Happy new year 2009 everyone. Here’s a quick update on what’s going on within the dev team:
– Merlwiz and Exploder are happy to release LinuxMint-6-XFCE-DEV-020.iso (that’s how we refer to our internal builds) as an RC (Release Candidate). I need to check a few things, a few packages made for it need to be added to the repositories and Merlwiz needs to write release notes but it’s likely this release will be ready sometime this week.
– I’m happy with LinuxMint-6-x64-DEV-004.iso. I’ve been running it for a few days now and it looks stable to me. It still has to be tested by Exploder before we can talk about releasing it, but I’m confident it should happen in the days/weeks to come. When it does it will come as an RC.
– Boo worked very hard on the KDE CE with a KDE 4 desktop. After a lot of testing and talking we decided KDE 4.1 wasn’t fit for usage and we couldn’t release it this way. The decision was made to wait for KDE 4.2 stable (which is planned for the end of this month) and to then design a Mint 6 KDE CE based on Kubuntu 8.10 but with Amarok 2.0 and KDE 4.2. This means there won’t be any KDE CE release this month.