Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed ‘Rebecca’

Written by Clem on September 15th, 2014

Codenames on the 17.1 series were allowed to break the tradition. They won’t start with a Q, as they should, but with an R instead. It wasn’t easy to find a codename starting with Q initially, and with the move to LTS it’s getting harder and harder as the series might get a total of 4 or more releases.

The first 17.x point release will be Linux Mint 17.1 codename ‘Rebecca’.

Rebecca is of Hebrew origin and its meaning is “to bind”. The name was borne in the Bible by the wife of Isaac. It was also made famous since 1938 by the book from Daphne du Maurier entitled “Rebecca” and adapted into a movie by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940.

Despite its “R” name, Rebecca will share the same base as Qiana. Linux Mint 17 users will have the choice to upgrade or not, and that upgrade will be both easy and safe.


Monthly News – August 2014

Written by Clem on September 8th, 2014

News:

  • Many thanks to our sponsors and to the 300 people who donated to us. 7 developers received funds in August as the result of the work they performed to improve our distribution. Development was extremely varied and a lot of fun. The team came up with some really cool ideas, one of which I’ll describe below.
  • The upcoming release of the new LMDE was codenamed “Betsy” and given version “2″. Although the release is planned for November, a lot of work went into it already, the repositories were set up, cinnamon 2.2 was ported and many improvements are being added to the installer.
  • A new project was started to improve the quality and access to documentation in Linux Mint. The “Official User Guide” is now automatically generated to various formats such as PDF, ePUB, HTML, translated in various languages on Launchpad and integrated within the OS as a Yelp DocBook guide. In Linux Mint 17.1 you should therefore see it in your own language by just press F1. We’re also tying various parts of the OS with the help system to give better contextual help. Pressing F1 in the Update Manager for instance will show the appropriate relevant paragraph on Software Updates.

Development preview:

The team focused on making folder navigation more fun.

Going forward, Linux Mint will ship with multiple colors. For those who don’t like green, you’ll be able to switch your icons and controls to blue, grey, pink..etc.

We’re adding emblems support to Nemo, so you’re able to add little emblem icons to files and folders:

… and to change the color of individual folders:

Finally, the Nemo toolbar and its path bar were re-designed to look better and integrate well with other themes (This is visible on the 2nd and 3rd screenshots).

In MATE, Caja already features emblems support and it will also receive the ability to color individual folders.

For more details on these new features, please visit Segfault at http://segfault.linuxmint.com

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsors:
Gold Sponsors:
VMware Cloud Hosting
Silver Sponsors:
ThinkPenguin.com
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
7L Networks Toronto Colocation *
compute.ch gmbh
David Salvo
Gutscheindrache.de Coupons
Michael Sartain
Milton Security Group
Sysnova Information Systems
Community Sponsors:

To become a sponsor or to see the full list of Linux Mint sponsors, please visit: http://www.linuxmint.com/sponsors.php

Donations:

A total of $7350 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 300 donors:

