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There are two different versions of MakeHuman, and it can be confusing for new users to understand which is stable and/or current. The available versions are:
 
There are two different versions of MakeHuman, and it can be confusing for new users to understand which is stable and/or current. The available versions are:
  
* MakeHuman releases (currently 1.0.x): These are formal releases from the stable branch of makehuman. They are updated seldomly and are well tested.
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* MakeHuman releases (currently 1.1.x): These are formal releases from the stable branch of makehuman. They are updated seldomly and are well tested. This is currently what you should use.
* MakeHuman nightly builds (currently what is to become 1.1.x): These are builds of the unstable branch and are updated nightly. They do thus contain all the latest changes. Note that late in the development cycle, the term "unstable" is something of a misnomer as it is then often at least as stable as the last release.
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* MakeHuman nightly builds (what is to become 1.2.x in a distant future): These are builds of the unstable branch and are updated nightly. They do thus contain all the latest changes, but are at the moment likely to crash and burn. Normal users will currently not want to use this.
 
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Early on after a release we recommend that you download and use a formal release.  
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If you need the new features and/or some time have passed (several months) since the last release, we recommend that you download the nightly build.
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If you find and report a bug in the stable release, you will more often than not be directed to try the nightly build instead.
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Latest revision as of 08:35, 14 May 2016

There are two different versions of MakeHuman, and it can be confusing for new users to understand which is stable and/or current. The available versions are:

  • MakeHuman releases (currently 1.1.x): These are formal releases from the stable branch of makehuman. They are updated seldomly and are well tested. This is currently what you should use.
  • MakeHuman nightly builds (what is to become 1.2.x in a distant future): These are builds of the unstable branch and are updated nightly. They do thus contain all the latest changes, but are at the moment likely to crash and burn. Normal users will currently not want to use this.