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MEPIS timeline

#1 Postby Jerry3904 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:58 am

In another thread, m_pav commented that he could not find a MEPIS timeline. I started one in the Wiki--currently with lots of errors in content and formatting, and intend once it is correct to put it into the Wikipedia article.

http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php?title=Timeline

Any help mightily appreciated.
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Re: MEPIS timeline

#2 Postby malspa » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:26 am

Still hanging on to my first two Mepis CDs -- 3.4-2 RC1 and 3.4-3 RC3. Got 'em from osdisc.com, back when I was using dial-up. Didn't even know what "RC" stood for back then!

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Re: MEPIS timeline

#3 Postby malspa » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:32 am

Would the info from this page help?

http://distrowatch.com/index.php?distribution=mepis

I think they have 2003.06 and 2003.08 in the wrong spots.

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Re: MEPIS timeline

#4 Postby Jerry3904 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:56 am

Just finished adding that in, but there are other versions (like SoHo Server) not on there.
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Re: MEPIS timeline

#5 Postby ko » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:22 am

malspa wrote:Would the info from this page help?

http://distrowatch.com/index.php?distribution=mepis

I think they have 2003.06 and 2003.08 in the wrong spots.

I don't think so: 2003.08 was the first release (I think)
Just above release 2003.08 it says: Review: MEPIS Linux 2003.06. That should have been 2003.08

I missed 2003.08, but I still have 2003.10....:-) and most final releases after that.
I threw away Beta's/RC's after final releases.

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Re: MEPIS timeline

#6 Postby ko » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:26 am

Jerry3904 wrote:Just finished adding that in, but there are other versions (like SoHo Server) not on there.

Yes, it is in the long list on DW - see their timeline at 2005-08-03.....:-)
It never went beyond 'public test status'.

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Re: MEPIS timeline

#7 Postby Jerry3904 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:31 am

Partial info can be found on the archived Mepis site material:

http://www.mepis.org/mepis-archives

And the info and ISOs from here:

http://mepis.gabston-howell.org/download/released/
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Re: MEPIS timeline

#8 Postby Utopia » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:59 am

If you're making a timeline, why not start with the first release message from Warren:
RC1 expected Wednesday
Posted by: warren on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 08:14 AM
MEPIS RC1 has been prepared and will be released as soon as a couple of last minute glitches are checked out.

And an image of the first logo will look nice.
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Re: MEPIS timeline

#9 Postby Jerry3904 » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:06 am

Nice! We need a section somewhere in the documentation about the history and development of the logo. I found this archived text this morning when looking for information that I had never seen:
The hieroglyph is of Tux/Thoth, who brought writing, calculating, archiving and many other technologies to the ancient Egyptians. It completely changed the world, just as Tux's Linux may do today. In those days, the city in Egypt, in fact the largest city in the world, where Tux/Thoth's gifts were most used, was called Memphis--or was it Mepis?
Makes me think the photo of a somewhat goofy-looking Warren sitting in meditation position was more accurate than I had realized...
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Re: MEPIS timeline

#10 Postby Utopia » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:17 am

Some lost information can be found with the Wayback Machine:
http://www.archive.org/web/web.php
But things like logos and images are mostly gone.
A few of the early interviews are interesting from a historic point of view.
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