Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Feb 2006 19:11 UTC
Debian and its clones MEPIS, one of the more popular Debian-derived distributions, may be moving in a new direction soon. MEPIS founder Warren Woodford is considering building future MEPIS releases from Ubuntu sources rather than from Debian. SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3, which is scheduled for release today, has been quite a challenge to build, according to Woodford. "It's taking up all my time, fighting the Etch pool... We've had a lot of trouble, because the Debian community has become so active, it's been difficult to get this out, so I'm looking at alternatives to getting out stable releases."
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Quote: "Have you considered that part of the reason Etch is changing so quickly is because Ubuntu is feeding changes into Debian, and this in turn is making it easier for Debian maintainers to keep up to date? "

Sure. Some stuff is going back into Debian. You're trying to imply that all of the Etch changes are a sole result of Ubuntu. That's a load of codswallop. Keep dreaming your rosy Ubuntu glasses.

Quote: "There's no way the bleeding edgers are a threat."

Of course not, since on the workplace desktop, most users will have very cut down desktops for a variety of reasons. Having the latest and greatest in that type of scenario was never going to be a real issue, even before the release of Ubuntu.


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