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Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date?
04/19/16 09:48 PM


> What does that have to do with the build date? In my life as user, I didn't even know
> what a build date was. I knew about a release date though.

For the majority of cases, yes, a release date would suffice, although if somebody has used an old build as a base and forked it / made improvements to it then sometimes knowing when that version was built is handy too and that being automatic means they can't forget to update it.

Having no date at all is a bad idea IMHO.

As I said elsewhere I'm actually surprised by the arguments against it given how often we've found it to be such a useful thing in the very material we're emulating (compile timestamps in the rom data etc. so we know precisely when a build is from when the company forgets to update dates / version numbers elsewhere)

Build dates are also handy if other things get fucked up, I think our 'pacman' update system had an issue recently whereby a newer package had a lower version number, and wouldn't install, but the issue was actually the older package had been versioned incorrectly. It caused a fair bit of confusion.







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* MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? John IV 04/18/16 04:15 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? B2K24  04/18/16 07:57 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? AntoPISA  04/18/16 09:14 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? etabeta  04/19/16 05:24 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Haze  04/19/16 05:48 PM
. * I like to know the date.... Traso  04/19/16 11:57 PM
. * Re: I like to know the date.... MooglyGuy  04/20/16 12:14 AM
. * Re: I like to know the date.... Traso  04/26/16 09:37 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? AntoPISA  04/19/16 05:30 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Vas Crabb  04/18/16 04:54 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? CiroConsentino  04/18/16 01:05 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Haze  04/18/16 12:34 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Olivier Galibert  04/18/16 01:58 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Haze  04/18/16 07:19 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? MooglyGuy  04/18/16 09:48 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? AntoPISA  04/18/16 04:39 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Olivier Galibert  04/18/16 06:28 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? AntoPISA  04/18/16 06:39 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? SoltanGris42  04/18/16 07:19 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? AntoPISA  04/18/16 07:26 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Haze  04/18/16 07:27 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? MooglyGuy  04/18/16 07:43 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Haze  04/18/16 09:33 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? MooglyGuy  04/18/16 09:46 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Haze  04/18/16 09:55 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? R. Belmont  04/19/16 02:49 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Haze  04/19/16 02:57 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? remax  04/19/16 11:03 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Haze  04/19/16 01:59 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? B2K24  04/19/16 05:52 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? anikom15  04/19/16 07:54 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Haze  04/19/16 08:46 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? anikom15  04/19/16 09:01 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Haze  04/19/16 09:09 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? anikom15  04/19/16 09:19 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Haze  04/19/16 09:26 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? anikom15  04/19/16 09:37 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Haze  04/19/16 09:48 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? anikom15  04/19/16 09:52 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Haze  04/19/16 09:54 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Haze  04/19/16 05:54 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Vas Crabb  04/20/16 12:32 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Traso  04/26/16 09:38 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? LensLarque  04/19/16 08:27 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Haze  04/19/16 08:43 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? LensLarque  04/19/16 08:59 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? anikom15  04/19/16 09:36 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? LensLarque  04/19/16 11:55 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Calamity  04/20/16 11:04 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? LensLarque  04/20/16 03:25 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? B2K24  04/20/16 01:27 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Robbbert  04/20/16 03:14 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? B2K24  04/20/16 06:18 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? anikom15  04/20/16 06:20 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? anikom15  04/20/16 03:44 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? LensLarque  04/20/16 02:51 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? anikom15  04/20/16 03:50 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? LensLarque  04/20/16 04:18 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? anikom15  04/20/16 04:51 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? LensLarque  04/20/16 06:04 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? remax  04/20/16 01:10 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Haze  04/20/16 03:18 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? anikom15  04/20/16 12:49 AM
. * MT was never right to begin with. Firehawke  04/20/16 12:16 AM
. * Re: MT was never right to begin with. LensLarque  04/20/16 12:47 AM
. * Re: MT was never right to begin with. MooglyGuy  04/20/16 02:46 AM
. * Re: MT was never right to begin with. LensLarque  04/20/16 03:49 AM
. * Re: MT was never right to begin with. Traso  04/26/16 09:40 AM
. * Re: MT was never right to begin with. LensLarque  04/26/16 12:52 PM
. * Re: MT was never right to begin with. Firehawke  04/20/16 01:55 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Haze  04/19/16 09:08 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Kitsune Sniper  04/19/16 11:21 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Haze  04/19/16 11:57 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Envisaged0ne  04/19/16 08:10 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? anikom15  04/19/16 08:00 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? B2K24  04/19/16 07:49 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? R. Belmont  04/19/16 07:33 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Firehawke  04/20/16 12:19 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Firehawke  04/19/16 12:57 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Haze  04/19/16 02:15 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? anikom15  04/19/16 03:42 AM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? R. Belmont  04/19/16 07:37 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? redk9258Moderator  04/18/16 10:49 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? B2K24  04/18/16 11:32 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? Envisaged0ne  04/18/16 11:49 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? SoltanGris42  04/18/16 10:46 PM
. * Re: MAME.exe no longer showing compile date? AntoPISA  04/18/16 07:33 PM

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