  • $400, Spencer F.
  • $208.19, KDC Marfond
  • $150, Joanna R.
  • $144.57, Karl-heinz F.
  • $130.12 (7th donation), Goran A.
  • $100, Vishal P.
  • $100, Jan-erik Ö.
  • $100, Dennis B.
  • $97.59, Eoin S. aka “Thanks to Clem and users like path57 for a great Linux “
  • $93, Guenter W.
  • $78.07, Bernhard E.
  • $75, Mark C.
  • $75, Tomo P.
  • $65.06 (2nd donation), Carlos M. S.
  • $65.06, Mueller & Mueller GmbH
  • $65.06, Thomas G.
  • $65.06, David M.
  • $65.06, Claude G.
  • $65.06, Lothar S.
  • $65, Udo S.
  • $65, Christian S.
  • $60, Scott W.
  • $52, Les W.
  • $50 (53th donation), Matthew M.
  • $50 (3rd donation), Mike M.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Timothy W.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Carlos H. G. C.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Zerksis U.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Thomas N.
  • $50, Page Progressive, LLC
  • $50, Mary M.
  • $50, Hugh T.
  • $50, Bruce N.
  • $50, Kevin B.
  • $50, Igor Petrov
  • $50, ReadyGo, Inc.
  • $50, Daniel A.
  • $50, Ryan J.
  • $50, Michael H.
  • $50, Patrick H.
  • $50, Dave B.
  • $50, Rudolf A.
  • $45.63, Janet J.
  • $43 (5th donation), Ion B.
  • $40 (3rd donation), Jason S.
  • $40 (2nd donation), Govind C.
  • $40, Darlynne V.
  • $40, Alberto Ridolfi
  • $39.04, Ferdinand S.
  • $39 (54th donation), Olli K.
  • $39, Jörg H.
  • $39, Cornel R.
  • $39, Vicenç Gómez
  • $32.53 (2nd donation), Jonathan M.
  • $32.53 (2nd donation), Ky LMDE
  • $32.53, Richard L.
  • $32.53, Mark S.
  • $32.53, Arvi O.
  • $32.53, Frédéric B.
  • $32.53, Thomas L.
  • $32.53, Tamás P.
  • $32.53, Willem V. D. K.
  • $31, iwis
  • $30 (2nd donation), Arnaldo S.
  • $30 (2nd donation), PulpKult
  • $30 (2nd donation), Pierre M.
  • $30 (2nd donation), Amy W. aka “Desert Catmom”
  • $30, Todd W.
  • $30, Ronald R.
  • $30, William C.
  • $26.02 (3rd donation), Richard
  • $26.02 (2nd donation), Mark J. L.
  • $26.02, Daniel H.
  • $26.02, Oliver P.
  • $26.02, J M. H. W.
  • $26.02, Vittorio B.
  • $26.02, Petr M.
  • $26.02, Aminah B.
  • $26.02, Pavel H.
  • $26.02, Davide A.
  • $26.02, Roland S.
  • $26.02, Jose C. C. D.
  • $26.02, Georg K.
  • $26.02, Martin K.
  • $26.02, Taiwo J.
  • $26 (2nd donation), Edward D.
  • $26, Conal W.
  • $26, Campbell W.
  • $25 (35th donation), Ronald W.
  • $25 (20th donation), John M.
  • $25 (6th donation), Ion B.
  • $25 (5th donation), Kevin Safford
  • $25 (3rd donation), Rodolfo D. N.
  • $25 (3rd donation), Dean P.
  • $25 (3rd donation), Christopher A.
