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#1 2011-04-01 08:52:00

metre
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[SOLVED] Testing... or madly experimental? Questions

3 questions:

1) I feel curious about the testing repo and I want to contribute to the community testing it, but I have not so much free time for doing it, so, is the testing repo barely stable or after all can we consider it nearly as stable as not-testing repo?
2) What about community-testing?
3) Why doesn't exists extra-testing?

Thank you in advance!

Last edited by metre (2011-04-02 13:52:46)

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#2 2011-04-01 09:15:12

karol
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Re: [SOLVED] Testing... or madly experimental? Questions

[testing] means it can eat you hamster, catch fire and you should keep it away from children. And I'm serious here, it's not an April 1st joke.

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#3 2011-04-01 09:27:46

bangkok_manouel
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Re: [SOLVED] Testing... or madly experimental? Questions

i'm disappoint no one mentioned dinosaurs


All design goals must be phrased in such a way that it is hard to use them as slogans to justify stupidity.

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#4 2011-04-01 10:16:04

Allan
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Re: [SOLVED] Testing... or madly experimental? Questions

The [testing] repo is where things go to be tested...  most of the time, that testing is fine.  Rarely, it leaves your computer unable to boot.

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#5 2011-04-01 10:30:01

tomk
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Re: [SOLVED] Testing... or madly experimental? Questions

community-testing exists and should be used if you're using testing - the same applies to multilib.

core and extra packages are both tested in testing as required, so there is no need for extra-testing.

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#6 2011-04-02 13:52:25

metre
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Re: [SOLVED] Testing... or madly experimental? Questions

Thank you, I will take a look at it

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#7 2011-04-07 15:22:15

Ledti
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Re: [SOLVED] Testing... or madly experimental? Questions

If you do enable the testing repositories, make sure to subscribe to the arch-dev-public mailing list as that's where all warnings of (possible) incoming breakages are posted.

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#8 2011-04-07 21:05:06

metre
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Re: [SOLVED] Testing... or madly experimental? Questions

Ledti wrote:

If you do enable the testing repositories, make sure to subscribe to the arch-dev-public mailing list as that's where all warnings of (possible) incoming breakages are posted.

Thank you for your advice, I will be careful

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