Commit eeb419e3 authored by rinpatch's avatar rinpatch

Add a note about the develop branch

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# Switching a from-source install to OTP releases
## What are OTP releases?
OTP releases are as close as you can get to binary releases with Erlang/Elixir. The release is self-contained, and provides everything needed to boot it, it is easily administered via the provided shell script to open up a remote console, start/stop/restart the release, start in the background, send remote commands, and more.
### Can I still run the develop branch if I decide to use them?
Yes, we produce builds for every commit in `develop`. However `develop` is considered unstable, please don't use it in production because of faster access to new features, unless you need them as an app developer.
## Why would one want to switch?
Benefits of OTP releases over from-source installs include:
* **Less space used.** OTP releases come without source code, build tools, have docs and debug symbols stripped from the compiled bytecode and do not cointain tests, docs, revision history.
......@@ -94,6 +96,7 @@ rm -r ~pleroma/*
export FLAVOUR="arm64-musl"
# Clone the release build into a temporary directory and unpack it
# Replace `master` with `develop` if you want to run the develop branch
su pleroma -s $SHELL -lc "
curl '$FLAVOUR' -o /tmp/
unzip /tmp/ -d /tmp/
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