Monthly News – November 2016

Many thanks for your donations and for your support.

The latest XApps and the new MATE 1.16 desktop environment were pushed towards the Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” and LMDE 2 “Betsy” repositories.

We just finished addressing some issues with MDM, and we’re currently working on a few compatibility issues which affect the Cinnamon screensaver in LMDE and in Slackware before announcing the official release of Cinnamon 3.2.

We were expecting Cinnamon 3.2 to be out at the end of October and this probably will push the release of Linux Mint 18.1 into the month of December.

Although these issues do not affect Mint 18.x, I believe this is a good thing for the upcoming release. It’s given us more time to react to early reports coming from Arch Linux and to fix many small bugs already. This is something which usually happens during the BETA phase. We’re also seeing more and more artists updating their themes in preparation for Cinnamon 3.2.

If you are waiting for 18.1, I would like to thank you for your patience. It might seem long right now, but whenever it happens, looking back at the release, only quality will matter.

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Donations in October:

A total of $9,803 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 464 donors:

$300, Mikhail C.
$200, B
$140 (14th donation), Jon Espenschied aka “xeno”
$129, 20/1 Informationssysteme GmbH
$123, Fernando D. M.
$108 (2nd donation), Lebenszeichengemeinde Gera e.V.
$100 (11th donation), Hendrik S.
$100 (6th donation), Philip W.
$100 (3rd donation), Markus S.
$100 (3rd donation), martywd
$100 (2nd donation), Robert F.
$100 (2nd donation), André T.
$100 (2nd donation), Robert D.
$100, Lee C. H.
$100, Marcio D. A.
$100, Mika V.
$100, Jason S.
$100, Jerry S.
$100, Sridhar T.
$100, Erick P.
$100, Zachary B.
$80 (15th donation), Robert D B.
$80 (4th donation), Arnaud L.
$80, Mike B.
$60 (2nd donation), John M.
$60, Hermann R.
$54 (2nd donation), Claude M.
$54 (2nd donation), Wolfgang S.
$54, Johannes H.
$54, Henrik B.
$54, Chris B.
$54, Mary J.
$54, Christian G.
$54, Konrad W.
$54, Michel H.
$54, Dirk H.
$54, Arnoud J.
$54, Bernd W.
$54, Mario S. aka “mcsamek
$54, Holger L.
$51, Roman S.
$50 (14th donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$50 (12th donation), Richard H.
$50 (3rd donation), Jeffery J.
$50 (2nd donation), Michael S.
$50 (2nd donation), Leslie B. B.
$50, James W.
$50, Father Guido
$50, Raymond H.
$50, Doug M.
$50, Christopher D.
$50, David M.
$50, Dmitry Zuykov aka “voidlizard
$50, Catnip electronics
$50, Enrique M.
$50, Jerome K.
$50, Michael I.
$50, Mark L.
$50, Randall H.
$43, Olaf H.
$43, Raphael A.
$43, Heinz L.
$40 (2nd donation), An L.
$40, Vinay G.
$40, Trevor M.
$40, Howard R.
$36, Barry K.
$35, Richard C.
$33 (2nd donation), Anthony C.
$33, All Kitchen Find
$32 (3rd donation), Michel J.
$32 (2nd donation), Johannes B.
$32, Tim F.
$32, Gaétan G.
$32, Christian R.
$32, Lorenz K.
$32, Jérôme C.
$32, Jan-haiko T.
$32, Alexander V.
$30 (80th donation), Olli K.
$30 (3rd donation), Tomasz E.
$30 (2nd donation), Y.Ravn aka “LB”
$30, Ross H.
$30, Dieter B.
$30, Horst B.
$30, Ronald S.
$30, 飯島 秀貴
$30, Katherine K.
$27 (11th donation), Frank Bechstein
$27 (5th donation), Douglas T.
$27 (2nd donation), Paul N.
$27, Alexis V. B.
$27, Mark W.
$27, Hermann R.
$27, Roy G.
$27, Peer S.
$25.4, Loco Linux
$25 (63th donation), Ronald W.
$25 (10th donation), LDW
$25 (5th donation), James T.
