Arch Linux Stable

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Note: This project is no longer active. There is an alternative available at www.archserver.org


Arch-Stable/ArchRock

In reference to the discussion in this forum thread, the proposition has been put forth, initially by nagoola, to provide a stable branch or snapshot of the Arch Linux distribution.

Aims

Arch-Stable(ArchRock) is aimed at servers, not at desktop/workstation machines. We will provide a repository that is as stable as possible and should never break an update.

Concept

We will provide a repository, which is only updated for security-updates during a release-cycle(6-12 Months). Feature updates will not be made during a release-cycle. Each release will be based on the official Arch-Repositories. We will only be providing the packages from [core] + some extra packages, which are often used by servers, like apache, php, mysql, etc.

Definition

In the context of the Arch-Stable Branch, 'stable' will mean: Packages should never crash during runtime, be bug-free and should never be broken by updates.

Requirements

Staff

  1. Project Leader - Delegate tasks and project direction.
  2. Packagers - Choosing and handling packages to add to the snapshot repository.
  3. Testers - Testing the stability of packages, logistics, and assistance.
  4. Repository - Will require a server.
  5. Programmers - Code necessary tools.

Communication

IRC - irc.freenode.net #archlinux-stable

Mailing list - archlinux-stable-request@freelists.org Send e-mail with the subject 'subscribe'
or view the archive here: http://www.freelists.org/archives/archlinux-stable/

Web Site - http://arch-stable.wholebean.info/

Project Volunteers

Currently, the project has recruited these members:

Active:

  • Nihathrael - Project Management / Programming / Documentation / Homepage / Package maintenance
  • rxKaffee - Programming / Provides testing server / Package maintenance / Homepage
  • sixty-four-bit - Packager
  • Basn - Packager
  • AndyRTR - technical adviser, moderation / coordination if wanted/needed, maybe some packaging for core stuff

Inactive:

  • nagoola - Project Idea
  • hussam

(Please add/remove your name as appropriate and state briefly what you are qualified to offer to the project.)

Project Status

We are currently setting up a test server for developers to use, which will not be publicly announced. If you would like to join development, please join #archlinux-stable at irc.freenode.net.
We are still looking for server-space that we can use to release the core-stable repository to the public. Please contact nihathrael if you would like to offer hosting. Please refer to the mailing list for newest information.


Last updated: Nihathrael 16:03, 28 February 2008 (EST)

See Also

Snapshot_Release