8 years ago
@blueXrider Wait a minute, I understand what a 'rolling release' means, and it's one of the most important reason to choose this distro.
I only mean (and other users too), that it would be a good idea to have ISO images with upgrade packets, more often. The problems comes with the first install and upgrades, no after.
@blueXrider I think the point is that if you install the current live distro now, you'll get nearly a DVDs worth of updates. Keeping the ISO files updated, probably every few months is reasonable will reduce the download needed for new installs.
It would be funny watching some poor s.o.b. trying to keep the LMDE iso completely up to date though :D
The LMDE is a rolling distribution and therefore receives daily builds added the repositories. Having a "current ISO" would mean that it would change daily. Once the updates are in place it doesn't take much time to update the system.
The other thing is that once installed you never have to reinstall to upgrade, how cool is that?
I would suggest that you might want to install another version if you don't want to bother with the upgrade process.
You need to understand the differences of the distros before installing, a little preparation before could save yourself a lot of frustration latter.
I think this is also being talked about in the forums. Building and testing an iso is quite a lot of work so maybe every 6 months would be an achievable time table to release a new iso file.
I didn't think the latest 20110807 (LMDE) and 20110808 (XFCE) are only release candidates at the moment so probably are not ready for prime time.