Linux Mint — Release Information  

Here are the minimum hardware system requirements (minreq, sysreq, hw req) for currently supported Linux Mint editions.
These are the End-of-Life (EOL / supported until) dates and main components comprising the currently supported Linux Mint releases.
This is a timeline of currently supported and possible future Linux Mint releases.
(Hover mouse over a release to see tooltip when Line Under Mouse is unchecked.)
Please note: Any timeframes and statements reported here are unofficial, speculative and estimated. Linux Mint releases when ready. Also, even if an item is footnoted, plans could change; it happens in computer projects and life all the time. :)
This roadmap comes directly from the Linux Mint Roadmap. However, it is formatted for HTML instead of using simple preformatted text.
In other words, same text, but a lot easier to read. Here is a link to all the roadmap files.
These data come directly from the Linux Mint New Bug Reports file. However, it is formatted for HTML instead of using simple preformatted text.
In other words, same text, but a lot easier to read. Here is a link to all the roadmap files.
These data come directly from the Linux Mint Triaged Reports file. However, it is formatted for HTML instead of using simple preformatted text.
In other words, same text, but a lot easier to read. Here is a link to all the roadmap files.
These data come directly from the Linux Mint Improvements Selected for the Future file. However, it is formatted for HTML instead of using simple preformatted text.
In other words, same text, but a lot easier to read. Here is a link to all the roadmap files.
These data come directly from the Linux Mint Fixed Issues file. However, it is formatted for HTML instead of using simple preformatted text.
In other words, same text, but a lot easier to read. Here is a link to all the roadmap files.
Here you can find the release announcement links into the Linux Mint Main Blog for the currently supported releases.
Each section is ordered by date starting with the more recent blog posts.
Here you can find links into the Linux Mint Main Blog for the currently supported releases, plus links to Release Notes, New Features, download mirrors, packages, etc..
Here you can find Linux Mint blog links for Linux Mint and Linux Mint Debian Edition releases that are no longer supported plus End-of-Life (EOL) information.
Here you can find links into the Linux Mint Main Blog and other Linux Mint websites for all the release announcements.
This includes links to Release Notes, New Features, download mirrors, packages, etc. and includes releases that are no longer supported.

Supported Versions

  Linux Mint 17.3 — Rosa
Linux Mint 18.2 — Sonya Linux Mint 17.2 — Rafaela
Linux Mint 18.1 — Serena Linux Mint 17.1 — Rebecca
Linux Mint 18 — Sarah Linux Mint 17 — Qiana

  Linux Mint 17.3 — Rosa
Linux Mint 18.2 — Sonya Linux Mint 17.2 — Rafaela
Linux Mint 18.1 — Serena Linux Mint 17.1 — Rebecca
Linux Mint 18 — Sarah Linux Mint 17 — Qiana

Versions Which Have Reached End-of-Life

Linux Mint 16 — Petra Linux Mint 12 — Lisa Linux Mint 8 — Helena Linux Mint 4 — Daryna
Linux Mint 15 — Olivia Linux Mint 11 — Katya Linux Mint 7 — Gloria Linux Mint 3 — Cassandra, Celena
Linux Mint 14 — Nadia Linux Mint 10 — Julia Linux Mint 6 — Felicia Linux Mint 1, 2 — Ada, Barbara, Bea, Bianca
Linux Mint 13 — Maya Linux Mint 9 — Isadora Linux Mint 5 — Elyssa  


Linux Mint 18.2 — Sonya

Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce [151] Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Cinnamon released! [152] Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” MATE released! [153] Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Xfce released!
  • 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • 15 GB of disk space (20 GB recommended)
KDE [154] Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” KDE released!
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 15 GB of disk space (20GB recommended)

Linux Mint 17 — Qiana

Cinnamon and MATE [19] Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Cinnamon released! [20] Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” MATE released!
  • 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • 5 GB of disk space (20 GB recommended)
KDE [21] Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” KDE released!
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 10 GB of disk space (20GB recommended)
Xfce [22] Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Xfce released!
  • 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • 10 GB of disk space

Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 — Betsy

Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) gets updates as they are released, so this list continues to change from the default installation. [37] LMDE 2 “Betsy” Cinnamon released! Except for some system updates (like new kernels), these updates are installed by default when using the Update Manager.

Released April 2015 — LTS — Supported until May 2018 (May 2020) [38] List of Debian releases - Release table
Updated ISO images released March 2017 [132] New ISO images for LMDE 2 “Betsy”
Cinnamon 3.2 [97] Comment by Clem November 13th, 2016 at 2:02 pm
MATE 1.16.1 [96] Monthly News — November 2016
MDM 2.0.13
Linux kernel 3.2 or later
X.Org 1.16.4
GTK 3.14.5 [41] Comment by Clem Nov 1, 2014 19:05 [42] Monthly News — November 2014
Mesa 10.3.2
Debian 8 Stable (Jessie) package base [37] LMDE 2 “Betsy” Cinnamon released!
X-Apps [34] Monthly News — April 2016
X-Apps current versions: xed 1.4.6, xplayer 1.4.3, xviewer 1.4.3, xreader 1.4.4, pix 1.4.5

Linux Mint 18.2 — Sonya

Released July 2, 2017 — LTS — Supported until April 2021 [151] Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Cinnamon released! [152] Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” MATE released! [153] Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Xfce released! [154] Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” KDE released!
Cinnamon 3.4 [113] Comment by Clem Apr 26, 2016 10:14 [145] New Features in Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon
MATE 1.18 [136] Edit by Clem to comment dated May 1st, 2017 at 8:40 am [147] New Features in Linux Mint 18.2 MATE
KDE Plasma 5.8 [149] New Features in Linux Mint 18.2 KDE
Xfce [148] New Features in Linux Mint 18.2 Xfce
Xfce 4.12
Whisker menu 1.7.2
xfwm4 window manager 4.13
LightDM Display Manager (Login Manager) [137] Monthly News — April 2017 [145] New Features in Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon
SDDM Display Manager (Login Manager) for KDE
Linux kernel 4.8.0-53 [145] New Features in Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon [147] New Features in Linux Mint 18.2 MATE [148] New Features in Linux Mint 18.2 Xfce [149] New Features in Linux Mint 18.2 KDE
linux-firmware 1.157.10 [145] New Features in Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon [147] New Features in Linux Mint 18.2 MATE [148] New Features in Linux Mint 18.2 Xfce [149] New Features in Linux Mint 18.2 KDE
GNOME (GTK) 3.18
Mesa 12.0.6 [144] Edit by Clem to comment dated June 1st, 2017 at 5:43 pm
Cinnamon desktop grid to align and sort icons automatically in various ways [145] New Features in Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon
CJS Javascript interpreter rebased on mozjs 38 [145] New Features in Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon
Cinnamon Spices website was rewritten from scratch [145] New Features in Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon
More documentation on updates, slight redefinition of update levels, and a CLI update tool. [146] New features in Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon — Update Manager
Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) package base [145] New Features in Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon

Linux Mint 18.1 — Serena

LTS — Supported until April 2021 [123] Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released! [124] Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” MATE released! [129] Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Xfce released! [130] Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” KDE released!
Cinnamon and MATE released December 16, 2016
Xfce and KDE released January 27, 2017

