Remmina Package update

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Remmina Package update

Postby Arkem » 2017-05-08 05:46

Hello
I am not sure this is the right place to ask about this subject, but since I didn't find any satisfying response after googling for a while, I try my chance here...

My problem is:
I used Remmina with a Mint system for a while at work. Not so much at first because version 1.1 is very buggy and unstable, but as soon as I could get the 1.2 version which is really good, it became my firts way of connecting to various machines using different OS...
Now, there is a while I would like to replace Mint with Debian, but what is blocking me is the old version 1.1 which is not reliable... so I waited patiently for the new version to apear someday in Sid, but time passes and nothing come...

Then my question is:
Is it just a delay because of a lack of time, or did the maintainer choose not to upgrade to 1.2 for some reason? Is there a way to know? I would like to know if I just have to be patient, or if I should think of another way to make 1.2 work on Debian (I tried Snap, but it is way too slow on my old laptop)...

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Re: Remmina Package update

Postby dilberts_left_nut » 2017-05-08 07:19

Jessie has 1.1.1-2 (which works fine for me) - this will never change.

Stretch (testing) has 1.1.2-4 and will still have this on it's release - and this will never change.

After Stretch is released new versions of packages will start flowing into sid then on into testing in due course as the maintainers have time and deem appropriate.

You can go off-piste and compile/install your own versions of anything you like but this will likely involve pain and breakage and a lot more "system maintenance" than you might enjoy.

Essentially YOU become the maintainer of such software on your system, and will be responsible for it's security patching and ensuring interoperability with the rest of your system - if it has a few dependencies that also need to be upgraded this can get out of hand quite quickly.

If you want the latest versions of stuff, Debian probably isn't for you.
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Re: Remmina Package update

Postby Ardouos » 2017-05-08 07:23

dilberts_left_nut wrote:Jessie has 1.1.1-2 (which works fine for me) - this will never change.

Works fine for me too, I also use it for long periods of time every once in awhile.
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Re: Remmina Package update

Postby dasein » 2017-05-08 12:38

Arkem wrote:Now, there is a while I would like to replace Mint with Debian...

Based on what you've said, you probably don't. More likely, you just like the idea of running Debian.

Debian's release model is unique. It is not at all suited to people who want the latest software. With Debian, you face a choice between older, well-tested software or newer, totally untested software that could break without warning.

Arkem wrote:... or if I should think of another way to make 1.2 work on Debian

There is only one safe way to do so, and that's to compile from source. If you start mixing repos, you risk ending up in an unholy mess, as illustrated here: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=114130

And that's why I say that I think you just like the idea of Debian, not actual Debian.
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Re: Remmina Package update

Postby Arkem » 2017-05-08 17:49

Thank you for all your quick responses

If I understood well, the new version didn't come to Sid yet because of the freeze period of time. I can wait until it come after the next release, nothing is rushing

I thought new things keep coming to Sid during the freeze period, just not moving to testing... I must have misreaded something... and so I was wondering if maybe there was a trouble with the new version's license, or something alike... I don't know much the Sid version as I always used testing for desktop (at home, not at work)

Well, thank you again to all of you, I will change my work laptop from Mint to Debian next year hopefully ;-)

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