Sculpt 20.11 - Blank Screen On ThinkPad Convertible

Norman Feske norman.feske at
Sun Jan 10 13:02:07 CET 2021


let me try to clear up the confusion about the Sculpt versioning.

Between any two official Sculpt versions, ABI breakage must be expected.
For this reason, we increase the Sculpt version shortly after a Sculpt
release so that a developer who publishes a package for testing purposes
won't accidentally offer it for the latest official Sculpt release.

In contrast to Sculpt's official version 20.08, the unofficial version
20.09 does not refer to an actual version, but to an arbitrary
in-between-two-versions state that is only meaningful for testing.
Usually, when testing and running the staging version of Sculpt, one has
to publish pkg/sculpt-installation packages under the developer's name
to get a usable Sculpt system. In order to make the packages installable
in Sculpt, one also needs to have a pubkey and download file located in

Unfortunately, the building and publishing of the
pkg/sculpt-installation package is quite time consuming (e.g., building
qt5, virtualbox, etc.). So it may be beneficial to temporarily remove
these big packages from repos/gems/recipes/pkg/sculpt-installation/archives.

Fortunately, ABI breakage does not happen all the time. So Thomasz'
suggestion to try the index of the other developers is certainly a good
idea to try first.


Dr.-Ing. Norman Feske
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