> I don't see why anyone would be concerned with having a factory build unless you are
> a regular poster at MT. In the case of downloading it now it will be u7 + bug fixes.
you see, this is exactly the reason why there is no official GIT. if you download anything not from mamedev.org there is absolutely no guarantee that it compiles, while 0.145 + all patches compiles just fine
can you see now why most users should just ignore the GIT repository if not to read what is going on or to test specific changes?
EDIT: and I'm not suggesting that we should close current GIT mirror (I'm quite happy that development can be followed by a larger user-base), only saying that if you take the code from there you have the same rights any dev has: almost none
hence, no official support, unless patching the official source gives the same result