Before anything else, let’s thank all the people who contribute to this project. Many people do, in very different ways. Special thanks to our donors to our “silent friend” from Germany for the coffee! 🙂

Many thanks also to all the developers who interacted with us on Github lately. We’ve seen a lot of new faces and very cool contributions. A slack team was recently set up to improve communication between new developers and the development team.

We’re currently working on a few different things:

  • A lot of work is dedicated to adapting to the Debian Stretch and Ubuntu Bionic package bases, reviewing, re-applying or letting go of some of the fixes we had on the previous bases, monitoring and fixing new issues and reviewing new software and our default package selection. Other than a few issues we’ve yet to fix, everything looks really good so far. Both systems look smoother by the day as they get more and more stable. We’ve also reviewed and simplified some of our packaging, minimizing differences between LMDE and Mint and reducing the number of packages.
  • A part of the team is working on artwork. HiDPI improvements and GTK 3.22 support were implemented already. We’re improving icons, themes, support for symbolic icons and dark theme variants. As we’re switching to Mint-Y for the default theme, we’re also starting to look into providing color variations for it.
  • Cinnamon 3.8 was finalized. Its official release was slightly delayed because of a build issue in libnemoextension (which is used by xreader and some of the nemo extensions). We’re hoping to get this fixed and officially announce the release this week.
  • New features are still being implemented in the Mint tools. We’re focusing on the Update Manager, the Software Manager and the Welcome Screen in particular.
  • Although documentation efforts have slowed down since we published the Installation and Troubleshooting guides, we’re still planning to finish our Developer and Security guides before releasing Linux Mint 19.

We’re often asked when Linux Mint 19 or LMDE 3 will be released, what editions will be supported, and whether such or such changes affecting Ubuntu will also affect us. Here are a few elements of response:

  • We will release in this order: Cinnamon 3.8, Linux Mint 19, LMDE 3.
  • Linux Mint 19.x releases (19, 19.1, 19.2, 19.3) will be available in 3 editions (Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce), both in 32 and 64-bit.
  • LMDE 3 will be available in a single edition (Cinnamon), both in 32 and 64-bit.
  • Ubuntu ships with “ubuntu-report”, which collects metrics and usage data. This package won’t be present in Linux Mint, no data will be collected or sent.
  • In Ubuntu 18.04, support for home directory encryption was removed in the installer. Although it’s to soon to confirm whether or not this feature will stay, we’re working on it at the moment and we’re hoping to keep it.
  • The LMDE 3 installer will not get support for disk or home directory encryption.

In terms of timing, it’s hard to predict when things will be ready. If any issue is important enough not to release something, we won’t release it. Cinnamon 3.8 is very likely to be out this week though. We’re planning to release the Xfce edition of Linux Mint 19 at the same time as the Cinnamon and MATE editions. If everything goes smoothly, we should see the BETA releases in May, followed by the the stable releases 2 or 3 weeks later.


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Donations in March:

A total of $10,291 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 501 donors:

