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Next Peppermint without Mark
« on: May 04, 2020, 10:13:56 pm »
Hi all. I meant to post when Mark passed. I had just  a little interaction with him. It was sad to hear of his passing. I know usually not much is posted about the next version of Peppermint until it comes out. This year is a little different. Is the next version of Peppermint on the normal schedule? Are there any plans to give some details about the future road map of Peppermint? I hope the greatness of this distro continues on in the memory of Mark. Thanks

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Re: Next Peppermint without Mark
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2020, 10:43:29 pm »
Nothing about 2020 has been normal worldwide, especially not for @PCNetSpec's heirs, nor for the remaining members of #teampeppermint. While we're all still in shock, we are weighing all options as our focus & time allows, We're sorting thru the code he left behind while talking with his heirs. Of course, we must remind everyone, all of our team's time and attention is mostly wrapped up in the health and safety of their beloveds, much like everyone else around the world.

So, we trust all who love PeppermintOS will understand if we miss the usual release cycle adhered to over the 10 years since PeppermintOne was released. We greatly appreciate everyone's patience as we negotiate the rough waters left in our beloved Mark Greaves wake.



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Re: Next Peppermint without Mark
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2020, 11:18:41 pm »
Seems appropriate to post a reminder for those who've appreciated Mark's friendship and help throughout the years. There is a Memorial Fund posted by his heirs:

Many members have requested a memorial fund for [@PCNetSpec aka] Mark to honour his legacy and to help his family, which the family is eternally grateful. The support we have received is immense and is helping us come to terms with what has happened. All donations will go directly to [Mark's wife's] treatment for her Multiple Sclerosis, for which Mark was her main carer. More information can be found in the memorial fund page below. https://www.gofundme.com/f/memorial-fund-for-mark-greaves-peppermintos-ceo

Alternatively one can contribute more directly, likely with fewer fees deducted, via the donations site Mark has always had here at the lower right of The PeppermintOS Store:


https://peppermintos.com/store/
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Re: Next Peppermint without Mark
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2020, 03:00:54 pm »
Thank you for the response Spence. I havenít seen anything recently about the status of Peppermint OS. I hope Markís family and all the peppermint team members and their families are doing well.

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Re: Next Peppermint without Mark
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2020, 04:04:16 pm »
De nada @SleepyD, #teampeppermint greatly appreciate yours & everyone else's patience & understanding at this time

 8)

Plus a reminder...

While PeppermintOne thru Peppermint 6 are all EOL,

Peppermint 7 & 8 have LTS support until 2021.

Peppermint 9 & 10 have LTS support until 2023.
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