What's this Edge merge anyway?



  • @Aury88 said in What's this Edge merge anyway?:

    If I understand properly, it's more :

    NOW
    edge ( Mir 1.x and Unity8 from 2017)
    |
    devel ( Mir 0.24 and Unity8 from 2015) OTA11
    |
    rc ( Mir 0.24 and Unity8 from 2015) OTA11
    |
    stable ( Mir 0.24 and Unity8 from 2015) OTA11

    OTA 12
    > edge ( something newer) abandoned
    |
    devel ( Mir 1.x and Unity8 from 2017)
    |
    rc ( Mir 0.24 and Unity8 from 2015) OTA11
    |
    stable ( Mir 0.24 and Unity8 from 2015) OTA11

    The development cycle is paused until new MIR and Unity8(2017) is release with OTA12 to stable.
    As soon as Mir1 and Unity8(2017) will reach RC, new developments will start on Devel.

    Winter is coming with great updates 🤩 😍



  • thank you all! now it is more clear to me. 👍



  • @3arn0wl We will don't worry on that one.



  • TL;DR: You may update your devel devices, but very carefully check your settings before and after the upgrade.

    Actually, that was a lot easier than expected. We were able to get a functional image built today and it's sitting in devel now. We'd appreciate if you could update your testing devices... but make sure you take note of the positions of switches, such as Wi-Fi and power management in the indicators, before you upgrade. We'd like to make sure that these settings carry over properly between versions. Some users have reported app launch issues as well, the browser and settings apps failing after the upgrade to edge... Please test those. If we can confirm those issues, we can get them fixed faster.



  • Just updated my BQ M10 FHD on devel. All my settings switches were preserved. It lfeels smoother too.
    Good job on achieving this milestone. This is such an exciting time to be part of this community! 👍



  • Just updated from stable to devel on my Nexus5. Seems to have worked well, all switches the same as before.


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    @Aury88 said in What's this Edge merge anyway?:

    so in the stable channel OTA 12 there will be no the upgrade to mir1.0 and unity8 from 2017?

    NOW

          edge     (  Mir 1.x and Unity8 from 2017)
            |
          devel    (  Mir 0.24 and Unity8 from 2015)
            |
           rc      (  Mir 0.24 and Unity8 from 2015)   
            |
          stable   (  Mir 0.24 and Unity8 from 2015)
    

    OTA 12

          edge     (  something newer)
            |
          devel    (  Mir 1.x and Unity8 from 2017)
            |
           rc      (  Mir 0.24 and Unity8 from 2015)   
            |
          stable   (  Mir 0.24 and Unity8 from 2015)
    

    ???

    I would say unity8 from 2019, there has been so much work put into it from us after canonical dropped it.



  • @mariogrip I know that. I only used the terms/definitions in the first post. I am confident that all those changes will be backported (or forwardported)to the unity8 from edge



  • I upgraded from RC to Edge without any trouble. It looks stable. I was just confused by the new behaviour of the top panel, I have to swipe down from an icon now to open it, whereas I was able to open it swiping from anywhere on the bar before.



  • @Fla Yes, that is an intentional change made by Canonical because they intend to use the left side of the indicators for menus. So far, no one implemented any menu so we can't see it in action yet aside from some experimentation by Dalton, I believe some months ago.


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