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<title>Nightly builds for developers</title>
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<section name="Nightly builds for developers">
<p></p>
<h2>What are the nightly builds?</h2>
<p>
The nightly builds are interim builds that are <b>untested and unsupported</b>.
<i>Use at your own risk!</i>
<br/>
These unreleased builds may not even load, may have undocumented features,
known defects, and any number of other issues.
<br/>
They are intended for use by developers and others wishing to help with resolving JMeter bugs.
</p>
<p>
<span style="font-size : x-large"><b>These builds should not be used in production.</b></span>
</p>
<h2>Where are the nightly builds?</h2>
<p>JMeter CI builds are currently run by Jenkins and Buildbot</p>
<p>These are located at:
<ul>
<li><a href="https://builds.apache.org/job/JMeter-trunk/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/trunk/dist/">Last Successful Jenkins build for JMeter-trunk</a></li>
<li><a href="http://ci.apache.org/projects/jmeter/nightlies/">Buildbot nightly builds for JMeter-trunk</a></li>
<li><a href="https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/snapshots/org/apache/jmeter/">Maven Snapshots (Buildbot nightly builds)</a></li>
</ul>
</p>
<h2>What do they consist of?</h2>
<p>
JMeter is distributed as a set of zip (or tar-gz) archive files.
The files are called:
<ul>
<li>apache-jmeter-{version}_bin.zip - JMeter binaries</li>
<li>apache-jmeter-{version}_lib.zip - 3rd party jar files (rarely changes)</li>
<li>apache-jmeter-{version}_src.zip - JMeter source</li>
<li>apache-jmeter-{version}_api.zip - JMeter Javadoc (if available)</li>
</ul>
<h2>Installing JMeter runtime</h2>
Download the _bin and _lib files
<br/>
Unpack the archives into the same directory structure
<br/>
The other archives are not needed to run JMeter.
<h2>Building JMeter</h2>
Download the _src, _bin and _lib files
<br/>
Unpack all the archives into the <b>same directory structure</b>.
<br/>
</p>
<h2>Warning - please note!</h2>
<p>
<span style="font-size : large">
<b>The nightly builds may or may not work properly - or at all.</b>
</span>
</p>
<p>
If there is a problem with a particular version,
it may be worth reporting this on the JMeter-dev mailing list and/or trying again in a day or two.
</p>
</section>
</body>
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