  • $25 (2nd donation), Sean H.
  • $25 (2nd donation), Guillaume C.
  • $25 (2nd donation), Kendall G.
  • $25, Jonathan S.
  • $25, Tate F.
  • $25, Marcelo C. Pinto aka “marcelop6″
  • $25, Arnold L.
  • $25, Dennis B.
  • $25, Antz
  • $25, Cleve L.
  • $25, Joanne M.
  • $25, John G. D.
  • $25, trekmode
  • $20 (38th donation), Tsuguo S.
  • $20 (10th donation), Robert H.
  • $20 (5th donation), Uncle Geek
  • $20 (3rd donation), Widar H.
  • $20 (3rd donation), Larry Jones aka “LarryJ2
  • $20 (2nd donation), Howard Rogers aka “Dizwell
  • $20 (2nd donation), Eric V.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Michael G.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Joseph V.
  • $20, Greg W.
  • $20, John M. D.
  • $20, S.O. Computer Services,Inc
  • $20, Michael G.
  • $20, Periasamy R.
  • $20, Scott G.
  • $20, Clinton D.
  • $20, Andriy K.
  • $20, Jens I. N.
  • $20, Семенов А.
  • $20, Rav G.
  • $20, Pascal S.
  • $20, Todd H.
  • $20, Jerry K.
  • $20, Peter L.
  • $20, Uros S.
  • $20, Kwan L.
  • $20, Mark W.
  • $20, Orkan O.
  • $19.93, Edward D.
  • $19.52 (2nd donation), George S.
  • $19.52, Stephan S.
  • $19.52, Robbie M.
  • $17, David K.
  • $16.35, Kimya J.
  • $15.61, Leon R.
  • $15 (5th donation), Gerald G.
  • $15 (3rd donation), Srikanth B.
  • $15 (3rd donation), Better2morroW
  • $15 (2nd donation), Andreas S.
  • $15 (2nd donation), Timothy C.
  • $15 (2nd donation), Wray H. aka “Whammer”
  • $15, Felipe L. D. S.
  • $15, David W.
  • $15, Pierre B.
  • $15, Timothy C.
  • $15, Andries V. D. E.
  • $15, Ludwig H.
  • $15, John M.
  • $15, Mr R. P.
  • $15, Eric B.
  • $15, Bruce M.
  • $13.29, Sebastian G.
  • $13.01 (13th donation), Mark W.
  • $13.01 (2nd donation), Ruud de Bruin
  • $13.01 (2nd donation), Luca R.
  • $13.01, Andy W.
  • $13.01, Lodovico Settembrini
  • $13.01, Laurent D.
  • $13.01, Marco S.
  • $13.01, Willi F.
  • $13.01, Thomas S.
  • $13.01, Andrew E.
  • $13.01, Vincent M.
  • $13.01, Lukasz A.
  • $13.01, Ireneusz W.
  • $13.01, Oliver W.
  • $13.01, Pablo E. L.
  • $13.01, Régis C.
  • $13.01, Andre P.
  • $13.01, Donald B.
  • $13.01, Marcin S.
  • $13.01, Samir D.
  • $13.01, Enzo S.
  • $13.01, Matteo C.
  • $13 (8th donation), Robert K.
  • $13 (2nd donation), Ravi R.
  • $13, Ulf K.
  • $13, Georgios A.
  • $10.41, Gregory F.
  • $10 (41th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
  • $10 (11th donation), Jerry Jones
  • $10 (9th donation), Dan Jackson
  • $10 (6th donation), Mark C.
  • $10 (4th donation), Richard G.
