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