While I understand that you're excited about new features and bug fixes you should hold your horses and wait until upstream deems their software ready (by issuing a release).

Read the open letter here: do-not-ship.it/

@devrtz so true. (as a newbie) I wonder if there are nightly builds people (not maintainers) can opt into to get these 'new features' and WIPs?
Or would that be too much of a hassle for developers of core components?

@dean
At least for the distributions I'm involved in there are no (automatic) "nightly" builds (of unreleased upstream software).

If a project builds distro packages in their CI, you can of course grab and install those. But you have to go hunting for it.

Flatpak developers sometimes/often(?) ship nightly, f.e. org.gnome.Calendar.Devel
so if you use flatpak this might be an option and should still be relatively safe (in terms of breakage).

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@devrtz yeah I've seen a few nightly flatpaks. So if people want the latest they should follow the steps to build the development version to test and they are fully in control of the process, not some community packager.

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