When to make a new build

I am able to make unofficial builds for my main and backup phones, one using the v0.9-nougat tag and the other using v0.9-pie.
Clearly new commits are being made quite reguarly, and at some point the tag gets moved to a newer version. Is there any way I can track when this happens so that I know it’s worth making new builds to pull in the latest goodies?




Not sure if that’s what you’re looking for

I use to watch releases as @blaes mentioned.

you can also watch milestones (Osaka is the next) : https://gitlab.e.foundation/groups/e/-/milestones/

Thanks, but I don’t think it is. The ‘How to Build the /e/ ROM?’ instructions recommend builders to use git tags rather than branch names in their docker run commands.

As I understand it specifying a branch gets you the latest commit on that branch, whereas a tag points to a specific, and known commit. According to the tags page, the commit(s) to which the tag(s) pointed was last updated two weeks ago e.g. in the case of v0.9-nougat to point to commit 8ea92d8c . My builds were made more than two weeks ago when v0.9-nougat pointed to commit commit 7c5a38ce so if I do a new build now using the v0.9-nougat tag, it will include new functionality.

So I am interested in knowing when the tags are updated to point to a newer commit, because that’s the point at which the build will pick up some new functionality. It would be great if there were a way to be informed when the tags change, in the same way that you can subscribe to be informed when a specific issue is updated. But I suspec that the only way to get this information is to log in and view the tags page regularly to see when it changes.

Yes that’s what I do.

To keep it simple you could also just create an update build when a new changelog page is out.

Thanks, but I’m not sure what you mean by that? Where can I view change log pages?