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Month: March 2011

Re: [trinity-users] Linux Mint Debian Edition

From: Kristopher Gamrat <pikidalto@...>
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 10:18:42 -0500
On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 7:49 AM, David Hare <davidahare@...> wrote:
> Trinity is not supported by Debian mainstream at all (yet).

Probably most distros won't until the bugtracker is cleared (mostly)
and rebranding is completed.

> Never tried LMDE but from what I read the main attraction is the Mint menu
> (think it's Gnome) the rest is Debian Testing with some non-free and and
> modifications. So if you want Trinity rather than Gnome why not start with
> straight Debian?

Some people like to contribute through testing or to see what's on the way.

> The only live/installable builds I see for Trinity are kubuntu.
> As far as I know only myself has been doing live builds for Debian
> (exelinux_squeeze_trinity)

Why only Kubuntu? There are people for which the *buntu's have never
worked, myself included.

> I can confirm that Trinity runs on todays Debian Testing, I did a live build
> this morning but so far only tested in a VM
> As far as I can see there is nothing to stop a user from dist-upgrading
> Squeeze/Trinity to Wheezy (or Sid) at the moment, just don't do it in X. Or
> installing Trinity on a Wheezy base. That could change at any time though
> and it might be difficult or impossible to downgrade.

I'm sure a very experienced user could downgrade their system -- back
in 2008 I managed to downgrade a fully up-to-date system by two years
worth of software. Of course that's not going into 2.4 kernels, that's
still 2.6.

I think, if we support a Debian build of TDE, that we should do it as
cmake completes. I don't use Debian except as a backup partition due
to a very buggy user interface (even when they supported KDE3), so I
wouldn't be able to test.

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