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Flagship OS

Postby Viking64 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:48 am

I have been reading all the recomendations to switch Mint to a Debian base rather than a Ubuntu base.
Is Linux Mint Debian Stable going to be the new flagship OS in the future?
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Re: Flagship OS

Postby Viking64 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:26 pm

Here is the reason why Linux Mint went with Debian testing rather than stable. http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=197&t=91405

1.a) - stable currently debian 6.0 codenamed squeeze, released in 06/fev/2011 ( and with a new release every two years );
because of this long release cycle the pkgs in stable can and will be quickly outdated, but stable is the most solid O.S.you can have installed:


I think that Mint should release their debian edition in both stable and testing. This would allow people to choose between extremely stable, or fairly new and relatively stable.
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Re: Flagship OS

Postby DrHu on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:43 pm

My view is that people in general want to try latest versions of applications: maybe that's a bad habit, but it exists, and so likely prefer a more up-to-date release (not stable version..)
--probably avoiding experimental, which may break more objects on the OS
    So testing seems to be a good balance between stability and some later application versions
    --one can always compile from source and manage the setup oneself: this is always an option

For Mint, the flagship OS is likely to be Gnome based (main edition) for the foreseeable future; either the Ubuntu or Debian upstream parts/repositories.
    The two main Linux desktop looks are KDE or Gnome
    --others such as lxde, xfce are the alternatives/options..
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Re: Flagship OS

Postby xenopeek on Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:11 pm

Packages only get into Debian testing after having had 10 days of testing in unstable, and no critical bugs having been found. Linux Mint adds another month of testing to packages from Debian testing, before upgrades are made available to all LMDE users (upgrades are combined in upgrade packages for further improved stability). The intent is to be more stable than Debian testing, while having more recent versions of software than available in stable.
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