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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-users] Nightly Builds is killin' me! Help?

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 16:08:25 -0600
> On Wednesday 23 November 2011 02:38:10 pm Laws, Peter C. wrote:
>>  <stuck in OWA hell so doing this manually!>
>> On Wednesday 23 November 2011 at some time Tim P wrote:
>> > The packages in the nightly builds PPA are pre-alpha quality
>> > software at the moment!
>> All true and I knew (mostly) what I was getting into ... but ... I've
>> been using them daily for over a month and have had *very* few issues.
>> And by "using them", I mean that this is my workstation at work.  I do
>> admit that I don't update daily.
>> Printer driver issues, some goofiness with HALD, and now this have been
>> the only issues, really, oh, and some screen rendering problems.
>> Otherwise, it's pretty solid.
>> Yes, this is intended as a compliment!  :-)
> I wouldn't have expected too many changes to have been going on since
> 3.5.13 was released on the 1st of the month. Once the heavy development
> begins is usually when the issues with the nightly builds begin.

Kristopher is correct.  You were using the nightly builds in the months
leading up to a new release; once development begins again (as it has) the
nightly builds can be expected to eat your cat and other such nastiness. 
I would NOT use them on any system (I don't either) during the initial
migration and rename process.  I only install them on test machines that
are not used for any other purpose, and they are only available in the
first place for that purpose (i.e. accelerating the development process).

Be warned. :-)