Snapshots and releases (was: Re: [Openal] Need some help!)
Adam D. Moss
adam at gimp.org
Mon Aug 23 05:15:46 PDT 2004
Andrew Csikvari wrote:
> What would you say when you should use CVS for getting the zlib, libpng,
> libjpeg, freetype etc.
> even if you just want to download and try/use them?
I'd say that's quite fine -- I usually go straight to the CVS versions
of libraries (how I wish libjpeg had CVS or some other open sign of
active development!) if I want to try them out, knowing that releases
can get pretty stale, most destructively at the API level. I prefer
snapshots though, as a middle ground.
> Please make snapshots at least in every two month or so...
That is a good idea. OpenAL does have a slow but steady
stream of fixes and improvements, at least steady enough to obsolete
the versions being distributed with (very few?) linux distributions
(which is a bugger when CVS OpenAL fixes egregious bugs in older
OpenAL versions; the in-distro versions then become not only obsolete
but an active liability).
I know that Creative has its own release schedule, but I'm going to
start putting up unofficial OpenAL CVS snapshots. Uploading now,
more info to follow...
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