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Title: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Jerry on January 02, 2015, 04:54:25 AM
The following is a tentative release schedule for Linux Lite as listed here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/code.html#roadmap (https://www.linuxliteos.com/code.html#roadmap)

Starting with Linux Lite 3.0 I'd like to remove the numbering from releases. I don't think Linux Lite 7.4 sounds particularly appealing. The codenames for release builds are named after gemstones in alphabetical order - to date we've had Amethyst (1.0 series) and Beryl (2.0 series). The third major release (based on Ubuntu 16.04LTS) will be named: Linux Lite Citrine. I'd welcome suggestions on how we can distinguish between each release build for the Citrine series, so it will read like the following: Linux Lite Citrine xxx, xxx representing the tack-on name.

Linux Lite 2.0 'Beryl' Release - 1st June, 2014

Linux Lite 2.2 Release - 1st December, 2014

Linux Lite 2.4 Release - 1st April, 2015

Linux Lite 2.6 Release - 1st September, 2015

Linux Lite 2.8 Release - 1st February, 2016 (End of Support April 2019)

Linux Lite 3.0 'Citrine' Release - 1st June 2016

Linux Lite 3.2 Release - 1st November 2016

Linux Lite 3.4 Release - 1st April 2017

Linux Lite 3.6 Release - 1st September 2017

Linux Lite 3.8 Release - 1st February 2018 (End of Support April 2021)

Linux Lite 4.0 'Diamond' Release - 1st June 2018

Linux Lite 4.2 Release - 1st November 2018

Linux Lite 4.4 Release - 1st April 2019

Linux Lite 4.6 Release - 1st September 2019

Linux Lite 4.8 Release - 1st February 2020 (End of Support April 2023)
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: sbcwinn on January 02, 2015, 05:16:32 AM
Okay here are some opinions for you.... I use Lite in my business. As such I have many machines in use and 3 different Lite versions being used at any given time, although eventually the goal is to have everyone on the latest version. Life gets in the way however and upgrading a workstation can take a day in the real world.

I beg you, please keep the numbering system. It helps track which machine is running which version. It is how the entire industry does things and there is a valid reason. It works. It easily identifies what version a machine is running, especially when multiple machines are involved, many running different versions.

One of my biggest problems with Lite and a possible reason why I may switch (although I am really happy with the OS itself...) is the huge hassle of upgrading from one version to another. A typical business workstation may use dozens of apps not on the "install additional software" list, and even that system is time consuming when upgrading. So please look at the big picture.

I love Linux Lite. It is awesome, but please keep the version numbers, it is the way almost every other distro and os works and btw version 2.2 is awesome.

If you could ease upgrades  that would be great but please, please, please keep the numbers! In business we track and support things by asset tags, using names and sub names will just make things complicated and confusing.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: misko_2083 on January 02, 2015, 06:06:59 AM
Ok, why not. I'm always for finding new ways to do thigs. I understand some will not like the changes. But eventualy everyone adapts.
We could use latin letters.
Linux Lite Citrine A
Linux Lite Citrine B
Linux Lite Citrine C
...
Or maybe roman numbers
Linux Lite Citrine I
Linux Lite Citrine II
Linux Lite Citrine III
Linux Lite Citrine IV
...
That sounds like some queen Citrine the fist :)
Next, we could use words.
Linux Lite Citrine  one
Linux Lite Citrine  two
...
Not really universal for all the languages.
Or, maybe just 00x
Linux Lite Citrine 001
Linux Lite Citrine  002
...
Bimary:
Linux Lite Citrine 001
Linux Lite Citrine 010
Linux Lite Citrine 011
Linux Lite Citrine 100
Linux Lite Citrine 101
Too geeky, and complicated for some. :)
Well, that's abot it for now.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Jerry on January 02, 2015, 06:17:45 AM
misko, I love the Roman numerals idea, well done :)

@sbcwinn, thank you for your feedback.
Numbering system - misko's suggestions for example allows for the retention of a numbering system.
Upgrading - see this thread here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/index.php?topic=1298.0 (https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/index.php?topic=1298.0)

Quote from: sbcwinn
So please look at the big picture.

