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Postby Georgie-o » Wed May 09, 2007 9:44 am

I see that we should NOT upgrade to 7.04. But when the new Mint is available (Cassandra?) will we be able to upgrade or need to do a re-install? By the way when do we expect Cassandra to be final?


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Postby Husse » Wed May 09, 2007 10:07 am

Yes, when Cassandra is released there will be way to upgrade. The first beta is released, and then there will be a second beta (end of next week?) and a release of the stable a week or maybe a fortnight after that
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Postby Random » Wed May 09, 2007 12:02 pm

Husse wrote:Yes, when Cassandra is released there will be way to upgrade.

I read somewhere a criticism of Mint because of the frequent release pattern, and frankly I tended to agree. Even though I enjoy using it (despite my fondness for KDE, I much prefer Mint-Gnome) I have no interest in a distro with a 3-4 month release cycle. However, if you make upgrading available through Synaptic (and it actually works) I will be happy to revise that opinion.

I felt the Mint-KDE release seemed like it was a bit 'rushed', and didn't care for it. It would be nice to think that the emphasis in future releases would be on 'thorough-and-complete' rather than 'quick-and-dirty'.

Just my opinion, for what it's worth. I'm sure the developers have a plan, even if it might not always be apparent to us drones.

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Postby scorp123 » Thu May 10, 2007 3:38 am

Random wrote:'thorough-and-complete' rather than 'quick-and-dirty'.
I second that :D I'm still using Mint 2.0 aka "Barbara" :wink: ... it's more or less just "Ubuntu + Codecs" but it works as expected and it is very stable; a few minor bugs here and there but other than that completely stable. :wink:

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