Cinnamon 3.2 [116] New features in Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon
MATE 1.16 [117] New features in Linux Mint 18.1 MATE
KDE Plasma 5.8.4 [122] KDE Plasma 5.8
Xfce 4.12 [126] New Features in Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce
MDM 2.0 [116] New features in Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon [117] New features in Linux Mint 18.1 MATE [126] New Features in Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce
SDDM Display Manager (Login Manager) for KDE
Linux kernel 4.4.0-53 [116] New features in Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon [117] New features in Linux Mint 18.1 MATE [126] New Features in Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce [128] New features in Linux Mint 18.1 KDE
linux-firmware 1.157.5 [116] New features in Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon [117] New features in Linux Mint 18.1 MATE [126] New Features in Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce [128] New features in Linux Mint 18.1 KDE
X.Org 1.18.4
GNOME (GTK) 3.18.9
Mesa 11.2.0
Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) package base [116] New features in Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon [117] New features in Linux Mint 18.1 MATE [126] New Features in Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce [128] New features in Linux Mint 18.1 KDE
Vertical panels for Cinnamon [116] New features in Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon
Whisker application menu 1.6.2 for Xfce [126] New Features in Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce

Linux Mint 18 — Sarah

LTS — Supported until April 2021 [26] New features in Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon
Cinnamon and MATE released June 30, 2016
Xfce released August 2, 2016
KDE released September 9th, 2016

Cinnamon 3.0 [26] New features in Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon
MATE 1.14 [27] New features in Linux Mint 18 MATE
KDE Plasma 5.6.5 [28] Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE — BETA Release
Xfce 4.12 [29] New features in Linux Mint 18 Xfce
MDM 2.0 [26] New features in Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon
SDDM Display Manager (Login Manager) for KDE [28] Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE — BETA Release
Linux kernel 4.4 [26] New features in Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon
X.Org 1.18 [30] Release Notes for Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon
GNOME (GTK) 3.18 [31] Monthly News — January 2016
Mesa 11.2.0
Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) package base [26] New features in Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon
New theme, named Mint-Y, based on the GTK theme, Arc, with icons from Moka [26] New features in Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon

X-Apps: [32] The first two X-Apps are ready [31] Monthly News — January 2016

Release Stage Key

1   Theoretical 5   Beta 9   Pre-EOL          Today Line
2   Anticipated 6   Release Imminent 10   EOL Imminent          Line Under Mouse
3   Alpha 7   Released 11   End-of-Life  
4   Beta Imminent 8   Debian LTS    

201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222023Stage

      19.3    1  

      19.2    1  

      19.1    1  

      19    1  

      LMDE 3      2  

Upcoming       18.3 — Sylvia    3  

Released       18.2 — Sonya    7  

      18.1 — Serena    7  

      18 — Sarah    7  

      17.3 — Rosa    7  

      17.2 — Rafaela    7  

      LMDE 2 — Betsy      7  

      17.1 — Rebecca    7  

      17 — Qiana    7  

      13 — Maya    11  

201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222023


Release Stages Explained

These stages are unofficial. Some dates, e.g., future release dates and LMDE End-of-Life dates, are speculative.

1   Theoretical: We can speculate what versions will come out and when, e.g., for LMDE 3 and LM 19. There is no official release date for LMDE 3. [83] Edit by Clem to comment dated September 30th, 2016 at 10:14 pm This LMDE 3 release date is highly speculative and based on Debian releasing approximately every two years. Debian 9, Stretch, has been released (June 17, 2017). [82] Debian Releases [134] Debian Version History — Release Table Clem said that LMDE 3 will probably be released in 2018. [155] Edit by Clem to comment dated July 30th, 2017 at 5:15 pm [156] Edit by Clem to comment dated September 18th, 2017 at 1:43 pm Clem states, “…there will be an LMDE 3….” [157] Edit by Clem to comment dated September 18th, 2017 at 4:19 pm

2   Anticipated: These are in planning. We can safely assume that features that do not make it into the current version will probably be in the next version.

3   Alpha: These are actively being developed (released when ready).

4   Beta Imminent: This stage begins when the LM Community Site indicates the ISO is Approved for BETA release and usually lasts 2–3 days. This allows for any last minute changes and allows the servers around the world to synchronize.

5   Beta: The Beta stage usually lasts 2–3 weeks. Community testing occurs, and intense bug fixing ensues.

6   Release Imminent: This stage begins when the LM Community Site indicates the ISO is Approved for Stable release and usually lasts 2–3 days. This allows for any last minute changes and allows the servers around the world to synchronize.

7   Released: This stage represents 4.5 years out of the five year support period (five years for security updates including two years for program updates). Current releases include LMDE 2, LM 17.x, LM 18, LM 18.1 and LM 18.2.

8   Debian Long Term Support: Debian LTS [85] Debian Long Term Support continues two years after the regular three years of support from the Debian Security Team. This stage represents the first 1.5 years of this two year LTS. This time is added to LMDE entries since LMDE is based on and compatible with Debian. Decisions from Linux Mint may be independent of any plans from Debian and Debian LTS.

9   Pre-End-of-Life: This is a five month, arbitrary-length period in which you should consider upgrading to a new Linux Mint version.

10   End-of-Life Imminent: This is a one month, arbitrary-length period in which you should consider upgrading to a new Linux Mint version.

11   End-of-Life: At this point, security updates are no longer provided. You probably should upgrade immediately or disconnect from the Internet (unless you are an advanced user who knows how to apply security updates manually). Otherwise you are taking a small chance. LM 1–16 are included in this group of EOL releases. Only LM 13 is shown in graph. It reached EOL on April 28, 2017. Ubuntu 12.04 (upon which LM 13 is based) reached EOL on that date. [133] Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) reaches End of Life on April 28, 2017

Future Linux Mint Versions

See also:

Linux Mint 18.3 — “Sylvia” c. December 2017 — LTS — Supported until April 2021 [76] Linux Mint 18 codenamed “Sarah” [77] Releases — Ubuntu Wiki
Cinnamon 3.6 [113] Comment by Clem Apr 26, 2016 10:14
GNOME (GTK) 3.18
MATE 1.20

Linux Mint Debian Edition 3 — “C…” c. March 2018 — LTS — Supported until May 2020 (June 2022)
There is no official release date for LMDE 3. [83] Edit by Clem to comment dated September 30th, 2016 at 10:14 pm This LMDE 3 release date is highly speculative and based on Debian releasing approximately every two years. Debian 9, Stretch, has been released (June 17, 2017). [82] Debian Releases [134] Debian Version History — Release Table Clem said that LMDE 3 will probably be released in 2018. [155] Edit by Clem to comment dated July 30th, 2017 at 5:15 pm [156] Edit by Clem to comment dated September 18th, 2017 at 1:43 pm Clem states, “…there will be an LMDE 3….” [157] Edit by Clem to comment dated September 18th, 2017 at 4:19 pm
However, New ISO images for LMDE 2 “Betsy” were released.
Linux kernel 4.9 [134] Debian Version History — Release Table [135] What’s New in Debian 9

Linux Mint 19 — “T…” c. June 2018 — LTS — Supported until July 2023

Upcoming Blog Posts

This is based on empirical data (what we have seen happen in the past).