  • $10 (4th donation), Trey H. aka “Ubuntaur”
  • $10 (4th donation), Darlan P. C.
  • $10 (3rd donation), Maxweis1 C.
  • $10 (3rd donation), Dadykin A.
  • $10 (3rd donation), Kristian O.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Maxweis1 C.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Luis M. L.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Sivavinan S.
  • $10 (2nd donation), John aka “PBONE”
  • $10, Brent R.
  • $10, Randall V. D.
  • $10, William H.
  • $10, Gregory H.
  • $10, Milenko S.
  • $10, Saul G.
  • $10, Alan J. W.
  • $10, John aka “PBONE”
  • $10, Kuroki A.
  • $10, Jens M.
  • $10, James H.
  • $10, Paul P.
  • $10, Wayne H.
  • $10, Japie S.
  • $10, Michael C.
  • $10, Mark G.
  • $10, David W.
  • $10, Phillip D.
  • $10, Graham M.
  • $10, Stephane L.
  • $10, Estêvão V.
  • $10, Sergio W.
  • $10, Jeffrey T.
  • $10, Prakhar Prasad
  • $10, Japie S.
  • $10, Dominique D.
  • $10, lufayo co.
  • $10, William W.
  • $10, Luca S.
  • $10, Trisha V.
  • $9.11 (7th donation), Ion B.
  • $9, Saurabh A.
  • $9, Tilak P.
  • $7 (2nd donation), Yevgeniy A.
  • $6.64, Alfonso G. M.
  • $6.64, Jutta G.
  • $6.51 (5th donation), Jörn G.
  • $6.51 (3rd donation), Dirk S.
  • $6.51 (2nd donation), Fabian G.
  • $6.51, Jonathan K.
  • $6.51, Bernard G.
  • $6.51, Matias P. D.
  • $6.51, Holger B.
  • $6.51, Finlay M.
  • $6.51, Luca S.
  • $6.51, Kenneth G.
  • $6.51, Nora-louise M.
  • $6.51, Tim R.
  • $6.5 (2nd donation), Stijn D.
  • $6.5, Krzysztof H.
  • $6.5, Peter K.
  • $6.5, Rachael N.
  • $5.86, Davide M.
  • $5 (14th donation), Mein Lenovo aka “LinuxMint
  • $5 (11th donation), Paul B. aka “Dude”
  • $5 (5th donation), The Leafs Nation
  • $5 (4th donation), Ronnie K
  • $5 (3rd donation), Ernesto D.
  • $5 (2nd donation), Richard R.
  • $5 (2nd donation), Cody S.
  • $5 (2nd donation), Toronto Virtual Offices
  • $5, Paul O.
  • $5, Farly D.
  • $5, Stanislaus S.
  • $5, Preeda P.
  • $5, Lucas C.
  • $5, Christopher I.
  • $5, Davit G.
  • $5, James M. aka “Ranger Jay”
  • $5, Steven L. W.
  • $5, Jayadevan C. R.
  • $5, Wellnessly
  • $5, Jean-Olivier B.
  • $5, Giancarlos P.
  • $5, Total Computer Care
  • $5, Elvia L.
  • $5, Juan M.
  • $5, Soongsak P.
  • $5, Toronto Virtual Offices
  • $5, Andras S.
  • $5, David B.
  • $5, Go-Parts.com
  • $4.61, Garrett B.
  • $4.17, Garrett B.
  • $4, Siew Thim L.
  • $4, Cameron C.
  • $4, Katarzyna C. aka “Diamondo_Shop
  • $3.9 (12th donation), Raymond E.
  • $3.9, Michele A.
  • $3, Hector P. G.
  • $7.2 from 9 smaller donations

