Many thanks for your donations and for your support!

I’ll be brief today because we’re a little bit late in our schedule. The holiday season is coming and so is Linux Mint 21.3.

Linux Mint 21.3

The ISO images for Linux Mint 21.3 are currently in QA. We’re almost done with the testing. We’re expecting a BETA release this week.

Nemo Actions

Right-click an .iso file. You see “Verify” and “Make bootable USB stick” in the context menu? These are Nemo actions.

Until now actions were provided by packages and we only shipped actions which were useful to most people. These two actions, for instance, are part of the mintstick package.

Starting with Cinnamon 6.0, you’ll be able to download, enable and rate actions the same way as applets, desklets, extensions and Cinnamon themes.

Actions will be a new type of Cinnamon spices.

We’ll see a huge variety of new actions popping up in the community and available in Cinnamon.

Wayland Support

With Linux Mint 21.3 and Cinnamon 6.0 we’ll start providing experimental (as in ALPHA) support for Wayland. As previously announced this won’t take priority over Xorg, we’ll take our time to fix Wayland issues, but we’ll start accepting bug reports nonetheless.

We have a dedicated Github repository for issues related to Wayland, whether they need fixing in Cinnamon, in an XApp project, a Mint tool or anything software project we maintain:

Other News

Hypnotix recently received the ability to set favorite channels. It will also feature the ability to create custom channels. If you have a link to stream from, whether it’s live or not, you’ll be able to turn it into a custom TV channel. This makes it possible to use Hypnotix without any playlist or any IPTV provider. You could even use this to create channels for your favorite YouTube music videos.

In Slick Greeter, the login screen, the alignment of the login box is now configurable.

Bulky, the batch file renaming tool, received support for thumbnails and drag and drop.

In Pix, video playback now takes the video orientation into account and automatically rotates it.


Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Gold Sponsors:
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Silver Sponsors:
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Donations in October:

A total of $8,841 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 323 donors:

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Here are the news for this month.


Debian releases (which Mint and Ubuntu are based on) are named after toys from the movie Toy Story. In this movie there’s a child who breaks toys. His name is Sid. Debian named its unstable release after him. Sid breaks toys, Sid breaks Debian, this is where the unstable software goes.

Mint releases are given a girl name. Each release has her Romeo which can potentially break her heart. Romeo is where the unstable software goes.

Unstable Mint releases are not available to the public until they reach BETA. For instance right now you can’t download Mint 21.3. It doesn’t even have a name yet. To push unstable software and make it available to alpha-testers we don’t use a release, we use a repository component.

In the Mint repositories, for any release, you’ll find stable components (main, upstream, import, backport), and the unstable component: romeo.

You can enable this component in the Software Sources. Of course it’s not recommended unless you want to help us test unstable software, at the risk of experiencing regressions and possible package conflicts.

In the past Romeo was used by the development team to quickly test packages. Unstable packages were put there for just a few hours, sometimes even just a few minutes.

Going forward we’ll use Romeo to push new features and the changes we’re working on in preparation for the next release. This will allow alpha-testers to run unstable versions of Cinnamon, Xapp, Mint tools etc.. without having to compile anything. It will also replace our unstable PPA.


New features were added to Hypnotix, the TV viewer application, in preparation for the Linux Mint 21.3 release this Christmas.

Channels will be able to be saved as favorites.

Your favorite channels will be independent of their provider. This will allow you to have all your favorites in one place, even if they come from multiple TV providers.

Another important change was made. Under the hood, Hypnotix uses libmpv which itself relies on yt-dlp to stream Youtube channels. Although the upstream yt-dlp project is quick to react to Youtube changes when they break compatibility, the yt-dlp system package (whether it’s in Debian or Ubuntu) isn’t updated as often.

To ensure Youtube channels continue to work when the yt-dlp package is outdated we added the ability for Hypnotix to download and update its own local version of yt-dlp.

Note that for security reasons updates are triggered manually and the local version of yt-dlp only gets used by Hypnotix (it does not replace the system version for other applications).


The work started on Wayland. As mentioned earlier this year, this was identified as one of the major challenges our project had to tackle in the mid to long term. Priority had been given to ISO tools and Secureboot over new features for 21.3 already, we felt it was time to invest some resources into Wayland as well.

Here’s Cinnamon running in Wayland:

We don’t expect it to replace Xorg as default any time soon, not in 21.3, not in 22.x, but we want to be ready all the same.

Cinnamon 6.0, planned for Mint 21.3 this year, will feature experimental Wayland support. You’ll be able to select between Cinnamon (the default session, running on Xorg) and Cinnamon on Wayland from the login screen.

The Wayland session won’t be as stable as the default one. It will lack features and it will come with its own limitations. We won’t recommend it but you’ll be able to give it a shot if you want to and it’ll be there for interested people if they want to give us feedback.

A board was set up to keep track of Wayland development. It’s available at

As you can see on the board many things are missing or broken but we’ve got a functional session with window, applications and workspace management. We’re able to log in, run most apps, manipulate windows, workspaces, nemo, the panel etc..

We wanted to have a clear picture of the work involved, so we wanted to start now. In terms of timing we don’t think we need Wayland support to be fully ready (i.e. to be a better Cinnamon option for most people) before 2026 (Mint 23.x). That leaves us 2 years to identify and to fix all the issues. It’s something we’ll continue to work on. Whenever it happens, assuming it does, we’ll consider switching defaults. We’ll use the best tools to do the job and provide the best experience. Today that means Xorg. Tomorrow it might mean Wayland. We’ll be ready and compatible with both.


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Gold Sponsors:
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Donations in September:

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$146, Kevin W.
$120 (3rd donation), George C.
$108, noppx
$108, Simon J. Sparks
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$10, Paolo Domenico A.
$10, Paul C.
$10, Pavin Joseph
$10, Rob G.
$10, Ruotong C.
$10, Yves G.
$8 (32nd donation), Sami Mannila
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$7, Dave R.
$6 (2nd donation), Przemyszaw T.
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ISO images and SecureBoot

A few months ago we mentioned that our ISO production tools and framework needed an upgrade. This was done prior to releasing LMDE 6 and Mint 21.2 EDGE and it allowed us to bring back support for Secureboot in both of these releases.

We’re now able to produce ISO images faster than before and in a much simpler way. We also greatly reduced the internal differences between our Mint and LMDE images. They should support a wider variety of BIOS and EFI implementations and they now boot the same way.


While working on LMDE 6 we came across applications written with GTK4/libAdwaita. These applications are designed for GNOME only and do not support themes. This makes them look different than all other apps and out of place within the desktop.

We solved this issue in LMDE 6 by removing one of them and downgrading the other apps back to their GTK3 versions.

Going forward we’ll need to come up with a decision on how to handle this long-term. This is something that will need to be done in preparation for Linux Mint 22.


LMDE 6 and Mint 21.2 EDGE were recently released.

These releases come with kernels 6.1 and 6.2 respectively, updated grub versions and secureboot support. Both releases feature the latest changes and new features announced in Linux Mint 21.2.


LMDE 5 will reach End of Life on July 1st 2024.

Past that date the repositories will continue to work but the release will no longer receive bug fixes or security updates.

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