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POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing" or?

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:13 am
by GeneC
It might be of value for the developers to know what LMDE users are tracking.

I am tracking "Debian Testing". I was tracking "Linux Mint Incoming" (testing), but was feeling that it was taking too long (I can be impatient) :wink:
for upgrade packs to come through, and that the number of updates in the pack was so large that it would be hard to pinpoint problems.

I also have a separate partition tracking "SID".

What are you all tracking?

Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:01 am
by bikrus
Hot trends: what about make this topic "sticky" ?

Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:32 am
by xenopeek
Ah, well after re-spin of the ISO I will run both Mint Latest and Mint Incoming. Either dual-boot or VirtualBox, not decided yet. Anyway, I'm missing the option to select multiple answers :D

Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:51 am
by karashata
I'm currently tracking Sid and Experimental, but I keep Testing enabled as well, since it doesn't hurt anything to leave it enabled.

Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:27 am
by GeneC
Vincent Vermeulen wrote:Ah, well after re-spin of the ISO I will run both Mint Latest and Mint Incoming. Either dual-boot or VirtualBox, not decided yet. Anyway, I'm missing the option to select multiple answers :D
Hi Vincent.

Sorry, I didn't see that option when I made the original post. :oops:

I edited it to allow selecting (2) and allowing posters to change their votes.. :D

Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:50 pm
by Gerd50
I mainly use the Debian testing repos. Sometimes i sharpen the sid repos, if i want more up to date packages.

I think also, if the number of updates in a pack is too large, it is hard to pinpoint problems. Another reason is my damn
slow connection. Downloading large updates needs too much time.

Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:08 pm
by wyrdoak
I'm pointed to Mint incoming, for me and my hardware it seems more stable than Mint 11. Other than the gdk transition problems, the biggest issues I'm having is with USB storage on my netbook. USB HDD's the kernel panics if I try to eject them from the windows manager, if I just hotplug I don't have this problem so I make sure the system isn't using the data (just used for data storage anyway)and just yank the cord. :wink: No problem.

My Memorex USB DVD burner the eject button doesn't work I have to use the windows manager to eject the DVD's. Now I know this bug should stop the presses. :lol:

All in all it's just stable enough for me to do what I need to do, when I need to do it. And also gives me almost enough to keep the tinker in me from getting in too much trouble. :mrgreen:

Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:46 am
by tdockery97
While I have the latest update manager, like some of the other posters I don't want to wait and have 200 updates at once. I would rather do my updates the Debian way.

Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:19 am
by josefg
I use mint latest.

Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:33 am
by zerozero
here ya go :lol: good one Gene
i have one install tracking sid (trying out the shell) and another following the debian way (testing)

Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:29 am
by jezzivi
Debian testing +1 8)

Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:49 am
by asymmetros
I was running Testing repo with no problems so far but then changed to the Incoming to see how it works and maybe provide some feedback about this

Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:32 pm
by samriggs
I'm running the shell so I'm tracking testing, sid and experiment.

Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:11 pm
by twa
Hi,
LMDE "latest" on this side.
:D

Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:53 pm
by trollboy
Tracking latest on my main machines (desktop laptop and netbook). Considering using incoming or something completely different on my other box. How useful is it to the devs for me to track incoming?

Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:25 pm
by rufong
hi all,
been rolling since sept. 2010,
now tracking linuxmint/incoming..

Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:47 pm
by kruijf
I'm using the Mint latest, and its working good for me.

Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:28 pm
by craig10x
Not to take away from the polling feedback but i use to be on LMDE but went back to Mint 11 main edition because of breakages and updating problems....since i am not that "technically adept"....I was just wondering if those that are using the new Mint Repo, and particularly the "Latest" side of it are finding that there is a big improvement in the stability and reliability of LMDE as a result of using it, as compared to doing the daily "debian testing" updates?
Feedback on that aspect will be welcome along with your polling comments (if gene doesn't mind)... :wink:

Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:02 pm
by KnightsWhoSayNi
Ni!!!
Using incoming, Very Nice! Especially since the gnome 3 theming issue has been resolved, it is better than ever. Everything working here.

Re: POLL: Are you tracking new Mint Repo or "Debian Testing"

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:39 am
by michelsberg
I do mix testing, unstable and experimental using apt-pinning.
While packages are generally installed from testing, I like certain programs in userspace to be more up to date.

This is my configuration in /etc/apt/preferences:

Code: Select all

Package: *
Pin: release o=linuxmint
Pin-Priority: 700

Package: *
Pin: origin packages.linuxmint.com
Pin-Priority: 700

# Package: *
# Pin: release o=Debian
# Pin-Priority: 500

# typically, we want to install from Debian testing
Package: *
Pin: release a=testing
Pin-Priority: 500

# we want to KNOW what's in unstable but not
# install from there by default (lower prio)
Package: *
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin-Priority: 200

# we want to KNOW what's in experimental but not
# install from there by default (lower prio)
Package: *
Pin: release a=experimental
Pin-Priority:  50

# ------------------------------------------------------------
# install some specific packages as they come into
# the unstable repository
# ------------------------------------------------------------
Package: evolution* geany* gimp* gthumb* guake* hugin*          \
         latexila* libreoffice* meld* nautilus* openshot*       \
         stellarium* transmission* wine*
Pin: release a=unstable
Pin-Priority: 650

# ------------------------------------------------------------
# install some specific packages as they come in from
# upstream to the experimental repository
# ------------------------------------------------------------
Package: liblensfun* darktable*
Pin: release a=experimental
Pin-Priority: 600
So far, this seems to work nicely.