If you want to help Linux Mint with a donation, please visit http://www.linuxmint.com/donors.php

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Monthly News – July 2014

Written by Clem on August 7th, 2014

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors:
VMware Cloud Hosting
Silver Sponsors:
ThinkPenguin.com
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
7L Networks Toronto Colocation *
compute.ch gmbh
David Salvo
Gutscheindrache.de Coupons
Michael Sartain
Milton Security Group
Sysnova Information Systems
Community Sponsors:

To become a sponsor or to see the full list of Linux Mint sponsors, please visit: http://www.linuxmint.com/sponsors.php

Donations:

A total of $8341 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 307 donors:

  • $1000 (7th donation), Ian M. aka “bcc4foss
  • $398.56 (2nd donation), Frank Z.
  • $150, Dwight B.
  • $132.85, Nils B.
  • $132.85, Wolfgang B.
  • $132.85, Marco L.
  • $100 (4th donation), Jackson T. B.
  • $100 (2nd donation), Philip W.
  • $100 (2nd donation), Peter D.
  • $100, Clayton H.
  • $100, RD Technical Solutions
  • $100, George A.
  • $79.71 (11th donation), Raymond E.
  • $66.43 (2nd donation), Le bretzel
  • $66.43 (2nd donation), Matthias P.
  • $66.43, Ruurd T.
  • $66.43, Brian E.
  • $66.43, Angus L.
  • $66.43, Arnulf O.
  • $66.43, Gilles B.
  • $66.43, Jean D. N.
  • $53.14 (2nd donation), Sebastian B.
  • $53.14, Yves G.
  • $50 (52th donation), Matthew M.
  • $50 (51th donation), Matthew M.
  • $50 (14th donation), Wolfgang P.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Anthony C.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Amanda H.
  • $50, Lester B.
  • $50, John aka “xargs”
  • $50, Joe C.
  • $50, Carl S.
  • $50, Alex G Doll Consulting Ltd
  • $50, Stephen T.
  • $50, Kenny H.
  • $50, Bernd M.
  • $50, Deague B.
  • $50, C Bailey
  • $50, Steven B.
  • $50, Marie S.
  • $46.5 (3rd donation), Reinhard W.
  • $45.17 (4th donation), Ion B.
  • $43.84, Holger L.
  • $42 (2nd donation), Greg R.
  • $41.18 (2nd donation), George M.
  • $40, James G.
  • $39.86 (53th donation), Olli K.
  • $39.86 (4th donation), Steve Guard aka “SteveG”
  • $39.86 (2nd donation), Antonio B.
  • $39.86 (2nd donation), Kevin W.
  • $39.86, Christian P.
  • $39.86, SPY ITALY srl aka “SPY
  • $39.86, Tomi K.
  • $39.86, Frank V.
  • $39.86, Brigitte E.
  • $39.86, Leonidas E.
  • $35, Jeffrey S.
  • $33.21 (5th donation), LD114
  • $33.21 (5th donation), Robert P.
  • $33.21, Robert D. aka “Wilbobob”
  • $33.21, John T.
  • $33.21, Patrick M.
  • $33.21, Si B.
  • $30 (2nd donation), Robert E.
  • $30, Bernard C.
  • $30, Christopher S.
  • $30, Michael H.
  • $30, Motalia Ltd
  • $26.57 (4th donation), Intars Students aka “mobix
  • $26.57 (4th donation), Dick B. aka “Dick”
  • $26.57 (2nd donation), Erwin O. aka “DJNightchild”
  • $26.57, Logan M.
  • $26.57, Gerhard H.
  • $26.57, Andre C.
  • $26.57, Pascal G.
  • $26.57, DeanO
  • $26.57, Manfred W.
  • $26.57, home
  • $26.57, Christian W.
  • $26.57, Herbert M.
  • $26.57, Peter M.
  • $26.57, Miguel V.
  • $26.57, Nicolas M.
  • $26.57, Stefan L.
  • $26.57, Peter M.
  • $26, Glen G.
  • $25 (34th donation), Ronald W.
  • $25 (9th donation), Robert H.
  • $25 (4th donation), Steve T.
  • $25 (3rd donation), Rudolph C.
  • $25 (3rd donation), Brendan M.
  • $25 (2nd donation), Permacycle
  • $25 (2nd donation), Jon G.
  • $25, Patrick M.
  • $25, Bob M.
  • $25, Jerry T.
  • $25, Jason S.
  • $25, Nutu T.
  • $25, James B.
  • $25, Michael S. aka “Mickey6″
  • $25, James N.
  • $25, Todd L.
  • $25, Roland H.
  • $25, Chris C.
  • $25, Daryl L.
  • $21.26, Thomas L.
  • $20 (36th donation), Tsuguo S.
  • $20 (36th donation), Tsuguo S.
  • $20 (5th donation), David M.
  • $20 (4th donation), Gene C.