$305, High time to buy you guys some coffee! aka “A silent friend”
$218 (7th donation),
$200 (3rd donation), Scott G.
$150, Derek H.
$125, David S.
$109 (6th donation), Sten L.
$109 (2nd donation), Andreas M.
$109, Andrea S.
$109, Damien SMEJ
$100 (3rd donation), Urban R.
$100 (3rd donation), Jan S.
$100 (2nd donation), Ean P.
$100, Mark D.
$100, Bernd E.
$100, Clifton Hyatt
$100, Templar Consultancy Ltd.
$100, JR Gillard
$98, Stephan D.
$72 (2nd donation), Thomas Ö.
$71, François J.
$60, Justin D.
$54 (8th donation), Volker P.
$54 (4th donation), Derek L.
$54 (3rd donation), Iskar E.
$54 (3rd donation), Ashwin P.
$54 (2nd donation), David DeFebo aka “
$54 (2nd donation), Hilmar Klemm aka “Speedastir
$54 (2nd donation), Paolo B.
$54, Bruce J.
$54, Vladan Z.
$54, Thomas B. aka “Sprudel”
$54, [Übergrößen & Überlängen]
$54, Klaus G.
$54, Johann G.
$54, Vnr J.
$54, Loeper M.
$54, Johannes O.
$52, GOLEM – Gruppo Operativo Linux Empoli aka “GOLEM
$50 (25th donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$50 (5th donation), Torben C.
$50 (3rd donation), Ian C.
$50 (2nd donation), Jovo S.
$50 (2nd donation), William C.
$50 (2nd donation), W. B. .
$50 (2nd donation), Dan R.
$50 (2nd donation), Paul C.
$50 (2nd donation), Alex G Doll Consulting Ltd
$50 (2nd donation), Jiayue Wang
$50, Omero P. C.
$50, David P.
$50, Dana S.
$50, Alan M.
$50, Tera P.
$50, Joe M. L.
$50, George F.
$50, Andrew K.
$50, Chhap Y. L.
$50, Roger B.
$50, Dustin B.
$50, Gary P.
$50, Todd W.
$50, Martin aka “MartyE(ME)
$50, P.J Douillard
$50, Mark B.
$50, Michael S.
$50, David W.
$50, Nicholas R.
$50, Robert K.
$45 (5th donation), Pavel B.
$45 (5th donation), Roberto O. L.
$44, Andrew M.
$44, Uwe W.
$40 (2nd donation), Ken D. V.
$40, Duane W.
$40, Greg S.
$33 (97th donation), Olli K.
$33 (2nd donation), Philippe A. aka “Philippe”
$33 (2nd donation), Christian Z. aka “CyboSan”
$33, Massimo R.
$33, Dominique D.
$30 (12th donation), Geoff P
$30, Rachel T.
$30, André D.
$30, aggie
$30, W G. M.
$30, Nicholas N.
$29, Alexander N.
$27 (3rd donation), Karel D. B.
$27 (3rd donation), Thorbjørn H.
$27, Marc J.
$27, J H.
$27, Klaus S.
$27, Alain P.
$27, Stephan G.
$27, Marco D.
$27, Nico R.
$27, Bruce B.
$27, John F.
$27, Holger R.
$27, Roger R.
$27, J H.
$26, Walter P.
$25 (80th donation), Ronald W.
$25 (37th donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan ”
$25 (21st donation), Larry J.
$25 (12th donation), Kwan L.
$25 (10th donation), Bill S.
$25 (4th donation), Michael G. aka “Vaughn”
$25 (3rd donation), B. H. .
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$25 (2nd donation), Barbara B.
$25 (2nd donation), Chris Coyle
$25 (2nd donation), Steven S.
$25, Daniel S.
$25, Seth S.
$25, Gene P.
$25, Todd M. R.
$25, Richard H.
$25, Nakajima H.
$25, Timothy A.
$25, David B.
$25, Marlon H.
$25, George M.
$25, Brian P.
$25, Link R.
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$25, Douglas S.
$24, Rainer K.
$22 (14th donation), Derek R.
$22 (9th donation), Anthony M.
$22 (7th donation), Janne S.
$22 (3rd donation), Eric S.
$22 (3rd donation), Vytautas M.
$22 (2nd donation), Walter H.
$22 (2nd donation), Frank H.
