Nightly builds vs Software updater

Let’s say I do two installations of Haiku in vmware or something. In one vm I run the software updater and install all the updates. In the other vm I download and install the latest nightly build.

What is the difference between my two vm’s? will they be the same?

At least the one updated with softwareupdater will have the update history (in packages/administrative if i remember correct) … so it will be there different. Maybe also some settings files :smiley:

The different is that you can install the current nightly and run Update too. There are so many changes all over.

Deside for a nightly and use it, if you only want testing run Updater so often you want, if you want work productive do not update if you does nit really know every will work again :wink: