Adobe retracted Lightroom update 1.4, discussed in this official Lightroom Journal post. Users are not happy, and whoever signed off on that release is not enjoying Lightroom’s helpful Rule #5 (Enjoy!) today. (Find the other four rules in the Lightroom Help menu.)
Honestly, Rule # 5a should be back-up regularly and especially before letting any software self-install its own upgrades. I try not to do any upgrades while I’m in the middle of any project, no matter how the new features might tempt. Why risk distraction and dismemberment of functional resources? I ask “Can I afford a disruption if this goes bad?” before I accept the upgrade-the timing is my choice, my responsibility. Just because the software instructs me to install an upgrade doesn’t mean I am compelled to do so.
I actually feel sorry for the developers – they aren’t dodging shots from the users on their blog. I’m also glad I waited to let the dust settle on the upgrade before I installed it. Now I do nothing right now, except get back to work on my keyword list.