August 02, 2012
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
August 02, 2012
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.
August 02, 2012
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!
August 02, 2012
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
August 02, 2012
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).
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