$22 (2nd donation), Laurent G.
$22, Luke P.
$22, Gorazd G.
$22, Nicholas N.
$22, Matthias H.
$22, Gerardo P. S.
$22, John M.
$22, Carl-mathias W.
$22, Ivo L.
$22, Börje Å.
$22, Wim V.
$22, Thomas L.
$22, Davide Z.
$22, James F.
$22, Hayden P.
$22, Torsten B.
$22, Karl G.
$22, Juan M. O. C.
$22, Peter Huckle aka “Peter H.”
$22, Nikolaos L.
$22, Jochen G.
$22, Karol A.
$22, Mati V.
$21, Vladimirs A.
$20 (12th donation), Matsufuji H.
$20 (5th donation), Paul K.
$20 (4th donation), Pete E.
$20 (3rd donation), WL aka “blewtiga001”
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$20 (2nd donation), D. L. .
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$20 (2nd donation), Jason P.
$20 (2nd donation), Allan M. aka “trini64”
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$20, Harpreet S.
$20, Narom S.
$20, Shane W.
$20, Alex S.
$20, John M.
$20, Karen S.
$20, Dallas H.
$20, Jorge A.
$20, Niko O.
$20, Michael C.
$20, Bruce M.
$20, Leif F.
$20, Edmund S.
$20, Frode L.
$20, Emil H.
$20, David C.
$20, Samuel I.
$20, Greg K.
$20, Antonio M.
$19 (30th donation), Jt Spratley aka “Go Live Lively
$18.3 (13th donation), Anton W. aka “redant
$18.3 (12th donation), Anton W. aka “redant
$17, Пупкин В.
$16 (4th donation), Michael S.
$16 (3rd donation), Liviu B.
$16 (2nd donation), Thomas G.
$16, Charalampos S.
$16, Robert M.
$16, Christian B.
$16, Martin R.
$16, Jrh F.
$16, Jerome L.
$16, Christoph S.
$16, François T.
$16, Josef aka “Thesing
$16, Marcus F.
$15 (2nd donation), Benoit L.
$15, Darci M. F.
$15, Carlos S.
$15, Evgenii K.
$15, Paulo D. R.
$15, Joseph R.
$13 (24th donation), Anonymous
$13 (9th donation), Ray
$13, Piotr S.
$12 (84th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (30th donation), JobsHiringnearMe
$12 (3rd donation), Stephen R.
$12, Frank L.
$11 (14th donation), Johann J.
$11 (9th donation), Queenvictoria
$11 (6th donation), Tomas S.
$11 (4th donation), Jonathan K.
$11 (4th donation), Gilles S.
$11 (4th donation), Laurent M aka “lolomeis”
$11 (4th donation), Jean-françois E. aka “Jeff
$11 (2nd donation), Hervé E.
$11 (2nd donation), Oliver E.
$11 (2nd donation), Herbert P.
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$11, FC Bayern fan club Thessaloniki Greece
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$11, Madars V.
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$11, Dominic M.
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$11, Dimitrios T. aka “mpoulieris
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$11, Tomas H.
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$11, Guido S.
$11, Juan M.
$11, Kévin L.
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$11, Peter B.
$11, Maximilian Ast
$11, aka “Bohemond”
$11, Fernando S. L.
$11, Klaus H.
$10 (28th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (19th donation), Paul O.
$10 (19th donation), Frank K.
$10 (16th donation), Jim A.
$10 (13th donation), Aliki K.
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$10 (11th donation), Rick R.
$10 (11th donation), Dmitry P.
$10 (9th donation), Andre Cardoso
$10 (8th donation), Andre Cardoso
