From: John Maddock (jm_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-10 07:12:47
> 2) regex doesn't compile on vc7
I managed to mess things up a little with recent changes - it should now be
> So, I guess the question I really have is:
> Are there any expectations of stability for the mainline?
> If so, what are they?
> else what expectations do the developers have that anyone will bother
> testing any of their changes?
It depends upon what you are doing, I think "occationally broken, mostly
working" would be a reasonable approximation. Problems such as the ones you
describe should be the exception rather than the rule, and should be fixed
promptly (in other words authors should be prepared to respond reasonably
prompty to fallout from any changes they make), but I don't think anyone
could guarentee that everything works all the time :-(
> am I wasting my time attempting to build and use the mainline CVS branch
> every day?
I hope not, as I say report problems, and be prepared to revert to the last
good version if you can't wait for any needed fixes...
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