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Re: M 12 alpha getting close

#41 Postby uncle mark » Thu May 24, 2012 4:06 pm

kmathern wrote:
uncle mark wrote:... Wheezy is due to go stable in a couple months, right? ...

The freeze for Wheezy/testing is supposed to be in June (not sure if it's early June or late June).

When Squeeze was in testing it was frozen in late July or early August 2010, but it wasn't until early Feb. 2011 that Squeeze was released as stable.

If something similar happens with Wheezy it might take until December or January for it to go stable.


Okay, that's what I was thinking of. I always get the freeze and the stable release confused. All part of being a board idiot.
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Re: M 12 alpha getting close

#42 Postby lucky9 » Thu May 24, 2012 4:56 pm

There should be an award. :soapbox:
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Re: M 12 alpha getting close

#43 Postby DBeckett » Thu May 24, 2012 6:30 pm

The word on the street is that Wheezy's KDE will be bumped to 4.8.3 before the freeze. If that's true then it should happen fairly soon.
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Re: M 12 alpha getting close

#44 Postby julian516 » Sun May 27, 2012 6:00 pm

I surely do understand the excitement and I'll be glad to see Mepis 12 when it comes along. But let me add this note. I just built a new system and so I wanted a dead-bang reliable Linux with which to test it. So the choices for me were Debian Squeeze versus Mepis 11. Suffice it to say Mepis won because, like Squeeze, it meets the "dead-bang reliable" criterion and unlike Squeeze it does the nicest -- though not the newest -- KDE I have used.

Those are not small virtues. If Mepis 12 can do as well and aalso score higher on the Spiffy-Index then may it prosper! :number1:

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Re: M 12 alpha getting close

#45 Postby uncle mark » Sun May 27, 2012 7:28 pm

julian516 wrote:I surely do understand the excitement and I'll be glad to see Mepis 12 when it comes along. But let me add this note. I just built a new system and so I wanted a dead-bang reliable Linux with which to test it. So the choices for me were Debian Squeeze versus Mepis 11. Suffice it to say Mepis won because, like Squeeze, it meets the "dead-bang reliable" criterion and unlike Squeeze it does the nicest -- though not the newest -- KDE I have used.

Those are not small virtues. If Mepis 12 can do as well and aalso score higher on the Spiffy-Index then may it prosper! :number1:


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Re: M 12 alpha getting close

#46 Postby lucky9 » Sun May 27, 2012 9:36 pm

Sounds like he can Zen right out with us while we wait for 12.
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Re: M 12 alpha getting close

#47 Postby julian516 » Mon May 28, 2012 12:46 am

lucky9 wrote:Sounds like he can Zen right out with us while we wait for 12.


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Re: M 12 alpha getting close

#48 Postby DBeckett » Mon May 28, 2012 10:55 am

I've had Wheezy running here since December, and I like it. I'm really eager to see what Warren does with it.
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Re: M 12 alpha getting close

#49 Postby julian516 » Mon May 28, 2012 11:49 am

Agreed. Wheezy is solid in my experience. I have it with Xfce and no problems at all. At this point I would not be surprised to learn that the mission-critical bugs involve non-Intel processors.Over the last 6 months I have had very few problems that I can recall.

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Re: M 12 alpha getting close

#50 Postby ko » Mon May 28, 2012 4:26 pm

I don't think that Stable Debian Wheezy will arrive within the next 4 months.
If my memory serves me well on this: I believe that (at release time ) Stable Squeeze still had some 150 or so 'release critical bugs'.
The number 500 (or even 850 or so) bugs 'still to be squashed now' seems an awful long way from the Squeeze release level....
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