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Oolite Windows - Trunk nightly builds

Post by another_commander » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:01 am

This has been posted already, but I believe it is best if it gets its own announcement:

Nightly trunk binaries for the Windows port of Oolite are now available from the GitHub Oolite Nightly Releases repository.

Disclaimer: Trunk builds represent the cutting edge in Oolite development. There are no guarantees about their functionality and they are produced for testing purposes only. People wishing to just play the game are advised to donwload the current official releases instead. The above builds utilize Diziet Sma's modified installer script and can co-exist peacefully with the standard game installations.

The script producing the builds runs every night at 02:00 UTC (03:00 CET).

You can also use our rsync service to sunchronize old trunk installations you may have with the latest and greatest dev version, by following the instructions kindly provided by Getafix:
Getafix wrote:Responding to the public's need, the Windows nightly service has been extended
to deliver "upgrade" functionality through rsync network protocol. :shock:

In that way, you can update your Oolite-Trunk installation to the latest nightly release,
getting the differences only. 8)

Since rsync is not delivered with Windows, you can try cwRsync client.
(To be honest with the community, I have only tested the service with cwRsync.)

Having installed cwRsync, you can execute the following in a command prompt:

For 64bit Oolite-Trunk Windows installations:

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C:\>"c:\Program Files (x86)\cwRsync\bin\rsync.exe" -rlvz --progress rsync://terrastorage.no-ip.info/oolite-trunk-windows_x64/* /cygdrive/c/Oolite-Trunk/.
For 32bit Oolite-Trunk Windows installations:

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C:\>"c:\Program Files (x86)\cwRsync\bin\rsync.exe" -rlvz --progress rsync://terrastorage.no-ip.info/oolite-trunk-windows/* /cygdrive/c/Oolite-Trunk/.
Some hints:
The c:\Program Files (x86)\cwRsync\bin\rsync.exe and /cygdrive/c/Oolite-Trunk/. should be changed according
to your installation paths. For example D:\MyPath\Oolite-Trunk becomes /cygdrive/d/MyPath/Oolite-Trunk/.
If your Oolite-Trunk path contains spaces, do not use quotes.
Getafix wrote:Hint: There is a cwrsync.cmd in the root installation folder of cwrsync.
Edit this and add the following line at the end of the file:

Oolite nightly 64bit

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"C:\Program Files (x86)\cwRsync\bin\rsync" -rlvz --progress rsync://terrastorage.dyndns.info/oolite-trunk-windows_x64/* /cygdrive/c/Oolite-Trunk/.
Oolite nightly 32bit

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"C:\Program Files (x86)\cwRsync\bin\rsync" -rlvz --progress rsync://terrastorage.dyndns.info/oolite-trunk-windows/* /cygdrive/c/Oolite-Trunk/.
If Windows is 32bit (and you have kept the original cwrsync installation) then you need to change the rsync path removing
the " (x86)" form the path. There is a space before the left parenthesis that needs to be removed too.
This line of code also assumes default installation path for Oolite nightly too... change it as per your needs... keeping the /cygdrive/ of course.

Create a shortcut of cwrsync.cmd wherever is handy for you and you are now one double-click away from rsync-ing getting the latest nightly!
(Cudos to AC for pointing this out!)



Edit 11 Nov, 2013: Nightly builds are up and running again and the primary target is now Windows 64-bit.
Edit 23 Oct, 2016: Added rsync instructions as per Diziet Sma's suggestion.
Edit 25 May, 2017: Updated nightlies location to the github one,

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Post by Getafix » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:45 am

Due to maintenance activities on terrastorage.ath.cx infrastructure,
some 'Nightly Builds' service hick-ups may be encountered starting
of today and during this weekend.

The activities completion will be announced.

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Post by Cody » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:04 pm

I just tried to download the latest trunk build from the above link.
Normally it takes three or four minutes. The same for Diziet’s build.

Today, it seemed like it was choked, and the estimated time was twenty-three minutes and rising.
I cancelled the download and tried again… same result.

I’ve now tried four times… very slow.

It’s not my system or ISP… everything else is fine, and I’ve checked my speed.

