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Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

Post by clem » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:34 am

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Re: Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

Post by hexdef101 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:33 pm

Thanks Clem !!! Also Feel Free to add some of my wallpapers in... Certainly wouldn't mind one bit.
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Re: Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

Post by qbektrix » Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:53 am

Is Rebecca what I downloaded as "linuxmint-17-mate-64bit-v2.iso"??

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Post by karlchen » Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:41 am

qbektrix wrote:Is Rebecca what I downloaded as "linuxmint-17-mate-64bit-v2.iso"??
No. It is not.
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Why it is not and what it is instead: xenopeek on "updates to the ISO"
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Re: Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

Post by 1.618 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:17 am

Can someone explain this or point me in the right direction please.......

mint 17 lts came out in spring, in the past the next release would have been mint 18 towards november time, then 19 next spring and so on... like ubuntu would go 14:04 - 14:10 - 15:04 - 15:10 and so on..... so instead of mint 18 the next release will be 17.1 and the next lts in a few years time will be mint 18? is that how it will now work, that the lts releases will be will be 18 - 19 - 20 and the distros in between will be .1 -.2 -.3 and so on?

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Re: Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

Post by anandrkris » Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:03 am

Yes your understanding is right (same as mine, at least :wink: ), no upgrades to the base packages till next LTS. Some announcement links on this earlier -
http://linuxmint.com/rel_qiana_cinnamon ... ew.php#lts
Linux Mint 17 will receive security updates until 2019.

Until 2016, future versions of Linux Mint will use the same package base as Linux Mint 17, making it trivial for people to upgrade.

Until 2016, the development team won't start working on a new base and will be fully focused on this one.
http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2613
The decision was made to stick to LTS bases. In other words the development team will be focused on the very same package base used by Linux Mint 17 for the next 2 years. It will also be trivial to upgrade from version 17 to 17.1, then 17.2 and so on. Important applications will be backported and we expect this change to boost the pace of our development and reduce the amount of regressions in each new Linux Mint release. This makes Linux Mint 17.x very important to us, not just yet another release, but one that will receive security updates until 2019, one that will receive backports and new features until 2016 and even more importantly, the only package base besides LMDE which we’ll be focused on until 2016.
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Re: Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

Post by 1.618 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:15 pm

Thank you, just wanted to make sure I understood it properly. :-)

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Re: Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

Post by Wumper » Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:51 am

so, where are the isos for Rebecca? Link please?

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Post by Oscar799 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:05 am

The ISOs don't exist yet
Maybe mid-November
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Re: Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

Post by Dupo » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:50 pm

Hi guys,

do you know if kernel 3.17 will be available in Mint 17.1 Rebecca ?

Thanks.

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Post by karlchen » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:11 pm

Hello, Dupo.

Not sure whether the final decision has been made. Here is a hint on Clem's point of view in the middle of September:
Edit by Clem wrote:Edit by Clem: Hi Alexander, I think Canonical is planning 3.16 for early 2015, that would mean 17.2 for us. We tend to be even more conservative than them though when it comes to defaults and what we recommend to users. With that said we can already make these newer kernels available if there is demand out there. We developed a kernel selection screen in the update manager in 17.0, and it got much improved in 17.1. Thanks to that we can give you more choice of kernels, along with information on known regressions and bug fixes. We rely heavily on feedback here, especially when it comes to the kernel, but we can definitely be conservative, bet on what we know works, while at the same time give you additional choices.
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Re: Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

Post by Dupo » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:24 am

Hi,
karlchen wrote:Hello, Dupo.

Not sure whether the final decision has been made. Here is a hint on Clem's point of view in the middle of September:
Edit by Clem wrote:Edit by Clem: Hi Alexander, I think Canonical is planning 3.16 for early 2015, that would mean 17.2 for us. We tend to be even more conservative than them though when it comes to defaults and what we recommend to users. With that said we can already make these newer kernels available if there is demand out there. We developed a kernel selection screen in the update manager in 17.0, and it got much improved in 17.1. Thanks to that we can give you more choice of kernels, along with information on known regressions and bug fixes. We rely heavily on feedback here, especially when it comes to the kernel, but we can definitely be conservative, bet on what we know works, while at the same time give you additional choices.
Kind regards,
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some Mint users have device that they can't use because their device is supported from the kernel 3.17 (example: sound card).

Therefore, I asked this question

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Re: Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

Post by karlchen » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:49 am

Hello, Dupo.

If I do not misunderstand Clem, then Mint 17.1 will not install kernel 3.16 or 3.17 by default, but you will be able to install it from inside mintUpdate. I cannot tell whether this will be true for 3.16 only or for 3.17, too.

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Re: Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

Post by Monsta » Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:00 pm

There are no kernels newer than 3.13 in Ubuntu 14.04 repos, so there's simply no reliable source to get them into Mint 17.
(No, various PPAs are not a reliable source, and Ubuntu 14.10 repos aren't either.)

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Re: Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

Post by kyphi » Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:31 pm

Is this source reliable enough?

https://www.kernel.org/

Currently using kernel 3.15.5 (yes, there was a reason).
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Post by mr_raider » Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:54 pm

14.04 should make the 14.10 kernel available as a hardware enablement stack. At that point it should be accessible in the repos.
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Re: Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

Post by ibDoug » Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:12 am

Will this version have fixes for the 'Power management app' which completely stopped working in the first release on my Acer netbook??

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Re: Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

Post by -Michel- » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:59 pm

kyphi wrote:Is this source reliable enough?

https://www.kernel.org/

Currently using kernel 3.15.5 (yes, there was a reason).
You can look for the kernels over here -> http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/
mr_raider wrote:14.04 should make the 14.10 kernel available as a hardware enablement stack. At that point it should be accessible in the repos.
14.10 kernels are named vivid and work on mint 17. Running it for few days and had no single issue

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Re: Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

Post by jsalpha2 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:22 pm

There is already a linux distro named "Rebecca Black." Named after an American pop singer and dancer who gained extensive media attention with the 2011 single "Friday".
RebeccaBlackOS - http://sourceforge.net/projects/rebeccablackos/
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Re: Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'

Post by vito_spatafore » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:49 pm

Hi there!

where can I find the link to download Rebecca...

alpha,beta,rc, whatever...

tia!

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