• How often...

    From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to All on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 17:06:00
    do you update from CVS? Do you run it once a month? Week? Everytime one
    of these posts show up in the area?

    Grease

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Grease on Thursday, October 17, 2019 00:13:58
    Re: How often...
    By: Grease to All on Wed Oct 16 2019 10:06 am

    do you update from CVS? Do you run it once a month? Week? Everytime one
    of these posts show up in the area?

    I don't update very regularly. Usually if I think my BBS is running stable, I don't update for a while, unless there's a new fix or feature I see in the commit logs.

    When there's a significant change in CVS, eventually I'll update my BBS to keep my system up to date with those changes so I don't fall too far behind.

    When a new official release comes out, I always update to those.

    Nightfox

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  • From Marisag@VERT/AMIGAC to Grease on Thursday, October 17, 2019 00:02:40
    Re: How often...
    By: Grease to All on Wed Oct 16 2019 10:06:00

    do you update from CVS? Do you run it once a month? Week? Everytime one
    of these posts show up in the area?

    Yes, you should update with CVS as the instructions show...

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Grease on Thursday, October 17, 2019 02:26:00
    Grease wrote to All <=-

    do you update from CVS? Do you run it once a month? Week?
    Everytime one of these posts show up in the area?

    Yes. I generally do it about every two weeks. Sometimes a little
    more often if I see juicy tidbits in the commit/changelogs via the
    DoveNet echo area(s).



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  • From Ragnarok@VERT/DOCKSUD to Grease on Thursday, October 17, 2019 20:39:23
    El 16/10/19 a las 12:06, Grease escribi:
    do you update from CVS? Do you run it once a month? Week? Everytime one
    of these posts show up in the area?

    Grease

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    i update when i have time to play with bbs.

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  • From Mortifis@VERT/ALLEYCAT to Grease on Friday, October 18, 2019 06:43:36
    do you update from CVS? Do you run it once a month? Week? Everytime one
    of these posts show up in the area?

    I'm still running SBBS v2.00g from 1994, so, no! :-P

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Mortifis on Friday, October 18, 2019 05:45:42
    Re: Re: How often...
    By: Mortifis to Grease on Thu Oct 17 2019 11:43 pm

    do you update from CVS? Do you run it once a month? Week? Everytime one of these posts show up in the area?

    I'm still running SBBS v2.00g from 1994, so, no! :-P


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  • From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to Nightfox on Friday, October 18, 2019 18:22:00
    Nightfox wrote to Grease <=-

    When there's a significant change in CVS, eventually I'll update my BBS
    to keep my system up to date with those changes so I don't fall too far behind.

    Okay. I just see there's usually 2-3 minor things a week. I guess I'll just wing it and do every three months, unless it's a significant change.

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  • From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to Marisag on Friday, October 18, 2019 18:25:00
    Marisag wrote to Grease <=-

    Yes, you should update with CVS as the instructions show...

    I was curious about the frequency of the updates.

    Grease

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  • From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to Gamgee on Friday, October 18, 2019 18:28:00
    Gamgee wrote to Grease <=-

    Yes. I generally do it about every two weeks. Sometimes a little
    more often if I see juicy tidbits in the commit/changelogs via the
    DoveNet echo area(s).

    Okay, I was thinking like every three months, but I guess it may be
    more often.

    Grease

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  • From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to Ragnarok on Friday, October 18, 2019 18:28:00
    Ragnarok wrote to Grease <=-

    i update when i have time to play with bbs.

    Sounds legit.

    Grease

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  • From Grease@VERT/DARKMATT to Mortifis on Friday, October 18, 2019 18:55:00
    Mortifis wrote to Grease <=-

    I'm still running SBBS v2.00g from 1994, so, no! :-P

    Same computer? Haha/

    Grease

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  • From Mortifis@VERT/ALLEYCAT to Grease on Friday, October 18, 2019 23:45:48
    Mortifis wrote to Grease <=-

    I'm still running SBBS v2.00g from 1994, so, no! :-P

    Same computer? Haha/

    Yup, my old frankenstien 386SX with 4 megs of RAM and a 100 meg HD, ... jk, but that's what I ran my 1st SBBS board on it, and, it had a Sound Blaster sound card that had scripts for Dr.Sbaitso; my first talking computer. LOL

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Grease on Friday, October 18, 2019 21:07:01
    Re: Re: How often...
    By: Grease to Marisag on Fri Oct 18 2019 11:25 am

    Marisag wrote to Grease <=-

    Yes, you should update with CVS as the instructions show...

    I was curious about the frequency of the updates.

    It really depends on your priorities and concerns. Sometimes the newest code is not the best code as a new bug or regression might've been introduced. Of course, we rely on sysops (and their users) to test the features so we know when there's a bug and try to act quickly to fix them.

    If stability is your highest priority, then I'd say wait for a lull between cvs-commits (of .c of .cpp files), as those are probably the periods of highest reliability. When there are frequent and daily commits, all related to the same feature/change-set, that's a good indication that things might not be settled and you may experience a new bug or two if you update during those periods of high activity - which is fine so long as you understand the risk and are prepared to report bugs.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Grease on Friday, October 18, 2019 21:15:58
    Re: Re: How often...
    By: Grease to Gamgee on Fri Oct 18 2019 11:28 am

    Yes. I generally do it about every two weeks. Sometimes a little
    more often if I see juicy tidbits in the commit/changelogs via the
    DoveNet echo area(s).

    Okay, I was thinking like every three months, but I guess it may be
    more often.

    You can decide the appropriate frequency for yourself and your BBS. Sometimes it might be a matter of "if it's not broken, don't fix it", but you might also want the latest features & fixes more often. One thing I keep in mind is that the daily builds represent Synchronet in a state of change, and sometimes there are bugs that crop up in the daily builds. So you basically update at your own risk. Most of the time it's fairly stable though. I like to keep a backup of my last binaries that were working well though, so if something isn't working right after an update, I can revert back to my known-good binaries that I've kept.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Mortifis on Friday, October 18, 2019 21:18:37
    Re: Re: How often...
    By: Mortifis to Grease on Fri Oct 18 2019 04:45 pm

    Yup, my old frankenstien 386SX with 4 megs of RAM and a 100 meg HD, ... jk, but that's what I ran my 1st SBBS board on it, and, it had a Sound Blaster sound card that had scripts for Dr.Sbaitso; my first talking computer. LOL

    Those were the days.. I had a PC with about the same configuration at one point, a 386SX-16 with (I think) 4MB RAM and a Sound Blaster Pro sound card (later upgraded to a Sound Blaster 16). I liked Dr. Sbaitso, and their general text-to-speech program too (which let you type anything and it would speak it; I think it could also read text files). I also liked the demos that their sound cards used to come with. These days, you tend not to get extras like that because sound hardware is pretty much universal these days and there isn't really anything 'special' about it.

    Nightfox

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