[clamav-users] ClamAV® blog: ClamAV 0.99.3 has been released!

Micah Snyder (micasnyd) micasnyd at cisco.com
Sat Jan 27 16:09:08 UTC 2018

Yes.   If you’re using the old 0.99.3 beta, there is no need for you to switch to 0.99.3 release patch so long as you’re still comfortable with running a beta.  The beta was in a state where we weren’t comfortable releasing it yet.  There are a few outstanding issues with the feature release that will be resolved soon, and then we’ll call it stable.

Micah Snyder
Software Engineer
Cisco Systems, Inc.

On Jan 26, 2018, at 5:39 PM, Scott Kitterman <debian at kitterman.com<mailto:debian at kitterman.com>> wrote:

On January 26, 2018 2:54:57 PM UTC, "Joel Esler (jesler)" <jesler at cisco.com<mailto:jesler at cisco.com>> wrote:

On Jan 26, 2018, at 9:49 AM, Reindl Harald
<h.reindl at thelounge.net<mailto:h.reindl at thelounge.net><mailto:h.reindl at thelounge.net>> wrote:

Am 26.01.2018 um 15:40 schrieb Joel Esler (jesler):
As previously mentioned, if you downloaded the beta version of ClamAV
0.99.3, you will need to completely uninstall it and do a fresh install
with the production version of 0.99.3 as there are significant code

when i read something like this in 2018 my brain ends with a bluescreen

This is something we debated for a couple weeks here internally and we
found this to be the best solution.  We were stuck between a rock in
and a hard place.  Trust me, this is not the user experience I want for
our users either.

Couldn't (old) 0.99.3 beta users just have ignored (new) 0.99.3? As far as I can tell, the beta had all the fixes.

Assuming that is correct, I think better advice for beta users would be to do nothing now and update to 0.100 beta when it is available.

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