NIGHT BUILDS ARE NOT FOR FIRST TIME INSTALLSWhat are nightly builds?
- Nightly builds are binaries compiled daily from the latest source code, by an automatic program (not a stable release)
- Download: http://builds.magiclantern.fm/#/
- Feature comparison matrix
- Changeset log on BitbucketUpdate by RenatoPhoto (Oct 1, 2013):
* Delete ALL old files from card i.e. autoexec.bin and the entire ML directory and replace by new files. Do not mix old with new.
*Some cameras are being developed separately from the main Unified build. Some of those builds will have certain features available which may not be available through the nightly build. You can explore the individual RAW development threads for additional builds; of course AT YOUR OWN RISK.Who should use nightly builds?
- Anyone who likes to live on the bleeding edge, wants to help ML development and doesn't care about some features being broken.Why should I use a nightly build?
- To try the latest features (e.g. you have requested a feature and it was implemented).
- To check if a bug was fixed.
- To help us with testing (please report any bugs you find
).What are the disadvantages of nightly builds?
- You are running untested code
. The source code is updated daily, and development sometimes progresses very quickly. We can't test every little change on all cameras, so a few things may not work as expected.
- No documentation
- the only help for new features is a small line of text, and ML source code.
- No guarantees
- if it breaks, you get to keep both pieces. Well, the same is true for stable releases - but at least, the chances of things going wrong should be much lower.What's new?
- See the feature comparison matrix
- Browse the changeset log on Bitbucket
- Look for feature requests
marked as "DONE". You might find some cool stuff there.
- The list of changes is huge - if you want a nice summary, you need to wait for the next stable release.Will it work on my camera?
- Hopefully yes.
- Make sure you download the correct version for your camera.
- Some cameras are no longer maintained by anyone, so a lot of things are probably broken. If you find broken stuff, and you have some basic C skills, some spare time, and you like the idea of programming your own camera, give it a try
. Patches welcome.Anything else?
- If you run bleeding edge code, we kindly ask you to give something back - bug reports
. Tell us what is not working, so we can fix it.