Monthly News – July 2016

News

Hello everybody. I hope you’re enjoying the summer and the recent releases of Linux Mint 18.

I’d like to say a big thank you to all the people who donated to us in June and in July (July donations will appear in the next Monthly News). Welcome back also to ThinkPenguin and thanks to all our sponsors. You’re making our life much easier and your help is very important to us.

The Xfce edition is almost ready. Some of the last bug fixes got in the repository today and we’re getting ready for a stable release.

An announcement will be made also, for Linux Mint 17.3 Xfce users, as soon as the upgrade path is open.

On the KDE front, things are progressing slowly. There are so many differences between KDE 4 and Plasma 5, we’ve had to work on this edition as if it was a brand new product, inheriting very little from the past and with each component being added one at a time. Most of the critical issues were fixed with the exception of some compatibility issues between the screensaver, the session and the display manager. Important decisions also haven’t been taken yet, such as whether to ship this edition with MDM or SDDM and whether to maintain or to delegate Plasma updates. In terms of timing though, we’re likely to see these issues solved rather quickly and so we should have a BETA release this August.

In August, we’ll also start the next development cycle. We already have a couple of implementations ready to go in, and many ideas were discussed and planned for Linux Mint 18.1.

A quick word to LMDE users: The major components present in Linux Mint 18 (Cinnamon 3.0, MATE 1.14, the XApps etc..) are already in LMDE 2 “Betsy”. Except for a few features (the Mint-Y theme, which requires GTK 3.18, for instance) the other components will be backported shortly.

We received a few questions this month after the Ubuntu forums were breached for the second time. As a precaution, all Launchpad users should change their password. We encourage people not to point the finger or find comfort in cheap explanations. The bigger the project, the bigger the target. Instead, people should assess the quality of their own passwords and their uniqueness from one website to another, since it is only a matter of time and effort before one of these websites get hacked. Our sympathy goes to Canonical. We’re at their disposal if what we learnt after our own attacks can help them in any way.

Finally, we are working with our friends at CompuLab to refresh the MintBox Mini. The new model should be as tiny as before, but with more memory and more processing power. Shipping with bluetooth and dual Ethernet connectivity, we’re hoping to show you pictures, pricing and detailed specifications very soon.

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsors:
Private Internet Access
Gold Sponsors:
Linux VPS Hosting
Silver Sponsors:

Sucuri
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
7L Networks Toronto Colocation *
BGASoft Inc
David Salvo
Milton Security Group
Sysnova Information Systems
Community Sponsors:

Donations in June:

A total of $10354 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 455 donors:

