Exploder gave the go ahead for LinuxMint-6-XFCE-DEV-042.iso to be released. I’ll be running a few final tests on it this week-end and we should see a stable release next week.
Boo uploaded LinuxMint-6-KDE-DEV-112.iso to the team. As you can see by the build number, there’s been quite a lot of work done on this edition. Exploder is currently testing it. As previously announced, the KDE edition will come with KDE 4.2 and Amarok 2.0. In terms of quality we’re getting realy close to an RC.
The Fluxbox CE is also coming nicely. A few minor bugs were found while testing Shane’s LinuxMint-6-Fluxbox-DEV-031.iso but we’re getting close to an RC there as well.
Arch Linux 2009.02 was released. As done with other distributions by the past, I intend to give Arch a closer look and take the opportunity to learn from it. I hope this will translate in innovative ideas and constructive thoughts which in time will find their way into future versions of Linux Mint.
Work has begun on Linux Mint 7 Gloria. MintUpdate now shows the download size of each package upgrade. MintMenu comes with a new feature called “suggestions” (which gets activated when you typed yields no results and basically lets you search for it in the portal, in the repositories, or show it as a package, or even install it… so for instance, you start typing gftp and it doesn’t find it in the menu.. so there’s an item sitting there named “install package gftp”, you click on it, and .. well, you know what happens).
A Twitter account was open to let people know about little updates and news which don’t make it to the blog. The address is: http://twitter.com/Linux_Mint and there’s an RSS feed on it if you want to follow it remotely.
MintSystem was updated in the Felicia repositories to fix a bug in “apt purge” and to make “apt source” run with user permissions. “apt source” previously used sudo powers and because of that downloaded source code were not editable without sudo.
The forums are now in Canada and everything seems to work fine. However, we’ve got a little problem with our email setup and some emails get rejected. Depending on your email address (yahoo.com for instance) you might not be able to receive forum notifications… this has to do with security and hosts such as Yahoo rejecting our emails because our server isn’t declared as hosting the emails it actually sends. We’re currently trying to solve this and this should be done during this week-end.