There's one in every crowd...
No. There are not any differences. Just to set the record straight...
We will first release the "beta" version of any particular patch into the registered Members Area, before it is available to the general public. In general, these patches are deemed safe for the public to use by the TOAD QA team, i.e., we feel that they fix much more than they break, but we allow the registered members both the opportunity to download the patch before it is available to the wider public, as well as to give us one last set of eyes, in case there are any problems we allowed to slip through.
Then, usually after a week, provided that there are no patch specific game-breaking problems, we will release the beta, as is, into the general public.
If a game-breaking bug is found within a patch, then we will either pull it out of beta, and urge people to patch back with a previous patch, or we will release a new version ASAP. New versions will have a different version number.
So, in short, if we release to the public a version that has previously been issued as a "beta" patch, then it is the same thing, no changes, and why didn't you patch it a week earlier when we first gave it to you......?