Monthly News – January 2017

Many thanks to all of you, for your donations and for your support.

Upcoming releases

We are preparing 4 additional releases and we are hoping to publish them this month:

  • Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Xfce Edition (Stable release)
  • Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” KDE Edition (Stable release)
  • LMDE 2 “Betsy” Cinnamon Edition (BETA release)
  • LMDE 2 “Betsy” MATE Edition (BETA release)

Note that LMDE 2 “Betsy” was originally released in 2015. It has received a continuous flow of updates since and we thought the time had come to re-release it, with the latest Cinnamon and MATE desktop environments, all the included updates and some fixes applied to its installer.

Upgrade paths

Users of the Xfce and KDE editions of Linux Mint 18 will be able to upgrade to 18.1 as soon as the stable releases are announced.

Cinnamon Spices

Many changes were implemented to facilitate the development, the maintenance and the delivery of Cinnamon add-ons, a.k.a. “spices”.

If you missed the earlier announcements, please read http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3199.

The design team is currently working on authentication, comments and rating to make the Cinnamon Spices website compatible with popular APIs such as Facebook, Google and Github. This will make it easier for people to comment and rate spices going forward.

In parallel to that, each spice is currently reviewed by the development team. The goal is to get to the point where all spices properly install and run and all themes properly support Cinnamon 3.2. It will take a few weeks for everything to work.. spices are 3rd party and some of them haven’t been maintained in years, but we’ll get there.

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsors:
Private Internet Access
Gold Sponsors:
Linux VPS Hosting
3CX Ltd
Silver Sponsors:

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

Donations in December:

A total of $15,046 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 651 donors:

