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New LMDE isos (Pos-UP4) in testing

Postby zerozero on Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:58 am

as you can see in the community website (links bellow) the isos point to incoming, this needs to be fixed before stable release, so please use them only as a test and not for a "permanent" install

you can get them from http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/testing/?C=M;O=D (at least, sure will be other mirrors with them);
just be "careful" because:
1- they are not announced yet;
2- it's an rc (and a few issues were identified >nothing major< but the idea is testing and reporting)

here they are (as promised)

LMDE-xfce 64bit http://community.linuxmint.com/iso/view/114 [approved for rc]
LMDE-xfce 32bit http://community.linuxmint.com/iso/view/115 [approved for rc]

LMDE-MATE/Cinnamon 64bit http://community.linuxmint.com/iso/view/116 [approved for rc]
LMDE-MATE/Cinnamon 32bit http://community.linuxmint.com/iso/view/117 [approved for rc]

(all 4 up for testing now)
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Re: New LMDE isos (Pos-UP4) in testing

Postby jjaythomas on Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:14 pm

Just the day I was going to reinstall (now I'll wait for new and shiny ISO :D

Have they done anything to speed up boot? runs great but the boot-up time always seem slower (even compared to 'Butu's' :roll:? slow boot seen/tried on multiple computers.

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Re: New LMDE isos (Pos-UP4) in testing

Postby dado023 on Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:33 pm

zerozero wrote:here they are (as promised)

LMDE-xfce 64bit http://community.linuxmint.com/iso/view/114
LMDE-xfce 32bit http://community.linuxmint.com/iso/view/115

LMDE-MATE/Cinnamon 64bit http://community.linuxmint.com/iso/view/116
LMDE-MATE/Cinnamon 32bit http://community.linuxmint.com/iso/view/117

(all 4 up for testing now)


I cant find download link for testing iso LMDE 32bit....a little hint please :?
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Re: New LMDE isos (Pos-UP4) in testing

Postby zerozero on Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:41 pm

J.Jay, personally, i don't have lately that many experience with ubuntu-based releases (had for some time an oneiric install upgraded to lisa and now a precise waiting for maya repos) but they always booted slower than lmde.

dado023, there's no public d/l link while the isos are in testing (that's Mint policy): the isos are tested by a closed team (we can follow the progression and comments in the community page linked above) and once the status changes to "aproved to RC release" then we'll have public isos to test.
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Re: New LMDE isos (Pos-UP4) in testing

Postby jjaythomas on Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:03 pm

Hmm...

Maybe my portioning schemes or something. Will try totally fresh install.
Edited (will ask question in new post) :oops:

Thank You:
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Re: New LMDE isos (Pos-UP4) in testing

Postby zerozero on Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:42 pm

the 2 32bit isos are now approved for RC
watch a mirror near you :mrgreen:
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Re: New LMDE isos (Pos-UP4) in testing

Postby dado023 on Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:07 pm

zerozero wrote:the 2 32bit isos are now approved for RC
watch a mirror near you :mrgreen:


wohooooo, wooohaaaaa......cant wait, these LMDE updates are so rare.....i hope these update cycles are gonna be a bit shorter in the future, are they?
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Re: New LMDE isos (Pos-UP4) in testing

Postby zerozero on Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:34 pm

according to this
I don’t expect UP5 to take as long. Firefox/Thunderbird/Flash should get updates in the near future without the need for another UP… and Cinnamon 1.5 eventually will hit LMDE as well with a new UP5 (that will happen after Mint 13 though). from here

we will see an UP5 in the end may/beginning of june (imo) but after that i think that UP6 will be only next year (because in the meantime testing goes in deep-freeze preparing the next stable debian7 and won't be much to update)
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Re: New LMDE isos (Pos-UP4) in testing

Postby dado023 on Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:54 pm

zerozero wrote:according to this
I don’t expect UP5 to take as long. Firefox/Thunderbird/Flash should get updates in the near future without the need for another UP… and Cinnamon 1.5 eventually will hit LMDE as well with a new UP5 (that will happen after Mint 13 though). from here

we will see an UP5 in the end may/beginning of june (imo) but after that i think that UP6 will be only next year (because in the meantime testing goes in deep-freeze preparing the next stable debian7 and won't be much to update)


are you saying LMDE will always have outdated Chrome/FireFox, skype, libreOffice,, ...and other progs?
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Re: New LMDE isos (Pos-UP4) in testing

