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Re: Nightly/snapshot builds [Was: Re: Subversion 1.1.1 release date]

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-10-17 10:17:55 CEST

> > As you probably know, a release process is now under way, so the
> > problem will be solved soon.
> Is anyone doing builds more regularly than at release points
> that people with a burning need for particular (unreleased)
> fixes can use while waiting for an official release?
> A quick scan of the svn-breakage mailing list shows that at least
> the following platforms are being regularly built (in the recent
> past anyway):
> trunk for i686-pc-linux-gnu
> trunk for x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
> trunk for win32
> branches/1.1.x for i386-unknown-freebsdelf5.0
> branches/1.0.x for i686-pc-linux-gnu
> branches/1.0.x for x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
> Are any of these builds made available for download (at your own
> risk) by any of the builders?

No. There are several reasons why there are no nightly builds for the
Subversion project. The first and foremost is that people use it to
manage data which is vital to them, so any release must be as stable
as can be. Even if people don't realise this themselves, we go through
quite some effort to make sure they make a conscious decision when
running a non-released version.
The second is that having nightlies around creates a support
nightmare: as it is, people already never mention the version of the
software they are reporting problems for, but there currently is a
limited set of versions which has been released to the public.

All this said, there is no reason for you to build a 1.1.0 and merge
in the fix for the performance issue. After that there is noone who
can stop you from putting it on the net. The committers strongly urge
anybody doing so to make extremely clear that your releasing a
non-sanctioned development version.

I hope that clarifies the project policy.



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