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$10 (5th donation), Thomas D. Y.
$10 (4th donation), Lance M.
$10 (4th donation), John J. aka “Sankaty”
$10 (3rd donation), aka “Cachafaz”
$10 (3rd donation), Stephan G.
$10 (3rd donation), Roland H. aka “rol4dawgs
$10 (3rd donation), James H.
$10 (3rd donation), Luigi D.
$10 (3rd donation), S. Falcão aka “S. Falcao”
$10 (2nd donation), Roger S.
$10 (2nd donation), Aaron S.
$10 (2nd donation), William S.
$10 (2nd donation), Cedric H.
$10 (2nd donation), G. G. .
$10 (2nd donation), Shawn L. aka “Friendship is Magic!”
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$10 (2nd donation), Nicolas D.
$10 (2nd donation), Mariano E.
$10 (2nd donation), Mohamed A.
$10 (2nd donation), Ключников С.
$10, Joao K.
$10, Robert F.
$10, nakednorman
$10, Nigel J.
$10, Бударин А.
$10, Mário V.
$10, Andrew C.
$10, Critic Thoughts
$10, John M.
$10, Hugo P. C.
$10, Leslie P.
$10, anonimous
$10, Jack S.
$10, Gordon M.
$10, Michael D.
$10, Sávio Rodrigues
$10, Thomas A.
$10, David J.
$10, Dale C.
$10, Peter B.
$10, Patrick H.
$10, Pieter W.
$10, Ramon M. L.
$10, Thomas G.
$10, Lisa P.
$10, Rodney W.
$10, Jérôme A.
$10, Judith L.
$10, Muhtashim A.
$10, Jaime H. V.
$10, Brett G.
$10, Peter A.
$10, James H.
$10, John W.
$9.23, Maziar D.
$9, Bart K.
$8 (15th donation), Kouji Sugibayashi
$8 (3rd donation), Ian C.
$8 (2nd donation), Suraj S.
$8, Jim A.
$7.75, Tim P.
$7, Martin B.
$5 (22nd donation), Eugene T.
$5 (14th donation), Bhavinder Jassar
$5 (14th donation), Kouji Sugibayashi
$5 (8th donation), Hemant Patel
$5 (5th donation), Ronny G. aka “127.o.o.1”
$5 (4th donation), Joseph G.
$5 (4th donation), Marcelo S.
$5 (4th donation), Danial B.
$5 (3rd donation), Arkādijs S.
$5 (3rd donation), Nenad G.
$5 (3rd donation), Jason N. aka “IggyNelix”
$5 (3rd donation), Jozo M.
$5 (2nd donation), Jan F.
$5 (2nd donation), Sávio Rodrigues
$5 (2nd donation), Emilot Margus aka “Emilot
$5 (2nd donation), Marek A.
$5 (2nd donation), Jan Miszura
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$5 (2nd donation), James H.
$5, Tom’s E-Store
$5, Kannan M.
$5, Dimitri V.
$5, Robert L.
$5, Michail V.
$5, Cecilia B.
$5, Brody A.
$5, Gunnar O.
$5, Jay H.
$5, Alexandru H.
$5, Victor J. C. C.
$5, Bolshakov P.
$5, Caio C. M.
$5, Leigh E.
$5, Stuart B.
$5, Michael C.
$5, O. Rönn
$5, Gernot K.
$5, Jean P. S. Costa
$5, Dariusz B.
$5, Daniel J.
$5, Laurent D.
$5, David G.
$5, James H.
$5, Hector G. aka “Business Intelligence and Analytics
$5, Turgut Uyar
$5, Baptiste G.
$5, Max H.
$5, Tom H.
$5, Alpine A.
$5, Vanessa F.
$5, Tree Removal aka “Tree Care
$5, Kevin T.
$5, Julio C. B. Monqueiro aka “juliomonq
$5, Auctior Ltd
$5, Peter N.
$5, Le M.
$5, Carmen M.
$5, Gabriel R. G.
$5, Luke W.
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$5, Mark F.
$5, David F.
$5, Dmitry aka “holeech”
$5, G S.
$5, Alessandro C.
$5, Ying Z.
$4 (7th donation), Laura NL aka “lauranl
$4, Alex L.
$4, Bastianino G. F.
$3.45 (17th donation), Paul B. aka “Dude
$3 (8th donation), demi pension cheval
$3, Holger L.
$3, Jürgen L.
$3, Szymon B.
$3, Takatosi A.
$3, Luís P. S. B. D. S.
$2.22, Chris J.
$2.11, Noah Z.
$82.95 from 69 smaller donations

