LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?

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Re: LMDE Update Pack 7 - when?

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But yes, 6 months since the last UP is very long ! :wink:
YOU THINK.

i am already Googling trying to decide which distro should i switch to.

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updatepack7 wrote: i am already Googling trying to decide which distro should i switch to.
Why bother? Just install debian testing plus sid. You should be fine with proper tweaking of the pinning :-)

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Why bother? Just install debian testing plus sid. You should be fine with proper tweaking of the pinning :-)
Thank you anmys, I did not know about the Pinning stuff.

I Googled, and first I'll try this:
http://www.genericmaker.com/2013/04/converting-linux-mint-debian-edition.html

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Let us know, how it worked out!

Good luck, Riko

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updatepack7 wrote:
Why bother? Just install debian testing plus sid. You should be fine with proper tweaking of the pinning :-)
Thank you anmys, I did not know about the Pinning stuff.

I Googled, and first I'll try this:
http://www.genericmaker.com/2013/04/converting-linux-mint-debian-edition.html
I'd be kinda careful about doing that. Don't want to end up breaking the install later on.

Anyways, I think that having a long time between updates is a good thing. Perhaps not this long. But at least I know that I've got stable software now, and can be sure that I'll have stable software when a new UP does release.
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I am going to put a plug in for Solydxk.
They have a monthy update pack they release.
Come take a look: [url]http://solydxk.com/[/url]
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dcihon wrote:I am going to put a plug in for Solydxk.
They have a monthy update pack they release.
Come take a look: [url]http://solydxk.com/[/url]
I'll give it a shot and see what I think.
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realitykid wrote: Anyways, I think that having a long time between updates is a good thing. Perhaps not this long. But at least I know that I've got stable software now, and can be sure that I'll have stable software when a new UP does release.
Upgrade every 2 months maybe 3 is fine. Every 7, 8 or 9 months is definitely a big issue.
The 3.2 kernel is buggy and out of date since May 1996 :lol:
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Just installed LMDE to find out that it is still on Mate 1.4. What in the hell is going on? Mint's own distro does not have the latest release of their own DE? Frankly there is no excuse for this. The fact that there has been no update pack for almost 9 months now and that Mate 1.6 has been out for four shows just how useless LMDE is.

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lmde have old mate and cinnamon since their latest version released several week after mint team released lmde newest iso. lmde team have upgraded it and the latest version is already on lmde repo several months ago.

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kurotsugi wrote:lmde have old mate and cinnamon since their latest version released several week after mint team released lmde newest iso. lmde team have upgraded it and the latest version is already on lmde repo several months ago.
What in the world are you talking about. LMDE upgraded all the way is still on Mate 1.4. That is not the "latest version" as 1.6 has been out for four months.

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killer de bug wrote:
realitykid wrote: Anyways, I think that having a long time between updates is a good thing. Perhaps not this long. But at least I know that I've got stable software now, and can be sure that I'll have stable software when a new UP does release.
Upgrade every 2 months maybe 3 is fine. Every 7, 8 or 9 months is definitely a big issue.
The 3.2 kernel is buggy and out of date since May 1996 :lol:
Try SolydXK. I just installed it and installed the 600MB worth of updates from the update pack that they released August 6th. Currently sitting at kernel 3.9.8-1. Using KDE and, after a few tweaks, I've got just about everything running. Worth taking a look at. http://solydxk.com/
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Riko wrote:Let us know, how it worked out!
Good luck, Riko
Well, the dist-upgrade after I switched to Debian testing repository was of about 900MB.

After reboot, my Mate menu was not working... clicking on programs did nothing. I installed XFCE but it's very annoying now. I have not tested the whole system properly, but Deluge when I run it from terminal starts with "Unhandled Error" and when I try to remove a finished torrent it crashes with "Fatal Python error: (pygame parachute) Segmentation Fault".

There are a few red color messages when system is booting but I have not read them properly... because I don't think I will try ti fix anything, and will have o re-install some Linux distro.

This is very frustrating. I know it's my doing... the whole thing. But some blame should go to Mint people as well.

If they can't handle managing two distros, because of funding or manpower or whatever, they should just abandon it an stop wasting our time.

Don't make promises you cannot keep.

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realitykid wrote: Try SolydXK. I just installed it and installed the 600MB worth of updates from the update pack that they released August 6th. Currently sitting at kernel 3.9.8-1. Using KDE and, after a few tweaks, I've got just about everything running. Worth taking a look at. http://solydxk.com/
Don't want KDE. But thanks ;)
violent23 wrote: What in the world are you talking about. LMDE upgraded all the way is still on Mate 1.4. That is not the "latest version" as 1.6 has been out for four months.
You're right. LMDE has still MATE 1.4.
Cinnamon has been upgraded, note Mate.
http://packages.linuxmint.com/list.php?release=Debian
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killer de bug wrote:Don't want KDE. But thanks ;)
There is also an Xfce version ;)

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Don't want XFCE too. :mrgreen:

I will go for Debian Testing. Don't want the man in the middle any more... :wink:
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killer de bug wrote:Don't want XFCE too. :mrgreen:

I will go for Debian Testing. Don't want the man in the middle any more... :wink:
Yep, I too have moved on as LMDE is a waste of time. Crunchbang is working beautifully (don't have to worry about drivers like on Debian) out of the box and installing Mate is a sinch.

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violent23 wrote:...Yep, I too have moved on as LMDE is a waste of time. Crunchbang is working beautifully (don't have to worry about drivers like on Debian) out of the box and installing Mate is a sinch.
But Crunchbang IS Debian (Wheezy)!

The OpenBox window manager is primarily what gives Crunchbang it's speedy performance so why you would want to slow it down with Mate is a mystery to me. Mate has many great user-friendly features but, IMHO, no Desktop Environment can outperform a Window Manager for speed. LMDE is the ideal combination of Debian and Mate.

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killer de bug wrote:Don't want the man in the middle any more... :wink:
violent23 wrote: Yep, I too have moved on as LMDE is a waste of time.
I'm in agreement with all ya'll. :) The idea behind LMDE is a really good one. But it just hasn't been implemented well by the Mint team. Hence the reason for moving over to SolydXK. I get the great idea that fueled by interest in LMDE to begin with, except this time it's being implemented properly. I may have found my permanent home. :)

Still, the Linux Mint community is still one of the best I've seen. Also, I love Cinnamon, and will miss it. But KDE seems to be doing a very good job, and is far more stable.
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realitykid wrote: Also, I love Cinnamon, and will miss it. But KDE seems to be doing a very good job, and is far more stable.
Dno if its possible to download cinnamon for a different distro but in theory im assuming its possible.. I like cinnamon too its a really good DE. I might find a VM to play around with see if its possible myself one these days

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