Monthly News – March 2013

Written by Clem on Friday, May 3rd, 2013 @ 11:07 am | Main Topics

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Donations:

A total of $4,793 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 235 donors:

  • $250, Ken Watson
  • $125.23, Tommaso S. L. R.
  • $100 (6th donation), Anonymous
  • $100 (2nd donation), David B.
  • $100 (2nd donation), Matthew P.
  • $100, James R.
  • $100, James B.
  • $100, Glen A.
  • $100, Saha S. K.
  • $80 (2nd donation), David S.
  • $70, Doug L.
  • $64.38 (2nd donation), Damijan A.
  • $64.38, Andreas B.
  • $50 (36th donation), Matthew M.
  • $50 (3rd donation), Roy B.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Anne-christine U.
  • $50, Felix H.
  • $50, Pete S.
  • $50, Stephens D.
  • $50, Keith T.
  • $50, Scott B.
  • $50, Shaun M.
  • $50, TehGhodTrole
  • $50, Mike Redman
  • $40 (8th donation), bdantas
  • $40 (8th donation), bdantas
  • $40 (8th donation), bdantas
  • $40, Mark W.
  • $38.63 (37th donation), Olli K.
  • $38.63, Andrea Z. aka “TexZK”
  • $38.63, Rolf N.
  • $32.19, Jose M. A.
  • $32.19, Janne L.
  • $32.19, Mohamed E. H.
  • $32.19, Andreas B.
  • $31.31, Ipicto S.
  • $30 (42th donation), Slavoljub aka “slw”
  • $25.75 (2nd donation), Miguel D. D. M.
  • $25.75 (2nd donation), Gabriele G.
  • $25.75 (2nd donation), Sebastiano C.
  • $25.75, Nuno G.
  • $25.75, Algirdas R.
  • $25.75, Xose M. G. B.
  • $25.75, Antonio M. M. aka “zantaz
  • $25.75, Peter S.
  • $25.05 (2nd donation), Thomas S.
  • $25.05, Ingo A.
  • $25.05, Neven J.
  • $25.05, Kircho D.
  • $25 (18th donation), Ronald W.
  • $25 (3rd donation), Charles R.
  • $25 (3rd donation), Marcus L.
  • $25 (3rd donation), Derek Turner aka “frderek
  • $25 (2nd donation), Hutch
  • $25, Daryl F.
  • $25, Frank L.
  • $25, Thomas N.
  • $25, Oren S.
  • $25, James T.
  • $25, Leo D.
  • $25, Nicholas W.
  • $25, Richard W.
  • $25, Daniel H.
  • $25, Recursive Coaching
  • $25, Leo P.
  • $22.22, Martin Dressler
  • $20 (9th donation), P. S. B. aka “fixpcpaul
  • $20 (8th donation), Charlie Robinson
  • $20 (4th donation), Scott S.
  • $20 (3rd donation), Jorgebadad aka “jungle_boy”
  • $20 (2nd donation), RusL
  • $20 (2nd donation), Steven L.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Antony P.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Gerald G.
  • $20, Michael H.
  • $20, Graham H.
  • $20, Deja S.
  • $20, Tom T.
  • $20, Steven L.
  • $20, John B.
  • $20, Ilya M.
  • $20, Tony V.
  • $20, Scott Q.
  • $20, Charles H.
  • $20, Tomasz S.
  • $20, Tsugio S.
  • $20, Charles H.
  • $20, Guy L.
  • $20, David R.
  • $20, Robert S.
  • $20, James H.
  • $20, Arpit S.
  • $20, Stephen D. H.
  • $19.31, Frederic SEUX aka “plumachau
  • $19.31, Manuel B. aka “mani-b”
  • $18.78, Andrei Z.
  • $15.45 (17th donation), Jarkko K.
  • $15 (2nd donation), Robert E.
  • $15 (2nd donation), James T.
  • $15, Derek W.
  • $15, Louis A.
  • $15, Barry H.
  • $15, Alexander A..
  • $15, Robert M. N.
  • $15, Daniel A.
  • $15, Peter V. B.
  • $12.88 (8th donation), zerozero
  • $12.88 (3rd donation), Janne S.
  • $12.88, Nicholas H.
  • $12.88, Lothar G.
  • $12.88, Manfred J. L.
  • $12.88, Björn B.
  • $12.88, Alan P.
  • $12.88, John aka “Vopac”
  • $12.88, Havok1211
  • $12.88, Graham U.
  • $12.88, Anton K.
  • $12.88, Serkan T.
  • $12.88, Laot L.
  • $12.88, Davide R.
  • $12.88, Jan F.
  • $12.88, Athales.com Nantes
  • $12.52 (2nd donation), Owen Llywelyn
  • $12.52, David aka “RedWarrior
  • $12.52, Renato M.
  • $12.52, Gianluca T.
  • $12.52, Soi D. H.
  • $10 (25th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
  • $10 (7th donation), Eduardo O.
  • $10 (5th donation), Peter Larson
  • $10 (4th donation), Fabio Ranquetat aka “Ranquetat”
  • $10 (2nd donation), Paul W.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Andrzej W.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Tony C.
  • $10 (2nd donation), iPhone & iPad apps
  • $10 (2nd donation), Jeffrey B.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Manpreet S. Dhillon
  • $10, Alton G.
  • $10, Ashwij S.
  • $10, Drew B.
  • $10, Rachael P.
  • $10, Boris M.
  • $10, Vincent P.
  • $10, Kristopher P.
  • $10, Thomas B.
  • $10, William C.
  • $10, Sinisa S.
  • $10, Hennie M.
  • $10, Doyt F.
  • $10, Ganesh R. aka “TorvaldsIsGod
  • $10, Ozgu B.
  • $10, Takahiro K.
  • $10, Brooke V. D.
  • $10, Jeffrey H.
  • $10, Nigel S.
  • $10, Igor S.
  • $10, Humble Bundle Donator
  • $10, Martin Vargas
  • $10, Jade S.
  • $10, Robert J aka “junivers”
  • $10, Sonmez S.
  • $10, Emmett I.
  • $10, Robert R.
  • $10, Omar J. A. C.
  • $10, AJAY-TECH
  • $9 (24th donation), John A.
  • $7.73, Xavier N.
  • $7, Vincent
  • $6.44 (14th donation), Marco aka “Dictionary-Maker
  • $6.44 (4th donation), Robert K.
  • $6.44 (2nd donation), Patrick R.
  • $6.44, Marion E. aka “BraniseenQT
  • $6.44, Konstantinos M.
  • $6.44, Federico S. A.
  • $6.44, Panagiotis M.
  • $6.44, Mario F.
  • $6.44, Josef N.
  • $6.44, Zigmars Dzenis
  • $6.26 (7th donation), SilFox
  • $6.26 (2nd donation), Stefan Infanger aka “noob_fl
  • $6.26, Guido S.
  • $6.26, Jose L. D. B.
  • $5 (9th donation), Miljenko D. aka “ljacmi”
  • $5 (9th donation), SM
  • $5 (8th donation), lupinehorror
  • $5 (6th donation), Jerry Jones
  • $5 (3rd donation), Clayton S.
  • $5 (2nd donation), Özgür ILGIN
  • $5 (2nd donation), Jose M. D. A.
  • $5, Peter R.
  • $5, Labros L.
  • $5, Blaine W.
  • $5, Rami B.
  • $5, Ewan B.
  • $5, Jirapa T.
  • $5, Ivanov O.
  • $5, Donald P. J.
  • $5, Jorge G.
  • $5, Eric R.
  • $5, Underline W.
  • $5, Nereo M.
  • $5, Onur Ü.
  • $5, Dmytro D.
  • $5, Lance F.
  • $5, Alhakim
  • $5, Stephanie S.
  • $5, Sas S.
  • $5, L M.
  • $5, Kristofer G.
  • $4, Diogo P. D. O.
  • $4, Muhammad N.
  • $3.86, Jan C.
  • $3.86, Leather Jackets for Men
  • $3.03 (5th donation), Louis Pilfold
  • $3 (2nd donation), Estate Agents London
  • $3, Orlov Y. aka “Kvet
  • $3, Khalid A.
  • $3, Prakob P. P. P. aka “kob
  • $19.26 from 17 smaller donations

