Way to "upgrade" from 'buntu to Mint

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Ferdil
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Way to "upgrade" from 'buntu to Mint

Postby Ferdil » Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:11 am

You should create a way to upgrade to mint from an equivalent ubuntu release. This will encrease the nuber of users that switch from Ubuntu to Mint.
I also suggest you to start alpha releases in the Ubuntu beta period, this will increase testers and help you to find bugs.
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Re: Way to "upgrade" from 'buntu to Mint

Postby Husse » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:16 am

This is not simple at all - I don't think it's even possible, but the thought is good
Mint forked off from Ubuntu "long ago"....
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Re: Way to "upgrade" from 'buntu to Mint

Postby Ferdil (forgot to login -_-) » Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:28 pm

Oh, yeah, Mint was forked from Edgy.
I have a question about that: is mint compatible with all the guides, packages and so on found for ubuntu, even if it was forked from Edgy? Does Mint include all of the updates found in ubuntu? And why do Mint still follow the ubuntu release cycle? Sorry if I'm going a bit off topic.

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Re: Way to "upgrade" from 'buntu to Mint

Postby Husse » Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:24 pm

most guides packages etc work, but the "printing subsystem" in Daryna is the same as in Celena while Ubuntu changed between Feisty and Gutsy and there are other differences of this type apart from the Mint tools
Not all updates are included especially if you follow our advice and don't install level 4 and 5 updates in mintUpdate
We follow the Ubuntu update cycle simply because there is so much new with each release
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