• Antergos beta testing


    As discussion starts here: https://forum.antergos.com/topic/9089/pamac-6-2-3-broken/52
    this is the follow up to discuss a way to get pamac tested and DE’s before new releases.

    Actual testers in relation to the DE user is taking care of:
    GNOME: @joekamprad @casquinhas
    KDE/Plasma:
    XFCE: @casquinhas @manuel
    Deepin: @Bryanpwo
    Cinnamon: @Bryanpwo
    Openbox:
    Mate: @Bryanpwo

    To get into testing simble say that you want join and which DE you will testing.

    The best testing environment is a VM (virtualbox or what you prefere to use) with a clean setup of your DE.
    Then enable staging repo and use it in a daily base to get updates testing settings e.t.c…

    it is simple as changing /etc/pacman.conf

    by uncommenting the staging repo and put it on top of the list:

    # after the header, and they will be used before the default mirrors.
    
    
    [antergos-staging]
    SigLevel = PackageRequired
    Server = http://mirrors.antergos.com/$repo/$arch/
    
    [antergos]
    SigLevel = PackageRequired
    Include = /etc/pacman.d/antergos-mirrorlist
    
    #[testing]
    #Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
    
    [core]
    Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
    
    [extra]
    Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
    
    #[community-testing]
    #Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
    
    [community]
    Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
    
    # If you want to run 32 bit applications on your x86_64 system,
    # enable the multilib repositories as required here.
    
    #[multilib-testing]
    #Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
    
    [multilib]
    Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
    

    then do a:

    sudo pacman -Syuu

    If you find something post it here!

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    my#repo
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    :handshake: donate antergos

  • I’m game!

    KDE/XFCE/i3-WM

    Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing its stupid.

  • So, let’s talk about on how to configure it for bits so fresh, it hurts my teeth.

  • @joekamprad
    As I mentioned in the earlier thread, I added a feature to my personal update system to check new source releases of pamac. This way it is easy to do simple testing on the latest source release.

    But for this to be anything useful, do you know how big a time gap there is between github source and Antergos repo releases?

  • WELCOME @Bryanpwo @casquinhas @manuel !

    @manuel this is depending on the buildserver and the time our developers can get free to get tracked of it, so there is no, i am very active on watching antergos github, and i can see on the example on vivaldi that it is a very complex PKGBUILD and every new release can get problematic or easy… and if we would get more users with some skills watching github, and tracking programms they are use by them self it would be faster, and you can always do a pull request on updating PKGBUILDs there!

    ( i do to much long texts today sorry)

    @casquinhas i will do a beta-testing wiki entry later that day, but it is simple as hanging /etc/pacman.conf

    by uncommenting the staging repo and put it on top of the list:

    # after the header, and they will be used before the default mirrors.
    
    
    [antergos-staging]
    SigLevel = PackageRequired
    Server = http://mirrors.antergos.com/$repo/$arch/
    
    [antergos]
    SigLevel = PackageRequired
    Include = /etc/pacman.d/antergos-mirrorlist
    
    #[testing]
    #Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
    
    [core]
    Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
    
    [extra]
    Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
    
    #[community-testing]
    #Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
    
    [community]
    Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
    
    # If you want to run 32 bit applications on your x86_64 system,
    # enable the multilib repositories as required here.
    
    #[multilib-testing]
    #Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
    
    [multilib]
    Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
    

    then do a:

    sudo pacman -Syuu

    Tracking issues will be done by what @manuel do <<check new source releases of pamac>>
    plus checking it in a regular base of updates to see if dependencies will cause issues.

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    my#repo
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    :handshake: donate antergos

  • so every tester please choose a DE you want to run beta-testing and i put you in the list from first post.

    I am not sure at the moment on how we collect?

    here in this thread or directly on github?

    may it is better to collect here?

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    my#repo
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    :handshake: donate antergos

  • @joekamprad said in Antergos beta testing:

    so every tester please choose a DE you want to run beta-testing and i put you in the list from first post.

    I’m on Xfce on my daily desktop, but I can have virtual machines and two really old laptops, running any other DE. My 16 year old Toshiba has Plasma and Gnome installed too, but now on MX-Linux, but I will install Antergos with all DE I can find, so I can test it.
    So I do prefer light DE, Xfce or other is fine with me.

  • I think it’s better to keep everything over here, for transparancy to other users.

