clem wrote:No mention on distrowatch yet either. A bit unusual as the Xfce edition was announced on distrowatch the same day it was released. I would have thought the KDE version of Mint would be the most popular as well. It was the only distro that was able to attract me to switch over after being a dedicated user of Mepis for over 3 years. But anyway, thanks very much boo for another spectacular effort.
Distrowatch won't report on this release. Going forward we're likely to see more Mint releases not show up on Distrowatch, especially for community and x64 editions. The reason is that we're supporting too many flavors/architectures and that we can't release all of them at the same time, so we're seen as flooding the site with news-unworthy announcements... of course I disagree with this, but again I don't maintain distrowatch
[/quote]Even if they just kept it to offical releases? I mean they don't need to do every beta and RC candiate, but to not post an annoucement of a finished product? Something's wrong there IMO,. At least the different desktop enviroements.
clem wrote:Well Distrowatch is the most successful Linux-related website on the Internet so they're definitely doing something right. I read it a lot too and I appreciate its content. It deserves to be #1 and so it is. Now some decisions are controversial and this one we'll have a tough time agreeing with but I'm not here to judge, just to inform on what's going on. People also disagree on this kind of topic so there's two sides of the fence I guess. Whatever happens you can be sure every single release, community or not, x86 or x64 is going be to be announced on our website, here on the forums, on the blog and on the start page. So if you're looking forward to a future release make sure to check these sites and don't solely rely on the announcement appearing on Distrowatch.
I would expect nothing less! However not having the stuff released on distrowatch makes it much harder to attract new people and part of any annoucement, besides letting those who use the product know there's an update, is that it exists. If people don't know it exists, they can't be swayed to try using it.
Really it seems like they are playing favorites there.
Enough about that though, I'm glad this version's out.