> > I don't see why anyone would be concerned with having a factory build unless you
> > a regular poster at MT. In the case of downloading it now it will be u7 + bug
> 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
Hope it doesn't sound bad but there is never that guarantee with any version.
> 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?
I think that has more do do with the fact that most people don't compile or don't like doing it often.
> 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
I don't see the big deal. If you want to post a bug report you have to test in a factory build which you can grab from the release threads here and retest. It always compiles. Actually once it didn't for me and then I saw a thread about it in the mess shoutbox about people making a fix for it. It was far from the end of days that people sometimes make it out to be whenever the git link is brought up.