Postby zerozero on Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:02 pm

dado023,
we are going wayyyy off-topic here :D but it's ok, read this viewtopic.php?f=197&t=91405 (and then post >> there any questions :wink: )
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Re: New LMDE isos (Pos-UP4) in testing

Postby dado023 on Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:18 pm

zerozero wrote:dado023,
we are going wayyyy off-topic here :D but it's ok, read this viewtopic.php?f=197&t=91405 (and then post >> there any questions :wink: )


i have just read the thread you pointed me at...so i see, i got the point :D
I just hope linuxmint will try to reduce UP cycles between release dates.

I want LMDE to be THE CHOICE for rolling distro....the only other distro i can think of is pclinuxos, but it is rpm, and on KDE, which i really dont prefer...also big advantage of LMDE is smaller memory footprint.

Is there any chance RC iso will be online today?
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Re: New LMDE isos (Pos-UP4) in testing

Postby squeezy on Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:45 pm

Any idea how the MATE/Cinnamon iso will work?

Will it install both DEs and you pick the one you want at logon?

Or, will it offer a choice of which DE to install?

I hope the second one. I'd like to have a pure MATE desktop, and I think Cinnamon needs Gnome 3 underneath it, correct?
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Re: New LMDE isos (Pos-UP4) in testing

Postby jjaythomas on Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:21 pm

Off topic :)
thread posted is a great read for those Debian literate (like me) :lol:
Will XFCE 4.10 be in update pack5 or 6?? Is it planned for either?

P.S. know its not released till end month, so don't even know when hit Debian testing. :cry:

Wondering
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Re: New LMDE isos (Pos-UP4) in testing

Postby jjaythomas on Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:03 am

They've hit the mirrors

getting from heanet (Ireland I believe) I'm in USA. (both 32 and 64bit XFCE) **edit**Taking about 30-40 minutes (32 bit) and hour+ (64bit) to download . :D

Hope they burn right :mrgreen:

P.S. thease ar the RC versions only tho :(

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Re: New LMDE isos (Pos-UP4) in testing

Postby Monsta on Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:03 am

jjaythomas wrote:P.S. thease ar the RC versions only tho :(

Well, RC versions differ, they may look & feel like alpha, beta or even release depending on how much has been tested.
Look at the untested cases list - this time some important things have been skipped. :?
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Re: New LMDE isos (Pos-UP4) in testing

Postby jjaythomas on Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:23 am

Both ISO's burned and liveCD boot up...
Will try install (64bit one at least) after take wife to farmers market (need sleep/fresh air new scenery) :) not in that order :?

let know how install goes tomorrow. 8)

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Re: New LMDE isos (Pos-UP4) in testing

Postby zerozero on Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:13 am

- link for heanet added in the first post;

- mate/cinnamon iso will install both DE's with option at login (Clem said in a comment that eventually in the future they can get independent isos, but not for now)

- xfce 4.10 is just now entering experimental, if debian brings it to testing before june (so it will be included in the next debian7) we might have it with UP5

- look at the community pages (linked above) and the comments to have an idea what's missing/what was not tested (as Monsta said if they are alpha, beta or release)
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Re: New LMDE isos (Pos-UP4) in testing

Postby squeezy on Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:24 am

zerozero wrote:- mate/cinnamon iso will install both DE's with option at login (Clem said in a comment that eventually in the future they can get independent isos, but not for now)


Thanks for checking on this, zerozero.
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Re: New LMDE isos (Pos-UP4) in testing

Postby jjaythomas on Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:32 am

Thank You for Info

nice to know XFCE 4.10 might! :D
Posting this from PMagic LiveCD utility Disk. Going to prepare partitions with this.
Then off to fresh install fun. :twisted:

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Re: New LMDE isos (Pos-UP4) in testing

Postby kmb42vt on Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:55 pm

Back in the LMDE RC saddle again. I was hoping that jockey would be ported for this release but it seems not as far as I can tell. Perhaps next time? On with RC then. :D
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