On 10/01/2014 02:42 PM, Kagamin wrote:


A have linux mint 12 installation with mint4win (wubi), on linux mint
forums I was told, that updating from the latest repository won't work.


I sympathize: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-software-2/how-to-install-enlightenment-on-mint-15-a-4175492936/

That annoyance is why (aside from servers) I've switched to rolling-release distros. In my case, Debian Testing (which, as I've been told by others here, and can personally confirm, is much more stable than it's unfortunately-chosen name would suggest). I picked that one since I'm most familiar with the general Debian family of distros (apt-get and all). But I've heard good things about Arch too and may look into it.

FWIW, I don't think all release-based distros are quite as aggressive as Mint with abandoning older releases. Even the super-outdated Debian 6 apparently still has some support via its LTS repos. I suspect Mint may need to do things that way just as a manpower issue. Mint's a popular distro, but I get the impression it's development is a relatively small grassroots thing with much more limited resources than say Debian or Ubuntu. (Of course, I could be wrong.)

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