Just tried again… download speed started very fast, then slowed right down to 14 kB/s.
Cancelled again.
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Post by another_commander » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:13 am

An update has been made to the nightly build system. For those who are using nightly builds for testing purposes or are simply curious to know what is going on with development, the build report and download page now displays the changes since the last successful build, together with the name of the coder(s) who applied them and the time of comit. We hope this will imporve testing and bug reporting and maybe give a chance to people to see what progress is being made in a more "realtime" way. The process is entirely automated, so if you notice any glitch, please do let us know.

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Post by Svengali » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:49 pm

Muchas gracias a_c and Getafix. It will help us oxpers to stay informed without nagging you every second day .-)

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Oolite Windows - Trunk nightly builds

Post by Getafix » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:23 am

The Windows nightly build status page has been updated with
a new link to Mac OS X nightly build status page.

Furthermore some minor retouch:
  • the setup executable is now hosted in Ahruman's server for improved download times,
  • the setup executable name has been slightly altered,
  • the status execution date has been moved to the page-header,
  • the nightly build execution time has been shifted to 04:00am UTC,
  • the nightly revision is synchronized with Mac and Linux and
  • the windows download link is now first in the download-section.
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Post by Cody » Fri May 14, 2010 10:58 am

Just downloaded 1.74.0.3335 and ran the install. Norton didn’t like it at all and has quarantined it.
I had no problem with 3323 yesterday (or with any Oolite installs before). Any thoughts?
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Post by another_commander » Fri May 14, 2010 12:20 pm

El Viejo wrote:Just downloaded 1.74.0.3335 and ran the install. Norton didn’t like it at all and has quarantined it.
I had no problem with 3323 yesterday (or with any Oolite installs before). Any thoughts?
Just scanned both the installer executable and all the files in the installation image of the r3335 nightly build installer using McAfee 8.7.0i Enterprise and the 13th May DATs. No detections. Given that the same machine produced yesterday's nightly which seemed to not bother Norton, I would call this a false positive.

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Post by Zieman » Fri May 14, 2010 12:42 pm

El Viejo wrote:Just downloaded 1.74.0.3335 and ran the install. Norton didn’t like it at all and has quarantined it.
I had no problem with 3323 yesterday (or with any Oolite installs before). Any thoughts?
Scanned the package with F-Secure 2010 - nothing detected.
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Post by Cody » Fri May 14, 2010 1:49 pm

Cool... thanks guys.
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Post by JazHaz » Fri May 14, 2010 1:59 pm

El Viejo wrote:Just downloaded 1.74.0.3335 and ran the install. Norton didn’t like it at all and has quarantined it.
Have you recently upgraded Norton? I have and it found something it didn't like and quarantined it. Which would be good except its a pre-existing program demo that it never bothered about before upgrading.
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Post by Cody » Fri May 14, 2010 2:13 pm

JazHaz wrote:Have you recently upgraded Norton?
No, been running NIS 2010 since November... and for many years before that with previous editions. It sometimes queries an Oolite download because it's not 'digitally signed' (neither was the last ATI driver, strangely), but that's the first time it's quarantined one.
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Post by Cody » Fri May 21, 2010 3:32 pm

Apologies for returning to this, but the recent trunk nightly builds really freak my Nortons out. I just tried to run r3388. It can’t detect anything bad in the downloaded binary, but as soon as I run the .exe, it insists on quarantining the file, then goes into a flurry of background activity, using over fifty per cent CPU, which stops only when I delete the file. It doesn’t matter how many times I restore it from quarantine, NIS 2010 hates it. As stated in my earlier post, it’s only the most recent nightlies, after r3323… has something changed?
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Post by another_commander » Fri May 21, 2010 4:50 pm

El Viejo wrote:Apologies for returning to this, but the recent trunk nightly builds really freak my Nortons out. I just tried to run r3388. It can’t detect anything bad in the downloaded binary, but as soon as I run the .exe, it insists on quarantining the file, then goes into a flurry of background activity, using over fifty per cent CPU, which stops only when I delete the file. It doesn’t matter how many times I restore it from quarantine, NIS 2010 hates it. As stated in my earlier post, it’s only the most recent nightlies, after r3323… has something changed?
Whatever might have changed, it is nothing malicious or otherwise dangerous. Re-checked with McAfee and latest DATs both r3388 installer and installation image and no detections have been reported. Norton is wrong.

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Post by Cody » Fri May 21, 2010 5:13 pm

I know that Norton is wrong, a_c... I just can't figure why it freaks out.

For the record, Norton Safe Web gives oolite.org a full quota of green ticks... it likes the website.
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