Monsta wrote:kurotsugi wrote:sure, we accepted that argument since they promised that LMDE will get a better management after they moved into ubuntu LTS version.
I don't remember such a statement. Can you post a link to that promise?
I'd like to see that link too. This is just a stab in the dark but since Mint moved to less of a pressure cooker development model, i.e. not keeping up with Ubuntu's beta releases between LTS releases and focusing more on maintenance, bug fixing and DE development, I would guess that it might free up a few resources to keep LMDE a little more polished. LMDE pretty much takes care of itself apart from the Mint team integrating their DEs, etc, in to it. LMDE is not Mint's flagship release, it's more or less a side project, so it naturally receives less attention than the flagship release (Ubuntu based Mint Cinnamon is their 'baby'). This is just another guess, but my money says Mint is keeping LMDE around as a backup in case Ubuntu makes a 180 degree turn with their development path, Mir for instance, will throw a huge monkey wrench in to the gears of a lot of distros. Only psychics and time travellers know what the future holds, lol.