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Many thanks to all the people who donated to us and who help to fund our project. Donations are down to about 60% of what they were last year, but they’re still quite high. In the first trimesters of 2015, 2016 and 2017 we respectively received $23k, $40k and $25k. Our development team has gotten bigger and our budget is being extended to include some administrators and designers. Other figures and metrics indicate we’re growing so this probably just reflects an exceptional year for donations in 2016.

Mint 13 EOL

Linux Mint 13 ‘Maya’ reached EOL (End Of Life). If you are using this release please follow the instructions posted on the forums by our administration team:

Our project is 10 years old. It had many highs and lows but if I had to point at the most significant issue we had to overcome I would point at the loss of GNOME 2 in Linux Mint 12. I remember this development cycle as one of the most intense we ever went through and the implementation of Cinnamon in Linux Mint 13 alongside a stable MATE edition was a huge relief for us. Linux Mint 13 brought a solution to that problem which unlike MGSE in Mint 12 was solid, viable and didn’t break with the past. This release is the one I remember the most fondly, it has a special meaning for me also because of its codename.


Linux Mint 18.2 will also have a very meaningful codename and a special place in the heart of one of our developers.

I would like to address my support and my deepest sympathy to Michael Webster, one of our friends within the development team, for the loss of his wife Sonya.

I can’t think of anything more painful than losing a loved one. We feel a lot of fraternity and sadness after what happened.

It is an honor for us to be able to commemorate her name.

Farewell Sonya and to you Michael, it is a real pleasure and privilege to be developing with you. I hope you do well.

MATE 1.18 coming to LMDE

Version 1.18 of the MATE desktop environment is coming to LMDE this week. This is an important update because the entire desktop is now built against GTK3.

To prepare for this update, the team ported mintMenu to GTK3 and is now adapting themes and ironing out issues.

Big changes in Cinnamon 3.4

The Cinnamon Settings Daemon is responsible for power management, X settings, input devices, screen resolution and rotation and many other aspects of the desktop environment. In previous versions it was run as a single process called cinnamon-settings-daemon. When something went wrong it was hard to troubleshoot which part of it was responsible for the issue and if it crashed everything went down.

In the upcoming Cinnamon 3.4 the settings daemon will be split into multiple processes. Each plugin (i.e. area of responsibility) will run its own process, making it easy to identify excessive CPU or memory usage and isolating crashes to only affect a particular plugin without impacting the rest of the desktop.

Similarly, Nemo (the file manager) will be split into two separate processes. One for the desktop icons, which will run in isolation, and one for the file manager windows.

To provide improvements in terms of performance and memory usage, CJS (the Cinnamon Javascript Interpreter) was rebased on a newer version of GJS (its GNOME ancestor). It’s still compatible with mozjs24 but it also gained compatibility with mozjs38. For now it will continue to use mozjs24 in LMDE but it will run on a backported mozjs38 in Linux Mint 18.2.

Last but not least, Nemo might get a desktop grid in Cinnamon 3.4.

Cinnamon Spices website

The Spices website is now fully ready:

It supports oauth authentication via Google, Facebook and Github and lets you post comments and like your favorite Cinnamon spices.

The maintenance of the spices themselves continues on Github. We’re getting ever closer to a situation where every single applet, desklet, extension and theme “just works”. Localization support and translations are also being added on a daily basis so 3rd party elements in your desktop environment appear in your own language.

This is a huge improvement for Cinnamon because the quality of its spices has a impact on how it is perceived.

The security aspects are significant as well. On the maintenance side, we moved from a workflow where anonymous people could upload code to a website and have it run by users on their own desktop, to one where each change is tracked, reviewed and version controlled publicly on Github. On the server side, we moved from in-house accounts where we had to store emails and passwords (information we do not need ourselves) to delegating authentication to 3rd party services such as Google/Facebook/Github via oauth.

We’re delighted with all these changes. I hope you’ll enjoy the website and the spices going forward.

Many thanks to all the developers involved in all these changes, I won’t name them.. there’s quite a few 🙂

Display Manager

I’m happy to confirm that Linux Mint 18.2 will switch to the LightDM display manager.

Though, because of its close ties with Unity, GNOME, Ubuntu and indicators, unity-greeter will not be used.

It was forked to develop a similar yet independent greeter called Slick-Greeter.

Slick-Greeter looks like Unity-Greeter but provides the following benefits:

  • It is cross-distribution and should work pretty much anywhere.
  • All panel applets are embedded. No external indicators are launched or loaded.
  • No settings daemon are launched or loaded.
  • It supports HiDPI.
  • Sessions are validated. If a default/chosen session isn’t present on the system, the greeter scans for known sessions in /usr/share/xsessions and replaces the invalid session choice with a valid session.
  • Screenshots can be taken by pressing PrintScrn.
  • It is graphically configurable (via another project called lightdm-settings)

Other news

We’ve got both good and bad news this month… I’ll start with the bad news.

