On Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 12:44 PM, Andrea Pescetti <email@example.com
> Rob Weir wrote:
>> Why aren't we building desktop integration in the snapshots? If our
>> testing is to be meaningful it should be based on based on the same
>> form of packages that the end users will run, right?
> Dev snapshots can be configured as "OOo-DEV" (no relation with the mailing
> list, it is their historical name) or "OpenOffice.org".
> The first configuration is for interim releases, does not provide desktop
> integration and is meant for packages that can be installed alongside a
> stable version: I download them and I install them on my main system to
> check bugfixes, but I continue using the stable version.
> The second configuration is applied in the pre-release phase and provides
> desktop integration. These packages will overwrite a stable installation
> (unless installed with special switches) and are meant for a full test.
> The separation makes sense because in a large majority of cases it's enough
> to have the first kind of configuration to verify a bugfix or test
> regressions, so that the snapshot can be removed or replaced with no worry
> to damage the stable installation.