zerozero wrote:i would like to go a few posts back (to Roken's post) where he raises one of my main concerns about this process: if incoming isn't appealing, and that means more updates, tracking testing closer, we will end up with users in latest (for safety, comfort and looking for a system that just works) and users in testing (for the fun, the thrill or whatever reason)
He's right, I think it has already happened. Like I said earlier, it is difficult to please all the people all the time, this was the reason for the opening suggestion, to see if there was a 'halfway house' where you get regular updates a from 'Safe Upgrade' but the trickier 'removal' type upgrades are handled by the 'pack' system. I have to say though that even if it existed I am not sure I would be using it, I am perfectly happy with LMDE the way it started out, and obviously so are quite a few others. It didn't need 'improving' in my opinion, though clearly some people disagree - but maybe those people would be better tracking Debian Stable. Oh no! another can of worms opened
The other factor is that the Mint team must have enough on their hands dealing with the variations of Mint that already exist without adding others.