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) http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/weekly-builds/ 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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