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Mint Debian?

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:52 pm
by specimen65
I read some old threads from '08 where Clem was working on a Debian-based Mint. I was wondering if this is still in the works?

Given some of the directions that Ubuntu has gone (Ubuntu One, Ubuntu Music Store, putting beta software into an LTR, etc etc), I bet this would be a great direction and give more freedom to both the developers and users.

(apologies if this has been flogged to death already in posts I missed)

Re: Mint Debian?

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:59 pm
by mick55
specimen65 wrote:(apologies if this has been flogged to death already in posts I missed)
It's still being flogged, and as yet no official response. :roll:

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=44885

Re: Mint Debian?

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:00 pm
by MALsPa
Two threads that I know of:

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=44885

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=10267

But I'm still not sure what the status of the project is at this time. :?:

Re: Mint Debian?

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:19 pm
by specimen65
Thanks! I am trying to see if there are any good arguments against it. I can't think of any, really.

Re: Mint Debian?

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 10:34 am
by jesica
what will Mint Debain be, I mean Debian commands works on mint already?

Re: Mint Debian?

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 10:44 am
by Carl
staffie wrote:what will Mint Debain be, I mean Debian commands works on mint already?
It would be a Mint Distribution based upon Debian and not the current Debian derivative Ubuntu :D

Re: Mint Debian?

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:00 pm
by Isthmus
what would be the advantage of using Debian as opposed to ubuntu?

Re: Mint Debian?

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:44 pm
by Carl
Isthmus wrote:what would be the advantage of using Debian as opposed to ubuntu?
Well I might not be be the best person to answer this but some of the positives I can think of off the top of my head:

1) a rolling release cycle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_release) so software is always pretty close to the latest release without adding ppa's or installing external deb files

2) a much more stable base to work from and not having to explain/apologise for Ubuntu regressions

for more information why not take a look at the recent blog post on the subject, http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1467

PS: Love the droid boot animation for your avatar :mrgreen:

Re: Mint Debian?

Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:59 pm
by xenobrain
Carl wrote: 1) a rolling release cycle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_release) so software is always pretty close to the latest release without adding ppa's or installing external deb files

2) a much more stable base to work from and not having to explain/apologise for Ubuntu regressions
Well, I wouldn't argue with either of your points. Individually they are both be correct, however, together not so much!

Re: Mint Debian?

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:32 am
by vrkalak
1. Debian has the largest repositories for applications/programs of any Linux OS ... everything you could possibly want is there.
There is no need for PPAs or extra repros.

2. You can choose how up-to-date you want your OS to be ... stable, testing, unstable or experimental.

3. Whether you use Debian 'stable' or 'testing' ... you are using a version so stable that Ubuntu can't even imagine.

The team of Debian Developers and Maintainers is literally a team of thousands worldwide.

Debian is known for being 'rock solid stable' -- always !!
Debian puts out a new release when it's ready and not on a fixed schedule ... they have no deadline to meet ... so they have time to work out all the bugs before its released as 'stable'
If there's a 'bug'/glitch ... they usually have a fix/patch in hours or days ... not months, or when the next version is released.

You can surmise from my comments, that I use Debian 6 Squeeze (testing/frozen) on a day-to-day basis ... my work is done on my PC
I am a Registered Architect in the US and I use Linux and Open Source exclusively.
I depend on Debian to be stable and to do what and when I ask of it.