Looking forward to Peppermint 5. I recently installed Mint 16 on My business system and I’m not fussed on it. If only PCmanFM would recognize volumes quicker it would be perfect but sometimes I can wait 20 minutes for it to recognize a usb stick…sometimes not at all. I have to use Thunar file manager and it works instantly.
Anybody got any clues as to what we can expect? Is it LTS?
If this is only happening with one drive then my guess would be the drive is the problem the fact it works ok with Thunar could just mean there’s something about that particular drive pcmanfm doesn’t like which Thunar doesn’t have a problem with, maybe reformatting the drive would help
If you have any other drives at hand I would try them first to try to isolate the problem, this does seem to be an unusual issue and the fact it’s happening with 3 different PC’s suggests to me the drive’s behind it
Sure thing, I know the score
It just that if you’ve been exposed to the pre-public beta or alpha builds, you might have more of a flavour of how long the whole QA process will take, reading between the lines…
But this seems to give me the best answer to the question!
As I have installed P4 on two of my friend’s laptops I shall hopefully be updating them to P5 asap.
However, i wondered if it would it be sensible for a novice like me to wait a while before installing P5 in case there are bugs that need to be fixed?
I don’t have the knowledge or understanding to fix stuff and don’t want to install on other peoples’ machines if it may cause a problem for them.
P4 is working OK so no great loss although i’m like a small child waiting for the latest “toy”.
Is Peppermint not generally released until after testing has been done anyway?
All things going to plan Peppermint 5 will be be released today, and I’m sure Mark will announce it when it does
PM5 has went through rigorous testing throughout the beta phase that’s not to say there aren’t any bugs slipped under the radar, but I suppose that applies to any software but any that are discovered after release will receive updates and fixes, so personally I don’t think you have anything to fear from installing straight away if that’s what you want to do
i'm like a small child waiting for the latest "toy"
I can tell you the RC version seems remarkably bug free to me … at least on the 2 PC’s I’m running it on, and nobody in the beta group has reported any problems with it
Beta testing went well, with at least all the major bugs being identified and dealt with … as Emegra points out, this is no guarantee there won’t be some minor bugs (as there always are in any software) that weren’t identified but by definition that means they’re not going to affect most users. … any small bugs identified post-release will be dealt with through updates.
Peppermint 5 is certainly (IMHO) “ready” … as you correctly suggested Peppermint don’t release to a fixed schedule, it’s only released when the beta group stop finding bugs, and it’s considered “ready for release”
I’ll never understand those distros that release to a schedule, even with known bugs in place … marketing men say this is a good idea but I’m not convinced, the fact that (like you suggested) a LOT of people wait for the .1 releases of those distro’s seems to suggest they’re wrong :o
IMHO, at least the LTS releases should be as bug free as possible BEFORE release … but that’s just my opinion.