$25 (5th donation), Curtis M.
$25 (4th donation), Michael Dowden
$25 (3rd donation), Nelson I.
$25 (3rd donation), Computers Reborn of SC
$25 (3rd donation), Michael W.
$25 (2nd donation), TehGhodTrole
$25 (2nd donation), Bruce E.
$25, Ronald S.
$25, Rafal R.
$25, Katrin S.
$25, Grant P.
$25, John L.
$25, Rene H. aka “Hogi”
$25, light~spigot!
$25, Yehuda S.
$25, Clayton G.
$25, Noelle G.
$25, Manish S.
$25, Perry M.
$25, Waqas S.
$25, Persist, Inc.
$25, Peter C.
$25, John B.
$22 (10th donation), Dr. R. M.
$22 (6th donation), Pentti T.
$22 (5th donation), Per J.
$22 (5th donation), Theodore S.
$22 (3rd donation), Gabriele Bandini aka “GiBi Gab
$22 (2nd donation), James T.
$22 (2nd donation), Dennis V.
$22 (2nd donation), Aaron M.
$22 (2nd donation), Nard aka “Plons”
$22 (2nd donation), Derek R.
$22 (2nd donation), Giuseppe V.
$22 (2nd donation), Udu
$22, Bruno T.
$22, Jose M. T. A.
$22, Juergen S.
$22, Torsten S.
$22, Lukas K.
$22, Alexandre W.
$22, Jean M. A.
$22, Connor M.
$22, Michael G.
$22, Denis A.
$22, Michael C.
$22, Fernando D. G.
$22, Jitao D. Z.
$22, Samuel V.
$20 (19th donation), Go Live Lively
$20 (19th donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan ”
$20 (18th donation), Go Live Lively
$20 (11th donation), CW P.
$20 (8th donation), Doriano G. M.
$20 (6th donation), Michel S.
$20 (5th donation), Andy N.
$20 (4th donation), Secure Penguin – Credit Monitoring Reviews
$20 (4th donation), Roger S.
$20 (2nd donation), Mr C. T.
$20 (2nd donation), Uwe L.
$20 (2nd donation), Thomas E.
$20 (2nd donation), Michael T.
$20 (2nd donation), Winston M.
$20, Peter H.
$20, Mark F.
$20, Michael D.
$20, Ray W.
$20, Charles F.
$20, Juergen H.
$20, Matthew L.
$20, Kevin B.
$20, Cory M.
$20, An L.
$20, Mark H.
$20, Robert N.
$20, Nicolas L.
$20, Jason C.
$20, Joseph O.
$20, Dale E.
$20, Michael S.
$20, Daniel M.
$20, Gary Lee P. aka “Altivo”
$19.89 (3rd donation), Eduardo V.
$18 (3rd donation), Pierre M.
$16 (2nd donation), Christian D.
$16, Franz D.
$16, Pl R.
$16, Moritz B.
$16, Wolfgang R.
$15.74, Michael S.
$15 (11th donation), Mike C.
$15 (4th donation), Richard L.
$15 (3rd donation), James F. aka “jtflynnz”
$15 (2nd donation), TShowBox aka “TShowBox
$15, Inlineblogger
$15, Benoit V.
$15, Robert B.
$15, Jethro T.
$15, Petrus K.
$15, Herbert B.
$15, C T Johnson, Inc
$15, Mikael M.
$15, Antenor A.
$15, Andreas T.
$15, Matthew L.
$15, Lupe A.
$15, Greg K.
$15, Rachel D.
$14 (2nd donation), Hanaah K. L.
$13 (6th donation), Anonymous
$13, Gerhardus J. M.
$13, Jaroslav H.
$12 (67th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (13th donation), Jobs Near Me
$12, Luigi G.
$11 (12th donation), Andreas S.
$11 (5th donation), Peter B.
$11 (5th donation), Paul G.
$11 (5th donation), Tom M.
$11 (4th donation), Rade
$11 (3rd donation), Massimo C.
$11 (3rd donation), Yves R.
$11 (3rd donation), Alexandre L.
$11 (2nd donation), Gatis K.
$11 (2nd donation), Fabiano
$11 (2nd donation), Tamás Bene
$11, Peter M.
$11, Piethoya
$11, Remus G.
$11, Ronald G.
$11, Oliver V. aka “magenbrot
$11, Olav S.
$11, Michael C.
$11, Pascal C.
$11, Julián B. G.
$11, Guillaume M.
$11, Gerhard T.
$11, Dietmar R.
$11, Peter W.
$11, Giuseppe T.
$11, André P.
$11, Jose R.
$11, Yusuf D.
$11, Iain M.
$11, Peter K.
$11, Spyridon T.
$11, Hans B.
$11, Bert D. M.
$11, Nicolaiciuc N.
$11, Volker S.
$11, Marcel S.
$11, Florian G.
$11, Denes
$11, Renato B.
$11, Brijesh U. (Nepal)
$11, George J.
$11, Stefan L.
$11, GJC
$11, Gyorgy K.
$11, Bettina W.
$11, Ioan C.
