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Peppermint OS project status
« on: May 22, 2020, 05:45:43 am »
Hi, guys,

I know there is a thread where this question has been asked and I know what was the answer.

Still, I believe this topic deserves to be revisited - is Peppermint still in active development and is there a timeline for the next release?

What is the sustainability plan for Peppermint OS? Who is the successor of the main developer?

I am sure bringing some certainty by. answering these questions will be appreciated by the Peppermint OS community.

Thank you,

XVC

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Re: Peppermint OS project status
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 07:41:45 am »
As I am sure everyone is well aware by now, worldwide strangeness is putting a crimp or two in every developer's workflow while throwing wrenches into every single linux distro's next release timelines... Not to mention additional time to move through our own grief and shock, nevermind the need to tread carefully in the wake of our buddy/friend/ lead dev/ & all around good guy PCNetSpec's passing. We are trusting that the wider Linux Distro world will appreciate that we feel a need to take our time. The gathered members of #teampeppermint are utterly dedicated to building a release that fully honors his ethos, his legacy & would make him proud.

PeppermintOS've said pretty much all we can say at this point in time in this thread.

As PCNetSpec always reiterated "It'll be ready when it's ready, and not a minute sooner"
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https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,9767.msg97306.html#msg97306http://

Meanwhile, here's an updated reminder from:

Quote from: PCNetSpec
PeppermintOne thru Peppermint 6 are all EOL, and #teampeppermint strongly urges everyone still using any of those to update to a newer release!

Peppermint 7 & 8 have LTS support until 2021.

Peppermint 9 & 10 have LTS support until 2023.

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« Last Edit: June 20, 2020, 08:09:05 am by spence »
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Re: Peppermint OS project status
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2020, 08:03:13 am »
I join many who have been saddened by the loss of PCNetSpec and just want to say thank you to those who endeavor to keep his vision for Peppermint going. I am not a programmer but I do enjoy using Peppermint and have received help from this community on occasion.  As much as I appreciate the Peppermint os I likewise appreciate the spirit of this forum and the willingness to help others along who are not quite so computer proficient if you will. I do hope Peppermint and this community continues to prosper. Thanks again to those of you who are working diligently on things to keep the lights on for the Peppermint community. May God bless you all.

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Re: Peppermint OS project status
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2020, 08:15:40 am »
Thank you for your kind words and encouragement @Fred!

#teampeppermintOS is blessed to have the full support of PCNetSpec's heirs as the team he had gathered over the years recoalesce to carry his legacy forward with a release we hope he'll be proud of.

https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,9283.0.html

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What about the older releases?
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2020, 02:45:53 am »
(Sorry for not creating a new topic for this, but I felt maybe it could fit in.)

I have some really old machines for which the newest versions (9 and 10) are a bit too bloated already. For some reason, I cannot find the same old release archive on the official page anymore. Could the older versions be made accessible again?

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Re: What about the older releases?
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2020, 05:09:20 pm »
(Sorry for not creating a new topic for this, but I felt maybe it could fit in.)

I have some really old machines for which the newest versions (9 and 10) are a bit too bloated already. For some reason, I cannot find the same old release archive on the official page anymore. Could the older versions be made accessible again?

#teampeppermint was forced into a speedy and quick relocation earlier this year. Our devoted WebDev @josephd has since diced/sliced slimmed/trimmed and reorganized. Our previous releases are now found here:

https://peppermintos.com/category/release-notes/

Keep in mind, all releases prior to PM 7 are no longer supported. Support for 7 & 8 will end in 2021, 9 & 10 in 2023. You are always free to delete anything in PeppermintOS that you don't use or find unnecessary.

If that process is unfamiliar, feel free to ask us here.

Happy Pepperminting!
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Re: Peppermint OS project status
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2020, 09:25:36 am »
Oh, thank you. I could actually find the release notes, but I can't find the old download archive with ISO links any longer.

I loved the old versions as they were so lightning fast.

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Re: Peppermint OS project status
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2020, 12:13:44 pm »
My Apologies, I didn't click all the way thru to notice that the downloads were no longer linked. I'll need to ask our WebDev @josephd whether we've got a repository to link to?

fwiw, I don't find any speed difference in PM9 nor PM 10... yet in my experience PM 1 thru 6 were much much slower to boot, then again, every machine is different.

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Re: Peppermint OS project status
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2020, 12:45:07 pm »
No need for apology. I worded it badly to begin with.

As far as the slow boot... Could be. I'm after 7&8 in particular. Those still run smoothly even on computers from 2006-07. I like PeppermintOS anyway, but having those older versions on our hands was even cooler  8)

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Re: Peppermint OS project status
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2020, 01:32:47 pm »
As far as the slow boot... Could be. I'm after 7&8 in particular. Those still run smoothly even on computers from 2006-07. I like PeppermintOS anyway, but having those older versions on our hands was even cooler  8)

I hear ya!

Just put the final touches on my dual-boot Peppermint 5 / Peppermint 10 lappy.

I also have a triple-booted lappy with Peppermint 7 / W10 (stable) / W10 (dev).

And, a dual-boot 'Frankenstein' desktop box with Peppermint 9 / W10 (stable).

So, it's not just you...  :))