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Re: Disagree with recent DOC change

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Disagree with recent DOC change
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 09:46:59 -0200

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 9:29 AM, David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
> +Even if you are not familiar with git or are not able to compile
> +LilyPond you can still help to narrow down the cause of a regression
> +simply by downloading the binaries of different LilyPond versions
> +and testing them for the regression.  Knowing which version of
> +LilyPond first exhibited the regression is helpful to a developer
> +as it shortens the @code{git bisect} procedure described above.
> I don't think that this is useful advice since binaries often are
> incompatible with Scheme/Lilypond trees of other versions, and since
> many regressions are not introduced in the binaries.

I  think 'binary' here is asumed to mean the precompiled one, which
comes with the matching data files.

I am not sure if I agree with the comment, but for a different reason.
 The release rate of the LilyPond has gone down from once per week to
once per month (at most).  With that few releases, the release number
that introduced a bug is not that useful a data point.

Han-Wen Nienhuys - address@hidden -

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