Bolle1961 wrote:LMDE2 was released even before Debian Jessie was released. So why it has to take so long with LMDE3 I really don't understand.
The original LMDE was a rolling release based on Jessie while Wheezy was the stable Debian version. Not sure of the order it happened, but Ikey (Doherty, the main original LMDE developer) left and LMDE2 dropped the rolling release approach. Debian is extremely conservative in their releases so it was really stable for a few months before the "official" stable release. Due to Ikey's work LMDE2 was ready.
No Ikey means LMDE3 won't be released until the base will be nearly a year old. Considering most Linux long term support distros are every 2 years it won't take long until LMDE3 is outdated.
I have noticed this subforum has less activity than it used to have. I think a lot of people that want something newer already jumped to pure Debian Stretch. On one machine I've been testing it out for quite a while. When I get time, I will be switching this one, my primary machine, over to it.
LMDE is losing users. I'd try to help but I dont' have enough time or programming experience.
Do you know any developers with time and a desire to develop LMDE? Would Clem make use of such a person?