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digitalmars.D - Suggestion for future betas: Packages

reply =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Alex_R=F8nne_Petersen?= <alex lycus.org> writes:
Hi,

I know it takes more time to build APT and RPM packages and such, but it 
makes things significantly easier for beta testers than the current 
approach where they have to install the beta to some isolated 
environment by hand.

I think providing packages would also make more people willing to 
actually participate in the first place.

-- 
Alex Rønne Petersen
alex lycus.org
http://lycus.org
Aug 02 2012
next sibling parent "Tobias Pankrath" <tobias pankrath.net> writes:
On Thursday, 2 August 2012 at 19:52:30 UTC, Alex Rønne Petersen 
wrote:
 Hi,

 I know it takes more time to build APT and RPM packages and 
 such, but it makes things significantly easier for beta testers 
 than the current approach where they have to install the beta 
 to some isolated environment by hand.

 I think providing packages would also make more people willing 
 to actually participate in the first place.

With the correct dmd.conf is really is a matter of having the right dmd in path (or thats what i do) name it differently.
Aug 02 2012
prev sibling next sibling parent "Adam D. Ruppe" <destructionator gmail.com> writes:
On Thursday, 2 August 2012 at 19:52:30 UTC, Alex Rønne Petersen 
wrote:
 the current approach where they have to install the beta to 
 some isolated environment by hand.

unzip dmd2beta.zip Then just use the dmd in there directly without moving anything. The zips are a lot easier to use than people give them credit for!
Aug 02 2012
prev sibling parent reply Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> writes:
On 2012-08-02 21:52, Alex Rønne Petersen wrote:
 Hi,

 I know it takes more time to build APT and RPM packages and such, but it
 makes things significantly easier for beta testers than the current
 approach where they have to install the beta to some isolated
 environment by hand.

 I think providing packages would also make more people willing to
 actually participate in the first place.

You could use DVM. It has not direct support for installing beta releases but you can manually download and install it into DVM. Not the best solution but it at least allows you do easily change between the beta release and a stable release. -- /Jacob Carlborg
Aug 02 2012
parent simendsjo <simendsjo gmail.com> writes:
On Thu, 02 Aug 2012 22:38:47 +0200, Jacob Carlborg <doob me.com> wrote:

 You could use DVM. It has not direct support for installing beta  
 releases but you can manually download and install it into DVM. Not the  
 best solution but it at least allows you do easily change between the  
 beta release and a stable release.

I also use dvm for the development branch. Just added "trunk" scripts to .dvm, and use it as "dvm use trunk" (still need to run my update.sh script though).
Aug 02 2012