[cut-team] LMDE Progress

Martin Steigerwald Martin at lichtvoll.de
Sun Aug 28 09:09:40 UTC 2011

Am Donnerstag, 11. August 2011 schrieb Hadrien DUSSUEL:
> I'll write here a small information report about LMDE, which has
> enhancements similar to CUT:
> Linux Mint Debian Edition, is, as the name imply, a new experimental
> version based on Debian Testing (since October 2010). Since early july
> 2011, they have created an "update pack" system, similar to the CUT
> project. They snapshot the debian testing repository to an "incoming"
> repository, seek for showstopper bugs during a limited amount of time
> (between 1 week and 1 month), then update the "latest" repository with
> the almost-bug-free packages. The tester use incoming and the end-user
> use latest.
> If some annoying-but-acceptable bugs are detected during the process,
> they try to inform about workarounds in they shiny-new
> mintupdate-debian which has an "update pack information" panel. For
> example, in their last "Update Pack 2", they inform that some programs
> have migrated to Gnome 3.0, so the themes might not be correct. When
> Mesa or Xorg have problems with proprietary drivers, they try to
> report the next update pack, etc...
> I think CUT Team should discuss with those devs !
> Have a nice day,

Maybe if teams like Debian Mint or Aptosid already actually already manage 
to provide some of the services being intended here, it might be wise, so 
try to integrate and kinda make it official.

Such as has been done with Debian Backports.

Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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