[Ads-l] "new build"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 5 18:30:57 UTC 2015


In that case, "build" has also come to mean "version" in general.

JL

On Sun, Jul 5, 2015 at 2:10 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
> wrote:

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> JL wrote:
> > Fancy tech talk for "newly assembled or produced":
> >
> > "The F-15SA is the most advanced production F-15 Eagle ever built. Saudi
> > Arabia ordered 84 new build F-15SAs."
> >
> > I've seen this usage for a number of years, hyphenated rarely.
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> "new build" is used to refer to a new executable version of a program
> that has been constructed by compiling and linking source code.
> Perhaps, this jargon from the domain of computer programming and
> software engineering has been generalized to apply to new designs of
> jets and other products.
>
> Below is an instance of "new build" referring to a new version of
> Windows 10 (which is still under development). Each "build" is
> identified with a different number.
>
> Website: PC World
> Article: Microsoft Windows 10 build 10074 tightens Cortana
> integration, adds Aero Glass
> Author: Mark Hachman
> Date: Apr 29, 2015
>
>
> http://www.pcworld.com/article/2916581/microsoft-windows-10-build-10074-tig=
> htens-cortana-integration-adds-aero-glass.html
>
> [Begin excerpt]
> The new build will be available to subscribers in both the "fast" and
> "slow" rings, meaning there will be ISO files to download for those
> who want to start fresh. Also, Microsoft has stopped calling them
> "technical previews" and now refers to them as =E2=80=98Insider previews.=
> =E2=80=9D
> [End excerpt]
>
> Oxford Dictionaries attempts to list this sense from the software
> domain under the headword "build".
>
> Build noun
> http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/build
> 2. Computing   A compiled version of a program.
> 2.1 The process of compiling a program.
>
> Garson
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