Linux Mint 19.2 'Tina' is on the way, but the developers seem defeated and depressed

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  1. mood

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    Linux Mint 19.2 'Tina' is on the way, but the developers seem defeated and depressed
    April 1, 2019
    https://betanews.com/2019/04/01/linux-mint-depressed/
     
  2. Beyonder

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    This is precisely why I've decided to hop on Parrot Linux instead.
     
  3. mirimir

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    His post was deleted. What did he say?
     
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    Yes, what did he say? Inquiring minds want to know.

    Best regards,
     
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    I've often wondered how long Mint would last before it could be potentially abandoned at some time in the future. This is primarily why I've stayed with Ubuntu as I honestly think it's going to be around for a while. Having said that, I believe Mint is only actually two years younger than the first Ubuntu release. I think the Mint dev's should take some solace in the fact that Mint is still incredibly popular.

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    Installed this yesterday night, will see how it goes.
    It replaced my Debian partition.
     
  8. shmu26

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    I suspect that this kind of volunteer, "I will do what I can, when I get around to it" development is typical of most linux distros.
     
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    I was kind of hoping Canonical would be more professional. :argh:
     
  10. Gringo95

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    The volunteer free as in beer part of society is suffering all round as per the site I help out on right through to Wikipedia. Same applies to the relationships between contributors so what Mint is experiencing is nothing new. In reality there is no need for the devs to get depressed when things don't work. Microsoft has been turning out sub standard garbage for years yet folks still flock to it in droves and pay for the privilege. Truth be told no one will miss Mint for very long if it folds tomorrow as there is plenty of (too much) choice left in the Linux world.
     
  11. shmu26

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    I think Mint has a good chunk of dedicated non-distro-hoppers who will shed tears if it closes.
     
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    This mystifies me as well. I remember Vista. It made me depressed for years. :(:argh:
     
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    There are plenty other Ubuntu based distros.
     
  14. vasa1

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    Part of that happened when Mint announced that the KDE version was being discontinued.
     
  15. shmu26

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    Frustration is normal for volunteer work, I wouldn't pay too much attention to a little grumbling. Grumbling is not the same as quitting.
     
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    The problem - not Mint specific - is a lack of vision. Devloping for the sake of it loses charm eventually. There must be something "big" that people want to drive toward, like a goal of 100 million users, or making xyz, but just doing a release note stating what was done isn't the energy the human brain needs to keep up with productive and creative stuff. There was a vision for the Linux desktop around 2012-2013, it's no longer there. In fact, the same is true across the board - the mobile/social nonsense really took away the fun part and made it into a money-for-idiots grinder.

    So the only way out of this is a 5-year and 10-year plan, big, ambitious. That means one person leading and the rest following - undoable the way the Linux community is structured.

    Mrk
     
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