Snapshots are now available.

Amar Takhar verm at
Wed Mar 23 21:09:04 UTC 2016

On 2016-03-23 14:02 -0700, Hal Murray wrote:
> Nice.  Thanks.
> verm at said:
> > Snapshots will appear here:
> > 
> How long will they stay around?

I will write a crontab to keep the last 50 or so files then move the rest to 
archive/snapshot/<year>/ .. These ones will stay around forever.

> My vote would be something like snapshots for point releases stay around 
> forever and snapshots for non-releases stay around for a month or two after 
> the following point release.

I keep snapshots around forever since it helps many users with debugging who do 
not want to deal with Git.  This will let them have checkpoints on functional 
builds instead of having to deal with other commits that may have broken 

> Is there a page on the main web site that explains where to get them and what 
> to do to build, test, and install, and run?  Much of that may be after untar, 
> look in XXX.

There is no difference from the snapshot and a real release.  We didn't do a 
tarball for the last release but it doesn't require asciidoc or Bison.  The 
files are shipped pregenerated.


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