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Re: Nightly builds

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com>
Cc: "Davidson, Robert" <robdavid(at)amazon(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Nightly builds
Date: 2006-03-24 14:32:27
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Jim C. Nasby wrote:

>On Thu, Mar 23, 2006 at 05:30:28AM -0800, Davidson, Robert wrote:
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>
>>How amazing is that? I call it a night and come back to find that a bug has been identified and patched while I sleep.
>>
>>When will it appear in the binaries (I see that the release version is still 8.1.3)? I thought about trying to compile from source, but after looking at the mingw page was too intimidated by figuring out what to download to try compiling source.
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>
>We generally don't worry about point releases too much unless there's a
>pretty serious bug, so it'll probably take a while.
>
>Unfortunately I don't know of anyone building nightly binaries. This is
>something we should think about doing, especially for windows...
>  
>

What for? The only binaries we should be letting out are for declared 
releases. If the bug is serious enough to warrant cutting a generally 
distributed binary for, it's worth making a release for, IMNSHO. The 
Windows packaging team usually follow up a release with a package very 
quickly indeed.

cheers

andrew

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