killer de bug wrote:There is no need of dropping XFCE and KDE. The only problem was Ubuntu support time reduction. 9 months for non LTS version is too short. Too much work for a lifetime of less than 7 months.
By basing the next version of Linux Mint in Ubuntu LTS, the team will now be able to focus more on Cinnamon and to give users very good releases with at least 1.5 years of support time.
woodsman wrote:I am new to the Mint community, but I have decided to use LMDE as my base for me and customers.
Looking back on the history of Mint, I understand the Ubuntu base. Yet now that Mint has evolved and matured, and Cinnamon and Mate have become popular even outside Mint, I wonder why LMDE does not become the development model for all of Mint. Seems to me the time required to maintain pace with Ubuntu is not well spent.
LMDE is a semi-rolling release and well liked. Without an Ubuntu base, Mint, which essentially would become LMDE, could be maintained much more easily. Update Packs could be released more frequently and the overall size of the Update Packs would be smaller, meaning less chance of breakage. As both Cinnamon and Mint are currently fast moving projects, new features, bug fixes, and improvements would provided much faster to Mint users.
I understand the history behind Mint's association with Ubuntu, but perhaps the time has arrived for a shift?
Crewp wrote:I saw Clem made a comment about basing LM on Ubuntu's LTS, which I think is a great idea. Just to add my 2 cents, what if you where to drop XFCE, and KDE, just like you did in LMDE. Just like there's SolydXK for those who still want those DE's with a Debian testing base. There's also Xubuntu, and Kubuntu for those who really like those DE's
This would really give you and your team the space to do all you want to do. This is just a thought, and I'm sure there's allot to consider. I'd like to see what our Mint community thinks.
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