Base pmOS on Alpine's latest stable release instead of edge?
postmarketOS is based on Alpine's edge (as in "bleeding edge") branch right now, which has unexpected breakage from time to time (e.g. when they update a library, and we need to rebuild against it). Of course this slows down postmarketOS development.
Roughly every half year, there's a stable release of Alpine and the last one (3.8) was on 2018-06-26 (so less than a month ago). The only problem from our perspective is, that the stable versions don't have packages from the
testing folder of Alpine's aports. For instance, we would need to build
qt5-qtwebengine again, and we need to make a list of all other packages we are using from
testing right now.
@bshah: if we did the switch to Alpine 3.8 stable, then QT would be frozen at 5.10 until the next Alpine release. Would that be a problem?