or does anything with a postfix including "Plus" (e.g., 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206) also apply to XP?
We rebuild all the branches of every next beta build at once. Otherwise it would be hard to specify the version, if every binary in the setup has a specific subversion. The changes (if branch dependent) are specified on per-branch basis.
>For those of us still using XP, it would be sure be helpful to have a separate version list for that branch.
Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible technically. The branches are significantly dependent.
>Failing that, please at least post the latest XP release/beta of the last few major versions in the XP section.
The XP version started as independent branch has been synchronized with the other branches and version numbers have been unified
220.127.116.11- the leatest release,
18.104.22.168- the latest beta (the next build will be available within several days probably, it’s already in the tetsting.
22.214.171.124 – the latest v4. for all the branches