edgarkls wrote:no doubt that'll be a monster of an update then
wyrdoak wrote:Debian is updating to Gnome 3.0 and new Invidia drivers, nether of which seem to be behaving nicely with others.
So there is more work involved than normal with the next package. It will come though.
Clem said, in the IRC-chats, that the MInt Devs are waiting for Gnome-3.2 to hit Debian 'testing' ... then they will be porting Gnome-3 and MGSE to LMDE with the next Update-Pack.
Every time Clem announces something we LMDE users are searching between the 1000 lines to find two words for us
It has been my experience that the majority of the problems that occur with LMDE happen when something is removed that shouldn't have been. So how to stop that happening? Well apt has had tools to do that since it was first invented it is called variously 'Upgrade' (apt-get) 'Safe Upgrade' (aptitude) 'Default Upgrade' (synaptic) or in Mintupdate it is not named at all (probably the best way!) but just enabled by unticking a box. For the purpose of this post I will call it a 'Safe Upgrade' because this is an easily understood English phrase and for the cautious amongst us it is a description that they would tend to be drawn to anyway.
For those of you who don't know the meaning of 'Safe Upgrade' here is the definition from the apt-get man page:
upgrade is used to install the newest versions of all packages
currently installed on the system from the sources enumerated in
/etc/apt/sources.list. Packages currently installed with new
versions available are retrieved and upgraded; under no
circumstances are currently installed packages removed, or packages
not already installed retrieved and installed. New versions of
currently installed packages that cannot be upgraded without
changing the install status of another package will be left at
their current version.
So if 'Safe-Upgrade' is adopted as the standard upgrade type for the 'cautious' user, a large proportion of updates will be carried out on a daily basis which is highly desirable for the reasons given above, but the troublesome 'removal' ones will not be carried out at all. The purpose of the update packs would then be to package these removal type upgrades into a 'pack' that deals with them in one go. This makes sense because on 99% of occasions the type of package upgrade that causes 'removals' are usually solved by waiting for additional dependencies to be updated anyway so the delayed release of these is a benefit not a hindrance.
MintFuriousUser wrote:All LMDE users (both Gnome and Xfce) are very dissapointed by the lack of updates.
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