exploder wrote:thenewguy, there would be no need for ppa repos, it would be a rolling release.
That would be fine if:
A) Software released in PPAs was also included in Debian (some are not).
B) Software found in Ubuntu's standard repositories also could be found in Debian's.
Since neither are true I fail to see how a rolling release is at all relevant to my concerns.
YOUR SPOT ON!
Debian is a great base, but it brings in many changes, that the distro itself will need to pick up and run with.
Media - Your distro better be ready to RE-COMPILE and MAKE AVAILABLE REPOS with audio software for LAME, sox, DarkIce etc... with MP3 support. Throw in any other media format which tweaks the DFSG rules...
KDE - Regression to 4.6.3! People here are screaming for backports of KDE 4.7.0 and were going to go backwards?
Thanks to being Debian based, a Debian version allows for DEBS to be brought in to use many software packages not available via a Debian repo.... BUT.... there is going to be a LOT MORE NEED for compiling of things from source for LOTS OF SOFTWARE which is as simple as apt-get install xyz or via synaptic. As for install via the software thingy, I don't use it, so I have no clue what, how, or where it gets it pacakges, but I doub't it is a rich.
OEM Drivers - Debian has an issue with installing OEM Drivers, unless this has been resolved (?). Coupled with the X org issue changes, but I think the latest nVidia updates may have corrected this.
Again, I only conisder Debian based
distros, and I am 100% for a KDebMint, but as its OWN VERSION, until the various things like software selection etc. are resolved to be Minty... its not there... starting with media generation and playback...
Example, quoting from synaptic: "NOTE: The Debian version of DarkIce is only compiled with Ogg Vorbis
support due to patent reasons and will therefore only work with IceCast2 servers!"
Translation its useless! For 2.5 years I've provided OGG format streams, no one but me uses them, and Android devices can not use them. If Android is not even going to support Ogg then whats the point... throw in all the headaches from getting LAME etc.. on Debian.
I reiterate I am all for a KDebMint, but on ITS OWN
, till Mint is ready to provide full repos with the equal of the various selections in Synaptic. I don't think Debian is ready to carry the load and demands of KMint, unless the distro itself is ready to complete the gaps that the DFSG etc. create.