Monthly News — October 2017

Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon — BETA Release
Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” MATE — BETA Release
Monthly News — November 2017
Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!
Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” MATE released!
Monthly News — December 2017

Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce — BETA Release
Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!
Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” KDE — BETA Release
Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” KDE released!
Monthly News — January 2018

Implemented

  • Cinnamon
    • Support for HybridSleep
    • network applet: Rescan for wireless network
    • cinnamon-settings: spices revamp
    • nemo-preview support animated gifs
    • better translations for cinnamon-session, cinnamon-settings-daemon, nemo-extensions
    •  
  • Slick
    • indicator tooltips
    • support for numlockx
    • optional panel indicators
    • LDAP options (hiding user list, manual login)
    • Added option for auto login
    •  
  • mintsources ported to GTK3
  •  
  • mintinstall
    • UI and nagivation revamp
    • GTK3 + HiDPI
    • User mode + aptdaemon backend
    • speed improvements
    •  
  • mintbackup
    • complete revamp
    • user mode + aptdaemon backend
    • revamped UI
    • revamped threading and performance
    • restricted to home dir
    • always preserves perms/times
    •  
  • mintdrivers
    • better HiDPI support
    • better CPU microcode detection/presentation
    •  
  • Xapp window-progress now supported by
    • cinnamon
    • nemo
    • mintinstall
    • mintstick
    • mintdrivers
    • mintbackup
    • synaptic dialogs (mintlocale, mintsources, mintupdate)
    •  
  • mintupdate
    • purge old kernels? https://github.com/Pjotr123/purge-old-kernels-2
    •  
  • xplayer
    • removed xplayer-mozilla
    • better fullscreen statusbar
    •  
  • xreader
    • Move history to Go menu, bring back navigation buttons into toolbar
    •  
  • nemo
    • provide configure button for extensions
    •  
  • mintreport
    • software crash troubleshooting

Done - Awaiting repos/build

  • remove mintnanny and mintupload from default software selection
  •  
  • cinnamon
    • enable hidpi by default
  • xfce
    • upgrade xfce-terminal to 0.8.0?
    •  
  • software/repo
    • ensure the presence of google-earth and skype in repo/featured
    • add timeshift
    • install mp3 support without codecs
    •  
  • chromium default config isn't applied (and DDG is set without https)

Cinnamon 3.6

  • cinnamon
    • cinnamon slow to start after boot --> delay execution of appsys/docinfo until the DE is loaded
    • reconsider inhibiting onscreen keyboards (our keyboard doesn't do locales layouts and it's quite ugly)
    •  
  • nemo
    • Mouse-cursor lag when moving files
    • Skip GVFS when possible
    • ability to search string within files and open xed at line number

Linux Mint 18.3

  • desktop-search
    • local files
    • web engines
    • recent
    • apps
    • dictionary
    • translations
    •  
  • mintwelcome
    • blurry icons in HiDPI
    • consider accompanying the user and hinting at things he/she might want to do (codecs, popular settings, popular apps etc..)
    •  
  • mintupdate
    • safeguard against package removals (for instance, don't let users perform updates which would remove sensitive packages).
    • notice to reboot the computer when appropriate
    • kernelwindow: make kernel series column desc-sorted and select the active series
    •  
  • mintreport
    • mint notices
    • implement rules and notification system
    • dmesg errors
    • foreign packages if pinned by mint
    • wrong lsb info..etc.
    • slow boot sequence
    • slow shutdown sequence
    •  
  • system
    • compiler optimization: consider optimizing compiled binaries for Cinnamon/Xapps

Roadmap

  • implement an alarm clock
  •  
  • cinnamon
    • menu keywords: looking for display in menu shows color first
    • consider: notifications stay on desktop until mouse is moved + a few secs
    • preferences > keyboard > custom shortcuts. Used with a Spanish keyboard layout. Recorded: crtl+number and ctrl+Shift+number (e.g. ctrl+1 and ctrl+shift+1 = ctrl+!) they are recorded correctly. When using the shortcut the command defined in the shift combination is triggered with just ctrl+number (i.e. ctrl+1). The complete combination triggers nothing (i.e. ctrl+shift+1 does nothing) and the comand defined in ctrl+number can never be used. This worked in 17.3.
    • track/troubleshoot shutdown sequence (user should know what is happening when shutdown isn't immediate)
    • track/troubleshoot vsync, compositing, unredirected windows and policy
    • menu: consider adopting this layout (https://raw.githubusercontent.com/The-Panacea-Projects/Gnomenu/master/Screenshot.png), same as ours/mintmenu, only better.
    • todo list applet/desklet
    • calendar events applet/desklet
    • multiple clocks https://github.com/simonwiles/cinnamon_applets
    • network applet: airplane mode (quick way to rfkill all)
    • nemo: retire computer:/// place (which is completely useless) or revamp it into something better
    • alt-tab and panel use icon provided by appsys, ignoring icon set by the application itself (example: a python window using widow.set_icon_name())
    • actions in panel launchers aren't translated if not present in .desktop file
    • gnome-system-monitor moves out of place in Expo
    • When using Cinnamon bar at top, and secondary monitor with higher height than the main display, some apps like KDE Apps (Krita, Kdenlive) or Wine Based Apps (teamviewer) will display menus from toolbar in the wrong place. Being more specific: The menus will be displayed in the position that they should be displayed at main monitor, however in this case the window is maximized in the secondary monitor.
    • Is there any reason why there are two names for the same item, eg. "Trash" and "Rubbish Bin"? Would it be better to standardise on only one name?
    • add gnome-screenshot to panel, right-click and select "Take screenshot of a selected area". This runs gnome-screenshot -a.. it should work but it doesn't. Is it because of the panel launcher capturing the click event or something?
    •  
  • xapps
    • add an option to blank other monitors when in full screen in xviewer/xreader/pix
    • implement an app-sharing protocol to quickly move a document from one app to another
    •  
    • gestures support
      • pinch
        • zoom document in pix
        • zoom view in nemo
        •  
      • swipe
        • previous/next document in pix
        •  
      • scroll
        • sound-volume/seek in xplayer
        •  
      • click
        • pause/resume in xplayer
        •  
      • double-click
        • full-screen in xplayer
        • full-screen in xviewer
        •  
    • pix
      • doesn't rotate videos when playing them
      • vignettes should look better, and the same in all themes
      • support prefer-dark-themes
      • treeview in sidebar shows unecessary "(empty)" when dirs have no subdirs
      •  
  • artwork
    • Tray icons are black with mint-y themes.
    • Mint-Y themes Shade option is unavailable
    • mint-x-icons: network status icons have a dark background in panel 33px and bigger (sound icon looks wrong in 41px and bigger).
    • mint-y The maximize/restore window control button doesn’t change visually between in maximized and restored state (default theme and Mint-Y-Dark)
    •  
  • kde
    • SDDM stays in autologin after OEM install

R&D

  • mintupdate
    • prompt for reboot after kernel install?
    •  
  • nemo
    • remove duplication between Eject and Safely Remove (for removable devices).
    •  
  • system
    • consider adding snapd
    • consider adding flatpak
    • consider enabling recommends
    •  
  • review logind.conf changes in
    • MATE
    • Xfce
    • KDE
    •  
  • ubiquity
    • inhibit sessions via libxapp (need to do it in KDE too)
    •  
  • libindicator++?
    • client-rendered icon/menu (ala libindicator)
    • support all the features from GTK statusicon (tooltips, left/right clicks etc..)
    •  
  • use aptdaemon?
    • aptdaemon doesn't work in LMDE and is being abandoned upstream
    • in mintupdate, remove dep on synaptic, remove admin rights for checkAPT.py
    • in mintwelcome and codec menu entry, switch from apturl to aptdaemon
    • in mintsources, remove dep on synaptic
    • remove synaptic from default selection
    • remove synaptic from mintmenu's favorites
    •  
  • network discovery
    • easy out-of-the-box interactions (messaging/presence/file-sharing) over the LAN
    •  
  • windows compatibility layer
    • seamless wine integration
    •  
  • HiDPI support
    • upstream apps using GTK2: Gimp, Hexchat, VLC, Pidgin, Tomboy.
    • mint projects using GTK2: gksu

LMDE 3

  • gnome-calculator app title is "gnome-calculator"
  • live-installer should show partition labels

New bug reports in Linux Mint 18.2 BETA

All editions

Cinnamon Edition - last processed comment: #177

MATE Edition - last processed comment: #124

Xfce Edition - last processed comment: #45

KDE Edition - last processed comment: #40

Triaged reports

Not a bug

  • lightdm-settings: It seems that the user-defined logo settings inside the login dialog have no effect right now. --> only visible with multiple monitors
  • mate-control-center: appearance Interface tab Ticking and unticking “Show icons in menus” doesn’t change anything in the Preview below (same as option in mintdesktop, GTK3 requires explicit menu icon to be set, thus code changes as GNOME tried to obsolete the use of icons in menus)
  • mate: Calendar doesn’t auto-close when losing focus like when clicking on the desktop.

Outside of the scope

Can't reproduce

  • Gufw Firewall does not start either using Firewall Configuration button or by terminal cmd gufw. I tried it several times
  • Codecs Installer is not in the menu after installation (tested with Xfce)
  • the media codecs installer is lacking some translations to german
  • kde: There seems to be a bug in Desktop Settings > Wallpaper: when you scroll down the list of images, the cursor jumps back up on its own.

Upstream

  • GNOME
    • gnome-system-tools: date-time, the Help show the option “choose the server” for NTP which no longer exists.
    •  
  • KDE
    • https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kde-l10n-sr/+bug/1683607
    • When bringing up a context menu on the desktop and choosing “Configure Desktop”, KDE brings up a dialog named “Folder View Settings.” When using that dialog to switch from Folder View layout to Desktop layout (and pressing the Apply button), or vice versa, the dialog box disappears. I have to bring it up again to use it.
    •  
  • MATE
    • mate-applets
      • The ‘netspeed-applet 1.18.1’ now continuously resizes as the bitrate changes. Installed between the ‘Clock’ and ‘Notification Area’ means all the icons in the notification area jump around a lot.
      • Sticky Notes: no marking, copy possible – https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-applets/issues/236
      •  
    • caja
      • list-view zoom issue https://github.com/mate-desktop/caja/issues/790
      • file operations dialog queue/pause/play/cancel buttons need tooltips (queue button is far from explicit by itself)
      •  
    • mate font viewer should be called font viewer, and its app icon isn't found.

Improvements selected for the future

Mint 18.x

  • nemo
    • [Can't reproduce] Regression in Nemo: Umounting dual-partitioned HDD freezes Nemo.
    • video thumbnails are blurry https://github.com/linuxmint/nemo/issues/825.
    •  
  • internet/network
    • remove modemmanager?
    •  
  • mintupdate
    • creates objects with wrong ownership. See https://github.com/linuxmint/mintupdate/issues/169
    •  
  • mintupload
    • ftps support
    •  
  • mintlocale
    • Add/remove alt-tab icon is blurry

Cinnamon

  • hidpi and display settings
    • System Settings > Display won’t let me set the one on the right as primary. The “Set as Primary” button is grayed. It’s connected as DVI. The other monitor’s “Set as Primary” is not grayed. It’s connected as VGA. This is related to a very longstanding issue of Mint always opening dialogs on the left (wrong) monitor
    •  
  • networking
    • Network setting does not let me to set Proxy.. The button “set system wide” is not there.
    • network applet https://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-control-center/commit/panels/network?id=63756458b2de0d730763cc2acbd510659e4d00a5
    •  
  • nemo
    • review all usage of Gio/Glib
    • Prefs > Display > Icon Caption > first option SIZE, and Prefs > Preview > Folders > options NEVER ---> results in "–" showing under directories (tested in icon view).
    • if I press ALT+F2 and then enter “nemo ftp://ftp.mydomain.xyz” to access to my personal ftp server trough nemo, I’ll get a request of username and password: it’s OK. The problem is that if I select the option to remember forever the username and password, it will not have effect: if I reboot Linux Mint, the next time I’ll try to access my ftp trough nemo I’ll get the request of username e password. So… nemo doesn’t remember my credentials… it’s frustrating.
    • Entering the folder of long name , the path disappeared screen capture 1) it shows a folder of longname https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/54450962/%EC%8A%A4%ED%81%AC%EB%A6%B0%EC%83%B7%2C%202013-11-18%2002%3A18%3A19.png screen capture 2) entering the long name folder , meeting disappeared folder path of long name folder https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/54450962/%EC%8A%A4%ED%81%AC%EB%A6%B0%EC%83%B7%2C%202013-11-18%2002%3A18%3A34.png screen capture 3) But Actually It was still dsiplayed at max window https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/54450962/%EC%8A%A4%ED%81%AC%EB%A6%B0%EC%83%B7%2C%202013-11-18%2002%3A19%3A13.png
    • Create a thumbnailer in usr/share/thumbnailers for MimeType inode/directory – when you try to run Nemo, it crashes with the error: (nemo:9078): CinnamonDesktop-WARNING **: Error reading from file:///home/simon/Desktop: Error reading from file descriptor: Is a directory Installing cover-thumbnailer is an easy way to reproduce it.
    • nemo-preview (not installed by default), doesn’t work: http://pastebin.com/Uaci0mzC
    • 1. Open nemo (unminimised) 2. Copy some files so that the transfer window is present 3. Open another program (unminimised) and in front of nemo such as firefox 4. If the transfer window is open (maximised) in front of the other program (firefox for example) and you click to minimise the transfer window, nemo will automatically pop up in front of the other program. Not a major bug but annoying from a window management point of view.
    • When trying to connect my ext.hard drive via smb when double clicking on the globe icon (workgroup) nemo closes down
    • If I disable the desktop icons with the first checkbox in cinnamon-settings the right mousebutton does not work on the desktop anymore…
    • right-click Run/Open with blah in nemo, on executable files
    • Feature request: if I create a launcher on my desktop, I can select an icon for it (with preview)… instead, if a modify a launcher in the menu with the “menu editor”, I can select a different icon but without preview. Can you please add the preview feature?
    • if I launch from a bash script nemo to open an ftp server more than one time, with a command such as “nemo ftp://ftp.xxx.xyz“, I can get a duplicate icon on my desktop, see screenshot: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/573922/Schermata%20del%202013-11-21%2012%3A25%3A31.png
    • If you plug in a USB, it auto mounts in a location on the desktop but if you unplug it, plug in another, and re-insert the first, the desktop icons overlap each other. I've noticed a similar issue in previous Mint releases. It would be great if the icons could auto position.
    • small bug in all Linux Mint Cinnamon editions (maybe with Nemo). When I drag and drop some file(s) on an archive , my expectation is the files being added to it , but instead of that an error message pops out : “An error occurred while adding files to the archive. You can’t add an archive to itself.” . The Mate edition does not have this problem
    • when no panels are present -> right-click the desktop -> Add a panel
    • If Nemo is open with 2 folder-panes the user can switch between both panes with F6, that is fine, if one uses the file-manager with keyboard only. The problem is, that F6 only works at once, if you have set Nemo to open with 2 panes. If Nemo opens with 1 pane (default setting) and the second pane gets opened via F3 (or menu), pressing F6 does at first nothing – no reaction at all. You can either click the second pane with the mouse (what is against a keyboard-only usage) or you have to navigate in the first pane anywhere (e.g. by pressing backspace), only after that F6 is reacting
    • nemo: can no longer handle desktop in root session.
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  • window management
    • expo: set overview mode to true by default
    • integrate workspace management in nemo, panel, window-list, applet, muffin, settings
    • Add common tiling options to window list context menu - Show Windows Side by Side, Cascade, Show windows stacked
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  • settings
    • Problem with the width of some configuration windows: E. G. with the configuration window for window list applet.
    • cinnamon-settings: The search box in System Settings displays “Search…” next to the magnifier.
    • spices: removing extensions, themes, desklets, applets is only possible using right click (maybe it would be better to have button for that in future relases)
    • spices: If I select the radio box to choose an applet and then I’ll click the button to install it, the applet is installed but it’s not active: maybe a new user expects to have it immediately in the panel after the download… in fact forcing the user to come back in the list of the installed applet to enable the just downloaded applet is not user friendly, in my opinion.
    • keyboard: allow adding duplicate key combination for Cinnamon “Toggle Scale” and “Toggle Expo” (found these, didn’t go through all actions, most of them ok)
    • mouse/touchpad: an option to change the mouse scroll speed for the middle wheel in Mouse and Touchpad preferences
    • cinnamon-settings-users: Creating a user without password (stupid but nothing prevents it): impossible for that user to set one himself in Account Details.
    • cinnamon-settings-users: In the “Users and Groups”, when on “Groups” tab, it could be great to have a way to see the members of a selected group and add new members to the group as well. Currently, we can only edit the group name…
    • backgrounds: get more brackgrounds (find a way to make it easy to install more backgrounds)
    • Is the speed (not acceleration) of the mouse pointer finally changable via the settings? This did not work for years now
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  • applets
    • menu: bring back category hover delay option
    • menu: doesn't listen to menu changes outside /usr/share/applications? install shotwell for instance (uses /usr/share/menu)
    • menu: keywords (for searching) aren't l10n'd
    • menu: Even after setting org.cinnamon.desktop.lockdown.disable-lock-screen to true, the lock button still appears on cinnamon menu applet...
    • menu: When creating a new menu item the icon does not appear. It is ok in the menu editor.
    • menu: recent icon is different than in nemo sidebar
    • sound: I have a problem when i start Spotify from the sound icon Cinnamon crash. When i open it in the menu it works. I didnt have that problem with Mint 18.0
    • sound: align close/raise buttons to the right
    • show-desktop: add the ability to DND to desktop by hovering with a file on the applet.
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  • screensaver
    • If the display for the time gets disabled, also the absence message does not get shown. I think, both should be independent from each other.
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  • other
    • screenshot filenames aren't handy (Screenshot from 2014-02-17 14:46:32.png)

