I'm planning to reformat and repartition my hard drive and I'd like to put Mint on it, a clean install, right now it is a mess with multiple distributions, multiple home folders, etc. I'd like to use LMDE because of systemd, and because of the less bloated and faster Debian base. I use KDE and XFCE desktops, maybe Gnome2. Sometimes I have all three installed, and when I get bored with one, I switch. But this was a bit offtopic.
My question is, when will new releases of LMDE will be available? I know I can install the old ones and update, but last time I did, the Xfce 4.6 -> 4.8 transition messed up my menus and some other stuff too. I think I even wrote about that in this forum. So I really don't see a reason to install Xfce 4.6, Xorg 1.9 and make a major version change, it is simpler, cleaner, and, from my experience - not only from LMDE - even safer to install the right, updated packages.
So, if it will be soon a new LMDE release, be it Gnome or Xfce in a time period of about 2 weeks, I will wait for it, otherwise I think I will try netinstall Debian testing and add the Mint repos.
Can somebody update me with infos? Thank you!
Oh, another offtopic: what about Mint KDE ( the one based on Kubuntu )? When it will be released? I'm considering that too, I don't know how responsible and fast is a Kubuntu KDE. I can use an RC release too, I'm not a new linux user, I can handle some breaks.
Thank you again!