BucolicBuffalo wrote:It was pointed out that other distributions have more activity in their forums. And that may be the leading factor in why no more Linux Mint LXDE.
Did anyone ever think to consider that perhaps people having less problems with Linux Mint LXDE is a factor in less posting in the forums? No reason for me to post here unless I need something. Then I see this thread telling us no more LXDE. Linux Mint 12 LXDE has been the most trouble free distribution I have ever used. That's with nearly 15 years of Linux experience to my credit. I was just setting up another system, but I supppose the smart play now is to stick with a KDE distribution.
Unless I am missing something, I don't think that the activity was the reason (or at least the stated reason). In the desktop poll which clem created, lxde didn't do very well (behind Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce, KDE, and Gnome Shell with only 7% of the votes). Mint only has so much resources, and they were spread too thin (with, before LXDE and Fluxbox were cancelled, Mint 13 Cinnamon 32/64-bit, Mint 13 MATE 32/64-bit, Mint 13 Xfce 32/64-bit, Mint 13 KDE 32/64-bit, Mint 13 LXDE 32-bit, Mint 13 Fluxbox 32-bit, LMDE Cinnamon 32/64-bit, LMDE MATE 32/64-bit, LMDE Xfce 32/64-bit on the horizon). They had to stop some things, and, because they weren't as popular, they were Fluxbox (which hadn't had a release in ages) and LXDE. This allows them to make sure that the other releases are more timely and that they are released (remember Linux Mint 11 KDE?).
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