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Re: LMDE SpinX3 Wishlist

Postby deep64blue on Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:46 pm

I love LMDE - thanks for all the work, here's one vote for changing the name to Mint Debian or something that's quite distinct.
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Re: LMDE SpinX3 Wishlist

Postby t3g on Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:06 pm

Someone else brought up the option earlier of offering two ISOs per respin: One based off of Testing and another based off of the last Stable release. I think by default you would offer the testing one as your main download, but also have one with a locked down and stable Debian release (like Squeeze with -squeeze in the file name) with the same Linux Mint addons.

This brings into play something I brought up earlier in a previous post where an admin may want to install LMDE on a handful of work computers and keep them locked into the stable release. This would make administration easier for not only having stable files that are tested and proven, but also easier to find issues when everyone has the same setup. A rolling (testing) release could cause some headaches if one person's computer had certain updates while another didn't.
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Re: LMDE SpinX3 Wishlist

Postby runbei on Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:35 am

No complaints really, but...

1. Make it possible to easily change the resolution of the login screen. At present, it's something quite ugly like 800x600 (?) on my 22" monitor (standard resolution 1680x1050).

2. LMDE and other Debian-derived distros don't implement Sleep mode in some ThinkPads - namely my X32. Is this fixable? It works fine with OpenSUSE and the RedHat-recompiled Scientific Linux.

That's about it, though. I'm tracking the Stable repos for max stability and LMDE is filling that bill admirably - these two minor glitches are a small price to pay.
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Re: LMDE SpinX3 Wishlist

Postby thermodynamics4 on Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:57 pm

iKey!

Can you tell Us about the process of the new Debian/mint Edition? The one with Flux-box, or the main Debian one? Do you have a schedule of features to tackle? At least but not last, Thanks for all your hard work and this Fine Release. :mrgreen:
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Re: LMDE SpinX3 Wishlist

Postby shimazaki on Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:40 pm

Question here.

Are this changes going to be released in mint update to?, or do we have to reinstal this new respin from scratch?.

If LMDE is a rolling release, i might hope those changes are included in the mint update too.

You see, i installed LMDE because i was tired of reinstaling every new version of Mint OS like is obligated to do in the main distro (using mint since the 8th release until Mint 10 julia, now i'm on LMDE). and with LMDE as a rolling release, i thaught that the "rolling" part implicate that i don't have to reinstal from scratch every new version, so...........what will hapend with the new changes into the kernel itself...............

Is just what i ask, is not like i'm demanding something, i just want to know the current state of what "rolling" release really mean in LMDE.
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Re: LMDE SpinX3 Wishlist

Postby elav on Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:16 pm

I would like that, apart from a nice and easy installer, the new compilation of LMDE have the option to install without having to access the desktop of the LiveCD.

That's the only reason, which can not be installed on machines LMDE with 256 Mb of RAM. If existing the possibility to install with no graphical environment, such as Debian, everything would be easier. There would be problems with ACPI, HAL, udev or whatever.
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Re: LMDE SpinX3 Wishlist

Postby mockturtl on Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:01 pm

Thunderbird add-ons:
The integrated addon search only seems to come up with 32-bit xpi's. Upstream packages (enigmail, iceowl) install to Icedove.
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Re: LMDE SpinX3 Wishlist

Postby zerozero on Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:32 pm

If, and when you decide to port MintUpdate to LMDE would be nice to have deb-delta enabled in the backend;
Bellow we can see yum with deltarpms and in this particular case saved me 77% download size :) not bad

Code: Select all
(30/30): thai-scalable-waree-fonts-0.4.14-2.fc15_0.4.15-1.fc16.noarch.drpm                                                                                                         | 9.5 kB     00:00     
Finishing rebuild of rpms, from deltarpms
<delta rebuild>                                                                                                                                                                    |  25 MB     00:17     
Presto reduced the update size by 77% (from 25 M to 5.8 M).
Package(s) data still to download: 7.0 M
(1/15): bash-4.2.8-1.fc16.x86_64.rpm                                                                                                                                               | 978 kB     00:02     
(2/15): cronie-1.4.7-1.fc16.x86_64.rpm                                                                                                                                             |  75 kB     00:00     
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Re: LMDE SpinX3 Wishlist

Postby raforon on Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:18 am

First of all congratulations and thank you for such a great distro and the great work done by you people.

There is a few things that I would like added to LMDE
1. option not to install language packs
2. virtual box installed by default or the option to install it and the time of main install. I know it is easy enough to install but upgarding it should be automatic, so tha there is no nag message that there is a new version available.
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Re: LMDE SpinX3 Wishlist

Postby raforon on Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:22 am

Also the mint back up tool should have the option on snapshots, incremental backups. It would be great if it could automatically add entry to the crontab, like backintime.
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Re: LMDE SpinX3 Wishlist

Postby raforon on Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:26 am

Something similar to sandboxie for windows please!
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Re: LMDE SpinX3 Wishlist

Postby kruijf on Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:19 am

I dont know for sure but i read something on Twitter that Ikey is not working for Mint any more, and is working freelance now.
Maybe Clem or Ikey can tell uss i'm wrong, and i hope i'm wrong on this one.
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Re: LMDE SpinX3 Wishlist

Postby randomizer on Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:41 am

I believe that's correct. His forum account no longer exists after all.
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Re: LMDE SpinX3 Wishlist

Postby aljoriz on Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:43 am

Wait didn't Clem announced Ikey will work full time last February? what happened in a months time? Was there a conflict? Oh well as long as Clem release XFCE Debian mint, I am all smiles
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Re: LMDE SpinX3 Wishlist

Postby spsf64 on Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:06 pm

randomizer wrote:I believe that's correct. His forum account no longer exists after all.


I'd like to know what happened as well.
Don't want to see LMDE going to a dead end... :(
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Re: LMDE SpinX3 Wishlist

Postby dawgdoc on Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:32 pm

ikey's cousin posted today under the username of m.keane He will be taking up maintenance of some of ikey's software.

LMDE should stay current as long as you do your system updates. I would recommend making a partition image before doing anything which could break your system. After all, you do not want to reinstall from the 201101 LMDE image and then do all of the updates since then at one time.
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Re: LMDE SpinX3 Wishlist

Postby t3g on Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:42 pm

aljoriz wrote:Wait didn't Clem announced Ikey will work full time last February? what happened in a months time? Was there a conflict? Oh well as long as Clem release XFCE Debian mint, I am all smiles


Probably clashing egos. This isn't the first time the Mint team has taken a backwards step due to Clem's management style and personality. I remember Clem getting in trouble for being anti-Semitic and his "Supporters of Israel aren't welcome" comments a few years ago.
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Re: LMDE SpinX3 Wishlist

Postby kruijf on Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:55 pm

Shall we go ontopic again.
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Re: LMDE SpinX3 Wishlist

Postby Mr. B on Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:35 am

We could go ontopic again but you have to ask yourself who started to go offtopic in the first place...... :wink:
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Re: LMDE SpinX3 Wishlist

Postby aljoriz on Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:59 am

allow me to veer off for a while:

Fact: In the blog CLEM announced that Ikey will go full time on Linux Mint and will be paid for his services.

(and yes I was fortunate enough to read Clem's controversial post)
Am I right to assume that if Ikey went away from linux mint, we the community deserve to know what happened? :?:

To go back on topic here's my wish:

1. Support the touch pad for laptops (have a separate settings and auto detect settings if LMDE is installed in a laptop)
2. I hope the Mint team can reach out to hardware manufacturers and make their own Linux Mint Laptop (if Jolicloud did it why can't mint?)
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