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Working with pre-releases

asked 2013-09-07 19:44:08 +0100

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updated 2015-01-14 11:52:50 +0100

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it has been recommended (here) to post patches based on and test them against the most recent pre-release. As they come quite frequently I wanted to know what's the best way to install and work with them:

Do you regularly rebuild them and always work with the current pre-release?

Do you only use them for developing and have an additional stable release for your ordinary work?

What do you do with the older versions? Can one just delete them?


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answered 2013-09-07 20:50:50 +0100

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  1. I build them only once in a while. And I build a recent prerelease only if needed.
  2. Almost all releases, including prereleases, are quite stable. But I usually keep one version of sage, whether prerelease or release, that I know is stable and that I can use for my work.
  3. Any time I have more than two versions installed, I delete the older ones.
  4. I use ccache, and have moved to a system installation of atlas to reduce build times.
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