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Question: MX package requests vs. other distros

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oops
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Re: Question: MX package requests vs. other distros

#11 Post by oops » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:34 am

Redacted wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:36 pm
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And the developers do not go to the forum.
What makes the difference?..
Hello,
Yes here is the main difference (I guess).
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Re: Question: MX package requests vs. other distros

#12 Post by timkb4cq » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:39 am

I started building packages back in the Mepis 7 days to safely install programs I wanted myself. Then I started sharing them on the MepisLovers Forum. Then, since some of them were fairly popular, I started an unofficial repository to more easily share them. Others started building packages & submitting them.
There were bumps & turns along the way, folks came & went, but the MX repos & packagers had their start in the forums, helping Mepis be better for the users, and then helping MX get up & running when Mepis was discontinued.
The whole point from the start was making compatible packages the users (and we're users too) wanted while still running on a stable base. We're on the forums because that's where we started out, and that's where the value is. How else are we to know what our users want?
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Re: Question: MX package requests vs. other distros

#13 Post by wulf » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:17 am

timkb4cq wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:39 am
I started building packages back in the Mepis 7 days to safely install programs I wanted myself. Then I started sharing them on the MepisLovers Forum. Then, since some of them were fairly popular, I started an unofficial repository to more easily share them. Others started building packages & submitting them.
There were bumps & turns along the way, folks came & went, but the MX repos & packagers had their start in the forums, helping Mepis be better for the users, and then helping MX get up & running when Mepis was discontinued.
The whole point from the start was making compatible packages the users (and we're users too) wanted while still running on a stable base. We're on the forums because that's where we started out, and that's where the value is. How else are we to know what our users want?
Admirable ethos! :cool2:

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Re: Question: MX package requests vs. other distros

#14 Post by Redacted » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:54 am

It sure is, and you can see and feel the difference in the end product.
MX 17.1

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