$250 (3rd donation), Daniel G.
$215, Nesevo G.
$215, Philippe D.
$181 (16th donation), Andreas Schmidt
$150 (20th donation), Ralph Siegler aka “ziggy
$150 (8th donation), Samson S. aka “Samtastic”
$108 (10th donation), Goran A.
$108 (3rd donation), Markus Z.
$108 (2nd donation), Info-Assist srl
$108, Jesper R. aka “kaptajn”
$108, Peter D.
$108, Jinnie E.
$108, Jürgen A.
$108, Christof V.
$108, Uwe P.
$106, Steven W.
$100 (16th donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$100 (7th donation), Nono W.
$100 (7th donation), Philip W.
$100 (5th donation), Trevor H.
$100 (5th donation), Hubert Banas
$100 (3rd donation), Jan-erik Ö.
$100 (3rd donation), Stefan S.
$100 (3rd donation), Sean O.
$100 (3rd donation), Liz K.
$100 (2nd donation), Doug Rohm aka “drohm”
$100 (2nd donation), Matt S.
$100, Simon W.
$100, Tim Abell
$100, Michael S.
$100, Deborah A.
$86 (5th donation), Arnaud L.
$80 (4th donation), Christopher D.
$80, Ken D. V.
$75 (2nd donation), Servconsultit S.
$75, Inderjeet S.
$65 (4th donation), André L.
$60, Rolandas R.
$59 (2nd donation), Martin R.
$54 (5th donation), Stuart Tilley
$54 (4th donation), Ralph H.
$54 (4th donation), Claude M.
$54 (4th donation), More Linux
$54 (3rd donation), Markus M.
$54 (3rd donation), Devendra R.
$54 (3rd donation), Frank M.
$54 (2nd donation), Giampiero S.
$54 (2nd donation), Cristian P.
$54 (2nd donation), Glen P.
$54, Giovanni M.
$54, Paul C.
$54, Roeland de V.
$54, Stefan G.
$54, Marco V. D. B.
$54, Florian P.
$54, Dario C.
$54, Richard M.
$50 (23rd donation), Go Live Lively
$50 (6th donation), Brooke Dukes aka “BandonRandon
$50 (5th donation), Robert K. aka “usmc_bob”
$50 (4th donation), Hans J.
$50 (4th donation), Adam H.
$50 (4th donation), Stephen A.
$50 (3rd donation), Lisa R.
$50 (3rd donation), Christopher D.
$50 (2nd donation), Kathleen R.
$50 (2nd donation), Steven C.
$50 (2nd donation), Kenneth Z.
$50 (2nd donation), Donato E.
$50 (2nd donation), George H.
$50 (2nd donation), Sam E.
$50 (2nd donation), Paul R.
$50 (2nd donation), Thomas T. aka “FullTimer1489”
$50 (2nd donation), Walter W.
$50 (2nd donation), Craig M.
$50 (2nd donation), Wade T.
$50 (2nd donation), Dinu P.
$50 (2nd donation), greerd
$50, Michael L.
$50, Andrew G.
$50, Jovo S.
$50, Terry B.
$50, William P.
$50, Paolo C.
$50, Keith D.
$50, Small World Solutions aka “SWS
$50, Tom M.
$50, Michael K. S.
$50, William G.
$50, Michael H.
$50, Thomas H.
$50, Roger M.
$50, Kenneth I.
$50, Daniel M.
$50, Patrick D.
$50, Michael B.
$50, Gerardo V.
$47, Karol T. aka “karoltomanek”
$45, Kevin S.
$45, Thomas S.
$43 (2nd donation), Florentino A. P.
$43, R W. B.
$43, Sascha K.
$42 (3rd donation), The Hunting of the Snark
$40 (4th donation), Pavel B.
$40 (3rd donation), Anthony L.
$40 (2nd donation), John S.
$40 (2nd donation), Rodney S.
$40, André Schwaninger
$40, Christopher E.
$40, Stephan S.
$32 (82th donation), Olli K.
$32 (5th donation), Paul A.
$32 (3rd donation), Tomas S.
$32 (2nd donation), Chris M.
$32 (2nd donation), Till S.
$32, Henner S.
$32, Gorden F.
$32, Gerhard K.
$32, Erik J.
$32, Elias B.
$30 (3rd donation), Christophe Caillé aka “KKY”
$30 (3rd donation), Helga B.
$30 (2nd donation), Alfred H.
$30 (2nd donation), Mark F.
$30 (2nd donation), Alonso C.
$30, Donaldson Technical Incorporated
$30, Jefferson O. K.
$30, erwn
$30, Steven L.
$27 (8th donation), John K. aka “jbrucek”
$27 (4th donation), Roger D. P. aka “Linux Users Group Monitor Niel
$27 (4th donation), Peter M.
$27 (2nd donation), D P. B.
$27 (2nd donation), Frank F.
$27 (2nd donation), Ulf N.
$27 (2nd donation), Benedikt K.
$27, Roman A.
$27, Martin O.
$27, Martin S.
$27, Loïc A.
$27, Nigel G.
$27, Peter S.
$27, Detailed Qur’an
$27, Benjamin L.
$25 (65th donation), Ronald W.
$25 (26th donation), John M.
$25 (22nd donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan ”
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$25 (10th donation), Jaan S.
$25 (8th donation), Kevin S.
$25 (7th donation), James D. aka “Spearmint2”
$25 (5th donation), George H.
$25 (4th donation), Charles W.
$25 (4th donation), Bill R.
$25 (4th donation), Brent S. aka “AFineMan”
$25 (4th donation), Frances K.
$25 (4th donation), Computers Reborn of SC
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$25 (3rd donation), William A.
$25 (3rd donation), Jon C. S. aka “Kronoberger”
$25 (3rd donation), Billy Bob Roach
$25 (3rd donation), Jacob Y.
$25 (3rd donation), Mathieu D.
$25 (3rd donation), Daniel S.
$25 (2nd donation), Judith B.
$25 (2nd donation), Brian H. Y.
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$25 (2nd donation), Wallace P. M. J.
$25 (2nd donation), Stuart B.
$25, Edmond I.
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$25, Gary L.
$25, Noel C.
$25, Michael B.
$25, John V.
$25, Michael S.
$25, Ron M.
$25, John K.
$25, Roy H. R.
$25, John Jenkins’ Original Artwork Sales
$25, Hector C. M.
$25, Michael S.
$25, Jerry M.
$25, Todd G.
$25, Denham P.
$25, Jacob S.
$24, Michael H.
$22 (8th donation), Ross M aka “ro55mo”
$22 (6th donation), Theo Stauffer aka “Theo”
$22 (6th donation), Luca D.
