[Dev] Propose getting rid of developer release
vajda at osafoundation.org
Tue Nov 29 14:15:04 PST 2005
> Today almost nobody runs the debug version -- I suspect mostly because it's
> slower. On Windows it's awkward to setup cygwin for most users just to do a
> build. On Mac you also have to install the developer disks, which some people
> don't want to do. Then you have to wait forever while the build runs -- or
> fails like it did over the weekend. If we make everyone jump over all these
> hurdles to run the debug version, even fewer people will run it and we'll
> miss bugs. Instead, I think we need to make the debug version easier to run
> (and not too slow), not harder to run.
I hardly ever run the debug version not because it is too hard but because I
don't see the need. The only time I do, is when I want python built with
--with-pydebug turned on to help me debug C memory bugs I introduce when I use
the python C api.
As for running a debug version if Chandler, it is as easy as:
- checkout chandler sources
- make DEBUG=1 install
You do not need to do a full debug build to run a debug build.
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