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Linux Mint Fluxbox 9 stable

Postby rickard on Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:19 am

Anyone know when it'll be released? I know there are no releases dates but would you guess within a month/6 months/1 year?

It's the single best OS I've tried! Everything works exactly the way I want! I'm using a HP mini. Well the only thing I would like added is better support for a second monitor. When I'm at home and using the big monitor I boot into Mint Gnome.



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Re: Linux Mint Fluxbox 9 stable

Postby string-serenade on Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:54 am

we are looking for it! and it'll come... :D
fluxbox is fluxbox...
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Re: Linux Mint Fluxbox 9 stable

Postby Kendall on Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:45 am

There's a development build in testing for a possible stable release right now. I have my fingers crossed that this one will make it.
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Re: Linux Mint Fluxbox 9 stable

Postby wasp on Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:44 pm

Kendall wrote:There's a development build in testing for a possible stable release right now. I have my fingers crossed that this one will make it.


The RC version is already very stable! Thanks for the great job you do:)
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Re: Linux Mint Fluxbox 9 stable

Postby mmesantos1 on Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:53 pm

Ok Kendall I ran all tests, this baby is ready for prime time IMHO. :D
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Re: Linux Mint Fluxbox 9 stable

Postby jeffreyC on Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:08 am

If it is based on Lubuntu 10.04 how stable can it really be called ?
Lubuntu 10.04 is a beta release; not official Canonical, not LTS, not even a release candidate.

Not that I don't like it , but if it isn't LTS ?
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Re: Linux Mint Fluxbox 9 stable

Postby Kendall on Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:23 pm

jeffreyC wrote:If it is based on Lubuntu 10.04 how stable can it really be called ?
Lubuntu 10.04 is a beta release; not official Canonical, not LTS, not even a release candidate.

Not that I don't like it , but if it isn't LTS ?

It's stable when it's declared as such by the Mint testers and by Clem. Lubuntu pulls from the same code base as does Ubuntu, Kubuntu, etc. Just because they opted to call their release a Beta, it doesn't really mean anything as the entire system has been reworked for Mint. I just used it as it was closest to the package selection that I needed to build Mint Fluxbox.

Most of the reason that Lubuntu 10.04 is called a Beta has to do with minor UI inconsistencies and the fact that Lubuntu was rather anxious to start working on 10.10. Since Mint Fluxbox doesn't use LXDE this is a non-issue. Even with the LXDE edition I pulled the critical updates from development branches to get them into the stable Mint release.

Mint 9 Fluxbox will get Canonical security updates for the duration of the LTS support lifespan as will everything else based on the 10.04 code base that has the lucid-updates and lucid-security repositories enabled. Terms such as "stable" are very subjective and often have little to do with the actual stability in question. Here at Mint we have rather rigorous testing standards and nothing is declared "stable" until we feel it's ready.
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Re: Linux Mint Fluxbox 9 stable

Postby wasp on Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:33 am

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Re: Linux Mint Fluxbox 9 stable

Postby jeffreyC on Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:28 pm

Thank you, I hoped that would be so. Downloading now.
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