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The nightly build download page warns: "DO NOT RELEASE GAMES WITH THESE, as they may contain bugs and APIs that will not remain supported".
So, in your opinion, is it better to release my game with the current stable build that contains this bug, or a new nightly build that eliminates it but could have other problems?
Will there be any issues for me updating the game when the next stable release of Renpy is available?
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Firstly just ask yourself if the 'fixed bug' is a deal breaker for your game.
- If it is, maybe chance the nightly 'bug fix' code base. (most of those warnings are pretty generic anyway and 'presumably' you will be releasing another release in a month which can happily use a stable code base). It also depends how 'mission critical' stability is... If a bug had crept in, would your player base be understanding, let you know and wait a next release or would they desert you?
- If it is not, maybe just stay stable.
The primary thing (for game development) is to note the "APIs that will not remain supported" bit... basically don't build code dependent upon new features only available in nightlies.
If you really, really, really wanted to be sure, maybe diff the stable versus nightly and 'best guess' what hiccups might occur
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From what I've seen of the recent nightly builds, they appear stable for now.
If you're worried, split it off. Give the ordinary update using Ren'Py stable, and make a 'new' app, built with Ren'Py nightly.
Mention the nightly app in the changelog and let your userbase choose if they want to risk possible bugs.
If it fails, they just uninstall it and revert to the stable version. If it works, then there's no problem!
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Just don't expect long-term support for it.
(When was the last time you backed up your game?)
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I have decided to release the app built with the nightly build.