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Jim Cockfield
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Beta 1 published yesterday
In reply to Jim Cockfield, May 13, 2013

Jim Cockfield wrote:

CAcreeks wrote:

Debian 7.0/Wheezy was released last weekend, and it's the new Debian Stable release.   Warren (the developer of Mepis) will have a newer Mepis release out eventually based on it (in very early alpha stage now).  But, that may take a while.

Warren released the very first Mepis Beta yesterday  using a Debian 7.0/Wheezy base.

But, it's a *very* early beta, as Warren will typically go through 3 to 5 Beta releases, then several Release Candidates to work out bugs and add needed features before releasing a "Gold" (stable) new Mepis release.

He's indicated that it's still "rough around the edges" in his comments about it.  So, unless you have a lot of experience working through bugs and potential breakages with Linux, I would not suggest installing and using the very first Mepis Beta published for an upcoming Mepis release for day to day use.

But, if you want to take a look at it anyway, the first Mepis beta based on Debian 7.0/Wheezy (the new Debian Stable base released last weekend) is SimplyMEPIS-1.5G_11.9.86.

32 bit .iso


64 bit .iso


Again, this is the very first beta of a Mepis release using a Debian 7.0/Wheezy base (and Debian 7.0 was just released last weekend); and Warren (the founder and developer of Mepis) has already said that this beta is still "rough around the edges".

I'd expect to see multiple betas, followed by multiple release candidates before a new Mepis release using Debian 7.0 goes to "stable" (a.k.a., "Gold") status.  So, do not expect it to be feature complete or bug free trying to use the very first Mepis beta using the new Debian 7.0 base (as Warren makes a lot of changes to the Debian base, including a custom installer, dedicated software repositories for software not included in the Debian repos, additional drivers and firmware, custom theme, and much more.

So, it takes a while to work out the bugs associated with the extra features Warren provides in Mepis versus what you get with a vanilla Debian base, and again, he typically goes through multiple betas and release candidates before a brand new version of Mepis goes to stable status.

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