[Mageia-discuss] Chromium : Stable, beta and unstable versions in core repositories

TJ andrewsfarm at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 15:08:29 CEST 2011

On 09/16/2011 04:37 AM, Oliver Burger wrote:
> 2011/9/10 Vinet Raphaël<superaphke at gmail.com>:
>> Hi,
>> Not a problem for me but that it is something a little bit illogical (for me)
>> with chromium packages in core (+ updates) repository for mageia 1.
>> Till yesterday (see bug https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2589) it was
>> logical: we had a stable version in 11, a beta version in 12 and unstable
>> version with 13.
>> Now we have :
>> - stable - 11.0.696.68-1.mga1 in core release
>> - stable - 13.0.782.220-1.1.mga1 in core updates (bug 2589)
>> - beta - 12.0.742.53-1.mga1 in core release
>> - unstable - 13.0.761.0-1.mga1 in core release
>> ==>
>> 1. For me (just an opinion 'cause i only use stable versions) in core
>> release/core release updates we must not have beta or unstable versions.
>> Never, core release / core updates are only for stable rpm's in all cases.
>> 2. If beta and unstable have their places un core (updates) repositories, is
>> it normal that we don't have beta and unstable versions>  last stable version
>> ?
>> What do you think ?
> Where else to put them but in core? They are clearly not tainted or
> nonfree. And Chromium beta and unstable versions aren't all that
> unstable usually  and if you are doing web-development it can be quite
> useful to have theese newer versions available.
> So the only issue left is chromium-stable being newer tthen
> chromium-beta or -unstable, which doesn't harm anyone I think.
> It's just that nobody pushed the updates of the other two...
> Oliver
Well, except that as a chromium-beta user, not only did I miss out on an 
update to the latest version and whatever features it might have, I was 
never informed that it had been added to the repositories at all. I only 
found out when I read it here.

When I installed Mageia, I carried over my chromium configuration from 
Mandriva. But Mageia's chromium-stable didn't like that because Mandriva 
was at version 12 and Mageia was version 11. So I installed the beta 
version, because it would work and seemed a good compromise between the 
stable and unstable versions. But I expected a progression, with the 
latest version moving through unstable to beta and then to stable, not 
leaping over both.

If that's the way it's going to be maintained, it appears that if I want 
to get the latest security fixes and features, I'd better stick to the 
stable version myself.


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