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Bugs are often said to be fixed in the next build. But how to tell builds apart as a mere mortal?

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There's a build number in the bottom right corner of every page (on Meta currently 2011.9.17.6). Note there are two build groups: One group is Meta.SO + Meta.SE, the other one is everything else.

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Is this to mean that meta.*.stackexchange is the same build as *.stackexchange? – corsiKa Sep 17 '11 at 13:42
    
@MatthewRead: Orly!? So meta.^stackoverflow.com share rep with their parent sites? – Lightness Races in Orbit Oct 3 '11 at 23:45
    
While that's true, it has nothing at all to do with the build groups. – balpha Oct 4 '11 at 0:08
    
I guess Area51 is a fourth build group? – Tobias Kienzler Feb 9 '15 at 9:22
    
@TobiasKienzler Area51 is totally different code, these build groups (of which these days there are only two) refer only to the Q&A sites. – balpha Feb 9 '15 at 9:25

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