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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2018, 01:38:42 pm »
Instead of new edition yearly,why does not have 5 years LST?I use Peppermint eight,and I'm satisfied...or enable upgrade such as Ubuntu or Mint   :)

Upgrading is something we are looking at.  Just not sure which version it will be implemented from.

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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2018, 02:04:02 pm »
Very unlikely to be PM9 I'm afraid :(
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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2018, 02:10:32 pm »
No need to apologise :)

We are all here because Peppermint simply Rocks  :D

Stick with LTS or re-install each year - the choice is yours.

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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2018, 02:15:02 pm »
I'm not even sure we **should** be looking at this .. we already only base on LTS's (so every version is good for 5 years, or whenever the user CHOOSES to reinstall a new version), do-dist-upgrades have a horrible habit of borking peoples system when they haven't bothered to backup and just "trusted" something that because of the sheer amount of variables is inherently risky at the best of times.

If they're forced to do a full install, they're MUCH more likely to backup their important stuff first.

Personally I've never trusted do-dist-upgrades on PC's with a GUI .. they're stable "enough" on the GUI-less server editions .. but evn there they go wrong occasionally.



Think about this .. would you trust a "do-dist-upgrade" on say a system with full disk encryption .. where if it goes wtrong, they're likely to have lost everything. ;)

And just as importantly, would you be willing to offer support in these circumstances ?

I'd rather people moan that we don't have an easy upgrade path, than moan that we lost all their stuff ;)
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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2018, 02:33:52 pm »
No rolling release, please  ;)
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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #35 on: May 09, 2018, 02:51:59 pm »
All good points - which is why you're in charge  :D :D :D
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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2018, 02:54:17 pm »
Rolling release is something else I have no interest in, for pretty much the same reason .. eventually they'll tie themselves in knots (usually by or before the one to two year mark anyway .. but near certainly before an LTS runs out) and you'll risk having lost everything again (unexpectedly).

I'm a firm believer that OS's **need** a fresh 'from scratch' reinstall every now and again .. specially where there's a GUI, and users that have made loads of changes, undone half of them, then added other changes on top, ad infinitum.
(a server that rarely gets modified beyond updates, and doesn't have X11 and GUI apps to worry about is a different matter .. but then a server admin is liable to backup before making ANY changes anyway)
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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #37 on: May 09, 2018, 07:53:02 pm »
Toolchain builds FTW  :D

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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2018, 09:54:37 am »
..  but then a server admin is liable to backup before making ANY changes anyway ..

If only I had that much sense  :D
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Re: When does the next version of Peppermint release?
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