brian.vincent at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 10:40:12 CDT 2005
On 9/29/05, Molle Bestefich <molle.bestefich at gmail.com> wrote:
> That said, it seems a bit rude that the 20050830 CVS drop is *still*
> on the front page of http://www.winehq.com/, even after everyone knows
> that it's missing a patch to compile cleanly.
> Why not just add the patch to the package and slap it up as '20050830-1' ?
> Or add a link to the bugzilla entry to the front page ?
1. Adding the Bugzilla entry as a news item is a good idea. However,
we're possibly close to a September drop, so at this point it's
probably easiest to just wait for that. I'm very open to adding news
items to the front page, so definitely feel free to drop me an email
when you think of things like that. How about WWN coverage instead?
2. CVS drops are just that - drops. They haven't been compiled on a
bizillion systems or tested with real-world applications to ensure
things aren't massively broken. Furthermore, no work was done to
stabilize the release other than normal bug fixes. Instead, it
represents a point in time where Alexandre ran the regression tests,
things worked for him, and a tarball was made. There was discussion
of that process changing after a beta release is made.
3. Binary packages are highly recommended unless you prefer to muck
around occasionally with source code. That probably doesn't apply to
you since you're reading wine-devel, but for 99% of the people in the
world they should use the binaries. In theory we'll catch things at
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