Last month we hinted at the possibility of a partnership and the manufacturing of Linux Mint laptops.  This won’t happen just yet. We were seduced by the quality of the laptops but we didn’t think the design was unique enough. In particular it looked too similar to a MacBook (which is a very good thing for a laptop really, but it didn’t work for us). I’m confident we’ll do a “MintBook” one day, but we’ll take our time, it might be aluminum, it might be another material, it will certainly be a great unit the day it happens but it will also need to feel very special.

And now the good news. If you’re a fan of the series “Mr Robot” and eagerly awaiting Season 3, keep your eyes peeled the next time you see Elliot on a computer 😉


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Platinum Sponsors:
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Gold Sponsors:
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Donations in March:

A total of $7,877 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 419 donors:

$200 (2nd donation), Scott G.
$150 (21st donation), Ralph Siegler aka “ziggy
$108 (3rd donation), Anton D.
$108, P. M. D. .
$108, H. W. .
$100 (7th donation), James P. aka “Retired IT”
$100 (3rd donation), Pasi K.
$100 (3rd donation), anonymous
$100 (2nd donation), Ronald B.
$100 (2nd donation), Randall H.
$100 (2nd donation), Jonathan McDowell
$100, H. M. .
$100, aka “bland2”
$100, J. F. .
$100, Kristoffer H.
$100, L. D. .
$81, Benny A.
$75, Gene L.
$54 (2nd donation), Allart P.
$54, Holger D.
$54, Ji F. F.
$54, M. A. .
$54, B. S. .
$50 (17th donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$50 (3rd donation), Wade T.
$50 (2nd donation), Paul T. aka “Tabo”
$50 (2nd donation), Eric D. aka “thaieric”
$50, R. G. .
$50, W. B. .
$50, V.R.P. aka “VR of N.E. IN.”
$50, Randall L.
$50, Over The Top SEO
$50, D. G. .
$50, Frank F.
$50, Perrie F.
$50, G. W. .
$50, L. H. .
$50, D. K. .
$50, Gary H.
$43, Jacques M.
$40 (2nd donation), Dominic B.
$40, Daniel P.
$40, P. P. .
$40, TechMaxWare
$40, Mark W.
$40, E. S. .
$40, M. B. .
$38 (29th donation), Mark W.
$35.1, M. B. .
$32 (85th donation), Olli K.
$32, Susanne E. W.
$32, Ian S.
$32, Heinz B.
$32, J. T. .
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$32, Guillaume L.
$30 (4th donation), Jason H
$30 (2nd donation), Leopold H.
$30, Denis A. W.
$30, Christian M.
$30, F. L. M. .
$30, T. S. .
$30, Brian D.
$30, D. L. .
$30, Simon B.
$27 (11th donation), Ky LMDE
$27 (4th donation), Antun K.
$27 (3rd donation), Jerry L.
$27, Timo M.
$27, S. C. .
$25 (68th donation), Ronald W.
$25 (24th donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan ”
$25 (8th donation), Jeffery J.
$25 (7th donation), Jeffery J.
$25 (6th donation), Mathieu D.
$25 (6th donation), George H.
$25 (4th donation), Jack C.
$25 (3rd donation), John A.
$25 (3rd donation), Robert A.
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New components available

April saw the releases of Cinnamon 3.0 and MATE 1.14 which will be featured in the upcoming Linux Mint 18.

As part of the “xapps” initiative, which aims to produce cross-desktop and cross-distribution software, we also released the following applications:

  • A media player based on totem, called xplayer.
  • A text editor based on pluma, called xed.
  • A picture viewer based on eog, called xviewer.
  • A document reader based on atril, called xreader.

These 4 applications will be featured as default in Linux Mint 18, where they will replace totem, gedit, pluma, eog, eom, evince, atril and possibly ristretto.

LMDE 2 “Betsy” started to get some of the updates prepared for Linux Mint 18. Cinnamon 3.0, MATE 1.14 and the 4 Xapps mentioned above are already available in the Betsy repositories.

Changes in release management

Recently, a lot of work was done to improve and simplify release management and the production of our ISO images.

