rhodry wrote:Just a quiet word of caution for some folk getting excited about LMDE, if I may.
Please don't get me wrong either, I love it, I have migrated nearly all the Mint installs that I am involved in to it, BUT, there is one aspect of it that some less experienced users may get caught short by. LMDE is based on Debian Testing but Testing has been frozen now for some time in anticipation of it becoming the new Debian Stable. Testing will then become "testing" again; ie it will be opened up to a swag of updates from Sid (current Unstable)!!
This will be the real test for Clem and the other developers here. How Mint-type "Stable" can they keep LMDE when the Debian base becomes far more volatile. Personally, I think they will do a great job; I just don't want to see expectations shot to bits because people don't understand the true nature of the beast. I have used raw Debian Testing in the past where packages have just disappeared from the repo overnight because the packager wanted to work on something. The pressure here I think will be on how Mint Update is going to work in a much more volatile environment.
Anyway, I am not a pessimist, just a realist. In the new year LMDE may well become a much more movable beast than many users are expecting?! Mind you, I will still be there for the ride!
gotjazz wrote:nope - but changing your repos to squeeze would. or just not sweating
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