tdockery97 wrote:The iso on the mirrors is indeed old. It would require not only the initial large download, but also hundreds of megabytes to update it to UP6. But fear not, Clem has promised a new iso sometime this month which will already include UP6.
Going forward, LMDE ISOs will be released in two versions: MATE and Cinnamon. The decision was taken not to maintain a KDE version of LMDE and to stop maintaining the Xfce version. This was a painful decision to make considering the quality of LMDE Xfce and unofficial LMDE KDE, but one that made sense for Linux Mint since LMDE Xfce represented only 4% of the Linux Mint audience. This is also consistent with our strategy to focus on what we do best, to do less and do it better and to invest less time in maintaining editions and more time in developing the core technology that they use. It was a tough call at the time when Linux Mint lost its Fluxbox and LXDE editions. They were great but they only appealed to a minority of our users and we can see the benefits of this decision now, we can release all our editions and switch to focusing entirely on the development of the next iteration much faster in our release cycle. Whether it’s Cinnamon, MDM, the Software Manager, the Mint tools, the LMDE live-installer or even new projects such as a Driver Manager or R&D plans related to the installation and/or base underneath Linux Mint, development is extremely important to us.
GeneBenson wrote:I wouldn't count on that tdockery97. Have a look here at the "News and summary:" section.
killer de bug wrote:GeneBenson wrote:I wouldn't count on that tdockery97. Have a look here at the "News and summary:" section.
I don't see your point. There will be ISO released this month... What do you want to say with your text ? I really don't understand why you speak about the unofficial version. Not everyone is using KDE or XFCE. He may want to use Cinnamon or MATE, and there will be an iso in january...
zerozero wrote:it's a though call
- the un-lmde-xfce (great piece of work btw) was made to be a lightweight, mean and lean edition (with no mainstream app meaning this that it's a great xfce edition but might feel a bit barebone if you come from mat/cinnamon/kde)
nevertheless it's great
installing any of the official releases (cinnamon or mate) and then install xfce4 on top of it will give you a more friendly environment but with a couple quirks (the biggest one is the duplicated app and menu entries for most of the items)
if you install any of the official ed. no problem at all;
if you install one of the unofficial spins there might be issues that are specific to those editions and you're limited.
Disclaimer: un-lmde-kde is my main system and i love the work "we" did in the xfce version
crazyg4merz wrote:And now I've got another question about lmde repositories and software, should I post it here or start another thread? Thanks
zerozero wrote:crazyg4merz wrote:And now I've got another question about lmde repositories and software, should I post it here or start another thread? Thanks
new questions deserve new topics and in the meantime you can take a look at the lmde faq
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