We always do when we discuss new changes, that's why there are threads like this that are open to free, constructive discussion. Looking at the big picture involves considering and catering to the complete spectrum of users, from beginners and individuals of all levels, through to community organisations including schools, and of course businesses.

If the majority of the feedback we get favors the status quo, then we will listen and act accordingly. Thank you :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: sysdrum on January 02, 2015, 06:53:51 AM
What about a color code for example.
Linux Lite (Stone Name) - This is the main release
Linux Lite (Stone Name) White - which would be a .2
Linux Lite (Stone Name) Red - which would be a a .4
Linux Lite (Stone Name) Blue - which would be a .6
Linux Lite (Stone Name) Black - which would be a .8
Linux Lite (Stone Name) - Next Main release
Linux Lite (Stone Name) White
Etc

That way each stays with the stone theme and also keeps each REV for each main line common between each new build. Also color is better with translation from culture to culture. That is just my thoughts.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: N4RPS on January 02, 2015, 10:17:36 AM
Hello!

I say make things as simple as possible for the folks trying to make a buck with LL. If you ARE going to use colors, best conform to the resistor color code, which would be red, yellow, gray, and blue for x.2, x.4, x.6, and x.8...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: sbcwinn on January 02, 2015, 10:20:25 AM
The upgrade script will be of ENORMOUS help to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Why not include it in your next release?  ? Please! A single click upgrade. Wow!
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: sbcwinn on January 02, 2015, 10:23:00 AM
I still say the 2.X numbering system is used almost everywhere. Please stay in the mainstream. Nothing wrong with that especially if you want to attract more users in commercial establishments. I am not an electrical engineer and I do not know, or want to think of what color resistor bands are!

BTW - I think that because the name of the distribution is Linux "Lite" each series should be named after noble gasses starting with Series 3 which should be "Hydrogen". Series 4 should be "Hellium" etc. (They are all lighter than air....)

Just a thought.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: N4RPS on January 02, 2015, 10:34:48 AM
Hello!

Yes, an upgrade installer *WOULD* would be nice! However, even on the 'buntus, sometimes there are problems. Regardless, somewhat more than one click is required to upgrade.

An idea might be to create one 'image' - or even several, to cover some of the different scenarios your business may face - which you could then use to deploy LL to the other PCs you're using. As has been true with most of the LL 'upgrades', most of the changes are subtle little things - things that can be applied to the older versions, if necessary. From what *I* see, the BIG changes came with 2.0...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: gold_finger on January 02, 2015, 12:40:28 PM
I'm with sbcwinn on this -- not a big fan of naming releases.  Much prefer keeping to a numbered system.

I've used both Ubuntu and Mint over the years and have never been much of a fan of the names for releases, especially when trying to remember which named Mint corresponds to the differently named Ubuntu it's based on.  From the perspective of someone who provides Mint forum support to people using different versions, it can get confusing when people refer to their version names instead of numbers and I find myself having to lookup which names go with which version, etc.  If LL starts using names the same thing will happen.  It's not the end of the world if LL starts naming releases, but I personally just don't see the point of it.  Numbers are simple and it's instantly recognizable where in the lineup a version fits.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: sysdrum on January 02, 2015, 12:55:09 PM
Ubuntu like it's parent uses both a name and a point release related only diffrence is date in which the release is dropped vs Number Rev. Now Linux Lite is a child re-spin of a flavor ([X]ubuntu) of a child (Ubuntu) distro of Debian unstable. So by using a Name and a point release it stays true to the past. but has the ability to move forward and diverge. Maybe at some point it will move enough away so that it may no longer follow the Ubuntu LTS and have it's own LTS or at least a base then a upgrade path.[size=78%] [/size]
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: altman on January 02, 2015, 05:40:17 PM
I like the 2.X numbers , should stay that way . But I ll go with what the Team will decide later on .
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: riser on January 02, 2015, 07:58:08 PM
I also would like to see the number scheme continued.  Makes it a lot easier to know what's newer, older, and relative time span between them.

