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Re: Development Tree lacking @bsixpaper

From: Christopher Dimech
Subject: Re: Development Tree lacking @bsixpaper
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 20:14:14 +0100

I usually want to use the most recent source code when preparing for
my releases.  That helps make improvements at a much earlier time,
and thusly be able to release a better product that works better
as users start updating the associated packages later on.

Christopher Dimech
General Administrator - Naiad Informatics - GNU Project (Geocomputation)
- Geophysical Simulation
- Geological Subsurface Mapping
- Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation
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> Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 7:29 PM
> From: "Patrice Dumas" <>
> To: "Christopher Dimech" <>
> Cc: "Gavin Smith" <>,
> Subject: Re: Development Tree lacking  @bsixpaper
> On Sat, Oct 31, 2020 at 12:35:42PM +0100, Christopher Dimech wrote:
> >
> > C* But when there is an official release, one would not need to
> > store locally.  Am I right?  I never used to put the file in local
> > directory for official releases before.
> I am not sure how you got the new releases before, but in most cases
> people do not build and install texinfo from source by themselves, and
> those who do also install texinfo.tex manually.  In most cases, texinfo
> is packaged as part of a packaging system, which depends on the platform
> and most users get new versions like that.  In general, users willing to
> test/use prereleases may install from source, but it probably amounts to
> a small number of people.
> --
> Pat

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