    I have three machines one has Gnome and two of them have XFCE/i3, but I can put back Deepin on one of those and in virtual box Mate and cinnamon. Those four I’m most familiar with. (KDE also, but since you already have it, I rule it out.
    So in recap: For me Deepin, Mate and Cinnamon. (Gnome is my work machine, I rather keep that one clean)

    KDE/XFCE/i3-WM

    Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing its stupid.

  • I also use only Xfce on all systems, so that would be natural and easiest for me.
    Of course VMs with any DE are not any big problem.

  • @manuel said in Antergos beta testing:

    I also use only Xfce on all systems, so that would be natural and easiest for me.
    Of course VMs with any DE are not any big problem.

    LOL! Xfce too? That’s a surprise… I would imagine you’re running Gnome or Plasma or some fancy one, with compiz and other effects.

    I have old hardware. Pentium Core 2 DUO, pretty old for desktop. A 16 year old laptop Toshiba, so it’s oooooooold as it can get. Another 8 year old Toshiba laptop. A 10 year old Lenovo laptop, my favorite of course, and a 5 year old Acer 19" laptop.

    So, old crap rules my world. My son has a 1 year old Core i5 with SSD and 8GB of RAM, but he uses it. I can only live distro on it,

    I have a 3 year old Asus T100-TA tablet with Ubuntu now, because of UEFI 32 bits crap.

    I also have a cat and his name is Bit but I don’t know yet how to chante his CatOS with AntergOS.

  • @joekamprad and all:

    I’m downloading the source from https://github.com/manjaro/pamac/releases/, but is there a place where the source (or binary) will be before it gets there?

    That way the bugs would be caught at the earliest possible time.

    OK, probably https://github.com/manjaro/pamac/archive/master.zip is the best file to download or what?

  • @bryanpwo said in Antergos beta testing:

    I think it’s better to keep everything over here, for transparancy to other users.

    I have three machines one has Gnome and two of them have XFCE/i3, but I can put back Deepin on one of those and in virtual box Mate and cinnamon. Those four I’m most familiar with. (KDE also, but since you already have it, I rule it out.
    So in recap: For me Deepin, Mate and Cinnamon. (Gnome is my work machine, I rather keep that one clean)

    I have a few DE installed here and I too love Deepin. Never had an issue with Deepin and their apps are amazing.

    So I will have those DE across my devices, Gnome, Xfce and KDE/Plasma but I can install any other if necessary.

    My work machine has Red Hat 7.4 with Gnome, but I cannot ‘play’ on that one. Also I mostly use the Windows VM on the Red Hat machine as I don’t have experience on RHEL. I wish I had at home a Lenovo T470 but I don’t bring it home.

  • @casquinhas
    Well, my main machine is just over 5 years old, and other machines are older than that. I’m not so eager to have all bells and whistles, but a solid environment, and Xfce has been that for me.
    Applications are more important to me than the underlying OS. Having said that, Antergos is a very good OS, and provides the latest applications, which I prefer very much.

    You could dress your cat into robot clothes that include Antergos… 😉

  • https://github.com/manjaro/pamac/pulse

    will pull most recent informations, as i can see ?

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    my#repo
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    :handshake: donate antergos

  • Yes, as far I can see.

    KDE/XFCE/i3-WM

    Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing its stupid.

  • if one have a github may give me a name so that i can connect?

    that’s me: https://github.com/killajoe

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    my#repo
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    :handshake: donate antergos

  • pamac updated:

    antergos/pamac       6.2.3-2      -> 6.2.4-1
    
    

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
    my#repo
    how to add system logs:
    wget http://bit.ly/2GCG9k2 && sh 2GCG9k2
    :handshake: donate antergos

  • @joekamprad and all,

    How (from where and when) do Antergos @developers take the (pamac) source code and release the binaries into Antergos repos?
    This is the chain that needs to be somehow notified if someone finds a bug when testing the latest source code package.

    And how do we notify Antergos devs, the best way?

  • Now my update system checks the latest pamac source from https://github.com/manjaro/pamac/releases/ and compares it to https://github.com/manjaro/pamac/archive/master.zip.

    Hopefully these places are the most sensible ones to deal with.

    In addition, my system compiles the latest release and gives a possibility to manually test it.

  • That is a very good point, maybe @developers and @karasu could shed a light on this one?

    KDE/XFCE/i3-WM

    Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing its stupid.

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