When is end-of-support for stable antiX versions 17 & 19

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  • #26407
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    mikey777

      When does antiX support for stable version 17 (and version 19 when it’s finally released – not the beta)
      come to an end?

      I’m just planning ahead and wondering if I should hang on till the version 19 stable release comes out, to give me a longer period of uninterrupted time to build my system.

      Thanks.

      • This topic was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by mikey777.
      • This topic was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by mikey777.

      ▪ 32-bit antix19.4-core (SysV init)+LXDE legacy install on :
      - (2011) Samsung NP-N145 Plus (JP04UK) – single-core CPU Intel Atom N455@1.66GHz, 2GB RAM, integrated graphics.
      ▪ 64-bit antix21-base (SysV init)+LXDE legacy install on:
      - (2008) Asus X71Q (7SC002) – dual CPU Intel T3200@2.0GHz, 4GB RAM. Intel Mobile 4 Series, integrated graphics
      - (2007) Packard Bell Easynote MX37 (ALP-Ajax C3) – dual CPU Intel T2310@1.46GHz, 2GB RAM. SiS Graphics

      #26410
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      fatmac

        As long as Debian, I think, but I’m only a user these days, wait for the official comment. 🙂

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        #26423
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        rokytnji

          My antix 15 alpha 32 bit install still gets updates so I would not sweat it. Build away.

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          #26424
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          anticapitalista

            antiX-17 – as long as Debian stretch (2022)
            antiX-19 – as long as Debian buster (2022-2025)

            Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

            antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.

            #26446
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            mikey777

              antiX-19 – as long as Debian buster (2022-2025)

              I notice antiX-19 is now in its 3rd beta release. Am I right in thinking that
              the stable release will be sometime in September 2019?

              Thanks anticapitalista

              ▪ 32-bit antix19.4-core (SysV init)+LXDE legacy install on :
              - (2011) Samsung NP-N145 Plus (JP04UK) – single-core CPU Intel Atom N455@1.66GHz, 2GB RAM, integrated graphics.
              ▪ 64-bit antix21-base (SysV init)+LXDE legacy install on:
              - (2008) Asus X71Q (7SC002) – dual CPU Intel T3200@2.0GHz, 4GB RAM. Intel Mobile 4 Series, integrated graphics
              - (2007) Packard Bell Easynote MX37 (ALP-Ajax C3) – dual CPU Intel T2310@1.46GHz, 2GB RAM. SiS Graphics

              #26455
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              anticapitalista

                Am I right in thinking that the stable release will be sometime in September 2019?

                Thanks anticapitalista

                Probably, but no guarantee.

                • This reply was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by anticapitalista.

                Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

                antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.

                #26517
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                fungalnet

                  I never understood in the debian universe and in all rolling distributions why are people so uptight about editions like they are fixed.

                  If someone can explain to me in what way would the installed 19b1, 19b2, 19b3, and 19 be different when fully updated in January 1 2020 I would be obliged for life. If the same setup/DE/software are installed by all four, what would the difference be? What would the difference be if you switched repositories from a 17 installation to point to 19?

                  I say nothing.

                  • This reply was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by fungalnet.
                  #26624
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                  Brian Masinick

                    antiX-17 – as long as Debian stretch (2022)
                    antiX-19 – as long as Debian buster (2022-2025)

                    The main differences occur when there is a major release change that corresponds to a new Debian Stable release.

                    If you use Debian Testing or Debian Sid/Unstable, these are rolling releases, so the only thing you concern yourself with is the stability or instability of software changes during a major infrastructure shift. When I’m using Testing or Unstable repositories, I generally watch Debian forum threads to get a “heads up” on major infrastructure changes, and wait until all of the packages needed for the changes are in place. When I do this, I’ve been able in the past to run rolling releases of Debian Sid for 3-5 years without any major issues, and I have back-ups and alternatives to rebuild them when something does fail.

                    Summary: major releases of versioned software change the infrastructure. You can in theory “upgrade” from one release to another if you know what you are doing; otherwise it’s a good time to save your personal information, back up your system, clean it out and install new software. I’ve done both with good results, but it does take years of experience to understand the potential “pitfalls” of upgrading major releases on the fly…

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                    Brian Masinick

                    #77196
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                    mikey777

                      antiX-19 – as long as Debian buster (2022-2025)

                      Returning to this thread, I’m a little perplexed by the range 2022-2025 given for support of antix19, as Debian Buster’s end-of-life appears to be in August 2022, according to http://endoflife.software/operating-systems/linux/debian.
                      Can someone clarify this …

                      • This reply was modified 2 years ago by mikey777.
                      • This reply was modified 2 years ago by mikey777.

                      ▪ 32-bit antix19.4-core (SysV init)+LXDE legacy install on :
                      - (2011) Samsung NP-N145 Plus (JP04UK) – single-core CPU Intel Atom N455@1.66GHz, 2GB RAM, integrated graphics.
                      ▪ 64-bit antix21-base (SysV init)+LXDE legacy install on:
                      - (2008) Asus X71Q (7SC002) – dual CPU Intel T3200@2.0GHz, 4GB RAM. Intel Mobile 4 Series, integrated graphics
                      - (2007) Packard Bell Easynote MX37 (ALP-Ajax C3) – dual CPU Intel T2310@1.46GHz, 2GB RAM. SiS Graphics

                      #77218
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                      anticapitalista

                        Best to get the EOL dates from Debian itself.

                        http://wiki.debian.org/LTS

                        Debian 10 “Buster” i386, amd64, armel, armhf and arm64 July, 2022 to June, 2024

                        • This reply was modified 2 years ago by anticapitalista. Reason: fix typo

                        Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

                        antiX with runit - leaner and meaner.

                        #77219
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                        Brian Masinick

                          blur13 wrote: “Debian Long Term Support (LTS) is a project to extend the lifetime of all Debian stable releases to (at least) 5 years. Debian LTS is not handled by the Debian security team, but by a separate group of volunteers and companies interested in making it a success.
                          http://wiki.debian.org/LTS

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                          Brian Masinick

                          #77225
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                          mikey777

                            @anticapitalista
                            @Brian Masinick
                            Thanks guys – the fog is now clearing!

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                            ▪ 32-bit antix19.4-core (SysV init)+LXDE legacy install on :
                            - (2011) Samsung NP-N145 Plus (JP04UK) – single-core CPU Intel Atom N455@1.66GHz, 2GB RAM, integrated graphics.
                            ▪ 64-bit antix21-base (SysV init)+LXDE legacy install on:
                            - (2008) Asus X71Q (7SC002) – dual CPU Intel T3200@2.0GHz, 4GB RAM. Intel Mobile 4 Series, integrated graphics
                            - (2007) Packard Bell Easynote MX37 (ALP-Ajax C3) – dual CPU Intel T2310@1.46GHz, 2GB RAM. SiS Graphics

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