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vidurapparao
2004-12-08, 12:50
Some of you may already have noticed changes to the nightly build
directory at http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest/. In
the past, pulling the nightly build was a way to get the latest and
greatest version of SlimServer. The build would contain the latest bug
fixes but, as pre-release software, had the potential to be unstable
relative to the last official release.

Several projects are in the process of landing in the SlimServer source
tree. This will lead to a period of instability as we work towards the
next major version of SlimServer. With the aim of providing a more
stable base for short-term, safe bug fixes, we've branched the
SlimServer source tree for a short period of time. This branching is
reflected in the nightly builds directory:

5.4.1 - This is the stable branch that will contain smaller, safe bug
fixes. It will be the basis for a 5.4.1 official release. Grab this
version if you need to get a bug fix that made it in after 5.4.0, but
recognize that it is still pre-release software.
6.0 - This is the wild and wooly development branch that will not be
ready for daily use for a while. Grab this version if you are actively
participating in testing or developing new features and infrastructure.

Enjoy!
--Vidur

Geoff Bonallack
2004-12-08, 13:01
On Wed, 08 Dec 2004 11:50:03 -0800, Vidur Apparao <> wrote:
> 6.0 - This is the wild and wooly development branch that will not be
> ready for daily use for a while. Grab this version if you are actively
> participating in testing or developing new features and infrastructure.

Hi Vidur,

Great to see functionality coming that's big enough to warrant it's
own branch :)

On a related topic, is there any way of seeing what has changed in a
specific nightly? I can see a ChangeLog file inside each nightly, but
it seems to include a cumulative list, rather than just the changes in
that nightly. Here is one that I am talking about:
http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest/5.4.1/SlimServer_5_4_x_v2004-12-08/Changelog.html

Thanks,
Geoff

jason@pagefamily.net
2004-12-08, 13:18
Quoting Vidur Apparao <vidur (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com>:

A nice additional enhancement would be a nightly text file that indicates what
the changes/fixes are for the stable load.

>
> Some of you may already have noticed changes to the nightly build
> directory at http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest/. In
> the past, pulling the nightly build was a way to get the latest and
> greatest version of SlimServer. The build would contain the latest bug
> fixes but, as pre-release software, had the potential to be unstable
> relative to the last official release.
>
> Several projects are in the process of landing in the SlimServer source
> tree. This will lead to a period of instability as we work towards the
> next major version of SlimServer. With the aim of providing a more
> stable base for short-term, safe bug fixes, we've branched the
> SlimServer source tree for a short period of time. This branching is
> reflected in the nightly builds directory:
>
> 5.4.1 - This is the stable branch that will contain smaller, safe bug
> fixes. It will be the basis for a 5.4.1 official release. Grab this
> version if you need to get a bug fix that made it in after 5.4.0, but
> recognize that it is still pre-release software.
> 6.0 - This is the wild and wooly development branch that will not be
> ready for daily use for a while. Grab this version if you are actively
> participating in testing or developing new features and infrastructure.
>
> Enjoy!
> --Vidur
>
>

kdf
2004-12-08, 14:04
Quoting Geoff Bonallack <geoffbon (AT) gmail (DOT) com>:

> On Wed, 08 Dec 2004 11:50:03 -0800, Vidur Apparao <> wrote:
> > 6.0 - This is the wild and wooly development branch that will not be
> > ready for daily use for a while. Grab this version if you are actively
> > participating in testing or developing new features and infrastructure.
>
> Hi Vidur,
>
> Great to see functionality coming that's big enough to warrant it's
> own branch :)

its not the first time. Just the first time its switching around in public like
this.

> On a related topic, is there any way of seeing what has changed in a
> specific nightly? I can see a ChangeLog file inside each nightly, but
> it seems to include a cumulative list, rather than just the changes in
> that nightly. Here is one that I am talking about:

join the checkins mailing list:
http://lists.slimdevices.com/lists/listinfo/checkins

Everyone using nightly builds religiously should join. I would save a lot of
headaches on both sides.

-kdf

vidurapparao
2004-12-08, 14:18
Geoff,

The Changelog file is updated manualy for each official release (the
last entry is for 5.4.0).

The most up-to-date source of change information is probably the
checkins list (http://lists.slimdevices.com/lists/listinfo/checkins).
You can browse the archives of the list at
http://lists.slimdevices.com/archives/checkins/. Unfortunately, getting
the information you want requires a bit of troving - you will have to
look at the log messages for the files checked in the previous day.

Anyone interested in writing a script that generates a nightly changelog
from the previous day's checkin messages? My guess is that the Perl
script at http://directory.fsf.org/sysadmin/vc/cvs2cl.html would
be a good start.

--Vidur

Geoff Bonallack wrote:

>On Wed, 08 Dec 2004 11:50:03 -0800, Vidur Apparao <> wrote:
>
>
>>6.0 - This is the wild and wooly development branch that will not be
>>ready for daily use for a while. Grab this version if you are actively
>>participating in testing or developing new features and infrastructure.
>>
>>
>
>Hi Vidur,
>
>Great to see functionality coming that's big enough to warrant it's
>own branch :)
>
>On a related topic, is there any way of seeing what has changed in a
>specific nightly? I can see a ChangeLog file inside each nightly, but
>it seems to include a cumulative list, rather than just the changes in
>that nightly. Here is one that I am talking about:
>http://www.slimdevices.com/downloads/nightly/latest/5.4.1/SlimServer_5_4_x_v2004-12-08/Changelog.html
>
>Thanks,
>Geoff
>

Kevin Hawkins
2004-12-10, 09:25
Vidur Apparao wrote:

>
> 6.0 - This is the wild and wooly development branch that will not be
> ready for daily use for a while. Grab this version if you are actively
> participating in testing or developing new features and infrastructure.
>
I know this is not in anyway ready for general release but was just
wondering if there is a way to 'peek at' the SQL based backend server
on Windows ? Is there some other dependent software that needs
installing eg SQL lite or is the .exe supposed to run OK (albeit in a
very untested, partially finished and unsupported way). Hangs at launch
at 'starting up' currently. Or is it a way from even that functionality
still ?

K

dean
2004-12-10, 15:05
On Dec 10, 2004, at 8:25 AM, Kevin Hawkins wrote:

> Vidur Apparao wrote:
>
>>
>> 6.0 - This is the wild and wooly development branch that will not be
>> ready for daily use for a while. Grab this version if you are
>> actively participating in testing or developing new features and
>> infrastructure.
>>
> I know this is not in anyway ready for general release but was just
> wondering if there is a way to 'peek at' the SQL based backend server
> on Windows ? Is there some other dependent software that needs
> installing eg SQL lite or is the .exe supposed to run OK (albeit in a
> very untested, partially finished and unsupported way). Hangs at
> launch at 'starting up' currently. Or is it a way from even that
> functionality still ?

Vidur is still preparing to merge the SQL code into the main branch, so
the "6.0" releases aren't SQL powered yet. Look for it in a couple of
days.

FYI: You shouldn't have install anything but the SlimServer
installation itself, it includes the SQL engine (SQLite).

-dean