The Problems of the "Bleeding Edge"

New features which should be implemented in Porteus; suggestions are welcome. All questions or problems with testing releases (alpha, beta, or rc) should go in their relevant thread here, rather than the Bug Reports section.
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The Problems of the "Bleeding Edge"

Post#1 by wread » 14 Nov 2017, 23:32

@all
It is very exciting to hear the term "Bleeding Edge",as it supposes advanced knowledge of the matter; I am one of those interested in the "last Wow" in computing... But there is a price you must pay for that: Pa...tie...ce! I will explain...

Every time you update a module, you have to run all applications you have installed, to see if they still run. :o

Normally it brings with it a chain reaction of module updates...at times you will think "Oh God, why did I changed that! :O:

Sometimes you will not find a necessary update to make a favorite application to run again. Then you have to invent a little bit: normally it is a new library that is more advanced than the one asked for the program. The first thought is to add a symbolic link to the new library using the old name. Ok, but sometimes that will not work, either :crazy:

Don't panic!, you can open the old module and look for the asked library, and with that you make an extra module with a different name. Just test which library/ies you need in the live side of Porteus and then make the package; this you put together with the lagging development module -at best in an extra folder- and you are done.

It is worthwhile, try it :celebrate14:

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The Problems of the "Bleeding Edge"

Post#2 by brokenman » 18 Nov 2017, 18:06

Of all the distros I've known, slackware has the most stable bleeding edge. I have followed the current version now for some years constantly updating and not once found a serious problem after an update. The slackware devs seem to have their feet firmly planted on the ground.
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