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Semi-Rolling

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Re: Semi-Rolling

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Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:29 am

Thanks, good ref
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Post by asqwerth » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:36 am

I don't really consider MX any sort of rolling because the base does not change, and any new packages are not from Debian Testing. MX Test Repo is not Debian Testing. Debian Backports repo is not Debian Testing.

Any so-called new packages from upstream, whether they be from Debian Backports or built by MX's packaging team to be placed in MX Test Repo, have to be backported and reconstructed so that they work with the base MX is on. And there will come a time when the upstream stuff can no longer be redone to work on the base.
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Re: Semi-Rolling

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Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:46 am

Thanks, good distinction.

Part-rolling might work. From Wikipedia" "They have a subset of software packages that are not rolling."
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Post by manyroads » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:30 pm

As a reasonably new MX user, I have to say that release labels are problematic no matter which you choose. I've seen non-MX users try to write a review on this distro get all wrapped around the axle.

Perhaps the development team can try to explain the operating philosophy/ architectural approach in concise simple terms and place that on the mxlinux.org site for the world...
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Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:47 pm

Already there, check About us tab. Suggestions welcome
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Post by manyroads » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:44 pm

Hi Jerry, Looking at the About Tab, I'd offer the following edit:

Current: https://mxlinux.org/about-us

Revision Suggestion (2nd paragraph, 1st sentence) for the wordsmiths to beat up:
Debian Stable is a wonderful, solid distribution that can be upgraded in place from version to version automatically as long as the Debian Stable repos, Flatpaks, Snaps, or appimages are used exclusively.
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Post by Jerry3904 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:51 pm

Taken under advisement, thanks.
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Re: Semi-Rolling

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Post by Redacted » Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:30 pm

manyroads wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:44 pm
Debian Stable is a wonderful, solid distribution that can be upgraded in place from version to version automatically as long as the Debian Stable repos, Flatpaks, Snaps, or appimages are used exclusively.
Except that you will not have the "complete" new version.
Richb said that
Probably differences with some of the graphic elements, grub screen, and splash
and
Also some internal coding details
https://forum.mxlinux.org/viewtopic.php ... 20#p473023

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Post by manyroads » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:25 pm

I'm in over my head.... :eek:
I'll defer the details to those who have been on the journey longer. I simply made a little addition to reflect other app installation sources that 'ought' not to prevent upgrading from version to version.
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Re: Semi-Rolling

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Post by Redacted » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:30 pm

I'll bet my head is lower in the water than yours, lol!

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