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Postby npap on Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:00 pm

Hello everybody,

Have you ever seen any other occasion where so many people, from many countries, are willing to help shape up the next distro of Mint?
Suggestions, offers for help and the very democratic way that Clem handles everything; willing to change things by accepting all useful ideas.
Everybody chips in.

It seems that the next Mint will be the work of many people, by the people and for the people.
This is really Linux Democracy!
Greetings, npap
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Postby Alephcat on Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:59 pm

yes, I have to agree this is by far and away the best way to create a Linux distro
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Postby rlozano on Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:48 am

it's a great idea indeed. i would like to help, and i can be counted in! :D :idea:
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Postby antiquexray on Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:20 pm

I would absolutely love to be able to help. Unfortunately, I'm not very knowledgable in the ways of Linux. If you know of something that needs to be done, and I'm able, I'm more than willing to help.
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Postby Psycho on Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:05 pm

I also agree with npap!

I hope that in future even more interested and willing to help people will join our community! :D
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Postby starkey on Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:58 am

Yes, I agree; One of my new year purposes, is begin to program in Linux(probably in Phyton). :D :D :D :D :D
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Postby katasuka on Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:05 am

i really like how with linux mint, the devs actually listen to user imput and then uses the user imput to make linux mint better. this to me is the ONLY way to properly enhance and advance a linux distro to becoming a great distro.

i also under how not all requests can be done, but if enough people want something, im sure the devs here will try their best to implement it.

and yes im so happy to see so many people willing to contribute, it just goes to show linux mint is loved by many.
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Postby frail on Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:02 pm

katasuka wrote:i really like how with linux mint, the devs actually listen to user imput and then uses the user imput to make linux mint better. this to me is the ONLY way to properly enhance and advance a linux distro to becoming a great distro.

i also under how not all requests can be done, but if enough people want something, im sure the devs here will try their best to implement it.

and yes im so happy to see so many people willing to contribute, it just goes to show linux mint is loved by many.


I've seen this with many start-up distros. But sadly as they become larger and more popular the devs become increasingly out of touch with the community. That's not necessarily a bad thing, just happens due to increased demands and workload. With its Ubuntu base and out of box improvements, I foresee Linux Mint becoming exponentially more popular over a short period of time.

I like that Clem is active in the forums and I hope it stays that way. Though I would never fault him for being too busy to respond to everything.
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Postby clem on Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:10 pm

If that was the case I'd probably be more selective in the subforums I participate in. Of course if the number of posts in the forum was 20 times what it is now, I wouldn't be able to read every single thing.. as I do now. I'd probably stop reading and answering in the Support subforums and let the community support itself.

Having said that, more than half of the ideas that were implemented to make Linux Mint what it is now came from these forums. This is the best feedback and the best way Linux Mint has to continuously improve itself. So it would be a very bad thing for me not to read what people say and miss precious ideas, suggestions and feedback.

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Postby AlsaPhil on Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:26 pm

If that was the case you'd probably organize a team, in charge of reading everything and reporting to you: one the developed ideas, one other all the suggestions and a last one the feedback of the members of the forum.

And once a week you'd publish the "Clement Time" - Newsletter :lol: :lol: :lol:

You know, we all would be clement with your time management 8)
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Postby katasuka on Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:39 am

yea i agree that if it got to the point of hundreds of new posts a day in each subforum... a team of people maybe one or two per subforum could read all the posts and help as best they can then compile a weekly report on ideas suggestions etc.. and compile immediate bug reports of which would maybe be emailed to all the devs... then when it comes to features the devs could discuss what should and should not be included etc.


that way all ideas and suggestions would make it to the devs and the devs would continue to have plenty of time to develop linux mint. bugs would be reported quickly and fixes for bugs could be released fairly fast.

this is a little off topic but i think linux mint needs its own repo for its software that isnt included in the ubuntu repos.
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Postby scorp123 on Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:45 am

katasuka wrote:this is a little off topic but i think linux mint needs its own repo for its software that isnt included in the ubuntu repos.
Code: Select all
deb http://lt.k1011.nutime.de/repository edgy main
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Postby clem on Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:03 am

I'm talking to Josh via PM, who offered to give a hand on the repos so we're working on that at the moment... dependency problems, "Ubuntu" entries in grub, "edgy" or "bianca" distribution for the repository.

Also Michael is working on the server to see if we can migrate and update our DNS. The fact that we're still pointing at nutime.de is a risk for the release of Bianca (which sources.list will have to point at linuxmint.com).

So all of this is being looked at closely at the moment.

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Postby Josh on Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:58 am

If you need help with DNS, I can handle that or at least give a secondary or tertiary DNS server - whatever works best for you.

As always, I'm game to help out with whatever I can! :D
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Postby rfruth on Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:09 pm

I've been using Ubuntu for a year, just started using Bea and wow ! I'm impressed, what can I do to help out around here ?
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Postby clem on Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:18 am

Hi,

You can install all the mint... tools that get released for Bianca and help us test them, post found bugs and suggestions on how to improve them.

Otherwise: http://linuxmint.com/get_involved.html

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