MATE

  • hard to resize window or to grab border
  • When panel is at the top, notifications show on top of it. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/54450962/%ED%99%94%EB%A9%B4-5.png
  • Add sound effects like in Cinnamon
  • The MATE user admin program (mate-users-admin), when setting a user’s type to “Administrative”, does not add the user to the “sudo” group. The workaround is to explicitly add the user to the sudo group
  • ‘mate-screensaver’ still as flaky as it was in lm15 MATE 64-bit. Set to ‘Lock screen when screensaver is active’ sometimes upon resume after suspend I get a prompt for my password, other times NOT.
  • MPRIS support
  • caja: If you set a black wallpaper, the text below desktop icons becomes unvisible after reboot or logout and login.
  • caja: dng and raw images thumbnails in caja
  • caja: renaming a file produces a black border
  • add context menu support for CSD headerbars in Marco.
  • make MATE screensaver see OnlyShowIn=GNOME xscreensavers (/usr/share/applications/screensavers/*)

LMDE

  • add the ability to encrypt the home directory
  • Localization of the installer slideshow
  • Live media isn't ejected at live session shutdown
  • compiz integration missing
  • caja: it looks like caja briefly dies at session start just before reappearing again
  • missing plymouth-text theme
  • Marco doesn't provide WM context menu options for CSD apps
  • iphones can't be mounted (need more info on how to pull this off and with which versions of iOS?)
  • Set the default debian repository to http.debian.net/debian instead of ftp.us.debian.org, which results in better performance for all users outside of the US
  • missing slovak language pack (something like thunderbird-l10n-sk) for Thunderbird mail client
  • rfkill provides upstart config, but not init.d.. as a result RFKILL state isn't stored/restored
  • integrity check warns about malformed header
  • /.config/pulse present (found on MATE i386 ISO)
  • gnome-power-statistics.desktop doesn't show up in Cinnamon
  • bashrc: # colored GCC warnings and errors --> export GCC_COLORS='error=01;31:warning=01;35:note=01;36:caret=01;32:locus=01:quote=01' (won't work until gcc 4.9)
  • history and completion in bashrc
  • consider activating http://backports.debian.org/changes/jessie-backports.html

Fixed Issues since Linux Mint 18.2 BETA

All editions

  • redshift-gtk should depend on geoclue-2.0
  • onboard is not visible in the app menu
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  • guest sessions
    • don't start mintwelcome
    •  
  • slick-greeter/lightdm-settings
    • background color doesn't seem to work
    • padding issue when hovering session button
    • wrong logitech keyboard layout
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  • pix
    • Support for Fujifilm RAW files
    • Support for EXIF orientation in RAW files
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  • mintupdate
    • kernel headers for 4.4 confuse ppl
    • Clicking Linux kernel headers 4.4, and selecting ‘Ignore updates for this package’ has no effect. Understandable for newer kernel/kernel headers update?
    • update policy choice doesn't stick
    • don't start mintupdate in guest sessions
    • Don't use Ctrl+C as shortcut to empty the list (needed to copy text e.g. from the description of changes)
    • Firefox should always be flagged as a security update
    • Fit policy page within 800x600
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  • blueberry
    • add a way to disable the autostart
    • Button on popup to open/view file just received via Bluetooth is not translated
    • unicode issue when receiving file
    •  
  • mintinstall
    • can't access office category (happens in MATE but not in Cinnamon, issue in Pixbuf SVG support..)
    •  
  • codecs
    • remove xplayer-mozilla
    • remove icedtea
    • gstreamer fails to install codecs
    •  
  • artwork
    • xfce window buttons in mint-y

Cinnamon Edition

  • nemo-preview doesn't work
  • screensaver should not activate for guest sessions
  • In Mint menu Nemo (Files) is not translated
  • can't run onboard in cinnamon -> hide it from menu and implement a menu entry for cinnamon's built-in keyboard

MATE Edition

  • guest session blocks mintmenu
  • mate-panel
    • freezes everytime I try to add or move a launcher (icon) to it.
    • when applying a bg color, the “Window List” remains unchanged.
    • indicator-keylock doesn't work properly, always shows whether a lock is enabled or not
    • nm-applet (indicators in general) can't be left-clicked
  • Battery may be broken notification is annoying.
  • mintmenu https://abload.de/img/lm182recentvisgb.jpg
  • mint-y-theme
    • When adding “Workspace Switcher” to panel it displays in blue color and does not follow default theme color green?
    • Text in the panel (including window-list and clock applet) seems to be in bold style when it should be normal style?
  • mintdesktop winrules offset https://bugs.launchpad.net/compiz/+bug/1419346

Xfce Edition

  • install light-locker-settings by default

KDE Edition (Plasma 5.8)

  • Add kde-config-tablet_2.0-2_amd64.deb from trusty in repos to add wacom support

Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 — Betsy

New ISO images for LMDE 2 “Betsy” Cinnamon and MATE
Monday, March 13th, 2017 @ 12:52 pm

LMDE 2 “Betsy” MATE released!
Friday, April 10th, 2015 @ 11:11 am

LMDE 2 “Betsy” Cinnamon released!
Friday, April 10th, 2015 @ 11:07 am

Linux Mint 18.2 — Sonya

Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” KDE released!
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 @ 8:43 pm

Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Xfce released!
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 @ 8:42 pm

Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” MATE released!
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 @ 8:40 pm

Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Cinnamon released!
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 @ 8:32 pm

Linux Mint 18.1 — Serena

Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” KDE released!
Friday, January 27th, 2017 @ 10:26 am

Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Xfce released!
Friday, January 27th, 2017 @ 10:23 am

Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” MATE released!
Friday, December 16th, 2016 @ 10:33 am

Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!
Friday, December 16th, 2016 @ 10:32 am

Linux Mint 18 — Sarah

Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE released!
Friday, September 9th, 2016 @ 9:22 am

Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Xfce released!
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 @ 12:18 pm

Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” MATE released!
Thursday, June 30th, 2016 @ 12:45 pm

Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Cinnamon released!
Thursday, June 30th, 2016 @ 12:43 pm

Linux Mint 17.3 — Rosa

Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” KDE released!
Saturday, January 9th, 2016 @ 3:54 pm

Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Xfce released!
Saturday, January 9th, 2016 @ 3:53 pm

Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Cinnamon released!
Friday, December 4th, 2015 @ 8:55 pm

Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” MATE released!
Friday, December 4th, 2015 @ 8:54 pm

Linux Mint 17.2 — Rafaela

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce released!
Friday, August 7th, 2015 @ 11:19 am

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” KDE released!
Friday, August 7th, 2015 @ 11:19 am

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” MATE released!
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 @ 11:58 am

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Cinnamon released!
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 @ 11:58 am

Linux Mint 17.1 — Rebecca

Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Xfce released!
Sunday, January 11th, 2015 @ 4:59 am

Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” KDE released!
Thursday, January 8th, 2015 @ 7:23 am

Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” MATE released!
Saturday, November 29th, 2014 @ 12:21 pm

Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Cinnamon released!
Saturday, November 29th, 2014 @ 12:21 pm

Linux Mint 17 — Qiana

Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Xfce released!
Thursday, June 26th, 2014 @ 6:00 am

Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” KDE released!
Monday, June 23rd, 2014 @ 5:29 am

Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” MATE released!
Saturday, May 31st, 2014 @ 6:50 am

Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” Cinnamon released!
Saturday, May 31st, 2014 @ 6:48 am

Supported Versions

Linux Mint — All Supported Versions

Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 — Betsy

Cinnamon

LMDE 2 “Betsy” Cinnamon released!
Friday, April 10th, 2015 @ 11:07 am
LMDE 2 “Betsy” Cinnamon RC released!
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 @ 10:00 am

MATE

LMDE 2 “Betsy” MATE released!
Friday, April 10th, 2015 @ 11:11 am
LMDE 2 “Betsy” MATE RC released!
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 @ 10:35 am

Linux Mint 18 — Sarah

How to upgrade to Linux Mint 18 from Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon, MATE or Xfce
Thursday, July 14th, 2016 @ 5:10 pm
Editions for Linux Mint 18 “Sarah”
Links to Download Mirrors
Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” Packages
OEM: The boot menu of the live ISO has an option for OEM installation. [79] Edit by Clem to comment dated May 9th, 2016 at 12:24 pm
Linux Mint 18 codenamed “Sarah”
Thursday, January 7th, 2016 @ 2:07 pm

Linux Mint 17.1 — Rebecca

Upgrade path from 17 to 17.1 now open for all editions
Sunday, January 11th, 2015 @ 5:51 am
How to upgrade from Linux Mint 17 to 17.1
Thursday, December 4th, 2014 @ 7:50 am
Editions for Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca”
Links to Download Mirrors
Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Packages
Linux Mint 17.1 OEM images available
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 @ 8:12 am
Just a few more days before 17.1
Thursday, November 27th, 2014 @ 11:09 am
Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed ‘Rebecca’
Monday, September 15th, 2014 @ 6:56 am


Versions Which Have Reached End-of-Life

Linux Mint 16 — Petra

Support ended July 17, 2014 (Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) package base) [80] Still using Linux Mint 14, 15, or 16? Upgrade to 17 asap! [81] Releases — Ubuntu Wiki

Linux Mint 16 “Petra” Xfce released!
Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 @ 9:52 am
Linux Mint 16 “Petra” KDE released!
Sunday, December 22nd, 2013 @ 9:46 am
Linux Mint 16 “Petra” Xfce RC released!
Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 @ 4:54 am
Linux Mint 16 “Petra” KDE RC released!
Sunday, December 8th, 2013 @ 10:09 am
Linux Mint 16 OEM images available
Friday, December 6th, 2013 @ 6:15 am
Linux Mint 16 “Petra” MATE released!
Saturday, November 30th, 2013 @ 4:49 am
Linux Mint 16 “Petra” Cinnamon released!
Saturday, November 30th, 2013 @ 4:49 am
Linux Mint 16 “Petra” MATE RC released!
Friday, November 15th, 2013 @ 11:41 am
Linux Mint 16 “Petra” Cinnamon RC released!
Friday, November 15th, 2013 @ 11:24 am
Linux Mint 16 “Petra”
Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 @ 11:10 am
Petra codename announced

Linux Mint 15 — Olivia

Support ended January 27, 2014 (Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) package base) [80] Still using Linux Mint 14, 15, or 16? Upgrade to 17 asap! [81] Releases — Ubuntu Wiki

Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” KDE released!
Sunday, July 21st, 2013 @ 2:06 pm
Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” Xfce released!
Friday, July 12th, 2013 @ 9:58 am
Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” Xfce RC released!
Monday, June 24th, 2013 @ 8:01 am
Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” KDE RC released!
Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 @ 9:14 am
Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” released!
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 @ 1:15 pm
Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” RC released!
Thursday, May 16th, 2013 @ 7:04 am
Linux Mint 15 “Olivia”
Monday, January 28th, 2013 @ 8:34 am
Olivia codename announced

Linux Mint 14 — Nadia

Support ended May 16, 2014 (Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) package base) [80] Still using Linux Mint 14, 15, or 16? Upgrade to 17 asap! [81] Releases — Ubuntu Wiki

Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” KDE released!
Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 @ 4:06 am
Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” Xfce released!
Friday, December 21st, 2012 @ 5:02 am
Linux Mint 14 OEM released!
Monday, December 10th, 2012 @ 4:56 am
Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” Xfce RC released!
Thursday, December 6th, 2012 @ 7:07 am
Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” KDE RC released!
Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 @ 11:47 am
Nadia “14.1” ISO respins
Friday, November 30th, 2012 @ 6:01 am
Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” released!
Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 @ 10:27 am
32-bit support in Linux Mint 14 RC 64-bit
Monday, November 12th, 2012 @ 8:00 am
Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” RC released!
Sunday, November 11th, 2012 @ 1:07 pm
Linux Mint 14 “Nadia”
Friday, August 24th, 2012 @ 8:28 am
Nadia codename announced

Linux Mint 13 — Maya

Support ended April 28, 2017. (Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) package base) [81] Releases — Ubuntu Wiki [133] Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) reaches End of Life on April 28, 2017 [150] Monthly News — April 2017

Recommended Migration Options and Upgrade Instructions
Editions for Linux Mint 13 “Maya”
Links to Download Mirrors
Linux Mint 13 “Maya” Packages
Petra backports available in Linux Mint 13
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 @ 9:27 am
Nadia backports available in Linux Mint 13
Saturday, November 24th, 2012 @ 1:08 pm
Linux Mint 13 OEM released!
Friday, June 1st, 2012 @ 4:59 am
Mint 13 Reviews Roundup
Thursday, May 31st, 2012 @ 9:40 am
Latest News
Thursday, April 19th, 2012 @ 9:02 am
Maya codename announced

Cinnamon and MATE

Linux Mint 13 “Maya” released! Cinnamon and MATE
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 @ 10:54 am
New Features in Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon and MATE
Release Notes for Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon and MATE
Linux Mint 13 “Maya” RC released! Cinnamon and MATE
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

