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Support for Betas and RCs ends with release of Final

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Jerry3904
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Support for Betas and RCs ends with release of Final

#1 Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:59 pm

A number of people installed the B2, and have been upgrading along. That's great if that's the way you want to do it, but everybody needs to recognize that doing it that way can bring unfortunate consequences. The distance between Beta 2 and RC1 was pretty substantial, and a great deal happened behind the scenes at every level from Installer to Bookmarks. I'm sorry to say, but people trying to come up from Beta 2 to Final without a clean install may well run into problems, missing applications and changed protocols.

Everybody can obviously handle this however they wish, but understand that Development Team and the Forum in general will be necessarily limiting resources to the support of Final. Once it is released, support for developmental versions will end.
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Re: Support for Betas and RCs ends with release of Final

#2 Post by Pierre » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:13 am

but incremental upgrades from RCx is ok?.

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Re: Support for Betas and RCs ends with release of Final

#3 Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:49 am

Certainly much better than trying to go from Beta 2, though you will miss what gets added/deleted from RC1 to Final.
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Re: Support for Betas and RCs ends with release of Final

#4 Post by uncle mark » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:13 pm

Pierre wrote:but incremental upgrades from RCx is ok?.
When the Final is released, the best practice is always to install fresh. Betas/RCs are for testing. Finals are for use.
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Re: Support for Betas and RCs ends with release of Final

#5 Post by lucky9 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:15 pm

It also clouds the issues that are turned up (on an upgraded system). You can't/shouldn't help with testing if you do that sort of thing.
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Re: Support for Betas and RCs ends with release of Final

#6 Post by rokytnji » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:33 pm

Code: Select all

biker@biker:~
$ inxi -S
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 3.12-0.bpo.1-686-pae i686 (32 bit) 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.10.2 Distro: MX-14_13.99_386-xfce RC2 09 March 2014
biker@biker:~
$ cd /media/_data
biker@biker:/media/_data
$ ls
AntiX11  lost+found  MacPupbk  MX14  pendrive_vista  Semplicebk
biker@biker:/media/_data
$ cd MX14
biker@biker:/media/_data/MX14
$ ls
Conky  Images  Music  Skins  Wallpaper
biker@biker:/media/_data/MX14
Okey Dokey :popcorn:

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