This from a recent post (not mine) to alt.os.linux.pclinuxos:
"They've frozen the updates for 2009.2 and are in the process of making a 2010 disk. The problem with the current 2009.2 CD is that if you install it fresh, you have to download almost 1000 upgrades to be current. With a 2010 disk, first time PCLOS installers won't have to do this. Also, the new disk will have KDE4 as the default desktop since KDE3 is no longer supported by KDE. The 2010 disk is supposed to be out sometime in February. After it is released, you should start seeing upgrades appear again in the repositories."
I am currently running PCLinuxOS 2009.4 LXDE. My questions are: (1) Will we see a PCLinuxOS 2010 LXDE release at the same time of the PCLinuxOS KDE release, or soon thereafter? (2) Will the repositories be "refreshed" at the time of the 2010 release; that is, will the repositories be purged of old packages not needed for the 2010 release?
From the information I have seen, it looks like a PCLinuxOS 2010 LXDE release will be dependent on what the LXDE and PCMan File Manager developers plan to do with their software projects. As far as "refreshed" repositories are concerned, I favor a purging of most, if not all, of the mirrors. One repo could be kept "frozen" for those who continue to run older releases and who need access to older packages.