Code Recommenders has three release channels and one labs channel:
Dev Channel: 1.x.x series
Developer builds. Latest and greatest features but can be unstable at times. Features tested here may go into the stable channel. Contains the Kepler Release Candidates.
Head Channel: 1.x.x series
Head builds. Bleeding edge features, directly published from Hudson. For committers and real fans!
Research prototypes. For early adopters, committers, researchers, and contributors!
So what is where?
- Stable: The Stable channel is updated with features and fixes once they have been thoroughly tested in
the Dev channel. If you want rock solid Code Recommenders but don't need the latest features, the Stable channel is
for you. Currently, stable is a bit out dated as we put all our development effort into Dev channel.
- Dev: This developer preview channel is where ideas get tested (and sometimes fail). The Dev channel
can be very unstable at times, and new features usually require some manual configuration to be enabled. Still, simply
using Dev channel releases is an easy (practically zero-effort) way for anyone to help improve Code Recommenders.
- Head: This build is for people who want to help test Code Recommenders and contribute to its
development. Whereas Dev and Stable channels are released manually after some manual testing phase, head builds are
provided immediately by the build server if the build passes the automated test suite. Consequently, every new feature
and/or fix is immediately available in head but may at times be unusable. You shouldn't set this channels as your
default release channel if your are not an enthusiastic power user or committer :-)
- Labs: Recommenders is about trying new ideas. These new ideas are accessible in this labs update site. Please
note that plug-ins made available here are not hosted at Eclipse.org and are not (yet) part of the Recommenders
project. It's merely a composite update site that aggregates external, mostly student and early prototype projects.
Also note that these plug-ins are not necessarily published under EPL. Thes plug-ins are thought for early adopters, committers,
researchers, and contributors!