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2014.09.15

News

Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed ‘Rebecca’

Codenames on the 17.1 series were allowed to break the tradition. They won’t start with a Q, as they should, but with an R instead. It wasn’t easy to find a codename starting with Q initially, and with the move to LTS it’s getting harder and harder as the series might get a total of 4 or more releases.

The first 17.x point release will be Linux Mint 17.1 codename ‘Rebecca’.

Rebecca is of Hebrew origin and its meaning is “to bind”. The name was borne in the Bible by the wife of Isaac. It was also made famous since 1938 by the book from Daphne du Maurier entitled “Rebecca” and adapted into a movie by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940.

Despite its “R” name, Rebecca will share the same base as Qiana. Linux Mint 17 users will have the choice to upgrade or not, and that upgrade will be both easy and safe.

by Clem at 2014.09.15 10:56 AM

2014.09.10

Segfault

GTK 3.10.8~6 ready for testing in Romeo

An update to GTK made its way to Romeo today and fixes the following issues:

Beta-testers can apply this update by enabling the Romeo repository in Software Sources.

Please use the comment section below if you encounter any issue or experience a regression with this update.

by clem at 2014.09.10 11:21 AM

2014.09.09

Segfault

Cinnamon Screensaver gets custom date format

Corbin added support for custom date and time formats in the screensaver.

You can use that to give the date and time the format you want, or you can remove them and get a clean screensaver which only shows the background.. or you can write whatever you want in there (for instance: “KIDS: DON’T TOUCH MY COMPUTER!!”) :)

I guess you could already do that with the away message.. ah well, more customization :)

Note: Joseph is working on adding “background slideshows” to Cinnamon. That should also impact cinnamon-screensaver when it’s ready.

by clem at 2014.09.09 09:10 AM

2014.09.08

News

Monthly News – August 2014

News:

  • Many thanks to our sponsors and to the 300 people who donated to us. 7 developers received funds in August as the result of the work they performed to improve our distribution. Development was extremely varied and a lot of fun. The team came up with some really cool ideas, one of which I’ll describe below.
  • The upcoming release of the new LMDE was codenamed “Betsy” and given version “2″. Although the release is planned for November, a lot of work went into it already, the repositories were set up, cinnamon 2.2 was ported and many improvements are being added to the installer.
  • A new project was started to improve the quality and access to documentation in Linux Mint. The “Official User Guide” is now automatically generated to various formats such as PDF, ePUB, HTML, translated in various languages on Launchpad and integrated within the OS as a Yelp DocBook guide. In Linux Mint 17.1 you should therefore see it in your own language by just press F1. We’re also tying various parts of the OS with the help system to give better contextual help. Pressing F1 in the Update Manager for instance will show the appropriate relevant paragraph on Software Updates.

Development preview:

The team focused on making folder navigation more fun.

Going forward, Linux Mint will ship with multiple colors. For those who don’t like green, you’ll be able to switch your icons and controls to blue, grey, pink..etc.

We’re adding emblems support to Nemo, so you’re able to add little emblem icons to files and folders:

… and to change the color of individual folders:

Finally, the Nemo toolbar and its path bar were re-designed to look better and integrate well with other themes (This is visible on the 2nd and 3rd screenshots).

In MATE, Caja already features emblems support and it will also receive the ability to color individual folders.

For more details on these new features, please visit Segfault at http://segfault.linuxmint.com

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsors:
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To become a sponsor or to see the full list of Linux Mint sponsors, please visit: http://www.linuxmint.com/sponsors.php

Donations:

A total of $7350 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 300 donors:

  • $400, Spencer F.
  • $208.19, KDC Marfond
  • $150, Joanna R.
  • $144.57, Karl-heinz F.
  • $130.12 (7th donation), Goran A.
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by Clem at 2014.09.08 03:40 PM