[Ads-l] "new build"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 5 19:56:42 UTC 2015


Fascinating.

JL

On Sun, Jul 5, 2015 at 3:12 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
> wrote:

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> JL wrote:
> > In that case, "build" has also come to mean "version" in general.
>
> I first encountered "build" in the relevant sense in the software
> domain. The "latest build" referred to the "latest prototype" or
> "latest version" of a program created by compilation.
>
> But the citation below suggests that engineers have been using "latest
> build" for "latest version" for many years.
>
> Date: December 9, 1899
> Journal: Fibre & Fabric
> Article: The Woolen Factory
> Quote Page 199
>
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> https://books.google.com/books?id=Lw4AAAAAMAAJ&q=%22latest+build%22#v=snippet&
>
> [Begin excerpt]
> This mill will be equipped with all the latest build of woolen
> machinery. They will have two 408-spindle mules, Knowles looms, Hunter
> finishing machinery, etc.
> [End excerpt]
>
> Garson
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> > On Sun, Jul 5, 2015 at 2:10 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
> adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
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> >> Subject:      Re: "new build"
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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.
> >>
> >> "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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