> > Also, a software list update was pushed into that branch the day before release,
> > which seems to fly in the face of the rule.
> A software list for a newly-added system. Software lists are typically distributed
> separately on a per-system basis, and so adding a softlist for a newly-promoted
> system does not impinge on peoples' abilities to put together a full ROM/CHD set in a
> timely manner, and it does not risk changing a pre-existing software list.
> It's actually perfectly logically consistent if you're not being an intentionally
> obtuse twat.
really? news to me.
MAME - [FREE] MAME 0.180 Software List ROMs (T7Z-Merged) 1 Download Torrent 30/11/2016 31.960 GB xxx 208 7 (1) 612 9.306 TB N/A N/A
SLs are distributed much like the rest, together, so that the less popular ones don't just end up ignored / forgotten. Better for preservation that way so I'm glad that's what people do.
but I'd rather not be having this conversation at all.
Main issue now is a lot of people use daily builds instead, they enjoyed the releases, because it meant they got to sync their roms up, now due to the 'freeze' the roms don't sync with the daily builds at all because the sets go their own ways before a release so even at the point of release they're syncing to old sets.
this doesn't bother *me* but I'm just trying to convey a message from other people here, the change of handling has been disruptive rather than helpful.