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Re: [O] Stable releases

From: Suvayu Ali
Subject: Re: [O] Stable releases
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 21:34:04 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/ (2014-03-12)

On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 02:33:18PM -0400, Ista Zahn wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 1:18 PM, Scott Randby <address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> > I guess what I want to know, and maybe there is no answer, is how long
> > should I wait before upgrading to a stable release?
> One strategy is keeping an eye on the mailing list and waiting for bug
> reports to die down before upgrading.

I would like to add, the community always needs help, and writing code
is not the only way to do that.  From your message it seems to me you
have a rather elaborate use for Org.  It might serve as a great test
case.  If you follow the list regularly, then you could help by testing
the maint branch from time to time (or even master, up to you). 

You do not need to know how to use git, you have two options:

- simply download the tarballs from the gitweb interface (see the
  "snapshot" links, http://orgmode.org/w/org-mode.git),

- use elpa (either GNU, Org's own)

As for git, I have included the bash function I use to update Org once a
week.  If you are interested, feel free to ask me Git questions

function update_org() {
    pushd ~/build/org-mode  # my Org repo and install directory
    local dorebase=$(git rev-list origin/master..master|wc -l)
    git stash
    git checkout master
    if [[ $dorebase -gt 0 ]]; then
        git pull --rebase --stat
        git pull

    if [ $? == 0 ]; then
        echo "+++ Check if merged successfully. +++"
        echo "==> Want to continue?"
        select yesorno in "Yes" "No"; do
            case $yesorno in
                    echo "+++ Building Org-mode $(git branch|egrep '\*')    
                    make compile autoloads info "$@" &> log
                    [ $? -ne 0 ] && echo "+++ Build failed                  
+++" && break;
                    echo "+++ Installing Info files         +++";
                    make install-info
                    echo "Aborting on user command.";
                    echo "==> Choose Yes or No by typing 1 or 2."
        echo "Merge failed, aborting."

Hope this helps,


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