A feature I would love to see is webapp integration, e.g. Google Keeps/Plus/etc, custom url.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Shady on January 02, 2015, 10:01:17 PM
I also would like to see the number scheme continued.  Makes it a lot easier to know what's newer, older, and relative time span between them.


This.

I think the number scheme is just nice and simple.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Teddy on January 02, 2015, 11:42:04 PM
I think the numbering system is overused, especially in the world of operating systems. The roman numerals idea that misko_2083 mentioned, is certainly a nice alternative to the conventional system, while still being simple to understand.

On a side note: the codename "Citrine" for the next version of Linux Lite, looks and sounds similarly to the car company "CitroŽn". Maybe that just shows my love of cars a bit too much. :P
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Jerry on January 03, 2015, 12:09:26 AM
...the codename "Citrine" for the next version of Linux Lite, looks and sounds similarly to the car company "CitroŽn". Maybe that just shows my love of cars a bit too much. :P

Or Cadillac :)

Sounds fruity to me, the other option was Coral. There just aren't many gemstones that start with C.


Thank you everyone for your honest feedback to date, much appreciated.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: bitsnpcs on January 03, 2015, 12:53:01 AM
Sounds fruity to me, the other option was Coral. There just aren't many gemstones that start with C.

Carnelian, Celestite, Cerussite, Chalcedony, Charoite, Chiastolite, Chlorite, Chrysanthemum Stone, Chrysocolla, Chrysoprase, Cinnabar are a few in one book I have.
I only found these in the book I looked , I have some other books on the subject and can look in them if it is of any help.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Jerry on January 03, 2015, 06:23:41 AM

Carnelian, Celestite, Cerussite, Chalcedony, Charoite, Chiastolite, Chlorite, Chrysanthemum Stone, Chrysocolla, Chrysoprase, Cinnabar are a few in one book I have.
I only found these in the book I looked , I have some other books on the subject and can look in them if it is of any help.

I should have been more specific, what I should have said is that out of all the gems starting with C, there aren't many that are either easily pronounceable, to long or are not more familiar to people than others.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: misko_2083 on January 03, 2015, 08:14:53 AM
Great. Now we can call them dynasties instead of series. :)
From Citrine the first to Citrine the fifth will be Citrine dynasty. ;)
Citrine reminds me of lemon. Citrus, Citric acid.
I think Copal is considered a gemstone although it's organic. It's usually full of insects but it would be cool if there was one Lite feather inside.

That just gave me an idea for the wallpapers. We could have series of wallpapers like: feather in a balloon, feather in a lightbulb, feather in a bottle...

Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: altman on January 03, 2015, 09:07:19 AM
Ceylon would be good , it s a diminutive of ceylonite .
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: gold_finger on January 03, 2015, 09:57:38 AM
Jerry,

I just re-read the original post and realized that the schedule seems to reflect 3 new releases a year (every 4 months) instead of 2 (as was done before).  Is that correct?  Or did you mean to schedule at 6 months intervals for 2 releases per year?
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: bobw on January 03, 2015, 10:24:24 AM
I think we should keep the existing numbering system, for the reasons explained already by others.  I really don't see why it needs to be changed.  There is an established scheme that can be extended in a consistent way. If it ain't broke, ...............
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Wirezfree on January 03, 2015, 10:50:04 AM
Bit off the wall.. How about...
Major Release = Planet, then the minors are the moons of the Planet.?

