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Experimental features for Debathena

Sometimes we have cool new features that we haven’t completely tested yet. We think they should work, but if you try one and it breaks you get to keep both pieces. Feedback and bug reports welcome; contact Debathena development.

The -proposed release

The proposed release contains new versions of packages that are scheduled to be incorporated into the production release. (Athena 9.4 users can think of this analogous to the dev cell.) Packages in this release have undergone bare-bones testing, but have not yet been tested in all environments. This is where you come in — you can help us test these packages and let us know what does and doesn't work. However, due to the nature of the -proposed release, we strongly encourage you not to enable this on your primary machine. If you have a virtual machine, or a Debathena machine that is not your primary machine, you can enable the -proposed release by creating the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debathena-proposed.list with the following contents:

deb DISTRO-proposed debathena debathena-config debathena-system openafs
deb-src DISTRO-proposed debathena debathena-config debathena-system openafs

Be sure to replace DISTRO with the name of your distribution (e.g. lucid). You will need to run aptitude update to enable the -proposed release.

You can view a list of the packages currently in the -proposed release, but keep in mind that it may be empty at times if nothing is currently being tested.

Installing from a live CD

We're sorry, because of disk space constraints we do not currently have a live CD available. The previous (Jaunty) live CD has reached end-of-life from Ubuntu, so we no longer support it. We hope to have a live CD available by early next term.

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August 11, 2014

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