Topic: [existing feature] [REQ] file naming convention for nightlies?

How about standardizing on including 'nightly' or even just a 'NNN" in the file name for nightly releases?

example:

DP_MassStorage_wnt5_x86-32_8028nightly.7z or DP_MassStorage_wnt5_x86-32_8028_NNN.7z

thanks!

Re: [existing feature] [REQ] file naming convention for nightlies?

all versions that exceed the format  Y.MM.V are by definition nightlies. (IE over six characters is nightly)
where
Y = year
MM = month
V  = Version

this is a pre-existing convention
and it is possable many of the newer members may even be unaware of it.

so anything with a format of Y.MM.DD
where DD is the day of the month or a branch number and a version letter.

IE 8.01.1A or 8.01.21 would be nightlies.

and 8.01.2 would be the second official release in January of 2008

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Re: [existing feature] [REQ] file naming convention for nightlies?

There are times when the nightly versioning system is used for the final DriverPacks however.
When a bug is discovered in a final DP, a .V update is posted to fix the issue.

Re: [existing feature] [REQ] file naming convention for nightlies?

Hi,
the DriverPacks version is used for nightlies, but I agree about making it obvious that it is a nightly or testpack.

We know that 8029 is higher than 80211 and I most often cannot use the date.
These last few days I put together more than one testpacks in the same day, and I was going to use 8029A_txt after 8029_txt. (You should know we finally discovered why we was getting file-not-found reports when nothing looked wrong.)

On main site, When the current release is 8022 the new release gets 8023.
It could be the file that was tested in a 8023A_nightly (or a 8023C_test_a_fix)
When the current release is 801 and the month is 02 all its 802??** Versions are nightlies or for testing a particular fix.
I figure people will know what they are when they download them, and I hope they keep the releases and betas downloads separate, and that they use copies.
You can save downloads from the nightlies FTP in a betas folder, and save released downloads in DP_REL (or whatever).

I will keep this in mind, though.
Hmmm.
What if it wasn't in the name when you downloaded it?
It is easy to rename if you want to.
Add _nightly or _test_for_the_milkman when you rename the pack.
I think people realise that _nightly and _test_txt have a different goal in mind.
We can test several theories and when we get feedback we look at it, and then a new nightly gets built using the things that we was told worked.
Thank you for helping us help you.

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Kind regards, Jaak.