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#general
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DU

04/22/2020, 8:16 AM
Q: how often will osquery create a new release? either major/minor version
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seph

04/22/2020, 2:05 PM
We're currently aiming for approximately every 2 months. It's not very formal
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DU

04/22/2020, 3:31 PM
can we aim for faster release for minor version? actually because my company would like to use the feature from
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https://github.com/osquery/osquery/compare/4.3.0...master
3:34 PM
current 4.3.0 release is on Apr 14th, not sure whether Apr 30th is possible for 4.3.1 (half month)?
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seph

04/22/2020, 6:19 PM
Unless there’s a critical bug. probably not. Curring releases is still fairly labor intensive. So ~2 months is mostly a balance between releasing often, and not burning out. We’re trying to get it more automated though
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DG

04/22/2020, 8:47 PM
I kind of had that question on official vs "dirty" binaries. "4.2.0-30-g09c52468-dirty" -- anyone can just compile a dirty and use vs the fully stable tested release or is there other downsides?
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seph

04/22/2020, 8:48 PM
It’s an open source piece of software, you can do whatever you want with it. 🙂 Maintaining a local fork, either for one release of forever, isn’t inherently wrong
8:49 PM
The version comes from git, “dirty” indicates you have uncommited changes. The
-30
indicates it’s 30 commits past the tag. And the sha is the git sha. Mostly that’s there to help in tracking down what build someone is running.
8:50 PM
If you ask for help about some kind of crash, and it’s specific to a custom build, there’s not much folks can help with.
8:50 PM
But broadly speaking, I’d expect master to be shipable, and there’s not a very rigorous process for testing before a release
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DG

04/22/2020, 8:51 PM
Oh no it was just a pulled and compiled as you said - just debating on if i want to over write the my compiled with the official 4.3.0 - I mainly did the compiled for creating a MSI at the time
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seph

04/22/2020, 8:52 PM
“no”? I can tell you the version is basically tyhe output of
git describe --tags --always
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DG

04/22/2020, 8:52 PM
No, as in not asking for help - just a general question ; )
8:53 PM
I understand what you mean and appreciated the response
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seph

04/22/2020, 8:53 PM
Ah, cool then
8:54 PM
Several sites maintain local builds. It’s not wrong. It’s just more work
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DU

04/23/2020, 4:30 AM
Unless there’s a critical bug. probably not. Curring releases is still fairly labor intensive. So ~2 months is mostly a balance between releasing often, and not burning out. We’re trying to get it more automated though
understand, I can create custom build based on commit first
4:30 AM
thanks 😄