[PD] What's the difference?

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Mon Jan 29 09:02:53 CET 2007

Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>> generally it would be good to have this explained somewhere (e.g. on
>> puredata.info or as a readme on autobuild.puredata.info)
>> the idea to retrieve the version number fully automated is a good one.
> There are definitely stable releases, that's what on the SourceForge
> download page.  The test/RC releases are here
> http://at.or.at/hans/pd/installers.html
> It goes like this on the path to a release:
> dated auto-build  -->   test build -->   RC build   -->  release
> Pd-0.40.2-extended is in the first phase, Pd-0.39.2-extended is in the
> test phase, with the next step being RC.  RC means code freeze, only bug
> fixes.  I suppose the test builds should be called beta, that makes
> sense, I'll do that next time.  RC are release candidates in every sense
> of the word.

thanks for the clarification.
it is exactly as i thought it was - before reading your email about
"test7 was released" (where "released" was obviously used in another way
than in "release candidate")


> As for downloading from the auto-build page, those are nightly builds,
> don't expect them to be anything.  Don't use auto-builds if you aren't
> willing to help find bugs.

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