Alpha, beta, ....
sandyinchina at gmail.com
Sat May 3 18:18:00 UTC 2008
Is there a way to find out which pieces of 8.04 are
in what state? Alpha, beta, whatever? Seems to
me we need one.
Searching in the add/remove panel for "alpha" gets
a dozen or so hits, "beta" only two. Searching in
Synaptic gets several dozen for each. I suspect
neither search gives a really goo answer; there are
both false positives and false negatives.
Firefox 3.x is a beta, but easily replaced with the
current 2.x stable release, via Synaptic.
People have reported problems with gnash. My
add/remove app says my 8.04 has an Alpha of
that, but . http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/
says a beta came out in March. If I installed
gnash and id ugrades, would I get the beta? How
would I know that, short of "try it and see"?.
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