[arch-general] Discussion on usage of [testing] repo - minimal requirements?

Gaetan Bisson bisson at archlinux.org
Mon Oct 24 00:32:47 EDT 2011

[2011-10-24 11:41:47 +0800] Oon-Ee Ng:
> [testing] is for experienced users who can deal with broken systems,
> not for the 'absolute latest' package versions. It may break
> critical/[core] packages, as such users are strongly encouraged to
> subscribe to [arch-dev-public] and watch the [testing] sub-forum.

I believe we all agree on that.

> https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=128682
> A user basically is using [testing] without fulfilling the above
> requirements. Should the user be advised not to use [testing] or is
> this counter-productive to the purpose of [testing]?

People using [testing] should read arch-dev-public, just as all Arch
users should read the news announcements. It is a waste of time for
everyone when people ask questions that have already been answered


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