Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
On this year's 48th issue of DistroWatch Weekly, Ladislav Bodnar wrote a message to MEPIS fans that sent heated emails to DistroWatch. Righteously, he gave them lessons on the proper things that they should have done. But what caused some MEPIS fans to act this way?
As some of you may have noticed, MEPIS was not in the front page news on Distrowatch.com when they announced their two of the latest development releases namely Beta6 and RC1. The reason was the failure from MEPIS to deliver a descriptive release announcement. Distrowatch’s old policy clearly states that any release without a solid release announcement will only be mentioned in the "Latest Distributions" section (front page, left column). A simple oversight that could have been easily corrected had those fans emailed MEPIS instead of Distrowatch.
I find the current state of MEPIS somewhat frustrating.