NOTE: THIS HOWTO HAS BEEN COMPILED BY USING VARIOUS LINKS FROM OTHER SITES. THIS IS A ‘HOWTO’ BUT YOU SHOULD READ AND UNDERSTAND AND THEN APPLY AND USE ACCORDING TO YOUR NEEDS. DO NOT BLAME/FLAME ME FOR ANY EVIL OCCURENCE! *grins*
Q. What is “Bleeding Edge” ?
A: As Wiki says:
Bleeding edge is a term that refers to technology that is so new (and thus, presumably, not perfected) that the user is required to risk reductions in stability and productivity in order to use it . It also refers to the tendency of the latest technology to be extremely expensive.
The term is formed as an allusion to “leading edge” and its synonym cutting edge, but implying a greater degree of risk: the “bleeding edge” is in front of the “cutting edge”.
Q. Should I be using it?
A: Depends on you. If your needs are limited and you are well satisfied with your current softwares then I’d strongly suggest you stay away from this guide since this is for people who are ready to take the plunge and have some fun before everyone else. See take an example: Ubuntu shipped off with Firefox3.0.8, you would have to wait for 6 more months to get another “stable” release from their official repo. And for Debian? A new software could take years to reach their “stable” repository. I don’t like to wait!
Q. What is the point of this?
A: Mostly fun, using every new software before anyone can even hear about them! Plus bug reports are very essential to make a software stable. If you don’t contribute the software could get delayed indefinitely. [Google chrome! LOL]
Q. How can i contribute?
A: Google the name of the software you are using, go to their site and read how to make bug report. Also you can join their forum and irc and engage in discussions!
Now, let’s get to the good part. Edit your sources:
$ sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
Now put according to your needs, or maybe all of them! 😀 Note you should only add the entries starting with “deb” the “##” are just comments for explaining what repo you are adding and how to add their keys. once you add all your deb repos in sources.list and run sudo apt-get update, it will complain that a lot of GPG errors, key import errors,etc etc. That’s when you have to add them using terminal!
Please note that there should be “double dash” [- -] before the words “recv,keyserver,armor and export!” WordPress text formatting shows them as a single big dash,so change it accordingly.