[arch-general] Any place where changes in testing are announced?

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 09:47:36 EDT 2008

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 3:28 PM, Grigorios Bouzakis <grbzks at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 03:07:02PM +0200, Peter Galiovsky wrote:
>  > Hello,
>  >
>  > after doing a system upgrade after some months, I found out the hard way
>  > that the HAL support was removed from xorg-server. I wasted a full hour
>  > trying to get my keyboard layouts back before realizing my recreated policy
>  > file is fine, it is just not being used...
>  >
>  > Is there any place -- other than arch-dev-public which I do not read --
>  > where changes in testing are announced and that could save me headaches
>  > like this?
>  >
>  > (Besides, I'm not using an US layout and had no issues with the Xkb
>  > configuration through HAL...)
>  >
>  > Thanks,
>  > :g
>  Keep an eye on the bug tracker and the arch-dev-public mailing list.
>  Changes in testing are not announced. They are discussed in either or
>  both of the above places.
>  The issue you are refering to started in the forum, moved to the
>  bugtracker and then was discussed on the public dev mailing list.
>  Greg

And as far as I can see, the testing repo is what it means : for testing!
Packages are tested, and breakages / changes are often found during
that period. When these changes are normal and/or unavoidable, an
announcement is usually made before they are pushed to core / extra.
Testing is for people who are willing to contribute to the stability
and smooth upgrades of core/extra packages, who have time to figure
things out when a breakage happen (which sometimes means spending a
few hours, and getting headaches), who update regularly (more than
every few months), and who follow arch-dev-public.
No one can prevent people who don't fit all these requirements to use
testing, but at least they should be aware of them.

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