$200 (2nd donation), John Tiller Software, Inc.
$150 (18th donation), Ralph Siegler aka “ziggy
$125, Henrik P.
$111, Rohit Sharma aka “Rohit
$111, MetaService aka “Jeroen DC
$111, Renaud D.
$111, Ernst S.
$111, Walter Ebert
$108, Andre W.
$103, Patrick W.
$100 (2nd donation), Martin Langsholt aka “mlan”
$100, Alan F.
$100, Chance Constructor Corporation
$100, Keith N.
$100, David P.
$100, Using PayPal
$100, Eric J.
$71.28, Mark W.
$70, Dave K.
$61 (2nd donation), Francois E.
$61, Christoph H.
$61, Mihai G.
$61, Wolfgang R.
$58, Alex L.
$55 (2nd donation), Chema Cortés
$55 (2nd donation), Arnaud L.
$55 (2nd donation), Steve P
$55 (2nd donation), I REALLY like Linux Mint ! aka “Klaas Sijtsma”
$55, Dominique L.
$55, Vaidas B.
$55, Jorge V. H.
$55, Risto S.
$55, Calenge G.
$55, Arnd K.
$55, Matteo T.
$54, R.
$54, Eberhard K.
$54, Antero K.
$53, Jeffrey D. P.
$50 (11th donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$50 (9th donation), Jaan S.
$50 (4th donation), Paul W.
$50 (3rd donation), Charles W. B. I.
$50 (3rd donation), Stephen A.
$50 (2nd donation), David K.
$50 (2nd donation), Stephen H.
$50 (2nd donation), Pierre R.
$50 (2nd donation), Stephen H.
$50, Michael C.
$50, Kha P.
$50, Paul T.
$50, Robert H.
$50, Phil P.
$50, Graham S.
$50, Shermanda E.
$50, Bennett D.
$50, Derrick S.
$50, Don P.
$50, Norman R.
$50, Paul M.
$50, Rolf T.
$50, Ventura Promotional Products, Inc.
$50, James W.
$50, Robert D.
$50, Rob U.
$50, Jeff B.
$50, C M.
$50, Neil E.
$50, Ramiro S.
$44, Laux Kältetechnik
$40 (3rd donation), Efran G.
$40 (3rd donation), Anthony L.
$40, Glenn Kim
$40, Roy T.
$40, Zulyn D.
$37, Schmitt R.
$35, Jeffrey M.
$33.25, Kiyofumi M.
$33 (76th donation), Olli K.
$33 (2nd donation), Zerlono
$33, Riccardo B.
$33, Anthony C.
$33, Damiano A.
$33, Fred W.
$33, Alexandre L.
$33, Michael T.
$32, Dimitar M.
$31 (6th donation), Dick B. aka “Dick”
$31, Markus S.
$30 (5th donation), James P.
$30 (3rd donation), Jung-Kyu Park aka “bagjunggyu
$30 (2nd donation), James A.
$30, Matthew D.
$30, Jason H
$30, Anzai N.
$30, David W.
$30, Chuan J.
$30, Harry A.
$30, Stephen A.
$30, Robert P.
$30, Robert L. Z.
$30, Martin D.
$29.1, DIY BCN
$28 (4th donation), Walter S.
$28 (3rd donation), Daniel L.
$28 (2nd donation), Michael S.
$28 (2nd donation), Ramona L.
$28, Jani L.
$28, Laszlo R.
$28, Karsten O.
$28, Pietro Q.
$28, Oliver S.
$28, Dieter H.
$27 (2nd donation), Roeland B. V. D. W.
$27, Robin R. aka “R²”
$27, Jürgen D.
$25 (59th donation), Ronald W.
$25 (14th donation), Peter D.
$25 (8th donation), Bill
$25 (6th donation), stewy aka “stewy”
$25 (3rd donation), Myron J.
$25 (2nd donation), Carl J.
$25 (2nd donation), Jack G.
$25 (2nd donation), Murray C.
$25, Robert S.
$25, Paul Q.
$25, James R.
$25, Scott O.
$25, Derek J.
$25, William S.
$25, Berea G.
$25, Richard C.
$25, Grant W.
$25, Scot O.
$25, Andrew Gouw
$25, Jeffery B.
$25, Rick D.
$25, Danny V.
$25, Steven S.
$25, David B.
$25, Joel W.
$24 (3rd donation), Dea Engineering s.r.l. aka “Andrea Tozzato
$24, Taisto O.
$22 (7th donation), Doriano G. M.
$22 (7th donation), Ross M aka “ro55mo”
$22 (4th donation), Julian M.
