Hello. I think openSUSE 11.4 was expected to be publicly released on March 10, 2011; I assume it was. During April 17-18, 2011 I made an online upgrade from openSUSE 11.3 to 11.4.—That is I obtained and probably installed the needed files for that upgrade while connected to the Internet and did not obtain the needed files for that upgrade from a Recordable Digital Video Disc (DVD-R). Since April 18, 2011 I have downloaded from the Internet and installed a number of updates to openSUSE-11.4 software. But I thought it would also be good to have the installation files for openSUSE 11.4 on a DVD-R from which I could boot my computer in case in the future I might want to reinstall openSUSE 11.4 while offline and/or perhaps after updates to openSUSE-11.4 are no longer available from the Internet. I would normally prefer that that .iso (International Organization for Standardization) file to be downloaded be the latest version available of it, including updates, that still allows a 32-bit computer to run well. I think the openSUSE classifications for its .iso file seem to fall under the classifications of “stable” and “development.” In July of 2011 I downloaded the stable release by a “Direct Link” for a “32-bit” computer. Comparing the md5 check sum for the file I downloaded, it has the same md5 check sum as in the file openSUSE-11.4-i586.iso.md5 dated March 9, 2011 and obtainable on July 21-22, 2011 from Index of /opensuse/distribution/11.4/iso/. So I presume I obtained the March 2, 2011 version of the file openSUSE-11.4-DVD-i586.iso, which is also in the Web directory of the file openSUSE-11.4-DVD.i586.iso.md5.
But probably numerous updates to openSUSE-11.4 software were produced and publicly distributed between March 10, 2011 and July 21, 2011, which I would not expect to have been included in the openSUSE-11.4 .iso file dated March 9, 2011. Maybe on July 21, 2011 I should instead have obtained the development version of the openSUSE-11.4 .iso file in order for it to have included all of the updates to the .iso file for the installation of openSUSE 11.4. On the other hand, not having been a developer of openSUSE software myself and preferring to use a version of openSUSE which runs well, I would not want a version of openSUSE 11.4 that would not run well or would have major problems. So would the development version of openSUSE 11.4 instead have been the correct choice for me to have made, given these criteria? If not, please instruct me in detail on what the classifications stable and development in practice mean.–Or else how could and should one best obtain from the Internet the kind of up-to-date version of openSUSE 11.4 that I have been discussing? Thanks in advance for any teaching of me that any of you might do here.