I'd like to add the Linux Mint distribution to launchpad, what shall I do? Thanks.

Asked by Clement Lefebvre on 2007-10-11

Hi,

I would like to add Linux Mint as a new distribution in launchpad and start using it for bug fixing, translations..etc.

Thank you.
Clem.

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Clement Lefebvre
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2007-10-30
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2007-10-30
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2007-10-15
David Portwood (dzportwood) said : #1

Simply Register it, https://edge.launchpad.net/projects/+new and start using Launchpad.
Thanks,
David P.

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) said : #2

No, that page is not for distributions. Distributions need to be registered by a Launchpad administrator.

Hi Matthew,

Which administrator shall I contact?

Thanks,
Clem.

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) said : #5

No, this question is the appropriate way of requesting that a distribution be registered.

Hi Matthew,

OK. Hopefully someone will look at it and register the distribution in launchpad. If you need me to provide any information don't hesitate to ask :)

Clem.

Christian Reis (kiko) said : #7

I'm forwarding your request to Elliot Murphy, who handles the requests for new distributions (and explains the caveats involved).

Hi,

Thanks Christian,

Clem.

Ah well... it's been 2 weeks or so and it doesn't look like Linux Mint is going to be added as a distribution. It's no big deal and it doesn't make much difference so I decided to register it as a "project" instead. It would be great if I could find a way to group projects together though (either via a distribution or a project group or whatever is appropriate for this).

Thanks,
Clem.

Christian Reis (kiko) said : #10

Read this FAQ item for more information:
FAQ #22: “Should I register a distribution or an upstream project?”.

Rodney Byne (rodney-byne) said : #11

Rodney Byne said on 2009-06-07

I put Linux Mint-7 on a 4Gb USB stick and bios boot it as
an occasional alternative to Jaunty-Netbook-Remix
on my Acer Aspire One A110.

With persistence enabled, it remembers every patch
downloaded and apps configurations are saved.

Without needing to be installed to the sdd,
it behaves just as if it was.

The only thing not fully recognised is the hot-plugging
of external sd cards. Only the left slot marked storage
expansion is pulled up live, not the right slot.