$22 (3rd donation), Olivier R.
$22 (2nd donation), Bertrand M.
$22 (2nd donation), Malte J.
$22, Christian G.
$22, Marcel W.
$22, Christian B.
$22, Zoltan B.
$22, Laszlo G.
$22, Erwin R.
$22, Marco M. aka “Mastrotux
$22, Peter K.
$22, Eric F.
$22, Laurent P.
$22, Siegbert D.
$22, Gérald F.
$22, Alain M.
$22, Alma K.
$22, Gottfried J.
$22, Gabriele G.
$22, Hugues L.
$22, Mange
$22, Martin S.
$22, John L.
$22, Jean-michel L. aka “jmfdl63
$22, Massimo P. S.
$22, Gérald F.
$22, Sylvie L. M.
$22, Nicole B.
$20 (21st donation), Utah B.
$20 (16th donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan ”
$20 (8th donation), Matsufuji H.
$20 (7th donation), Kevin S.
$20 (3rd donation), Steve Schaller
$20 (3rd donation), Michael C.
$20 (3rd donation), Jim W.
$20 (3rd donation), Greg E.
$20 (3rd donation), Jung-Kyu Park aka “bagjunggyu
$20 (2nd donation), Matej V.
$20 (2nd donation), Vaughan B.
$20 (2nd donation), Daniel H.
$20 (2nd donation), Jinseok J. aka “JeonLab
$20, Robert L.
$20, Jeff S.
$20, Ken K.
$20, Tomasz K.
$20, Peter M.
$20, Claude C.
$20, Fabio F.
$20, Brian M.
$20, Richard H.
$20, Michael S.
$20, Thomas F.
$20, John B.
$20, Michael S.
$20, Ed M.
$20, Guillaume P.
$20, Jerry K.
$20, Benoit L.
$20, Matthew M.
$20, Robert O.
$19, Gilles L. aka “Gil-s”
$18 (7th donation), Anton W. aka “redant
$18 (5th donation), François P.
$17, Frank H.
$17, Moraru C.
$17, Aaron M.
$17, Will F.
$17, Julius P.
$15 (9th donation), Jobs Near Me aka “Jobs Hiring
$15 (6th donation), Andjelko Stojsin aka “Andjelko S.
$15 (5th donation), Doug B. aka “Doug B.”
$15 (3rd donation), Kok E. B.
$15 (3rd donation), Francois R.
$15 (2nd donation), Stephen G.
$15 (2nd donation), Hrishikesh D.
$15 (2nd donation), Charles W. B. I.
$15, Jeannot P.
$15, Will B M.
$15, Ruben D. V.
$15, Dmytro P.
$15, Aldo R.
$15, John A.
$15, Wpl T. S.
$14.73, Constantin M. aka “biliboc”
$14, Michael C.
$13 (2nd donation), Tim H.
$12 (63th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (2nd donation), Michael S.
$12 (2nd donation), Gifts from Maine
$12, Kasper G.
$12, Domenico D. B.
$12, Matteo A.
$12, Jean-pierre G.
$12, Rene S.
$12, Edward R.
$12, Jean-louis C.
$12, NeedToSellMyHouse
$12, Jose P. A.
$12, Fernando G. R.
$12, Jonas M.
$12, Dani R.
$11 (9th donation), Tomasz K.
$11 (7th donation), Gerard C.
$11 (5th donation), Theis F. Hinz
$11 (5th donation), Richard S.
$11 (5th donation), Joshua R.
$11 (3rd donation), Cales F.
$11 (2nd donation), Nicola C.
$11 (2nd donation), Joost H.
$11 (2nd donation), Cosimo I.
$11 (2nd donation), Michele M.
$11 (2nd donation), Daniel H.
$11, Andreas L.
$11, Robert P.
$11, Julien B.
$11, Paolo V.
$11, Alexander V. R.
$11, Gordon P.
$11, Laurent M.
$11, Moritz S. R.
$11, Rob V. D. S.
$11, Vladimir I.
$11, Gatis K.
$11, Jean P. C.
$11, Michael T.
$11, Maciej K.
$11, Sebastian N.
$11, Georgios V.
$11, Derek B.
$11, Michael O.
$11, Eric aka “Garvalf
$11, Pietro B.
$11, Hubert M.
$11, Farissi M.
$11, Andreas C.
$11, Fabre V.
$11, Vladislav S.
$11, Alexander P.
$11, Jukka W.
$11, Gianluca M.
$11, Paolo C.
$11, Marius R.
$11, Oprea M.
$11, Andrei A. B.
$11, Simone B.
$11, Lucas S.