$22 (5th donation), Janne S.
$22 (4th donation), Derek R.
$22 (4th donation), Mark A.
$22 (3rd donation), Willem V. D. K.
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$22 (2nd donation), Stefan S.
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$22 (2nd donation), Andrzej C.
$22, F. E.
$22, Stefan K.
$22, Teijo H.
$22, Frank G.
$22, Lutz J.
$22, Emmanuel I.
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$22, aka “User 99”
$22, Viktor V.
$22, David P.
$22, Sven D. C.
$22, Antonio M. V.
$22, Johann S.
$22, Joachim B.
$22, Andreas G.
$22, Miguel G. R.
$22, Christian R.
$22, Christof H.
$22, Emanuele Fornasier
$22, Ludovic M.
$22, Ulrich W.
$22, Jürgen R.
$22, Jens U. S.
$22, Gunter C.
$22, Michael D.
$22, Roger H.
$22, Claudia G.
$22, Osvaldo D. D.
$20 (22nd donation), Utah B.
$20 (21st donation), Go Live Lively
$20 (10th donation), Todd A aka “thobin”
$20 (10th donation), Thomas M.
$20 (9th donation), Larry J.
$20 (9th donation), Ke C.
$20 (7th donation), Michel S.
$20 (6th donation), Jon G.
$20 (5th donation), Matej V.
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$20 (5th donation), Joshua R.
$20 (5th donation), Peter K.
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$20 (3rd donation), David B.
$20 (3rd donation), Darin W.
$20 (3rd donation), Jason D.
$20 (3rd donation), Douglas J.
$20 (3rd donation), Erling D. aka “Bitflogger
$20 (3rd donation), Thomas E.
$20 (2nd donation), Jeff S.
$20 (2nd donation), Kenneth B.
$20 (2nd donation), Kris J.
$20 (2nd donation), Pablo L. aka “LAFO”
$20 (2nd donation), Simon R.
$20 (2nd donation), Torsten B.
$20, Jon F.
$20, Samuel R.
$20, Stijn K.
$20, Melvin J. H.
$20, James W.
$20, John R.
$20, Thomas C.
$20, Ted S.
$20, ComputAssist aka “Bill Bardon”
$20, Steinar L.
$20, Roy V. K.
$20, Victor V.
$20, Jeffrey N.
$20, Yan L.
$20, Andres D.
$20, Ronald B.
$20, Peggy G.
$20, Srikar G.
$20, John N.
$20, SpanishNewYork.com
$20, Michael T.
$20, Ali A.
$20, Chris S.
$20, Douglas M.
$20, Carroll W.
$20, Denton L.
$20, James D.
$20, John Melcher, Jr
$20, Glen G.
$20, Mattias D.
$20, Nathaniel S.
$20, Edmund M.
$19 (12th donation), Dominik K. aka “doke
$19 (3rd donation), Martin I.
$18.1 (6th donation), François P.
$17 (7th donation), David W.
$17, Bernd-michael R.
$16 (14th donation), Andreas S.
$16 (10th donation), Francisco L. D. A.
$16 (3rd donation), Mathias B. aka “Sorglos”
$16 (3rd donation), Jean-Marc B. aka “WD”
$16 (2nd donation), Akos T.
$16, Patrick G.
$16, Philipp G.
$16, Benedikt R.
$16, Norbert B.
$16, Andries W.
$16, Jan A.
$16, agryfp
$16, Robert S.
$16, Nils B.
$15 (6th donation), Feroz E.
$15 (2nd donation), Robert C.
$15, Laron T.
$15, Matthew S.
$15, Spring G.
$15, Jan O. A.
$15, Travis T.
$15, Martin D.
$14.8, Nicholas H.
$13 (8th donation), Anonymous
$13 (4th donation), aka “Brian36”
$13, Raymund S.
$13, Liam M.
$13, Marco V.
$13, Kevin J.
$12 (69th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (15th donation), Jobs Near Me
$12 (3rd donation), Jürgen G.
$12, Yury S.
$12, Robert Nie aka “Rob
$12, Aerion IT
$12, Max L.
$12, Bogdan M. U.
$11 (7th donation), Hans P.
$11 (6th donation), Michael P. aka “www.perron.de
$11 (5th donation), Rob.Knol aka “RoppIT
$11 (5th donation), Tomas S.
$11 (4th donation), Michele B. aka “MickyInTheSky
$11 (3rd donation), Andreas M.
$11 (3rd donation), Thomas Z.
$11 (3rd donation), Michele C.
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$11 (3rd donation), Marko R.
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$11 (2nd donation), Frank V.
$11 (2nd donation), Arjan V. B.
$11 (2nd donation), Jürgen M.
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$11 (2nd donation), Rossella C.
$11 (2nd donation), Juan Carlos B. A. aka “Ehuntabi”
$11 (2nd donation), Manfred Schirra
$11 (2nd donation), Matthias B.
$11 (2nd donation), Laurent M
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$11, Cord Lange aka “cola”
$11, Marc F.
$11, Bernard K.
$11, Ales M.
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$11, Thomas F.
$11, Niko N.
$11, Adria M. M.
$11, Jose M. P. A.
$11, Axel R.
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$11, Rüdiger K.
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$11, Korbinian T.
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$11, Storleden, E. F.
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$11, Aversa G.
$10 (58th donation), Tsuguo S.
$10 (25th donation), Carlos W.
$10 (22nd donation), Go Live Lively
$10 (13th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (10th donation), Radim aka “myself42”
$10 (9th donation), Christian B.
$10 (8th donation), Wilson G.
$10 (6th donation), Danie van der Merwe aka “Danie
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$10 (5th donation), Michael D.
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$10, Nils
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$10, Terry S.
$10, Clayton B.
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$10, Радучев С.
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$10, OnlineMediaConverter
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