Recently, I encountered some problems in the default branch
“test_passed”, so I transferred to version stable. While I found that some beautiful features are gone. (Well, not very bad for that, but I’d like to know more about discourse branches).
We recommend running tests-passed and updating when beta releases are available. This gives you the flexibility of updating when you want/need to.
Stable isn’t recommended except in select cases… like extensive customization (99% of the sites we host aren’t in this category). There are months between stable releases, and we only backport critical or security related bugs… so if there’s a minor bug in stable you may have to live with it for quite a while.