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Patch or Update?

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 05:32

Hi all,

I am just confused between these two words.
Patch and Update

What do you think, which one is technically more correct.

  ankur tyagi

Stefan Krueger

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 16:45

It depends on the context. In the Windows Installer (MSI) world: an update can be in the form of a full install package (which could also be used for a full install) or in form of a patch (which is the difference between the old version and the new version). So Update is a more general term, and a Patch is a special form of an Update.


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Posted 04 May 2009 - 13:10

patch is a little bit change and update is a huge change.update means the renewal of the thing.