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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RE[2]: Reinventing the wheel
by leech on Sat 11th Feb 2006 12:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Reinventing the wheel"
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They do have weekly snapshots of Debian Testing (I think they have some for SID as well) Maybe if Mepis had just grabbed one of those, and ran with it for stabilizing, they woulndn't have to switch to Ubuntu.

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