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slackware:current [2012/08/31 11:11 (UTC)]
vharishankar [Tracking the Current Branch] added a point on keeping the current branch up-to-date
slackware:current [2012/09/25 05:01 (UTC)] (current)
mfillpot [Tracking the Current Branch] updated internal link
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 ===== Overview ===== ===== Overview =====
  
-Slackware -Current is essentially ​the testing ​branch of Slackware. It is similar in function to the testing branch of other distributions and the same caveats apply to -Current. +Slackware -Current is the development ​branch of Slackware ​that eventually gets released as a stable version when considered ready (and then split again, as the development branch for the next version). It is similar in function to the testing branch of other distributions and the same caveats apply to -Current.
 ===== Tracking the Current Branch ===== ===== Tracking the Current Branch =====
  
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   - read the ChangeLog file present in ''/​var/​lib/​slackpkg/​ChangeLog.txt''​ for what applications and libraries are upgraded and which new packages are included.   - read the ChangeLog file present in ''/​var/​lib/​slackpkg/​ChangeLog.txt''​ for what applications and libraries are upgraded and which new packages are included.
   - upgrade to the current branch in the normal fashion. See [[slackware:​slackpkg#​full_system_upgrade|full system upgrade]] for more information.   - upgrade to the current branch in the normal fashion. See [[slackware:​slackpkg#​full_system_upgrade|full system upgrade]] for more information.
-  - keep the current branch up-to-date by following steps 3 to 5 above (you could also automate the update-checking with a [[howtos:​task_scheduling|cron]] job.)+  - keep the current branch up-to-date by following steps 3 to 5 above (you could also automate the update-checking with a [[howtos:​general_admin:​task_scheduling|cron]] job.)
  
 <note warning>​Do not track the Current branch on production systems as it is a test-bed for upcoming releases. It is recommended that you use the latest stable release with the security updates instead.</​note>​ <note warning>​Do not track the Current branch on production systems as it is a test-bed for upcoming releases. It is recommended that you use the latest stable release with the security updates instead.</​note>​

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