craigevil wrote:Skype has it's own repo [...] simply download from Mozilla, extract, and create a shortcut and you are good to go, plus it autoupdates any time Mozilla releases a new version [...] or just use Iceweasel.
TinyTony wrote:Well, just to have a very rought estimate of the usual time. Between release and testing, is like two months ? six months ? One year ? Two years ? Depends a lot on the software ? On the mood of Debian testers ?
In fact (shame on me) I'm not really sure : does software go from Unstable to Testing at any time, or only when Testing becomes Stable ?
TinyTony wrote:Linux Mint foresees to distribute soon Firefox 4 or if this won't be until a long time ?
In Debian Firefox is Iceweasel. But currently Debian has the 4.0 version just in the Experimental repo. See at http://packages.debian.org/search?suite=all§ion=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=Iceweasel So if you want it you can allow the Experimental repo in your package manager or just download the package and install it by hand. In this case you'll have to control the updates yourself, at least until the package be in the Testing repo.
It is incredible Debian has not yet the version 4 really available... in Fedora I have Firefox 4 since ages! Yet, I thought LMDE was a rolling release...
$ apt-cache policy skype
500 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ maverick/partner amd64 Packages
*** 188.8.131.52-1 0
700 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ julia/import amd64 Packages
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