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darknetmatrix
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MX-18

#1 Post by darknetmatrix » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:20 am

Are there all ready plans for a new version nl. MX-18?
And if not, when it is gonna be released?
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Re: MX-18

#2 Post by zorzi » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:59 am

Hello,

Probably not before Debian Buster release. But maybe a 17.2 release is planned.

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Re: MX-18

#3 Post by Pierre » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:21 am

generally, any new release is typically sometime around the middle of December.
- at least the last few releases have been.

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Re: MX-18

#4 Post by Stevo » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:17 pm

Buster won't be released at least until deep into 2019, so we won't have one based on that before then.

We are going to test how well in-place upgrades instead of reinstalls to the new base go, too.

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#5 Post by Adrian » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:23 pm

We'll have something sooner, it's not clear what the name will be, most likely 17.2 since that's what the devs talked (I personally was advocating for 18 since we are in 2018).

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#6 Post by Richard » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:49 pm

I agree that numbering using calendar base is more informative.
18.11, 18.12, etc just seems simpler and you don't have to wonder when was it released.

For example, 17.1 could have been 18.3_Horizon. It's just numbers. :) But people remember them.
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Re: MX-18

#7 Post by Justinian » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:26 am

"For example, 17.1 could have been 18.3_Horizon. It's just numbers."

Could be an effective marketing tool that would increase the popularity of MX beyond the Distrowatch domain (where it has climbed to 4). I used the September 2018 snapshot on this smooth Core2-E7500 installation (2gbDDR2, int.Nvidia7100). I think newbies would be more eager to try it if it was named MX 18.09.

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Re: MX-18

#8 Post by oops » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:00 am

Richard wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:49 pm
I agree that numbering using calendar base is more informative.
18.11, 18.12, etc just seems simpler and you don't have to wonder when was it released.

For example, 17.1 could have been 18.3_Horizon. It's just numbers. :) But people remember them.
Yes, why not: MX18.03_Horizon (like Ubuntu versioning), MX18.12_Horizon, etc
$ inxi -Fxxxz : System: Host:XEON ... Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon

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Re: MX-18

#9 Post by Adrian » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:49 am

Yep, that was my proposal, the only downside that I could think of: it might be confusing to have the same major version like 19.3 and 19.12 for example based on different Debian bases (and also having a string of different major release numbers 17.x, 18.x, 19.x all based on Stretch).

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Re: MX-18

#10 Post by Richard » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:37 am

Just create a table of releases showing heritage
and place the link everywhere the question might arise in someones mind.
MX171: Lenovo T430: Intel Ivy Bridge i5-3320M, 8GB RAM, 4.18.0-2-amd64, 119GB SSD
MX171: AA1/EeePC: DualCore N270, 1GB RAM, 4.9.126-antix.1-686-smp-pae, 150GB HDD
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