@mattdm Hi, I have ran Silverblue Beta quite a few times before, but I wanted to know: at which point between branching and the Beta milestone being achieved is that it becomes relatively safe to jump into the new unstable version? (I usually report any bugs I find, so it is not a big issue if a few small ones pop up).
From the schedule, the beta is targeted for release on March 21st.
Of course, “relatively safe” is always relative, but that’s probably the point to aim for. Personally, I’ve been upgrading most of my systems about a month before that, at the “Beta Freeze” checkpoint, and I’ve had no more than the “small bugs” experience so far. But we do that freeze for a reason — it’s not what we really recommend for users.
I guess one way to put it might be: how far do you want to venture into the “I’m a tester!” field? Or, would you rather stay firmly behind the safety fences?
As a home user, unless I am trying to test installation / booting issues, I will look for “Beta Freeze” to start testing the next release. As the feature set should be relatively complete by that milestone.