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Please do some work with linux mint debian edition! You have abandoned it!

Post by xrhstaras » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:12 pm

Linux Mint Debian edition is the only of the linux mint distro that actually has a reason to exist !
Look what solydx and makulu linux (shift) has done with lmde !
Why you left it the way it is ?
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Re: Please do some work with linux mint debian edition ! You have abbandoned it !

Post by MintBean » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:32 pm

OH NOES!

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Post by karlchen » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:11 pm

xrhstaras wrote:Linux Mint Debian edition is the only of the linux mint distro that actually has a reason to exist!
Oh really? Because it has a lower user count than the Mint Main Edition? Worst of all, it is not even based on Ubuntu. :roll:
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Post by altair4 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:31 pm

Look what solydx and makulu linux (shift) has done with lmde !
So why aren't you using either solydx or makulu? Or did you mean that in a bad way.
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Post by jimallyn » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:15 pm

LMDE has not been abandoned. LMDE3 is in development now.
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Post by trytip » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:41 am

i wait for it LMDE3
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Post by JoeFootball » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:09 pm

Augmenting above comments, LMDE 3 was just spoken of in last month's Linux Mint news.

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Post by MintBean » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:27 pm

You guys have missed the whole point of this thread. It's not about facts, it's about bold text, exclamation marks and hysteria. Try a little harder to get in the spirit of it, yeah? :D

Mint has dropped Debian and must hate LMDE users. I won't take it no more I tells ya!!!!

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Post by sdibaja » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:36 pm

how long will LMDE2 be supported after LMDE3 is released? In particular, the Mate version...

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Post by axisofevil » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:33 am

I'm not interested in Mate.
I just want the Cinnamon version.
http://news.softpedia.com/news/linux-mi ... 9128.shtml
While LMDE 3 will be just a refreshed installation image of the rolling distro... (???)

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Post by sdibaja » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:37 am

axisofevil wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:33 am
I'm not interested in Mate.
I just want the Cinnamon version.
http://news.softpedia.com/news/linux-mi ... 9128.shtml
While LMDE 3 will be just a refreshed installation image of the rolling distro... (???)
You are probably good then. Mate was kinda abandoned about 10 months ago after they stubbed their toes with trying to force 1.18 version into a square hole.
Mint should stick with what they do best, and what they deeply care about: Cinnamon and Ubuntu.

I do look forward to LMDE3 Cinnamon. It will be fun to play with.

PS: the softpedia reviews are rather dated. I think they just copy/paste some old articles and don't keep up with the actual distros... or test them

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Post by Pjotr » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:19 am

sdibaja wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:37 am
Mate was kinda abandoned about 10 months ago after they stubbed their toes with trying to force 1.18 version into a square hole.
Mate is very much alive and under active development. :)

As recently as last month, after 11 months of hard work, the Mate team has released version 1.20:
http://mate-desktop.org/blog/2018-02-07 ... -released/
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Post by sdibaja » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:40 am

Pjotr wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:19 am
sdibaja wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:37 am
Mate was kinda abandoned about 10 months ago after they stubbed their toes with trying to force 1.18 version into a square hole.
Mate is very much alive and under active development. :)

As recently as last month, after 11 months of hard work, the Mate team has released version 1.20:
http://mate-desktop.org/blog/2018-02-07 ... -released/
Correct. I am a Mate user, with both Debian Stretch and Debian Buster-Sid.
I did not intend to say the Mate project was abandoned.... I meant to say Mint has abandoned Mate in LMDE.

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Post by JohnFrumm » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:57 pm

Pjotr wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:19 am
As recently as last month, after 11 months of hard work, the Mate team has released version 1.20:
http://mate-desktop.org/blog/2018-02-07 ... -released/
In Mint Mate 18.3, is it a bad idea to upgrade from MATE desktop 1.18 to 1.20? I don't see it in the software manager. How does one go about upgrading to v1.20?

I never understood the how/whether/which/when software is made available in the update manager versus the software manager, or when updates are only available/compatible with newer Mint releases. More than once I have messed up my Mint install when upgrading software, so I am a little more careful (and paranoid) now.
Have you backed up your computer recently?

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Post by Pjotr » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:09 pm

JohnFrumm wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:57 pm
In Mint Mate 18.3, is it a bad idea to upgrade from MATE desktop 1.18 to 1.20?
Yes. Very bad.
JohnFrumm wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:57 pm
I don't see it in the software manager. How does one go about upgrading to v1.20?
You don't see it, because you should stick to the Mate version that's default for Mint 18.3. Only that version has been made to fit like a glove onto Mint 18.3.
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Post by JohnFrumm » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:31 pm

Pjotr wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:09 pm
JohnFrumm wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:57 pm
In Mint Mate 18.3, is it a bad idea to upgrade from MATE desktop 1.18 to 1.20?
Yes. Very bad.
JohnFrumm wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:57 pm
I don't see it in the software manager. How does one go about upgrading to v1.20?
You don't see it, because you should stick to the Mate version that's default for Mint 18.3. Only that version has been made to fit like a glove onto Mint 18.3.
OK, thank you, Pjotr. I will wait until Mint 19 is released.
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Post by Pjotr » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:28 pm

JohnFrumm wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:31 pm
OK, thank you, Pjotr. I will wait until Mint 19 is released.
Good plan. :)
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Post by c30zD » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:47 am

I must say I was disappointed by the fact that the LMDE ISO hasn't been updated (now it's been over a year!) and it's kind of a bummer to see how so many new things seem to be shipped into the Main Edition while LMDE users seem to be abandoned... But on the other hand, what exactly would I ask of LMDE? It's a rolling release and it works; that's pretty much all I wanted from MInt.

I'd like to say something about SolydXK and MakuluLinux, but I haven't used them and I don't know much about them. It would be interesting to read a comparison between them and LMDE 2.

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Post by axisofevil » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:32 pm

I'm hoping to see LMDE3 in April - that's next week! :lol:

But I would spend some time trying to test it in a VM.

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Post by sdibaja » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:11 pm

my prediction for LMDE3 release:

after Mint 19 final release, perhaps same day, but after.
and Mint 19 has to come after it's new base Ubuntu 18.04 is final.

the way I read it is Mint is making a strong effort to unify the efforts for all desktops and LMDE also, to save effort and reduce app conflicts... that was my main takeaway from the January Blog post. Kudos!

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