Another question: Maui now uses the Mint updater instead of muon. Does this mean a different update policy? Maybe update packs compared to LMDE or even the rolling Ex-Netrunner? The Mint updater uses a different approach than muon AFAIK?
I think this would all be less confusing if you had prepared us a bit by posting your plans in the forums and explaining things before the big "tada" here is your new distro thing. That sounds harsher than I mean but I don't know how to reword it to sound right in print. Anyway, I want to understand this part - Maui 1, despite being semi-rolling, will not upgrade to Maui 2 without a complete re-install, is that right? And Maui 2 will be out in 2-3 months?
20th August 2016, 15:57 Edited(This post was last modified: 20th August 2016, 15:59 by AJSlye.)
On a semi-rolling release like this one is, the core, or base system of the OS, is a non-rolling LTS release. It would have the same release schedule as any other LTS based distrobution would for the core components (Linux kernel, systemd, GCC, xorg, wayland, etc.), only the user land applications would be rolling (Plasma 5, Firefox, Dolphin, etc.).
My best guess would be that yes, like other semi-rolling releases that the core is based on an LTS, a reinstall would be necessary at the end of it release cycle.
(20th August 2016, 15:57)AJSlye Wrote: My best guess would be that yes, like other semi-rolling releases that the core is based on an LTS, a reinstall would be necessary at the end of it release cycle.
So I shall reinstall every two years as Maui seems to get 2 years LTS? I hope you are just kidding...
20th August 2016, 18:40 Edited(This post was last modified: 20th August 2016, 18:46 by AJSlye.)
Where did you get 2 years LTS from?
I'm just wondering because Ubuntu LTS releases are supported for 5 years.
Just because a new version comes out every two years, does not mean you have to upgrade it, that would be a personal choice.
21st August 2016, 8:37 Edited(This post was last modified: 21st August 2016, 8:38 by Jag59.)
Yet the question remains-
"May I please know what difference is there in KDE Neon and Maui ? Will Maui filter the latest and greatest plasma updates of KDE neon as Manjaro does with arch and deliver a smoother experience to the user?
What will be the frequency of plasma updates in Maui?"
Will anybody please clarify? I know only two persons are working, but for users waiting considerably for netrunner 18, it is essential to know what Maui is and what it is not. Hence requesting again.