On Wednesday 23 November 2011 05:08:25 pm Timothy Pearson wrote:
> > On Wednesday 23 November 2011 02:38:10 pm Laws, Peter C. wrote:
> >> <stuck in OWA hell so doing this manually!>
> >> On Wednesday 23 November 2011 at some time Tim P wrote:
> >> > The packages in the nightly builds PPA are pre-alpha quality
> >> > software at the moment!
> >> All true and I knew (mostly) what I was getting into ... but ... I've
> >> been using them daily for over a month and have had *very* few issues.
> >> And by "using them", I mean that this is my workstation at work. I do
> >> admit that I don't update daily.
> >> Printer driver issues, some goofiness with HALD, and now this have been
> >> the only issues, really, oh, and some screen rendering problems.
> >> Otherwise, it's pretty solid.
> >> Yes, this is intended as a compliment! :-)
> > I wouldn't have expected too many changes to have been going on since
> > 3.5.13 was released on the 1st of the month. Once the heavy development
> > begins is usually when the issues with the nightly builds begin.
> Kristopher is correct. You were using the nightly builds in the months
> leading up to a new release; once development begins again (as it has) the
> nightly builds can be expected to eat your cat and other such nastiness.
> I would NOT use them on any system (I don't either) during the initial
> migration and rename process. I only install them on test machines that
> are not used for any other purpose, and they are only available in the
> first place for that purpose (i.e. accelerating the development process).
> Be warned. :-)
Dual booting with a spare Linux install that you never use would certainly work if you don't have a spare computer.
Definitely avoid nightly builds for situations where stability is needed ;-)
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