Linux Mint Debian is the line of desktop distributions from the developers of Linux Mint that is based on Debian. For the record, Linux Mint Debian is different from Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu Desktop.
The primary version of Linux Mint uses Ubuntu as its source, but to think that it is the only source would be wrong; there’s also the Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE).
Anyway, here are some quick news from the X packaging front, focussing on the past few weeks.
Earlier this year, I switched Stanford’s internal repositories from an old debarchiver setup that didn’t do repository signing to something more modern and secure built on top of reprepro.