Emirpk wrote:I want to use xampp for some of my school projects but I'm not sure which version to download. What is the recommended version to download for beginners, 1.8.2 or 1.8.3?
Depends which applications (and their requirements) you want to use with XAMPP.
Some milestone versions of XAMPP which are recommend:
- XAMPP 1.6.8 (last version with php 4 switcher)
- XAMPP 1.7.1 (last version with PHP 5.2.X)
- XAMPP 1.7.3 (last version with MySQL 5.1)
- XAMPP 1.7.7 (last version with PHP 5.3.X)
- XAMPP 1.8.2-2 (current version with PHP 5.4.X)
XAMPP 1.8.3-X (versions with PHP 5.5.X and MySQL 5.6.X) are not recommend. Most big webapplications are not bullet proof tested on that new versions and there is a known bug with XAMPP and MySQL 5.6
Emirpk wrote:Also I see the size of the 1.8.2 installer is listed as 102 mb but when I attempt the download it from sourceforge it is only 99.6 mb. Is that the correct download?
On sourceforge the XAMPP 1.8.2-2 installer version
is listed with 104.5MB.
At the end the file has a size of 104,480,768 Bytes which is 102,032 KBytes which is 99,64 MBytes. I think that the difference is a calculation mismatch (divided by 1000 instead of 1024).
If you are unsure if you get a valid file, you can check the MD5 checksum with a third party tool.