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|0003237||2 - Next Dev List (Holding Area)||Enhancement||public||2019-03-06 17:29||2020-07-02 02:11|
|Summary||0003237: Build types should be fixed choices, not free strings|
At present, the build type can be any string, arbitrarily. This isn't too useful.
It would be nice to enable or disable code based on build types -- certain code appears or disappears when a beta build is created, for example, for testing.
We should rearrange HRDVER.H and the build script so that the build type is given from a set of choices, which are fixed and drive on/off preprocessor macros to enable or disable code optionally.
We do need to still flag unsigned builds of any type. So I propose these mutually exclusive build types:
EXPERIMENTAL // not a beta or a release build; maybe a one-off for testing BETA // a public beta release RELEASE // a released and supported build
Additionally, the "UNSIGNED" flag may be set:
UNSIGNED == 0 // this build is signed UNSIGNED == 1 // this build is not signed SIGNED == 1 // this build is signed SIGNED == 0 // this build is not signed
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