[Bf-committers] Nightly builds on Steam and Snap stores

Ray Molenkamp ray at lazydodo.com
Fri Jul 16 19:08:38 CEST 2021

Is the developer wiki is the ideal place to
communicate with end-users?

There's no denying these are pretty good looking
docs with plenty of screenshots, the top of the
page is clearly aimed at developers and will
just scare off most end users that do manage to
find it. (end users are unlikely to visit the
dev wiki)

Even if they do find it, and make it past the first page
there's following progression:

- Pipeline talk - end-user: Eek!
- Downloading from the website! - end-user: Yay
- Scary looking 10 line regex - end-user: Eek!
- Using steam! - end-user: Yay

This page just seems to have no idea who its
audience is and it makes for a somewhat
incoherent experience for all parties involved.


On 2021-07-16 9:40 a.m., James Monteath via Bf-committers wrote:
> Hi all,
> Nightly builds are now available on Steam (BETA) test branches and Snap
> channels.
> **Steam**
> The automated delivery of *2.93 / 2.83 LTS - Candidates*
> and *3.0 - Alpha* builds are now accessible via Steam (BETA) Test branches.
> Blender nightly builds are available for all supported platforms on Steam.
> Using Steam Test Branches:
> https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/Infrastructure/BuildBot#Using_Steam_Test_Branches
> **Snap**
> For Linux systems with Snap support, *2.93 / 2.83 LTS - Candidates*
> and *3.0 - Alpha *builds can be refreshed using channels.
> Using Snap Test Channels:
> https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/Infrastructure/BuildBot#Using_Snap_Test_Channels
> Cheers !

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