Anthony Messina wrote:
Releases are snapshots of the current development tree which is frozen
for sometime to stabilize. This is a relatively short duration for test
releases and longer for general releases.If you have enabled the
development repository, you will have to disable it manually before
Fedora Core 5 is released or you will move to into the development
branch headed for the subsequent release which is Fedora Core 6.
I guess my expectation was that most of the "development" packages
would become standard versions by the time FC-5 came out.
yes, the packages will become official, if that's what you mean, but
your computer will have yum configured for all the devel repos, not
the standard repos which means whenever you do a yum update, you'll be
updating to the latest devel stuff.
i may be mistaken, it is possible for the upgrader to automatically
change all this stuff, but i'm not sure that it does.
any expert answers out there?
If you are installing the test/development branch just to get to a head
start, be aware that the development releases may have debugging options
enabled and are intended for testers to provide feedback to developers
through the fedora-test list discussions and bug reports in
http://bugzilla.redhat.com. More serious testing would be very useful to
get a better final release out of the door though.