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How to download builds correctly from the binary factory?

Category: QuestionsHow to download builds correctly from the binary factory?
Naudiz asked 2 days ago

I’m trying to download a “Krita Next” build from the binary factory, but attempting to download any of the artifacts (if that’s what I’m even supposed to do) almost consistently results in either a failed download or, when I attempt to download everything together, an incomplete archive.
Is there any trustworthy method of achieving my goal or am I truly at the mercy of Jenkins’s servers? Am I even doing what I should be in the first place?
Attached is an image of a few variably incomplete archives I’ve downloaded.

Ahab Greybeard replied 2 days ago

I’ve never had a problem downloading the krita nightly builds so I’d suspect your internet connection at first.
From the size of the ‘archive(1).zip’, I assume you tried to download the -dbg.zip package. This is the debug build for tracking and tracing problems so are you sure you want that one?
If you just want to have a look at the latest developments and see the progress of bug fixes then I’d recommend the ordinary .zip build that can be run standalone from the krita.exe file in its bin folder. That way you won’t affect the krita version that is already installed on your computer.