Monthly News – October 2019

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Monthly News – October 2019

Post by clem » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:46 am

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Re: Monthly News – October 2019

Post by Pierre » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:26 am

the lead article, is about the not-so-good news about the GNOME files defence against patent troll issue.
- - this issue, has been ongoing, for an while now.
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NB: most folks, from outside, of the USA - - can't really fathom, this sort of issue .. ..
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Re: Monthly News – October 2019

Post by gm10 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:56 am

clem wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:46 am
Linux Mint 19.3 will ship with kernel 5.0
May I raise an eyebrow at your timing?
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Update Manager will update users to 5.3 one month after you release this, might as well go with 5.3 directly. Just saying.
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Re: Monthly News – October 2019

Post by smurphos » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:04 am

gm10 wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:56 am
Update Manager will update users to 5.3 one month after you release this, might as well go with 5.3 directly. Just saying.
I'm not sure if you were around when 18.2 was released, but IIRC the shipped HWE kernel went end of life about 10 days after release :roll:
So many forum questions resulted...... :wink:

Having said that does Mint want to ship what will be a HWE-Edge kernel at point of release, rather than the current HWE kernel? Don't know.
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Re: Monthly News – October 2019

Post by gm10 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:08 am

smurphos wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:04 am
I'm not sure if you were around when 18.2 was released, but IIRC correctly the shipped HWE kernel went end of life about 10 days after release :roll:
So many forum questions resulted...... :wink:

Having said that does Mint want to ship what will be a HWE-Edge kernel at point of release, rather than the current HWE kernel? Don't know.
I was not around, but I would submit that your third sentence should be answered by your second, don't you think? Mint should be about user friendliness, and shipping a nearly end-of-life kernel isn't it.
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Post by David Chiang » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:52 am

Pierre wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:26 am
NB: most folks, from outside, of the USA - - can't really fathom, this sort of issue ...
For me the whole thing is nothing more than an excuse for money donations. It also has an extremely nasty taste when all the critics of this project are called "trolls"! :roll:
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Re: Monthly News – October 2019

Post by gm10 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:13 am

David Chiang wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:52 am
Pierre wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:26 am
NB: most folks, from outside, of the USA - - can't really fathom, this sort of issue ...
For me the whole thing is nothing more than an excuse for money donations. It also has an extremely nasty taste when all the critics of this project are called "trolls"! :roll:
How did somebody bringing a patent infringement claim based on a US-style lightweight software patent become "all the critics of this project"? Some might think you are putting on the troll shoes yourself here. ;)
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