Originally posted by Louzer
Dates are unimportant.
It was nice to see at a glance when the update was released, though. After the log-in bug, I learned never to install the update on the first day, and it's an equally bad idea to wait weeks. But it may have been weeks since SWUupdate was last run. Now I have to follow the link to Apple's website, then another link to the update description, to see when it was released.
So, you see, the date isn't necessarily the date of release, its the date of the original patch, not the update (and, yes, they've done this).
How does this help the conufusion over updated updates? Now we'll see "2004-001 v.1.1" instead of "2004-01-18 v1.1". It's at least as confusing, which is to say "not very". Updates are alphabetical on the SWUpdate list, so they will remain, as before, in order of the original release, and not in order of the latest update to the update.
I like the dates. It's almost always a bad idea to go from a more-informative naming scheme to a less-informative naming scheme.