Mars
     >Phobos
     >Deimos

Jupiter
     > Io
     > Europa

Saturn
     > Mimas
     > Enceladus

Uranus
     > Cordelia
     > Ophelia

Neptune
     > Triton
     > Nereid

mmm not so sure now I see it typed.?
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: colinkx250 on January 03, 2015, 11:23:21 AM
I think the original numbering is much easier to understand and straight forward why waste time on gimmicks? Linux Lite is known for its great OS and the numbering system is part of this simple straight forward philosophy surely.

Please don't change it.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: bitsnpcs on January 03, 2015, 11:38:32 AM
I think the original numbering is much easier to understand and straight forward why waste time on gimmicks? Linux Lite is known for its great OS and the numbering system is part of this simple straight forward philosophy surely.

Please don't change it.

+1
I agree colinkx250 the version numbering system currently used is exact.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: gold_finger on January 03, 2015, 12:01:03 PM
If we do end up switching to a name system, I vote for Wirezfree's suggestion -- planets and moons.  (Still prefer numbering system, but if we're going to switch I kind of like his idea.)
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: riser on January 03, 2015, 01:51:26 PM
May I suggest a poll be created so you can get a more accurate preference representation?

I understand the reason for raising the request, as I have seen this before. However, I have not seen it work well anywhere, as we (mere humans) find it a lot easier to deal with numbers in a sequence.  Code names are great while something gets developed, but a numerical sequential representation provides an anchor and consistency across time and feature set.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Teddy on January 03, 2015, 02:32:15 PM
May I suggest a poll be created so you can get a more accurate preference representation?


I'll get to work setting that up on this thread. We have the feature, why not use it?


Edit: I added a poll to this thread. If it is too complicated or hard to understand, please let me know by quoting this edited section in your reply.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: pete284 on January 03, 2015, 03:11:06 PM
I'm quite happy with the numbering system as it is as it is quite clear where we are. Names make it more confusing unless you want to use both Linux Lite 3.0 Citrine.

I agree with an update script as I use a separate LL laptop to do manage all my music files for teh music server (1Tb of FLAC and mp3 files). I use specific multimedia software (mp3Tag, Audacity, MP3Diags, Album Cover Tool, abcde, Easymp3gain). It is a right pain in the bum to reinstall them via wine and installing binaries and re-installing the config files. Not to mention all my favourite other programs. Takes me several hours to get the machine back to where it was before the upgrade.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: altman on January 03, 2015, 03:39:34 PM
Voted .
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Coastie on January 03, 2015, 04:08:02 PM
... I don't think Linux Lite 7.4 sounds particularly appealing. ...

I hate to disagree with you, Jerry, but I think Linux Lite 7.3 sounds very appealing. I voted for keeping the current naming/numbering system as it is but would have voted for just numbering as it is now without any names if I had the choice. That would keep it simple as in "Simple, fast, free."  8)
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Jerry on January 03, 2015, 09:19:28 PM
Jerry,

I just re-read the original post and realized that the schedule seems to reflect 3 new releases a year (every 4 months) instead of 2 (as was done before).  Is that correct?  Or did you mean to schedule at 6 months intervals for 2 releases per year?

What I've tried to do is space it out evenly between the last release (2.2) and the next LTS. Also taking into consideration other factors that affect release dates I haven't listed.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Jerry on January 03, 2015, 09:31:56 PM
I've removed the other 2 suggestions (Planets, Periodic Table) for a change of name for the Codebase. Since we started with Gems we will continue with them. The Thread asks for input on version, not Codenames. Cheers.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Hans on January 04, 2015, 01:51:00 AM
I agree with Coastie, above. So far the codename and number of release works well... if it ain't broken, don't fix it, right?

I think LinuxLite 7.2 or 7.4 sounds very appealling, as well.

So I have voted for this option.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Alex on January 04, 2015, 06:08:48 AM
Yes I voted for the familiar numbering system it's easy and most people with computers feel used to it with other systems, there is no need to introduce more complications. LinuLite 8.7 sounds good and will show endurance.