Until now our release cycle consisted in the production and testing of 18 ISO images (4 Beta, 8 Stable, 2 OEM and 4 NoCodecs) and 5 separate events (Beta, Cinnamon/MATE Stable, OEM/NoCodec, Upgrade path, Xfce/KDE). This represented a formidable amount of work but although some of it greatly contributed to making Linux Mint better, some aspects only marginally improved things. For instance, our QA process, BETA releases, and the feedback we get from them are invaluable and they are key in the quality of our distribution. Upgrade paths which were introduced in Linux Mint 17.1 are also very appreciated. In contrast, although the absence of codecs is important for magazine and distributors and OEM installation images are required for manufacturers to pre-install Linux Mint on computers they’re selling to their customers, this is an area where a lot of work is done for a very small portion of our audience.

Although the rationale made sense (codecs could be played in live sessions, the decision to have them could be made prior to downloading the ISO and thus didn’t require additional installation steps, OEM installations were clearly separated from mainstream ISOs and out of reach of novice users, particularly people previously experienced with downloading and installing Windows and who interpreted “OEM” as an opposite to “Customized”), it was very costly and it only slightly improved our distribution.

With this in mind, OEM installation disks and NoCodec images will no longer be released. Instead, similar to other distributions, images will ship without codecs and will support both traditional and OEM installations.

This will reduce our release cycle to 4 separate events and the production and testing of 12 ISO images.

Multimedia codecs can be installed easily:

  • From the welcome screen, by clicking on “Multimedia Codecs”
  • or from the main menu, by clicking on “Menu”->”Sound and Video”->”Install Multimedia Codecs”
  • or during the installation process, by clicking a checkbox option.

Updated package base

The package base for Linux Mint 18 is Ubuntu 16.04, a very recent Ubuntu release freshly synced from the Debian repositories. This new base provides us with a lot of updated software, new system and hardware stacks, a newer version of Xorg and newer kernels and drivers.

While porting our changes and adapting our packages to the new base, we found that many of the lower-level fixes and corrections which were applied in Linux Mint 17.x were no longer needed in Linux Mint 18. New regressions might surface as we get to know our base better, especially during the BETA phase, but for now it’s a very promising sign.

Hardware support is also much improved. One of the Asus laptops I have here was specifically purchased to tackle a number of hardware issues present in the previous base. The operating system wouldn’t run without “nomodeset” and the touchpad wasn’t properly recognized. Moving to the new base, everything works out of the box. The new nouveau (no pun intended) drivers require no special boot arguments, the touchpad works fine, the driver manager installs the NVIDIA drivers and support for optimus prime (nothing intended here either), you reboot the computer and you’ve got full acceleration and the applet is there to let you switch GPUs.

We’re not finished with hardware testing yet, but things look good so far. Another laptop used for testing is the Apple MacBook Pro and here, everything looks promising as well. The installation of the Broadcom drivers works as well as before, power and idle events seem to be well supported, it looks like screen brightness and keyboard backlight even properly get restored upon reboots now (this was something we considered but weren’t keen on fixing in Cinnamon, as it needed to happen upstream).

The issue affecting Logitech Unified Receivers, which made wireless keyboards always use an American layout in the login screen, was also fixed. And of course, the newer Linux 4.4 kernel brings support for more hardware devices and components, some of which weren’t recognized in Linux Mint 17.x.

The new theme

We talked about a new theme and we noticed two things: First, that some of you were very excited about it. And second, that some of you were also scared of the changes this would introduce. I think I’ve got good news for everybody. We decided to join the new trend and jump on the bandwagon (as people say) with a new “flat” theme called “Mint-Y”, based on the very popular “Arc” and “Moka” themes. But, we also decided not to be bold and so rather than a brutal change we’ll be introducing this new theme slowly and supporting both the old “Mint-X” and the new “Mint-Y”.

Both themes will be installed by default in Linux Mint 18, and the theme used by default will be “Mint-X”, giving Linux Mint 18 the exact same default look at Linux Mint 17.

But we’ll also continue to work on the “Mint-Y” theme, and not only leading towards Linux Mint 18, but also after its release.

