You don’t make a lot of sense.
Seems like you want latest apps but you want them to be stable. Tell that to each and every developer. To please not include any bugs.
As for the system itself, if you put enough time in actually learning things, then anything can be “stable”. And vice versa, if you don’t know how to take care of your system then anything can and will break, eventually.
YES. I can not go around telling that to developers of each app I choose. Hence, exploring if it is possible to upgrade to ONLY such released which are stable, as defined by respective developer community.
Well the only way I see beside the stable Manjaro branch is using flatpak or snap, which includes an extra load of libs. Look: Developers use always fixed releases for testing, not bleeding edge. I guess you have the idea that archlinux or manjaro don’t use stable releases from the developers, but that is not the case.
The main difference between a fixed release and a rolling release is this:
RR → It updates to the next stable release as intended by the developer.
FR → It freezes a version and only apply patches to fix bugs and security issues.
You can only update to the latest version of a package available in the repositories, whatever that version is.
A few number of applications do provide a stable branch, which translates into a different package – for instance libreoffice-still vs libreoffice-fresh – allowing you to use the package from the associated branch. Updates work exactly the same: you’ll get the latest version of that package as available in the repositories, the only difference being that one comes from a stable development branch.
I understand what you are looking for.
You simply need a rolling release, a system that just works.
This is simply what Manjaro does BY DEFAULT. Just stick with the defaults, better avoid third party repos.
Check Manjaro:A Different Kind of Beast - Manjaro
Simply, Manjaro updates are released some time after it has been release on Arch repos, which give enough time to fix “critical” “serious” bugs and it gets even more stable.
So, Manjaro is not that bleeding edge.
Not as bleeding edge as Arch
A consequence of accommodating this testing process is that Manjaro will never be quite as bleeding-edge as Arch. Software may be released to the stable repositories days, weeks, or potentially even months later;