:)
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Wirezfree on January 04, 2015, 06:45:51 AM
Yes, I voted for numbers...
On reflection Planet/Moons might have worked from the get go... not now.

Anyway LL is going to be around a long...long time.... we might need big numbers :)
((just like nVidia have 340.09  ;) ))
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: altman on January 04, 2015, 08:00:02 AM
Firefox comes to mind also . Lets wait & see what the Team will do on that one .
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Jerry on January 04, 2015, 08:29:53 AM
Quote from: Coastie
I hate to disagree with you, Jerry...

I have no problem with people disagreeing with me, it's just one of the many ways we can improve things. As long as they use a polite and constructive tone I'm happy to engage them :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Coastie on January 04, 2015, 04:25:17 PM
I have no problem with people disagreeing with me, it's just one of the many ways we can improve things. As long as they use a polite and constructive tone I'm happy to engage them :)

Can't ask for more!  8)
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: bitsnpcs on January 04, 2015, 05:26:28 PM
I voted for the current number scheme (last option in poll).




Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: rokytnji on January 04, 2015, 05:46:20 PM
Roman Numerals = Only old folks like us can read Roman Numerals. My grandkids can't.
Words for Numbers = Turns off the younger generation who lives on leet speak. wrd 4 a nmbr?
Binary = Need I say anything? You got to be kidding me.
Letters =Maybe. KISS. But only so many till 1A or AB.
Colors  = only so many, than you have to start going into "candy apple red"
Current Number Scheme = Maybe, KISS. Hard to run out of numbers.

so I am not voting. Just pointing things out.  We are up to number 14 now, Lean and mean.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Mike on January 05, 2015, 05:55:37 PM
I like the Ubuntu style release numbers of [year].[month]. It quickly reminds you how old the release is and when it was released. If you use the common software version scheme then you need some kind of crosswalk document to keep track.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Clint on January 06, 2015, 05:56:12 PM
Current Scheme or Roman numerals,

The company I work for has started to switch everything over to LL from an all windows enviroment to LL for work stations and CentOs for servers and wouldn't have a issue with either has both scheme's are easy to understand.

By two cents worth
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: N4RPS on January 07, 2015, 04:15:37 AM
Hello!

You know what they say... Don't fix what ain't broke!

73 DE N4RPS
Rob
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: ceramics on January 27, 2015, 03:11:40 PM
I like the current numbering system, it is easy to understand, and doesn't take ages to type out if you are having to write it or enter it into a terminal for some reason.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Kamyar on January 29, 2015, 06:47:02 PM
Hi,
I think I have found another idea : if Linux Lites symbol is the feather then, it would be logical to have :

1./ name of birds or any other animal that has feather

or even better :

2./ American indian tribes because they wore feathers as our PC's wear Linux Lite and it would make our distros have exciting names (there are so much on Wikipedia!)
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: eikelein on February 08, 2015, 05:27:46 PM
Just joined the forum but as a veteran of 50+ years of working with, for and on computers I dare to add my $0.02:

PLEASE stay with a numbering system. Easy, understood everywhere,  even in China I believe.

Only the creators/maintainers of any major piece of software will ever be able to associate a name with the correct context of where in the genealogy a given piece in question stands!

New and different is NOT automatically better!
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: ukbrian on February 08, 2015, 08:30:08 PM
Just joined the forum but as a veteran of 50+ years of working with, for and on computers I dare to add my $0.02:

PLEASE stay with a numbering system. Easy, understood everywhere,  even in China I believe.

Only the creators/maintainers of any major piece of software will ever be able to associate a name with the correct context of where in the genealogy a given piece in question stands!

New and different is NOT automatically better!
(http://i.imgur.com/ljUdDix.gif)

At last someones turned the light on.
(http://i.imgur.com/R5y49r2.jpg)

Ubuntu do a six month new version because of the free publicity it generates, Jerry chose the LTS but I was very disappointed that it wasn't based on debian stable which is what I would choose if I was migrating a business away from XP which is what a shed load of SMB's(small to medium business)

A stable Linux running virtualbox or KVM or something using their licenced copies of XP and Office etc.