You might wonder why we’re not using this new theme as default right now.. and there’s a couple of reasons:

  • We want to know how much you like it. Not just by looking at screenshots, but by using it, for 6 months, for a year. We don’t want to change styles just because we think it might “look” better, we’ll provide both styles to you and eventually if the day comes where a huge majority prefer the new theme, then we’ll follow that and start using it as the new default.
  • We want it to mature. Right now it works and there are only a couple of known issues with it, but as you, millions of users, starts using it and confronting it to the hundreds of thousands of available applications out there I’m sure you’re going to find a lot of paper cuts with it. Mint-X has been carefully tuned and improved for years thanks to your feedback. Mint-Y is brand new and it needs some of that.
  • We want your feedback to impact its design. Although some aspects are finalized, others are likely to change. Your feedback will help us with tints and colors. Icons in particular aren’t something we’re satisfied with (although app icons look pretty good, places, mimes, status icons are still largely undecided). We want to get people talking about this, contributing to the theme on github, experimenting with ideas and alternatives and this becomes much easier if everybody already runs Linux Mint 18 and has the theme installed.

Here is what the theme currently looks like:

Titlebars can be either light or dark, and controls can be either light, dark or using a mix of the two like in the screenshot below, where toolbars and menubars are dark but the rest of the window is light:

In the menu you can see the some of the Moka icons used for applications, and the Paper icons used for directories.

HiDPI support

A lot of work also went into porting many of our applications to GTK3/Python3/Gsettings and improving their HiDPI support. This includes most of the Mint tools but also the Xapps.

Firefox also switched and now also supports HiDPI.

We’re also considering migrating MATE 1.16 (although this is for the next cycle, in preparation for Linux Mint 18.1).


The BETA release for Linux Mint 18 is expected in June. No particular dates will be given and the ISOs will come out “when ready”.


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Donations in March:

A total of $14286 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 574 donors:

$500 (3rd donation), Am33r
$500, Karen F.
$400, Construction Data & Research
$277, Karl W.
$150, John M.
$133, Joseph C.
$111 (3rd donation), Sten L.
$111, Jens-peter U.
$111, Laurent Lefebvre aka “Thelvyn”
$107 (9th donation), Hendrik S.
$107, Federico L.
$107, Maximilian F.
$107, Rudolf S.
$100, Ulrich F.
$100, Jeff S.
$100, Simon R.
$100, Alan L.
$100, Anders L.
$100, Randolph N.
$100, Christopher R.
$100, Mike O.
$100, Florian P.
$100, Thomas O.
$100, Jay F.
$100, Steve E.
$80, Thorbjørn H.
$75, Timothy H.
$64, Corentin S.
$64, Brian B.
$55 (2nd donation), Mark P.
$54 (2nd donation), Mikko I.
$54 (2nd donation), Barbara B.
$54, Aurélien A.
$54, Rocco C.
$54, Wolfgang G.
$54, Blaz P.
$54, Daniel S.
$54, Torsten M.
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$54, John F.
$54, Roland D.J.
$50 (69th donation), Matthew M.
$50 (3rd donation), George H.
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$50, William C. B.
$50, Jennifer A. D.
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$50, Jim L.
$50, Edward O.
$50, Randall T.
$50, Boguslaw S.
$50, William S.
$50, Dean G.
$50, Greg
$50, Ingo L.
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$50, Michael D.
$50, Glenn M.
$50, Steve S. aka “Orffen”
$50, Tim N.
$50, Harry M.
$50, Mihai I.
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$50, John M.
$50, Jim J.
$50, Curtis W.
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$50, Swee O.
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$50, Wayne C.
$50, Jan S.
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$44, Markus S.
$44, Franz Josef Jobst aka “FJJ
$43 (3rd donation), Bruno N.
$42 (2nd donation), The Hunting of the Snark
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$40, Minh H.
$40, Tom O.
$40, Petr P.
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$33, Marco Pieretti
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$32, David V.
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$30.29, Steve W.
$30 (5th donation), Anne-christine U.
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$30 (2nd donation), Stefan S.
$30 (2nd donation), Richard H.
$30, Jay B.
$30, John D.
$30, Jeffrey J.
$30, Craig P.
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$27, anonymous
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$25.2 (4th donation), Marcin Ziółkowski aka Mario Nesta
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$25 (13th donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan ”
$25 (12th donation), Peter D.
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