Originally Posted by DrO
/me bangs head on desk
no one in their right mind should be using 2.91 and no one should be suggesting to re-install such ancient Winamp install - even i find it hard to warrant people considering v5.5 as a base to work against now it's over 4years old, let alone something from over 9 years ago!
it's not like it's hard to have 5.623 act like a v2 install anyway and as is clearly stated at the top of this forum, only the current Winamp version is officially supported and that's how it has always been.
My first thought was the same as yours. I was tempted to ask what v2.91 does that the latest version doesn't do.
Then on second thought, I know you can't make people upgrade and maybe the poster's system is old. So, I made the suggestion. If it works or not, what's the harm. I've seen users offering help for older versions, though v2.91 is extreme.
Upgrades should be done to fix problems the user is having and/or to get new features, not just to have the latest version. All versions have bugs. Unfortunately, though understandable in some cases, WA adds new bugs without being able to fix old ones. As long as anything does what the user wants, they should feel free to keep using it as long as possible, imho. Personally, I upgrade asap because I like getting new features and want whatever fixes are available. My wife upgrades as a last resort. Whose right, whose wrong?
That said, I will probably pass on posts for help with very old versions in the future.