A painless solution to their needs.

But the kids always know better, it's newer, brighter, the latest thing etc
(http://i.imgur.com/IdD35em.jpg)

Nobody listens to old farts anymore.
(http://i.imgur.com/d1Jt0ZN.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/nDRmFzj.png)

I only posted a few little files!!
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: eikelein on February 14, 2015, 08:25:57 PM
@UKBrian:
Thanks for the clapping hands.
But just as I have seen so many times in big businesses somebody in the top floor office  has made up his/their mind. Reason don't matter as they say here in the US of A.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: altman on February 14, 2015, 08:31:33 PM
Not only in the USA mate , it s everywhere .
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: N4RPS on February 14, 2015, 11:00:46 PM
Hello!

All I can say is that the OS has come a long way in the year I've been here (02/14/14). Where did the time go?

Properly tweaked, LL works wonderfully in a business environment. However, I imagine its original purpose was to be used as a home user-oriented product, and, thankfully, that remains the primary focus.

14.04.2 is due to be released any day now, so all this will become relevant again soon enough, I suppose.

'Happy anniversary' to me...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: ukbrian on February 14, 2015, 11:22:09 PM
Quote
14.04.2 is due to be released any day now, so all this will become relevant again soon enough, I suppose.
+ 1
(http://i.imgur.com/4xXrgni.gif)
Thanks for the info friend it might stop me moaning.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: fishmanluvslinux on March 10, 2015, 02:21:54 PM
I used to have similar issues when I had my business with multiple machines. But, I named them and had a physical worksheet on a clipboard with each machines stats for example: " Fish 1-Linux Lite (1.0.)" then I put the name physically on the machine so I would not get them confused. I had to make the time to do this but in the end it was well worth it. Whatever the version name is should not be that big of an issue if the work is put in to keep track of these machines. I am currently on Linux Lite 2.0 because it works for me and keeps me productive. I use the terminal commands to keep my system updated and upgraded and so far that works well for me. Thanks for this wonderful Distro!
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: amigo on March 13, 2015, 10:21:00 AM
I'm fairly new to LL. Not a geek, just a user. Tried most of the distros, use Mint as my base, but am really enjoying LL.

As to names and numbers.
I don't use the 'buntu names, I just watch the numbers. If you must add names please don't drop the numbers or make me have to convert them. If'n it was mine I'd stay with the regular numbers.

Really nice work people. This distro took less time for me to get acquainted with than any other I've tried. And that's why I decided to get in on the beta level. Never done this before. Always waited for the release. Hope I can be of some assistance somewhere along the road.

Amigo
Running on a Dell Inspiron 530

Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: misko_2083 on March 13, 2015, 10:55:20 AM
Thank you all very much for your participation in this pool.  We always appreciate your input.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: ByeByeXP on March 13, 2015, 01:11:22 PM
I'm fairly new to LL. Not a geek, just a user. Tried most of the distros, use Mint as my base, but am really enjoying LL. ...
That's just where i come from. Tried most -- even the recent crop -- and am enjoying/having fun with LL24b. Nimble, fast, clean, lean :)

Fwiw: "LTS" is a must-have for legacy-type folks (like me); few have the time to "rebuild" every so often. Since you're pulling from 'buntu's "trusty" repos, why not make it official and designate LL2.4 as an "LTS"-edition (i.e. 2.4 / 2.4.1 / 2.4.2 etc) where the upstream fixes (i.e. 'buntu's, or your 2.5 / 2.5.1 etc) get backported (if possible at all) to 2.4.x ... Just some thoughts ... Great work, btw!!!
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: N4RPS on March 13, 2015, 09:03:17 PM
Hello!

ALL Linux Lite point releases are ALREADY considered to be 'LTS' versions. I cannot speak for the development team, but to minimize confusion, I believe the current system of nomenclature works quite well.

