Testing the bleeding edge
Posted Mar 5, 2006 18:03 UTC (Sun) by alspnost
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Indeed - this describes my setup too. I run Gentoo, and I have a list of packages tagged in my 'unstable' list, so I can get the bleeding edge versions. This way, I've *never* broken my system, as the core is solid, but I can still play with the latest apps etc. Mind you, even on Gentoo, architectures like AMD64 are still slightly second-tier, so crucial things like Firefox can take an age to be marked stable. I just run nightly binaries of 1.5, which suits me well.
I'd be very happy to use a distro with a solid, stable core (kernel, toolchain, libraries, server components) and then to play about with bleeding edge stuff on top. But going for something like Fedora, which sometimes seems to have beta/CVS versions of the entire damn system, just doesn't inspire me.
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