Eh, what's going on?

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Eh, what's going on?

Postby Mattd4AX3 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:02 pm

This looks semi-dead, I looked in the other topics but I can't seem to find if this is still going on, :(.

I'd be interested in helping as far as installing it/reporting what problems I have, although I've never done any bug testing or anything before.
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Re: Eh, what's going on?

Postby Husse » Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:14 am

It's semi dead, but there are people with an interest in it. However it's not a simple task to carry on
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Re: Eh, what's going on?

Postby sundayrefugee » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:48 am

Aye. When/if the time is right, it'll (at least as it looks at the moment) either be cmost or myself that takes up the task (although this could change at any time if someone else decides to try *AND* understands the MONUMENTAL amount of work required to produce it to MINT quality, in which case I'd be glad to help them). There is still some discussion, but the manpower simply doesn't exist yet. It may exist next month. It may *never* exist. :? In a nutshell, it's not as easy as simply taking Etch, recompiling gtk, libc, and getting Minttools to run from it. Actually, making the distro .iso is probably going to be the *easy* part, if that means anything to you. It would be the ongoing maintainance, and a team that could certify a bi-weekly certified MintUpdate-Safe level 3 or safer update from Testing that would be the ongoing difficult part. Especially after the Lenny release as Stable, Testing is going to be a mess. Debian Mint, and an *ongoing* project simply *can't* run as a 1 or 2 (or 3) person show. Not at *Mint*-worthy quality ;-)

For *alot* more info, read the thread 2 below this one, where there is some ongoing discussion about what would be needed, including a near-start in which I just couldn't find enough willing hackers to help ;-)

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Re: Eh, what's going on?

Postby Husse » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:04 am

sundayrefugee - spot on
Theoretically one could make an ISO and be satisfied with it, but after a while people would ask where updates are
And I'm not to happy with the thought of supporting it....
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Re: Eh, what's going on?

Postby Rob Brill » Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:13 am


Mint Debian CE has itself giving a break i suppose because the alpha release (very cool) was
only a demonstration of what Mint could be for the future if Ubuntu went in another
direction or disappear. We were told about that
Debian testing repositories

The post by sundayrefugee said ( after the Lenny release as Stable, Testing is going to be a mess)
Yes i think so

Now i would talk about the release of DreamLinux 3.1
What would it be for the next version?
Dreamlinux sources.list is based on Lenny Testing and repositories of their own

dreamer@DL:~$ sudo apt-get update
Ign dream/ Release.gpg
Get:1 lenny Release.gpg [189B]
Ign lenny/main Translation-en_US
Ign lenny/contrib Translation-en_US
Ign lenny/non-free Translation-en_US
Hit lenny Release
Hit lenny/main Packages/DiffIndex
Hit lenny/contrib Packages/DiffIndex
Hit lenny/non-free Packages/DiffIndex
Ign dream/ Translation-en_US
Ign dream/ Release
Ign dream/ Packages/DiffIndex
Ign dream/ Packages
Ign generic/ Release.gpg
Hit dream/ Packages
Ign generic/ Translation-en_US
Ign generic/ Release
Ign generic/ Packages/DiffIndex
Ign generic/ Packages
Hit generic/ Packages
Get:2 testing Release.gpg [189B]
Ign testing/main Translation-en_US
Ign testing/contrib Translation-en_US
Ign testing/non-free Translation-en_US
Hit testing Release
Hit testing/main Packages/DiffIndex
Hit testing/contrib Packages/DiffIndex
Hit testing/non-free Packages/DiffIndex
Fetched 2B in 15s (0B/s)
Reading package lists... Done

Well, the distro's origin (roots) from Brazil) where i live and the developers are
going to disable Brazilian forum as i heard about - no success here. Nobody posts there anymore
It's a nice distro but i do not enjoy MacOSX style (sold my limited semi-old MACBook)
Tiger was an Apple release with only updates after updates no interest in Leopard Going to a new
computer PC.
XFCE as WM default since previous versions, now they added Gnome 2.20
Gnome+Xfce - I got an impression they had thought about the success of Ubuntu and Mint
and change horizons. Sincerely i didn't enjoy DreamLinux. I've wathced this version running
the Live Cd although the developers are very talented.
Just an impression, not an affirmation.

In short, Mint Debian CE, i think the guys engaged on its development (if there are some)
might think seriously enough if it is viable for Mint's

I don't think so. Perhaps in times to come


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