As for upgrading, the decision about whether or not the minor changes and enhancements a point release brings make it worthwhile to upgrade is left to each individual LL user.  If an easy upgrade utility to 2.2 wasn't available, I'd still be running 2.0...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: dougj7 on March 29, 2015, 09:06:51 PM
I didn't read through all of the posts, so sorry if this is redundant. How about a naming convention like: Linux Lite 2015.1 , Linux Lite 2015.2 and so on.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: N4RPS on March 29, 2015, 09:52:17 PM
Hello!

Unless I am mistaken, the current nomenclature will remain in place. There's just too much potential confusion to try and fix what ain't broke...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Jerry on March 29, 2015, 10:51:08 PM
Hello!

Unless I am mistaken, the current nomenclature will remain in place. There's just too much potential confusion to try and fix what ain't broke...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob

This is correct.

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Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: torreydale on June 28, 2015, 03:37:16 AM
I think numbering versions makes it easier to web search than roman numerals.  Do you think you'd get better results from web searching Super Bowl 50, or Super Bowl L?
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: RCND on June 29, 2015, 06:19:15 PM
Please keep the number system. Much easier on us old dogs.

Robert
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Monkeyman on August 08, 2015, 05:01:30 AM
Will the final version of 2.6 still be released on 1 Sep 15?  Will 2.4 update to the complete 2.6 or will we have to install 2.6 manually to get all it's features?  (I've got a new SSD.  No sense in installing 2.4 if I'll just have to wipe it and install 2.6 in a few weeks.)
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Wirezfree on August 08, 2015, 05:24:28 AM
If I'm not mistaken.?
Once "Linux Lite 2.6 Final" is released, you can use the "Lite Upgrade" Tool to upgrade a 2.x to 2.6
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Monkeyman on August 08, 2015, 11:03:11 PM
If I'm not mistaken.?
Once "Linux Lite 2.6 Final" is released, you can use the "Lite Upgrade" Tool to upgrade a 2.x to 2.6

I read that too but I'm just making sure it's still valid.  It's enough of a pain to do a fresh install of an OS (not the install itself but migrating all of the passwords, bookmarks, settings, etc).  As long as 2.4 will upgrade to 2.6, it's worth it.  If not, I'll wait to install 2.6 on the new SSD when it comes out (hence the release date question).
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Wirezfree on August 09, 2015, 11:39:53 AM
I'm sure if there are any issues Jerry would post...
So I think it's safe to assume Sept is still on the cards.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Jerry on August 09, 2015, 01:22:16 PM
(http://media.tumblr.com/ad56a1c65dfc8f2c1a8bf3f3cb909741/tumblr_inline_mq378y49Db1qz4rgp.gif)
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Wirezfree on August 09, 2015, 03:22:26 PM
:) :) :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Monkeyman on August 09, 2015, 07:38:31 PM
:) :) :)

What he said.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: truckerjay on January 14, 2016, 08:23:22 PM
I actually like the numbering system.  I believe it's easier to keep track of.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: rsd45 on January 24, 2016, 06:01:17 AM
Linux Lite numbering.  Stick with what works.  Remember, if it ain't broke don't mend it, and the KISS principle.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: DLX on January 26, 2016, 08:02:59 AM
don't know why it did that, had done that before.
Thanks

Linux Lite numbering better then try and be clever.I like the Bimary but not going to work and how may times you got to explain.Want as easy as possible coming from windows to Linux.

Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: firenice03 on January 26, 2016, 08:11:02 AM
Linux Lite numbering better then try and be clever.
I like the Bimary but not going to work and how may times you got to explain.

Want as easy as possible coming from windows to Linux.

