MEPIS may be going Ubuntu (NewsForge)
Posted Feb 10, 2006 0:48 UTC (Fri) by drag
In reply to: MEPIS may be going Ubuntu (NewsForge)
Parent article: MEPIS may be going Ubuntu (NewsForge)
Ubuntu is built on a Debian Unstable snapshot to, right?
So instead of building on Debian unstable, they are going to build it on Ubuntu that is built on Debian unstable?
Make sense to me. :-P
Personally I think what would make most sense is to release Mephis's "value-added" items as a backport to Debian stable (so basicly you could apt-get dist-upgrade from Debian stable to Mephis without huge changes).
Then work on helping to get the next Debian stable released as quickly as possible.
To me this would make the best sense. Debian Stable currently has a 2.6.8 kernel and many other items. Then all you'd have to do is backport updates to udev and the kernel from testing/unstable, (and a few other items) which is easy to do. It's a relatively minor update. Then build your Mephis distro on that base.
Of course with the 'Sarge' release being 3 years probably doesn't give many people confidence in that approach. If Etch comes out on time then that would be a wonderfull thing for Debian and Debian-based distros.
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