stereotactic wrote:And should it shift to Debian for all it's releases?
Number of reasons :
1) Canonical is doing a great disservice by not contributing to the code.
stereotactic wrote:2) Paid software in the Software Centre; in effect it wants to create an ecosystem and create lock ins. Its the same strategy as Apple. Create a visually appealing product and then unknown to most of it's fanbois, use proprietary standards to disallow genuine innovation. To me, Open Source is "free" (I would donate) but the idea of paid applications is reprehensible. Before you flame me, there is a huge majority of people living below the digital divide who cannot afford the cost of an Operating System let alone hardware (in third world countries).
stereotactic wrote:3) It's shift to Unity discarding Gnome.
stereotactic wrote:4) 6 monthly release cycles. While I understand that Linux Mint emphasizes back up tools and FRESH installation, it's a pain in the ass for lazy bums like me.
literally as ubuntu is switching to waylandif Mint follows Ubuntu on some of these we will see rounds of "Where did X go
passstab wrote:literally as ubuntu is switching to waylandif Mint follows Ubuntu on some of these we will see rounds of "Where did X go
i don't think any decision has been made but i can't imagine that we are switching in mint 12 or 13 which would mean more work to keep x going
maybe between that, the 6 month cycle and unity (which might make sense to use at some point but not yet)
makeing CUT (or maybe even stable) editions would be worth it
Not sure where you are getting this. Ubuntu and Debian have been doing plenty of collaborating... Many of the ubuntu devs also work for debian...
passstab wrote:yes nothing on wayland i just doubt it will be stable enough for clem for the next couple releaces
bwat47 wrote:Ubuntu is constantly changing and with unity they are really doing their own thing. I think ubuntu isn't a very stable base, and it would benefit mint in the long run to differentiate themselves more and use the more stable debian base. Also rolling releases are awesome.
craig10x wrote:I went back to main edition Mint from LMDE after months of frustration..things breaking, applications not working right....so curse ubuntu all you want..they STILL provide a better Linux experience...
If Mint had a Debian stable version it would be much more stable
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