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From Stephane <s.nico...@videotron.ca>
Subject Re: versions
Date Fri, 05 Jan 2001 00:29:55 GMT
Hello Conor,

thanks for your nice answer.
I just wonder if the nightly-builds always compile .

Thanks
  Steff

Conor MacNeill wrote:

> Steff,
>
> It works like this
>
> The committers, of whom I am but one, work directly in CVS. As people send
> in patches and new code, we apply those to the current code which is stored
> in the CVS repository. These are the source of the CVS commit messages you
> are seeing. Every night (where night is defined by someone's particular
> timezone and not mine), the latest code is fetched from CVS, is compiled,
> and then placed on the jakarta website as a nightly build. After some random
> time the committers decide that it would be nice to have a new release.
> There is no formal process for this decision. It is just a collective
> judgement call. The last release was 1.2.
>
> To get the latest code you have two choices.
>
> You can checkout all the code from CVS and build it yourself or you can just
> download the latest nightly build. If you have used CVS before, there is
> nothing particularly hard about the first approach. If you want to code in
> ant and submit patches this is definitely the way to go. The second approach
> is easier overall and is appropriate if you just want to use the latest ant.
> If you see a feature you like it may take a day or two to appear in the
> nightly build.
>
> Access to CVS is described here
> http://jakarta.apache.org/site/cvsindex.html
>
> whilst the nightly builds are located here
> http://jakarta.apache.org/builds/jakarta-ant/nightly/
>
> The nightly builds for Ant is a service kindly provided by Sam Ruby. Due to
> some recent hardware changes at Apache, the nightly builds are currently
> unavailable but this should be rectified shortly.
>
> Note that both the CVS code and the nightly builds are not to be considered
> stable and may contain new features which have not been significantly
> tested.
>
> Conor
>
> --
> Conor MacNeill
> conor@cortexebusiness.com.au
> Cortex eBusiness
> http://www.cortexebusiness.com.au
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: steff [mailto:steff]On Behalf Of Stephane
> > Sent: Friday, 5 January 2001 9:43
> > To: ant-dev
> > Subject: versions
> >
> >
> > Hello all,
> >
> > it seems i am a little bit lost.
> > Since i decided to subscribe to the ant mailing list,
> > i received a few hundreds (thousands ? ) new patch that have been
> > committed.
> > But i never heard about any new version .
> > (i got 1.2)
> >
> > Where can I get the most recent version of this smashing ant ?
> >
> > Steff
> >
> >
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