Post by Jorgen Grahn Post by David Damerell
One of many innovations I would like to see borrowed from the Crawl world
is that public servers autobuild the development version. The developers
thereby get it tested, and people get to play it.
As a player and as a software engineer I would rather like to have already
tested versions available. Frustration would be too large if a good game
crashes. Providing a separate test branch to choose from would be okay,
though; the players could choose, new features vs. potential new problems.
Also a bugfix-only release would be okay; chances are good in that case
that you get a better, more reliable version. That said; auto-build would
be fine, provided that not every check-in would constitute a new version
Post by Jorgen Grahn
Whatever the solutions are, there /does/ seem to be a problem with the
users lagging behind the development ... for two years. The more
changes accumulate, the less likely you are to upgrade.
I - being a NH-343 player - wouldn't mind lots of changes per se. New
and interesting features are always an incentive to switch! Given the
NAO audience I also don't see that people would be reluctant to upgrade;
a significant majority plays NH-36x, including the "361dev" version.