Hi and many thanks again. Well, I have more questions
1. Where to find a PPA's release history?
2. Is it practically better to have partitions in 2020? What's the "norm"? My PCs each have one 1TB HDD.
3. Is it bad practice to carry hidden dot files from one major release to the next?
I upgraded one of my PCs to LM 20 (clean install). So far, I like it more than 19.3--it looks much better although I'm not finished setting it up yet
I'm confused about PPAs. I'll just use CherryTree again for an example but I believe the point I'm trying to drive at also applies to all PPAs in general.
Thing is, I think I'll be sticking with LM 20 LTS this time, i.e., use until 2025, unless there's a feature I'll be needing from future releases (or I get bored). Stability on my daily drivers is at the top of my list and that's why I think maximizing LTS is for me.
First, I can't find the release history of CherryTree. I think my initial assumption that CherryTree for Ubuntu 18.04 (LM 19.3) has been "abandoned" was utterly wrong.
If you look at its packages page
, a package for Precise (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) was just released last June this year. Precise's End of Life was in 2017. I don't know why they would release for a dead series, but if I'm following that idea, then I must be wrong to assume that development for 18.04 LTS would be stopped soon--it should still be supported until its EOL.
But I couldn't find CherryTree's release history for any Ubuntu series--I believe this will help me decide whether, for example, I should still be sticking with LTS until EOL. Is my thinking right on this? Its developer said he'll release its Flatpak version for Ubuntu 18.04 and below, which seems to have been the practice all along. (I don't use Flatpaks but I assume that after a Flatpak is released, its corresponding .deb package will follow, which is the one I prefer and use.)
For my second question, I just learned--post-installation--that I could opt not to wipe a partition when doing a clean install
I have around 150 GB of offline personal files and when I upgraded I thought I wouldn't want to be transferring those files again--I wanted to be able to wipe the OS partition only.
Since I now plan to stick with LM 20 until 2025, I think I would want to be (completely) clean-installing in the future anyway--but for the purpose of discussion, is it generally better to have an OS partition? What's the "norm" now?
I've never created any partitions and tbh I don't know how, but "Disks" (on LM 20) shows:
- Filesystem Partition 1 537 MB FAT
- Extended Partition Partition 2 1000 GB
- Filesystem Partition 5 1000 GB Ext4
IIRC, my "Disks" on LM 19.3 previously had only one "1 TB" partition.
I save absolutely everything in /home.
Thank you again!
Two PC's on Linux Mint 20.1 Cinnamon. Thank you.