I’ve just set up a discussion on Reddit at https://old.reddit.com/r/cataclysmdda/comments/9n890x/more_experimental_build_history_patreon/ about possibly setting up a Patreon for more storage to allow reverting to more older experimental builds.
In particular, the idea would require just a few people pledging small (<= $1) amounts to get one or two months’ worth of build history, scaling up if more people are interested.
I wanted to set up a discussion here, too, not just on Reddit, as this is more the central hub of Cataclysm – but do read the Reddit thread if you’re wondering how this all came about.
The two major questions I need answers to are these (copied from Reddit):
- How much value would you find in having a long history of build artifacts (i.e., experimental builds that you can download and run immediately)? And what would you consider the minimum amount of history (in terms of number of builds or days/weeks/months of history) for this to be useful to you?
- Would you pledge a small amount of money (think $0.5 - $1) monthly to achieve that history? More? What is a reasonable amount for you? And would you want to get something else in return for that sum?
Regarding the second question, I can’t promise anything on behalf of the CDDA project itself: I can’t get your name in a credits file or MOTD, can’t offer Cataclysm T-shirts or other personalized items, etc… If you think I’ve been doing a good job maintaining the build system so far, I can promise to keep doing so – alternately, if you think I’ve been doing a bad job, tell me why and I’ll try to improve. But for the most part, I’m asking so we can have a discussion.
I’ll be watching for replies both here and on Reddit, so hit me with your best feedback – I do want to know what everyone thinks, even if the overwhelming sentiment is that there’s nothing to fix and we should let it go.