Artica supports 4 version branches, the long term support version, the current version, the nightly versions and the non stable versions
The long-term version is currently 4.30.000000 Service Pack 206.
This version has been consolidated for 2 years.
It is still maintained but no longer updated via service packs.
It has been frozen since 2021 May Wednesday and now has very precise updates via an HotFix.
This HotFix is applied manually because it responds to very precise needs and patches.
The current version can be put into production.
It receives updates via officials Service Packs and patches automatically until it becomes a long term version.
Currently, it is the 4.30x but this last one has passed in long term mode and it should be the 4.40 version in the future.
The nightly version is very experimental versions intended for beta releases or new technologies, generally they have a version system with an odd number.
However, they can be stopped and it is not possible to go back to a previous version through automatic updates.
In this case, you have to load the official base version and redo the updates.
Currently, the nightly version is 4.31.000000. It has been discontinued and is no longer available.
The Unstable version is updated through Unstable service packs.
It is a matter of manually updating the current version with a dedicated package.
The Unstable Service packs prepare the next official version.
These Unstable Service Packs offer big fixes and features planned for the next 4.40 release