Linux Mint 12 — Lisa

Linux Mint 12 LXDE released!
Friday, March 9th, 2012 @ 5:12 am
Linux Mint 12 LXDE RC released!
Monday, February 27th, 2012 @ 8:49 am
Linux Mint 12 KDE released!
Friday, February 3rd, 2012 @ 9:15 am
Linux Mint 12 KDE RC released!
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 @ 6:20 am
Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” released!
Saturday, November 26th, 2011 @ 9:47 am
Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” RC released!
Saturday, November 12th, 2011 @ 6:00 am
Linux Mint 12 Preview
Friday, November 4th, 2011 @ 1:26 pm
Monthly Stats — September 2011
Monday, October 10th, 2011 @ 10:23 am
Lisa codename announced

Linux Mint 11 — Katya

Linux Mint 11 Katya reaches end of life
Sunday, October 28th, 2012 @ 12:27 pm
Linux Mint 11 LXDE released!
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 @ 4:43 am
Linux Mint 11 LXDE RC2 released!
Thursday, July 14th, 2011 @ 5:26 am
Linux Mint 11 LXDE RC released!
Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 @ 9:34 am
Linux Mint 11 “Katya” released!
Thursday, May 26th, 2011 @ 6:32 am
Linux Mint 11 “Katya” RC released!
Monday, May 9th, 2011 @ 11:04 am
Linux Mint 11 — Preview
Thursday, May 5th, 2011 @ 6:44 am
Linux Mint 11: “Katya”
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 @ 5:14 am
Katya codename announced

Linux Mint 10 — Julia

Linux Mint 10 LXDE released!
Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 @ 1:09 pm
Linux Mint 10 KDE released!
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 @ 6:44 am
Linux Mint 10 LXDE RC released!
Monday, February 14th, 2011 @ 10:07 am
Linux Mint 10 KDE RC released!
Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 @ 11:22 am
Mint 10 KDE approved for RC release
Monday, February 7th, 2011 @ 4:36 am
KDE 4.6 to be included in Linux Mint 10 KDE
Monday, January 31st, 2011 @ 7:48 am
Linux Mint 10 Download Links
Friday, November 12th, 2010 @ 7:24 pm
Linux Mint 10 “Julia” released!
Friday, November 12th, 2010 @ 6:06 am
Mint 10 translations
Sunday, October 31st, 2010 @ 8:30 am
Mint 10 & LMDE FAQ
Thursday, October 21st, 2010 @ 7:47 am
Release: Linux Mint 10 RC
Monday, October 18th, 2010 @ 12:14 pm
Mint 10 Preview: Menu Search Engines
Friday, September 10th, 2010 @ 4:04 pm
Linux Mint 10: “Julia”
Saturday, July 24th, 2010 @ 12:27 pm
Julia codename announced

Linux Mint 9 — Isadora

Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox released!
Monday, September 6th, 2010 @ 1:06 pm
Linux Mint 9 Xfce released!
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 @ 2:03 pm
Linux Mint 9 Fluxbox RC released!
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 @ 4:59 pm
Linux Mint 9 KDE released!
Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 @ 8:36 pm
Linux Mint 9 Xfce RC released!
Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 @ 12:00 pm
Linux Mint 9 KDE Final is Close
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 @ 11:53 pm
Linux Mint 9 LXDE released!
Sunday, July 18th, 2010 @ 5:04 pm
Linux Mint 9 KDE RC released!
Monday, June 28th, 2010 @ 1:03 pm
Isadora KDE Development Report
Monday, June 21st, 2010 @ 4:15 pm
Isadora KDE Development Report
Thursday, June 17th, 2010 @ 3:48 pm
Isadora KDE Development Report
Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 @ 2:51 pm
Linux Mint 9 LXDE RC released!
Saturday, May 29th, 2010 @ 6:07 pm
Linux Mint 9 “Isadora” released!
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 @ 12:57 pm
Linux Mint 9 ETA
Monday, May 10th, 2010 @ 4:03 pm
Linux Mint 9 “Isadora” RC released!
Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 @ 11:40 am
Linux Mint 9: Desktop backgrounds
Monday, April 26th, 2010 @ 2:49 pm
Linux Mint 9: look & feel
Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 @ 1:36 pm
Mint 9: An overview of the new features
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 @ 12:14 pm
Linux Mint 9: “Isadora”
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 @ 5:18 pm
Isadora codename announced

Linux Mint 8 — Helena

Linux Mint 8 Helena reaches end of life
Monday, April 4th, 2011 @ 6:08 am
Linux Mint 8 “Helena” Xfce released!
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 @ 3:32 pm
Linux Mint 8 “Helena” LXDE released!
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 @ 3:32 pm
Linux Mint 8 “Helena” LXDE RC1 released!
Monday, March 15th, 2010 @ 5:22 pm
Linux Mint 8 “Helena” Xfce RC1 released!
Sunday, March 7th, 2010 @ 1:33 pm
Linux Mint 8 KDE64 released!
Friday, February 12th, 2010 @ 11:29 am
Linux Mint 8 Fluxbox released!
Friday, February 12th, 2010 @ 11:29 am
Linux Mint 8 KDE released!
Saturday, February 6th, 2010 @ 8:48 pm
Linux Mint 8 “Helena” Fluxbox RC1 released!
Monday, January 25th, 2010 @ 9:58 pm
Linux Mint 8 “Helena” KDE RC1 released!
Thursday, January 21st, 2010 @ 2:46 pm
Upgrading: x64 edition, version 7 to version 8
Saturday, January 16th, 2010 @ 12:56 pm
Fluxbox CE, resurrected
Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 @ 2:13 pm
Linux Mint 8 x64 released!
Monday, December 14th, 2009 @ 1:03 pm
Linux Mint 8 x64 RC1 released!
Saturday, December 5th, 2009 @ 7:55 pm
Linux Mint 8 “Helena” released!
Saturday, November 28th, 2009 @ 6:53 pm
How to upgrade Linux Mint 8 RC1 to Linux Mint 8 (stable)
Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 @ 6:13 pm
How to upgrade Linux Mint 7 Gloria to Linux Mint 8 Helena (main and universal editions only)
Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 @ 5:07 pm
Mint 8 — Getting close to a stable release
Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 @ 12:01 pm
Linux Mint 8 “Helena” RC1 released!
Friday, November 13th, 2009 @ 12:49 am
Mint to use Launchpad for translations, bugs, blueprints and github for code hosting and version control
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 @ 8:58 pm
Helena codename announced (but a comment dated May 26th, 2009 at 9:49 pm in the blog post for Gloria’s release mentions Helena).

