Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 31st Mar 2007 21:55 UTC, submitted by Kuat
Linux Arch Linux team has just released their Voodoo (version 0.8) ISOs. Many changes and brand new software application versions included, while at the same time the Arch team released Pacman, v3.0, currently available in the -Testing tree.
Thread beginning with comment 226310
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
More than a release.
by ganloo on Sun 1st Apr 2007 10:00 UTC
ganloo
Member since:
2005-07-06

Beyond the release, there is an official public developer mailing list and a Pacman project page. The only thing I think Arch mostly lack of is a QA team or QA process, though the stability is improving much (comparing to its bleeding edge policy, stability is indeed great) and quick fix from devs is very impressive.
Salute to Arch's great dev team and community.

Reply Score: 1

RE: More than a release.
by zombie process on Mon 2nd Apr 2007 03:40 in reply to "More than a release."
zombie process Member since:
2005-07-08

I think the important thing to remember when running arch is that you are always running -current so things are prone to occasional breakage. That said, I can count the number of times something broke badly over the past two years on one hand. The main cause of "breakage" is not keeping abreast of changes which require the user to update configs or similar. These issues are nearly always posted on the main page and have at least one thread going in the forums before they are moved out of testing, and the output of pacman always includes warnings/news about changes. Afterwards, of course, the forums are packed with posts. Arch is not a distro you should run if you are not willing to keep your ear to the ground (or read package manager output).

Things do really break from time to time, but they are almost always fixed very quickly.

Reply Parent Score: 2