  • $20 (3rd donation), Ian B.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Zombiedude
  • $20 (2nd donation), Cristiano S.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Dennis H.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Sven A.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Pierre J.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Tony V.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Dave G.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Amer K.
  • $20, Shakeel A.
  • $20, Gary N.
  • $20, Neil A.
  • $20, Rohan V. D.
  • $20, Karl S.
  • $20, Ian M.
  • $20, Jeffrey T.
  • $20, Peter P.
  • $20, Shane H.
  • $20, David T.
  • $20, Johnny F.
  • $20, William M.
  • $20, Jackie O
  • $20, Michael D.
  • $20, Digital Creatures Studio
  • $20, Hemant P.
  • $20, Larry P.
  • $20, Patrick D.
  • $20, Carleton S.
  • $20, Robert E.
  • $20, Кузнецов А.
  • $20, John W.
  • $20, Lampshade
  • $20, Michael T.
  • $20, Ray H.
  • $20, Dave E.
  • $19.93, Andreas V.
  • $19.93, Bertrand W.
  • $19.93, Florian B.
  • $19.93, Jean J. S.
  • $19.93, Tobias S.
  • $17.27 (2nd donation), Kamaljit S.
  • $17, Jacob V. C.
  • $15.94, Peter C.
  • $15 (3rd donation), Benjamin G.
  • $15, Colin C.
  • $15, Linden R.
  • $15, Francisco Y.
  • $15, Daniel P.
  • $14.61 (3rd donation), Tomasz K.
  • $13.29 (12th donation), Mark W.
  • $13.29 (7th donation), Jens-uwe R.
  • $13.29 (3rd donation), Hans P.
  • $13.29 (3rd donation), Alrik S.
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Holger B.
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Francois G.
  • $13.29 (2nd donation), Toni C.
  • $13.29, Andrzej S.
  • $13.29, Jakisa T.
  • $13.29, Steven S.
  • $13.29, Marius B.
  • $13.29, Nicola V.
  • $13.29, Michael E.
  • $13.29, Stoyan N.
  • $13.29, Ondrej V.
  • $13.29, James B.
  • $13.29, Stefán J.
  • $13.29, James S.
  • $13.29, Veronika H.
  • $13.29, Eugen S.
  • $13.29, Derek L.
  • $13.29, Petr S.
  • $13.29, Luuk V. ‘. H.
  • $13.29, Thomas C. aka “3dBloke”
  • $13.29, Matteo A. C.
  • $13.29, Janis E.
  • $13.29, Benjamin R.
  • $13.29, Wolfgang M.
  • $13.29, Arthur V. A.
  • $13.29, Sergiy R.
  • $13.29, Kevin M.
  • $13.29, Wawanta R.
  • $13.29, Jan C.
  • $13.29, Ralf O.
  • $12.82, Stephen G.
  • $12.24, Taeyuun M.
  • $11 (6th donation), Randolph K.
  • $10 (40th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
  • $10 (11th donation), Charlie Robinson
  • $10 (5th donation), Mark C.
  • $10 (3rd donation), Antoine T.
  • $10 (3rd donation), Vincent C.
  • $10 (3rd donation), Robert L.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Hubert P.
  • $10 (2nd donation), S. Falcão
  • $10 (2nd donation), Wilson G.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Andrei R.
  • $10, Ivo S.
  • $10, Cristiano de Oliveira
  • $10, Thomas L.
  • $10, Ailson O.
  • $10, Steven L.
  • $10, Evan M.
  • $10, ROG. FER.FOLIENI
  • $10, Mercedes R. O.
  • $10, Robert B.
  • $10, Charles P.
  • $10, Hermanus B.
  • $10, Debra B.
  • $10, Robert S.
  • $10, Jared W.
  • $10, Jesper L.
  • $10, Carlos E. P. M.
  • $10, Toshihiro K.
  • $10, Raul C.
  • $10, Theis H.
  • $10, 2N COMPANY
  • $10, Chen C.
  • $10, Heikki L.
  • $10, Denton D.
  • $10, Tihonov V.
  • $10, Rafael M. A.
  • $10, Roger K.
  • $10, Paul W.
  • $10, Justin M.
  • $7.97 (2nd donation), Jaime C.
  • $7, Best Electronic Place
  • $6.64 (6th donation), anonymous
  • $6.64 (2nd donation), Mario G.
  • $6.64 (2nd donation), Etienne N.
  • $6.64 (2nd donation), Jouni S.
  • $6.64, Manuel C. aka “Manel
  • $6.64, José V.
  • $6.64, Peter W.
  • $6.64, Laurence W.
  • $6.64, Pavel D.
  • $6.64, Alan S.
  • $6.64, Sebastian D.
  • $6.64, Antonella M.
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