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

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2 Responses to “Monthly News – March 2013”

  1. Zorro Says:

    I didn’t get a chance to say ‘Thank you’ for LMDE 201303, so, THANK YOU! to Clem and the Mint Team. I saw a lot of discussion in testing the ISOs and I agree with most of what was said.

    I still don’t know why VLC was left out, it is one of the most downloaded applications.

    In the MATE version (not sure about Cinnamon), gparted seems to disappear after installation. Was this done on purpose? or a bug?

    I managed to use mintconstructor to make a XFCE respin, added a few applications including VLC and the pae kernel. (I ended up using the MATE iso for several reasons, including how the live session shuts down or reboots.) It’s working well so far.

    I really like mintconstructor, but it needs a serious update. The known problems from 2 years ago has gotten worse.
    (1) Yes, we have to manually bind /sys, /dev/, and /dev/pts to install kernel, update-grub, and similar things.
    (2) The /etc/resolv.conf symlink gives mintconstructor a lot of trouble – with it, there’s no internet in the chroot. When you close the chroot terminal, it gets deleted and you have internet again the next time in chroot. You MUST replace it after closing chroot for the last time and right before making the ISO for internet to work.
    (3) The integrity check always fails! (when trying to respin both MATE or Cinnamon). I’ve done it many times with the old official ISOs (201204) and it’s always worked before. The official ISOs pass the integrity check, but live boot of the ISOs that come out of mintconstructor will say the Debian Live boot failed and the integrity check fails.

    Overall, LMDE is very good. Please fix mintconstructor (and clean up resolv.conf [DNS?] issues) for people who still want LMDE XFCE. =)
    SolydX is good too, with XFCE 4.10 and updated software, but it is not LinuxMint. I want to support both…

  2. Verix Says:

    Hi Clem. Is there a way to donate to the Cinnamon/Nemo teams or is it the same thing as donating here?

    Edit by Clem: You can contact and donate to Cinnamon devs individually but as far as Mint is concerned the Cinnamon project itself is led/funded by Linux Mint.


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