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latest/rawest testing builds?

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If we want to test the latest builds, do we grab them from here:
https://builds.rainmeter.net/test_builds/

Or can builds based on even newer code, be found (& built) here?
https://github.com/rainmeter/rainmeter/
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Re: latest/rawest testing builds?

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jhsl wrote: March 18th, 2023, 1:05 pm If we want to test the latest builds, do we grab them from here:
https://builds.rainmeter.net/test_builds/

Or can builds based on even newer code, be found (& built) here?
https://github.com/rainmeter/rainmeter/
I believe the first choice is more appropriate when it comes to test builds, aka pre-releases. When it comes to stable versions, the parent folder, i.e. https://builds.rainmeter.net/ is the way to go. As for the GitHub releases, they are more or less the same as the latter stable versions, with the added benefit of being able to get the source code as well, if desired.
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Re: latest/rawest testing builds?

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You can always get the latest official release on https://www.rainmeter.net. That will link directly to the github release. This is the preferred method of download.

We also provide a mirror of all major releases at https://builds.rainmeter.net, however, we occasionally move "older" releases into the older folder. These are only meant as mirror downloads, and they are not the recommended way to download Rainmeter.

Test builds are just that, and might appear and disappear at any time. These builds are generally stable (as most of our regular releases are), but are meant for users with specific issues that the development team cannot reproduce.

There is no need to use these builds at all unless you are experiencing an issue that the test build was designed for. In most cases, a test build is temporary, and the changes will be included in the next official release.

Also, do not distribute any rmskin using a test build.

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Re: latest/rawest testing builds?

Post by jhsl »

Thanks, folks; much appreciated!