Thanks for the info. I will read up on git and install on my RPi2. Having 
programmed in VB, ASP, PHP, and even a little WebDelphi for years, perhaps 
the learning curve won't be too steep.


On Friday, January 13, 2017 at 9:00:05 AM UTC-5, mwall wrote:
> On Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:12:22 AM UTC-5, wxwatching wrote:
>> mwall,
>> Thanks for the info. I don't suppose there is a date set yet for that 
>> release? If it is still sometime away, I am not adverse to install a 
>> development version, although I have never installed from github and am not 
>> quite sure how to go about that.
> usually it is pretty safe to use what is on the master branch.  we try to 
> never 'break' the master, but sometimes bugs happen.
> really disruptive changes happen on a branch so they can be tested first.  
> for example, there is a lot of activity right now on the 'development' 
> branch.
> there is not yet a date set for the 3.7 release.  there will probably be a 
> lengthy public testing period before 3.7 is ready to replace 3.6.
> if you want to run from code directly from master, download the zip file 
> from github (click the green 'clone or download' button and select 
> 'Download ZIP').  unzip it, then install using the approach.  deb 
> and rpm packages are only available once we get into the last stages of 
> testing a release.
> if you want to keep updated with the latest changes from master, then use 
> 'git' to clone the repository and to update your copy over time.  details 
> for doing that would take more than a couple of sentences.
> if you are playing with unstable code (yours or that of someone else), be 
> sure to backup your database, and keep a copy of your working weewx around 
> in case you want to roll back.
> its pretty easy to switch back and forth from one version of weewx to 
> another, but probably not something you want to do on a production system.
> m

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