$11, Wolfgang S.
$11, Wil A.
$11, Ruurd J.
$10 (56th donation), Tsuguo S.
$10 (11th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (7th donation), Kevin Safford
$10 (6th donation), Kirk P.
$10 (5th donation), Tony H. aka “TonyH1212”
$10 (4th donation), Jorge M.
$10 (3rd donation), Kazimir D.
$10 (3rd donation), Maxx Hogan
$10 (3rd donation), Chris K.
$10 (2nd donation), Зарембо С.
$10 (2nd donation), Yun-Jhong W.
$10 (2nd donation), Joseph C.
$10 (2nd donation), K6BUK
$10 (2nd donation), Gaston B.
$10 (2nd donation), Web Media
$10, Скворцов М.
$10, Benjamin E.
$10, Allen G.
$10, Maxime B.
$10, Grigorov A.
$10, Joseph L.
$10, Ng C. N.
$10, Denis D.
$10, Petter T.
$10, David E.
$10, Guy D. aka “Chevreuil”
$10, Liam Whiteside
$10, Gerald L.
$10, Elder S. I.
$10, Kyle V.
$10, Tourane T.
$10, Ronaldo H.
$10, Otto D. S.
$10, Charles P.
$10, roger
$10, Evgeny T.
$10, 鈴木 和夫
$10, Robert P.
$10, Bernard C.
$10, Martin Stevens aka “budgester”
$10, Jose L. P.
$10, Aimee W.
$10, Glenn K.
$10, Cesar L. B. Z.
$10, Cristiano S.
$10, Julio F. H. P.
$10, Gracjan D. aka “Gicu
$10, Mattias D.
$10, Loris N.
$10, ozyx networks
$10, William K.
$10, Frank L. K.
$10, aka “StBeesMan”
$10, Danny R.
$9 (3rd donation), Toni K.
$9, Laurence M.
$9, Marko A.
$9, Paolo B.
$7.6, Kathryn D.
$7.5, Walter d.R. (thank you also on behalf of my dad)
$7 (4th donation), CV Smith
$7 (3rd donation), Victor C.
$6.6, Aigars M.
$6 (6th donation), Snorri Gylfason aka “sgylfason”
$6, Daniel B.
$5 (23rd donation), Kouji K. aka “杉林晃治
$5 (12th donation), Jens-uwe R.
$5 (10th donation), Kjell O. B. aka “kob”
$5 (9th donation), Todd A aka “thobin”
$5 (7th donation), Eugene T.
$5 (7th donation), Laurent M. aka “lolomeis”
$5 (6th donation), Jörn G.
$5 (6th donation), Theis F. Hinz
$5 (4th donation), Matthew B.
$5 (4th donation), Niko K.
$5 (3rd donation), Joel N.
$5 (3rd donation), Jeremy V.
$5 (3rd donation), Victor aka “victorsk”
$5 (3rd donation), Risikolebensversicherung-Vergleich
$5 (2nd donation), Udo M.
$5 (2nd donation), Mauro B.
$5 (2nd donation), Frank J.
$5 (2nd donation), Joel E.
$5 (2nd donation), Ariel V.
$5 (2nd donation), Pawel J.
$5 (2nd donation), Harold R.
$5 (2nd donation), Luxbet
$5 (2nd donation), Mario B.
$5, Richard M.
$5, kuponiarnia.pl
$5, Wojciech K.
$5, Robert B.
$5, Leonardo C.
$5, Philipp B.
$5, Chaschin A.
$5, Jobs Near Me
$5, Evert
$5, Sven H.
$5, Barry C.
$5, Nicolas B.
$5, Pierre G.
$5, Techfino – NetSuite Partner
$5, Chris W.
$5, Keith M.
$5, Santhosh G.
$5, Lefteris N. A.
$5, Christopher P.
$5, Omar G.
$5, Andreas M.
$5, Pavel Ř.
$5, Lukas K.
$5, Andre B.
$5, Colin H.
$5, Broken Canoe
$5, Joel E.
$5, Crossword Solver
$5, Allan J. C.
$5, Darin aka “mechonster”
$5, Patrick S.
$5, Aysad K.
$5, Marshall K.
$5, Vincent C.
$5, Terry B.
$5, Floyd Consulting
$5, Nazar D.
$5, Laurent
$5, Patrick P.
$5, Phoenix Real Estate Photography
$5, Imagiroom Estudio Creativo S.R.L
$5, Jack G.
$5, Dieter M.
$5, Roberto N.
$5, Marko M.
$5, Mateus Z.
$5, @rorschach_xxx
$5, 陳 俊.
$5, Marcel D.
$5, Ali and Aidana
$5, WL.
$5, Matveev D.
$4 (5th donation), Ajani
$4 (4th donation), Ajani
$4 (2nd donation), Berkant I.
$3.1, Rodrigo G.
$3 (24th donation), Kouji K. aka “杉林晃治
$3 (3rd donation), Marko Jagodić
$3, Matteo P.
$3, Felippe H. D. D. C.
$3, Berkant I.
$3, Toni G.
$3, Online Counselling
$3, Hich Lahad aka “Lahad Internet Marketing
$3, Christian M.
$3, Michał W.
$3, Sosialt N.
$2.5, Łukasz P.
$48.1 from 44 smaller donations

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