@Dyslexic1, saw your post went batty - I copy and pasted removing the formatting for others to see...
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: rafa on January 26, 2016, 03:53:21 PM
Keep current numbering, or use the ubuntu numbering
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: avj on January 26, 2016, 05:39:22 PM
As far as I am aware this issue was decided months ago.

https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-release-roadmap/msg13330/#msg13330
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Jerry on January 26, 2016, 08:03:44 PM
As far as I am aware this issue was decided months ago.

https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/release-announcements/linux-lite-release-roadmap/msg13330/#msg13330

Correct avj, let's move on :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: chapa on April 16, 2016, 04:30:38 PM
When to expect output beta-version of LL 3.0? Thanks.
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Wirezfree on April 16, 2016, 04:47:28 PM
Not sure about beta.?
I think the Final or is it Beta.?? 1st June 2016
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: TicoLyte on April 18, 2016, 09:26:48 AM
Does the nex one evolve from Ubuntu LTS or is it post Mint LTS ?
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: newtusmaximus on April 18, 2016, 09:31:05 AM
Happy to do 3.0 32bit  Beta test asap as having to do a LL reinstall anyway for personal reasons.  2003 Toshiba A10 -with PCMIA 3 Com wifi.  Can use fresh HDD if that would help??
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Jerry on April 18, 2016, 09:34:41 AM
Beta's don't have dates months ahead, never will. So much can change in a short space of time. Only finals have dates and our roadmap link will always have the latest available news. Cheers :)

https://www.linuxliteos.com/development.html#roadmap
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Jerry on May 04, 2016, 05:29:57 AM
Updated Roadmap (see first post in thread)
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Lend27 on May 06, 2016, 08:31:43 PM
Linux Lite 3.0 'Citrine' Release - 1st June 2016

Is Citrine still on track for a 6/1/16 release?

Thanks!
Len
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Monkeyman on May 08, 2016, 06:20:52 AM
I've got a brand new SSD for my laptop.  Just waiting til June 1 to install it.  :)
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Jerry on May 08, 2016, 06:51:55 AM
Linux Lite 3.0 'Citrine' Release - 1st June 2016

Is Citrine still on track for a 6/1/16 release?

Thanks!
Len

Indeed :)

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Title: Show the version number somewhere
Post by: jcoles on May 10, 2016, 07:57:53 AM
I'll add my view that numbering releases is the most sensible. Names can be cute, but are otherwise meaningless. Ubuntu uses release names, but theirs advance in alphabetical order, and so retain a sense of sequence.

How about having a way to display the currently-installed Linux Lite version number? It's not displayed anywhere that I can find. I had to attempt an upgrade to get the system to reveal that I was running v2.8. The very friendly Welcome page would be a great place to identify the version number. Put it right in the title, after "Linux Lite".
Title: Re: Show the version number somewhere
Post by: firenice03 on May 10, 2016, 09:26:08 AM
How about having a way to display the currently-installed Linux Lite version number? It's not displayed anywhere that I can find. I had to attempt an upgrade to get the system to reveal that I was running v2.8. The very friendly Welcome page would be a great place to identify the version number. Put it right in the title, after "Linux Lite".

The Lite Control Center should display the version of LL along with the installed kernel...
From terminal.. I believe the correct command/path is..
Code: [Select]
cat /ect/llver
There are a few other command that will yield kernel, ubuntu base etc... but for LL try the above..
Also GRUB shows LL version on boot too ;)
I'm sure there maybe other menu items that will populate - but those are off the top of my head and I'm not in front of my LL system..
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: Jerry on May 10, 2016, 03:06:23 PM
Should be:

Code: [Select]
cat /etc/llver
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: firenice03 on May 10, 2016, 05:27:58 PM
Sooo close, yet so far..  :o
Title: Re: Linux Lite Release Roadmap
Post by: mdavies5 on May 16, 2016, 09:09:24 PM
Stick with existing number scheme, it is universally understood. I'm not sure all nationalities are familiar with roman numerals. Using colours is interesting if colours were also used alphabetically otherwise we need a conversion chart to remind us which colour  is .2 etc.