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Why doesnt Mint try and do an Arch or Gentoo version?

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:28 pm
by moosinator
I liked Manjaro but my sound would not work and I work on truncated time schedule, just thought it would be a good fit is all.

Re: Why doesnt Mint try and do an Arch or Gentoo version?

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:35 pm
by dagon
Topic moved!

There isn't resources for another version of Mint. We often get the suggestion to base Mint off something else like Debian stable or Arch but Ubuntu works for now.

Re: Why doesnt Mint try and do an Arch or Gentoo version?

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:40 pm
by killer de bug
LMDE KDE and XFCE versions had to be stopped because they wasn't enough manpower.
So why would the team add a Arch or Gentoo version :lol:

Re: Why doesnt Mint try and do an Arch or Gentoo version?

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:05 pm
by clfarron4
There used to be the CinnArch project, but that is now Antergos.

Re: Why doesnt Mint try and do an Arch or Gentoo version?

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:23 pm
by kurotsugi
if the point is using cinnamon and mate, manjaro already did it :3

Re: Why doesnt Mint try and do an Arch or Gentoo version?

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:56 am
by recluce
I am not sure what the point would be of yet another version of Mint based on a different flavour of Linux. Ubuntu and Debian are quite sufficient. Debian is a also great fallback if the Ubuntu guys should go completely off their rocker.

If anybody in the Mint Team wanted to do something truly different, they might consider "Mint FreeBSD Edition" :D

Having ZFS, jails and the clarity / cleanliness of a BSD base would be awesome.

Re: Why doesnt Mint try and do an Arch or Gentoo version?

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:27 am
by killer de bug
Mint FreeBSD based on Debian GNU/kFreeBSD :lol:

Re: Why doesnt Mint try and do an Arch or Gentoo version?

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 2:05 pm
by /dev/urandom
Already doable, given that "Mint" pretty much means the skin and the DE (Cinnamon).

Re: Why doesnt Mint try and do an Arch or Gentoo version?

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:41 am
by Ginsu543
recluce wrote: If anybody in the Mint Team wanted to do something truly different, they might consider "Mint FreeBSD Edition" :D
Mint FreeBSD Edition = OS M. :lol:

Re: Why doesnt Mint try and do an Arch or Gentoo version?

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:57 pm
by colyn
If you like the idea of Gentoo I'd suggest trying Sabayon. It seems to be a bit more stable than Mint KDE. Been using it for a few weeks now and it is rock solid. You should read the wiki on their website before trying it though..