$11, Nils S.
$10 (53th donation), Tsuguo S.
$10 (14th donation), Jt Spratley aka “Go Live Lively
$10 (9th donation), Mike C.
$10 (7th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (5th donation), John aka “Pbone”
$10 (5th donation), Masaomi Yoshida
$10 (5th donation), Dave B.
$10 (4th donation), Masaomi Yoshida
$10 (4th donation), Glover Electronics
$10 (3rd donation), Samarth M.
$10 (3rd donation), Dental Marketing Agency
$10 (3rd donation), Rolf V.
$10 (2nd donation), Jeri H.
$10 (2nd donation), Nomura K.
$10 (2nd donation), Dmitriy S. aka “mpolk”
$10 (2nd donation), Larry J.
$10 (2nd donation), Tri N.
$10 (2nd donation), Valentin B.
$10 (2nd donation), Richard W.
$10 (2nd donation), Dan L.
$10 (2nd donation), James F.
$10 (2nd donation), Bob Holderman
$10 (2nd donation), Samraj R.
$10 (2nd donation), Ole-andre J.
$10, André P.
$10, Steve C.
$10, Jens W.
$10, Nifantyev Evgeny
$10, Bruno D. A.
$10, Dohaeng L.
$10, Michal W.
$10, Vladimir U.
$10, Chung N.
$10, Sergey A.
$10, adminbannok.com
$10, Boguslaw Z.
$10, Anurag S.
$10, Peter M.
$10, Christopher M.
$10, Daniel L.
$10, Alexander R.
$10, Michael C.
$10, Fred D.
$10, Marcelo S.
$10, James H.
$10, Chad M.
$10, Nikos G.
$10, Alex A. D. C.
$10, Jared A.
$10, Lee B.
$10, Alan C.
$10, James F.
$10, Luke M.
$10, Gordon W.
$10, Rafał D.
$10, Jared A.
$10, Matthew S.
$10, Greg W.
$10, David K.
$10, Joseph C.
$10, 李 世亮
$10, Víctor R. H. M.
$10, Braam W.
$10, Carl A.
$9 (2nd donation), Wong H. Y.
$9, Samy S.
$8 (9th donation), Radim aka “myself42”
$7.74, 石 磊
$7 (2nd donation), Francois B. aka “Makoto
$7, Sweet Ice Cream Love
$7, 新井 耕平
$7, Anonymous
$6 (4th donation), Eugene T.
$6, Antti K.
$6, Idrissa A.
$6, Find and Fund aka “Crowdfunding
$6, Markus B.
$6, Manuel D.
$6, Chris K.
$6, aka “pierrocknroll”
$6, Ammar Ali
$6, Rudy P.
$6, Atleta Dormiente
$6, Plamen Gospodinov aka “Randb”
$6, Máximo F. R.
$6, Stefan K. aka “Puto”
$6, Michael G. aka “MYG”
$6, Aniculaiesei M.
$6, Nicolas B.
$6, Nadia C.
$5 (17th donation), Libertad Tecnologica
$5 (6th donation), Artur T.
$5 (6th donation), Todd A aka “thobin”
$5 (5th donation), Richard C.
$5 (4th donation), Michel B.
$5 (4th donation), Matthew B.
$5 (3rd donation), Clinton Aarts
$5 (3rd donation), Arkadiusz T.
$5 (3rd donation), Eugene M.
$5 (3rd donation), Matthew B.
$5 (2nd donation), Dennis B.
$5 (2nd donation), Stuart M.
$5, Mehdi A.
$5, Wong T. K.
$5, Ivanova A.
$5, Saurabh S.
$5, Mohammad M.
$5, Todd P
$5, Sigurd W.
$5, John O.
$5, Boris D.
$5, Guo H.Z
$5, Dennis N.
$5, Dane F.
$5, Edmar Bellorini aka “cabellorini”
$5, Robert C.
$5, Darren R.
$5, Vipin S.
$5, Robert M.
$5, Daniel P. V.
$5, Shuo L.
$5, Elijah T.
$5, UK Web Host Review
$5, David S.
$5, Ajan R.
$5, René C.
$5, Arturo S. G.
$5, Michael H.
$5, Michael Maurer
$5, AMS Resin aka “Harold”
$5, Felice A. P.
$5, Fernando M. S.
$4, Michal N.
$3.71 (2nd donation), VA3TDG
$3.13 (4th donation), Chetverikov K.
$3 (14th donation), RoDi – sprava IT
$3 (5th donation), elogbookloan
$3 (4th donation), PlasmaCutterPro
$3, Marko J.
$3, Marcin B.
$29.76 from 22 smaller donations

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