You go to the DOSBox-X GitHub page to download the latest release. You go the ECE build page to download the latest SVN build. How is the former more ideal than the latter? Perhaps it's your perception that is less than ideal.
You seem to miss the point that DOSBox-X is an SVN build because it incorporates SVN code, albeit a significantly modified one, but then so are the Daum and ECE builds. If the lopsided comparison you have made here is some kind of passive-aggressive approach to try to hurry the release of 0.75 then I assure you it won't work; don't worry about that.
...uhh... what? o_O
OK, so, firstly, if a casual person goes to the DOSBox-X website it's three clicks to get to a download for a Win32 installer.
If a casual person goes to the DOSBox website, actually FINDING that the SVN builds even exist is not easy. In fact, you pretty much have to either go to the forums, find a way into the Wiki, which doesn't have a direct link anywhere on the DOSBox website although there are links to non-main pages of the wiki, and even from there if you take the first trip you find to sourceforge, which there is a link to from the Links section, but the SVN section there is for 0.74-3. I couldn't, and still can't, figure out on my own how to even access the actual SVN code, nor do I have any idea if snapshot builds are made for people to download.
This is not me being passive-aggressive, it's me being genuinely confused as to how to access anything to do with SVN, which is going to be the same experience for the average person. Again, three clicks from the DOSBox-X homepage, and you're downloading the latest build.
Plus, on top of that, if you want people to actually USE the SVN builds, then that's what you should be advertising on the main page instead of official versioned builds. You can't expect the average person to dig into the SVN when it's already hidden away pretty darn well, whereas the average person looking into DOSBox-X will have a download of it just as fast as 0.74-3.
I mention the SVN in the video and that DOSBox-X does borrow some of the SVN updates for its own code. I'm not trying to rush 0.75 or anything, I've been told by someone else on the team that 0.75 isn't too far off, so I'm just telling everyone I plan to do the comparisons again. If that's tomorrow or two years from now, so be it.
Please do not misinterpret what I'm trying to say; it's really distressing when people try to read between the lines with what I say because I never intend there to be any hidden meanings; What I say is what I mean. When I say not to worry about me making a new video when 0.75 is out, that is ALL I mean. It's not an attempt to rush, it's not me being condescending, it's just me assuring you that I intend to do the comparisons again in the future for sake of fairness.
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