Originally, Kakoune didn’t have official releases, and if you wanted to use it you would just build the latest commit, whatever it was. Sometimes Linux distributions or other third-party packagers would pick some particular commit, according to their own particular tastes. However, for the past… I want to say six months or so, there have been semi-regular releases, where mawww waits for particular bugs to be fixed or breaking changes to land.
Now that releases have been going on for a while, I’m curious how many people use them, so I decided to make a poll:
- I prefer third-party provided packages, whether or not they’re official releases
- I prefer official releases, from third-party packagers or built from official tarballs
- I build from git master whenever I see an interesting change land
If you do more than one of these, pick the one you do most often.
Note: Some third-party package repositories provide packages that will build the latest git version, whatever it is, rather than a specific, distro-chosen version. Such latest-git-version packages would count as “I build from git master” rather than “I prefer third-party provided packages” because you’re not trusting the packager to pick a version for you.