There is now (has been for a while) a version of Linux Mint Debian Xfce for Raspberry Pi, called SolydX RPI
After Linux Mint droped Xfce support from its official Debian rolling distributions (and Linux Mint KDE), unofficial community editions were put together (Xfce & KDE) originally based on Linux Mint Debian rolling. When it became evident that it was not going to be officially adopted, it evovled into SolydX (Xfce) & SolydK (KDE)
NOTE: Solyd linux (SolydX & SolydK) is based on Debian rolling release, not Linux Mint Mate or Linux Mint Xfce.
A bit of history
You find SolydXK’s roots in another great distribution: Linux Mint.
There were two distributions which I liked very much: Linux Mint KDE and Linux Mint Debian Edition. There were once rumors that the two would merge, but unfortunately that didn’t happen. So, I decided to make my own distribution. First as a tutorial in the forum, but later it became known as “The unofficial LMDE KDE”. When Linux Mint dropped their LMDE Xfce edition, I started that one from scratch and “The unofficial LMDE Xfce” was born.
Both these editions were mainly created with the help of the community. Without them they simply wouldn’t exist. Especially with the Xfce edition where the community decided which software was to be included and which software not. So, these distributions are really community driven.
When it became clear that the unofficial editions were not going to become official I decided to take the next step and let these great distributions stand on their own two feet and the unofficials got their proper names: SolydX and SolydK.
Arjen Balfoort (Schoelje),