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I was looking at JME and a Java binding for openGL and came across the term "Nightly Build." I was wondering if anyone could explain what Nightly Build means. Sorry, google really didn't give me a simple answer. I'm guessing the Nightly build is a day to day update, but is it better for me to get a release version or the nightly build? Or is the nightly build prone to bugs?

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Sorry, google really didn't give me a simple answer.
Seriously...?
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In software development, a neutral build is a build that reflects the current state of the source code checked into the source code version control system, without any developer-specific changes.

A nightly build is a neutral build that takes place automatically, typically when no one is likely to be working in the office. The results of the build are inspected by the arriving programmers, who generally place a priority on ensuring the neutral build does not break.

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