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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Post by xenopeek » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:31 am

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Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:20 am
To all those who are unhappy with the decision to make Cinnamon the default and wish the option to install Mate instead wasn't fraught with uncertainty, I refer them to the above blog.
I couldn't find anything in there that answers questions about MATE. Perhaps you can link to specific comment?
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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Post by mzsade » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:37 am

Exactly my point, Mate wasn't even mentioned, nor were any Desktop options.
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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Post by rbeltz48 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:10 am

Does anyone know if Wine will be pre-installed on LMDE 3?

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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Post by xenopeek » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:39 am

It won't be pre-installed.
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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Post by Harfud » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:30 am

I don't have any axe to grind re LMDE3 and Mate, my reasons are purely practical.

Mate is lighter than Cinnamon on the older PCs I run and because I've been running Mate for a long time now I've become accustomed to it - I even use it on the newer PCs too I'm so accustomed to it.

I would like some way, any way, of running any version of Mate, the version used in LMDE2 would do perfectly.

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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Post by mzsade » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:15 am

Harfud wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:30 am
I don't have any axe to grind re LMDE3 and Mate, my reasons are purely practical.

Mate is lighter than Cinnamon on the older PCs I run and because I've been running Mate for a long time now I've become accustomed to it - I even use it on the newer PCs too I'm so accustomed to it.

I would like some way, any way, of running any version of Mate, the version used in LMDE2 would do perfectly.
A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing it's opponents and making them see the light, but rather because it's opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. - Max Planck - courtesy catweazel
Let us hope that after we die a new generation will grow up that will be familiar with and fall in love with the glorious scientific truth that is Cinnamon. (Just kidding, please don't hate me!) :twisted:
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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Post by axisofevil » Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:45 am

Can I say that I've never used Mate, nor do I ever intend to...

Surely Gnome is supported... :D

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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Post by sdibaja » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:38 am

axisofevil wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:45 am
Can I say that I've never used Mate, nor do I ever intend to...

Surely Gnome is supported... :D
No, no Gnome support. It is Cinnamon only (a fork of Gnome3) so maybe there will be compatibility, but maybe not.

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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Post by xenopeek » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:02 am

Just as on the Ubuntu based Linux Mint, you can install whatever other desktop environment you want.
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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Post by xenopeek » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:14 am

LMDE 3 progress report from the monthly news:
LMDE 3 will feature 2 different installers. In addition to our own “live-installer”, you’ll also find Calamares in the application menu.

Although live-installer works well and is very easy for us to maintain, troubleshoot and improve, Calamares is ahead when it comes to partitioning schemes and it provides the ability to use LUKS full-disk encryption.

Both installers support BIOS and EFI installations. We’ll be interested to hear your feedback.

LMDE 3 is currently in QA and its BETA release is planned for the end of the month.
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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Post by rbeltz48 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:32 am

Will it be possible to install Wine without a lot of hassle? Most Debian based distros don't make this very easy. For me having Wine installed is a must. Thanks.

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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Post by xenopeek » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:41 am

As there are no Wine packages in the Cindy (LMDE 3) repository I think safe to assume you'll get the the Wine packages from the Stretch (Debian 9) repositories.
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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Post by axisofevil » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:59 am

There appears to be a LMDE3 BETA at http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/linuxmint.com/testing/

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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Post by sdibaja » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:47 am

axisofevil wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:59 am
There appears to be a LMDE3 BETA at http://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/linuxmint.com/testing/
I have been playing with it a bit.
Hot Tip: the calamares installer is available, but kinda hidden... look in the administration menu. I figure it should be on the desktop alongside the Mint installer... Maybe it will be when the Beta is published.

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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Post by Bolle1961 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:18 pm

https://community.linuxmint.com/iso
we just have to wait a few days for the official announcement
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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Post by xenopeek » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:37 am

The BETA has just been released: https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3629

We’re experimenting with Github for release bug squashing, so please report bugs at https://github.com/linuxmint/lmde-3-cin ... eta/issues rather than in the comment section.

This release ships with two installers (we’re experimenting a little bit). Live-installer, our own installer is on the desktop. Calamares is also present in the menus and provides full-disk encryption and more advanced partitioning.
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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Post by rbeltz48 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:12 am

Let's hope LMDE 3 is a good one!

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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Post by axisofevil » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:11 pm

The cinnamon one works well in a VM - one or two minor annoyances.

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Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Post by kevinthefixer » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:15 pm

rbeltz48 wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:32 am
Will it be possible to install Wine without a lot of hassle? Most Debian based distros don't make this very easy. For me having Wine installed is a must. Thanks.
sudo apt install wine
this is a lot of hassle? Or do you mean that getting "X" program to work right under WINE is a lot of hassle? I use it under both LMDE2 and Stretch. Some programs work extremely well, some not so much, some not at all, but actually installing WINE is quite easy.

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