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When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« on: March 12, 2014, 04:37:53 pm »
At Peppermint, we don't adhere to a strict release schedule as many other distros do. Rather we adopt a policy of "it's ready when it's ready." Of course we don't try to delay the release any longer than is absolutely necessary, but sometimes it comes a little faster and sometimes it comes a little slower. Being that Peppermint is based on the April release of Ubuntu each year, we typically release during May or June.
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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2014, 12:20:26 pm »
Until when Peppermint 4 is getting updates?

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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2014, 12:27:23 pm »
Until when Peppermint 4 is getting updates?
Peppermint 4 is no longer getting updates it is quite dead in the water right now.
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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2014, 01:52:54 pm »
Hi Chris, Its as the guys have said, Peppermint OS Four has been unsupported since April 2014.  Ubuntu have finally shut down all the servers.  I noticed that you have been running Peppermint OS Four 32bit.  Your computer is a 64bit machine.  Peppermint Five 64bit should easily install.  The big bonus is, it is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.  This effectively gives Peppermint Five, five years of support, (April 2019).   I can honestly say Peppermint Five is a huge improvement to Peppermint OS Four.  We both know how good it was too  8).  That says a lot about Peppermint Five.  Good luck! 
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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2014, 05:42:53 am »
The big bonus is, it is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.  This effectively gives Peppermint Five, five years of support, (April 2019).   

As far as i understood this, Lubuntu 14.04 LTS will get 3-years support instead of the full 5-year support:

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14.04 LTS   Trusty Tahr   2014-04-17   April 2017   Long-term support release, supported for 3 years

I've read somewhere else that the 3-year support only applies for Lubuntu specific software and that Lubuntu will get (Ubuntu) security updates for 5 years... Not sure is this is true.
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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2014, 08:04:42 am »
OK, the lowdown....

The Peppermint specific stuff will receive updates only until Peppermint 6 .. so 1 year

Lubuntu specific software (the LXDE bits) will receive updates for 3 years

All the other stuff, 5 years

Now think about it .. The peppermint specific stuff tends to be configuration, artwork, and a couple of apps that are unlikey to change much anyway (peppermint-control-center / ice) .. any bugs are usually well sorted by the time a year is up.

LXDE is dropping the gtk stuff anyway

99% of the OS is directly from the Ubuntu (14.04) repos

So .. 99% of Peppermint 5 will be fully supported for 5 years .. the other stuff is unlikely to need any updates during that extended period = Peppermint though not "officially" an LTS can be treated as one, and should be good for 5 years.
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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2014, 09:49:27 am »
Thanks for the info!
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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2015, 01:44:12 pm »
Hello!

I know I've not posted on the PMOS form (much).  But I really do like PMOS; it's very nice for my older computers.

Anyway, when the new release comes out; how does one upgrade?

Is it the Ubuntu method of a long update process that leaves your data where it is?  Or the LInux Mint method of starting from scratch (including a data back up utility, of course)?

Just wondering how an upgrade might be, typically.  I've got Peppermint 5 on two computers (a laptop and netbook), and will be installing it on a slightly-larger-than normal netbook.  They're all old workhorses that work just find with Linux.  And I figure PMOS is perfect for all of them, since I typically take them to libraries or coffee shops or the like to make use of free WiFi.

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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2015, 02:49:06 pm »
Peppermint historically release around May/June annually .. and the update method is like Mint (full reinstall).
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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2015, 02:58:52 pm »
Peppermint historically release around May/June annually .. and the update method is like Mint (full reinstall).

Thanks for that.  Just wanted to know what was in store for me when Peppermint six comes out!

Are there instructions for that specific to Peppermint, or should I just look at the Linux Mint instructions?
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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2015, 06:02:53 pm »
I don't think that you need to worry about this already: it will be several years until Peppermint 6 is available ...  ::)


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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2015, 06:50:17 pm »
I don't think that you need to worry about this already: it will be several years until Peppermint 6 is available ...  ::)


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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2015, 02:52:03 am »
Peppermint historically release around May/June annually .. and the update method is like Mint (full reinstall).
Just enough to time for me to break this installation so I can get a fresh one ;)

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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2015, 09:41:35 am »
Just enough to time for me to break this installation so I can get a fresh one ;)

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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2015, 02:16:54 pm »
Hello Folks thanks for the update I wonder if the Peppermint team may look at moving to LXQT for Peppermint 6 sounds like a logical route or XFCE thanks

OK, the lowdown....

The Peppermint specific stuff will receive updates only until Peppermint 6 .. so 1 year

Lubuntu specific software (the LXDE bits) will receive updates for 3 years

All the other stuff, 5 years

Now think about it .. The peppermint specific stuff tends to be configuration, artwork, and a couple of apps that are unlikey to change much anyway (peppermint-control-center / ice) .. any bugs are usually well sorted by the time a year is up.

LXDE is dropping the gtk stuff anyway

99% of the OS is directly from the Ubuntu (14.04) repos

So .. 99% of Peppermint 5 will be fully supported for 5 years .. the other stuff is unlikely to need any updates during that extended period = Peppermint though not "officially" an LTS can be treated as one, and should be good for 5 years.
(that said, you can always move to the next version if you choose)