Linux Mint 7 — Gloria

Linux Mint 7 Gloria to reach end of life
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 @ 11:21 am
Linux Mint 7 ‘Gloria’ XFCE released!
Sunday, September 13th, 2009 @ 1:26 pm
Linux Mint 7 ‘Gloria’ KDE released!
Monday, August 3rd, 2009 @ 3:40 pm
Linux Mint 7 “Gloria” XFCE RC1 released!
Saturday, July 18th, 2009 @ 3:01 pm
Linux Mint 7 “Gloria” KDE RC1 released!
Sunday, July 5th, 2009 @ 8:45 pm
Linux Mint 7 x64 released!
Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 @ 1:51 pm
Linux Mint 7 x64 RC1 released!
Monday, June 8th, 2009 @ 10:23 am
How to upgrade Mint 6 Felicia to Mint 7 Gloria
Saturday, May 30th, 2009 @ 5:55 pm
Linux Mint 7 “Gloria” released!
Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 @ 5:40 pm
ETA for a Mint 7 stable release?
Friday, May 22nd, 2009 @ 7:21 pm
Linux Mint 7 Gloria entering testing phase
Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 @ 9:06 pm
Linux Mint 7 “Gloria” RC1 released!
Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 @ 7:39 pm
Linux Mint 7 roadmap
Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 @ 2:21 pm
Linux Mint 7 “Gloria”
Sunday, January 11th, 2009 @ 5:04 am
Gloria codename announced

Linux Mint 6 — Felicia

Linux Mint 6 Felicia reaches end of life
Saturday, April 10th, 2010 @ 12:02 pm
How to upgrade Mint 6 Felicia x64 to Mint 7 Gloria x64
Monday, July 6th, 2009 @ 4:04 pm
Linux Mint 6 “Felicia” KDE CE released!
Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 @ 7:36 pm
Linux Mint 6 “Felicia” Fluxbox CE released!
Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 @ 8:52 pm
Linux Mint 6 “Felicia” KDE CE RC1 released!
Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 @ 12:25 am
Linux Mint 6 “Felicia” Fluxbox CE RC1 released!
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 @ 1:29 am
Linux Mint 6 “Felicia” XFCE CE released!
Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 @ 1:37 pm
Linux Mint 6 x64 released!
Friday, February 6th, 2009 @ 6:40 pm
x64 Edition — News Update
Thursday, January 29th, 2009 @ 12:54 pm
Linux Mint 6 “Felicia” XFCE CE RC1 released!
Monday, January 19th, 2009 @ 5:48 pm
Linux Mint 6 “Felicia” x64 RC1 released!
Friday, January 9th, 2009 @ 5:57 pm
Upcoming releases…
Sunday, January 4th, 2009 @ 2:25 pm
Linux Mint 6 “Felicia” released!
Monday, December 15th, 2008 @ 9:06 pm
Getting ready for the release…
Thursday, December 11th, 2008 @ 1:21 pm
Note to Mint 6 RC1 users
Saturday, December 6th, 2008 @ 6:51 pm
Linux Mint 6 “Felicia” RC1 released!
Monday, November 10th, 2008 @ 11:23 pm
Weekly Newsletter — Issue 50
Tuesday, June 17th, 2008 @ 10:59 pm
Felicia codename announced

Linux Mint 5 — Elyssa

Linux Mint 5 LTS Elyssa reached end of life
Monday, April 25th, 2011 @ 11:34 am
Linux Mint 5 Fluxbox released!
Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 @ 11:10 pm
Linux Mint 5 x64 released!
Saturday, October 18th, 2008 @ 6:35 pm
Elyssa x64 RC1 released
Saturday, September 27th, 2008 @ 5:06 pm
Linux Mint 5 Elyssa KDE Community Edition
Monday, September 15th, 2008 @ 6:41 pm
Linux Mint 5 Elyssa Fluxbox Community Edition RC1
Friday, September 12th, 2008 @ 9:39 pm
Linux Mint 5 Elyssa XFCE Community Edition
Monday, September 8th, 2008 @ 10:17 am
Elyssa KDE Community Edition RC1 (BETA 045) released
Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 @ 7:20 pm
News about Mint Editions
Friday, August 1st, 2008 @ 11:28 am
KDE CE RC1 Delayed
Friday, July 25th, 2008 @ 1:17 am
Upcoming releases
Monday, July 21st, 2008 @ 1:22 pm
Elyssa XFCE Community Edition RC1 (BETA 025) released
Thursday, July 17th, 2008 @ 4:34 pm
Linux Mint 5 Elyssa officially released!
Monday, June 9th, 2008 @ 12:56 am
Questions about Elyssa?
Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 @ 12:06 pm
Linux Mint 5 Elyssa RC2 (BETA 048) released
Monday, May 26th, 2008 @ 6:48 pm
2nd BETA confirmed — Mint 5
Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 @ 1:31 pm
Linux Mint 5 Elyssa — BETA 032 released
Monday, May 12th, 2008 @ 12:34 pm
Elyssa build #031
Wednesday, May 7th, 2008 @ 3:29 pm
Elyssa build #017
Monday, April 28th, 2008 @ 2:33 am
The Start of Elyssa KDE
Sunday, April 27th, 2008 @ 4:21 pm
KDE Elyssa Update
Saturday, April 5th, 2008 @ 12:29 pm
Gnome 2.22 — Mint 5
Wednesday, March 12th, 2008 @ 2:53 pm
Ramp up to Mint 5 KDE
Friday, March 7th, 2008 @ 4:11 am
Some news about KDE CE
Wednesday, January 9th, 2008 @ 11:30 pm
Linux Mint 5 “Elyssa”
Wednesday, January 9th, 2008 @ 2:23 pm
Elyssa codename announced

Linux Mint 4 — Daryna

Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna reaches end-of-life
Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 @ 12:14 pm
Exploder happy with KDE ISO
Thursday, February 28th, 2008 @ 1:38 pm
Daryna KDE CE B44
Monday, January 21st, 2008 @ 8:14 pm
Release Plans
Thursday, January 3rd, 2008 @ 12:26 pm
Daryna KDE CE coming soon…
Friday, December 7th, 2007 @ 4:44 pm
Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna
Saturday, November 17th, 2007 @ 4:57 pm
Release announcement of Daryna
Celena and Daryna
Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 @ 12:56 pm
Daryna codename announced

Linux Mint 3 — Cassandra, Celena

Linux Mint 3.x reaches end-of-life
Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 @ 11:52 am
Celena is out!
Monday, September 24th, 2007 @ 4:41 pm
Celena BETA 021 released!
Tuesday, September 18th, 2007 @ 10:37 am
A 2nd BETA for Celena
Friday, September 14th, 2007 @ 1:16 pm
Celena, towards a second BETA?
Friday, September 7th, 2007 @ 12:30 pm
Celena BETA 017 released
Thursday, September 6th, 2007 @ 6:39 pm
Celena Live CD — English only
Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 @ 11:05 pm
Celena and Daryna
Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 @ 12:56 pm
KDE Edition: 3.0r1 (revision 1)
Monday, August 27th, 2007 @ 3:53 pm
Critical bug in stable release!
Wednesday, August 15th, 2007 @ 3:10 pm
Cassandra KDE Community Edition is out!
Tuesday, August 14th, 2007 @ 3:04 pm
Next, Celena!
Monday, August 13th, 2007 @ 2:02 pm
Release announcement of Celena
Stable release on Monday?
Thursday, August 9th, 2007 @ 10:11 pm
Cassandra XFCE Community Edition is out!
Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 @ 3:10 pm
3 ISOs coming your way!
Monday, August 6th, 2007 @ 11:34 am

Linux Mint 1, 2 — Ada, Barbara, Bea, Bianca

Ada, Barbara, Bea, Bianca and Cassandra
by clem 17 Jan 2014
Happy birthday LinuxMint!
Monday, August 27th, 2007 @ 3:49 pm


Support ended for LMDE 1 on January 1, 2016

LMDE 1 will reach EOL on January 1st 2016
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 @ 10:10 am

Linux Mint Debian Edition 201403

Linux Mint Debian 201403 released!
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 @ 7:58 am
Linux Mint Debian 201403 RC released!
Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 @ 10:10 am
LMDE Update Pack 8
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 @ 8:48 am
LMDE Update Pack 7
Monday, September 23rd, 2013 @ 5:23 am

Linux Mint Debian Edition 201303

Linux Mint Debian 201303 released!
Friday, March 22nd, 2013 @ 7:22 am
Linux Mint Debian 201303 RC released!
Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 @ 11:06 am
LMDE Update Pack 6
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 @ 10:39 am
LMDE Update Pack 5
Monday, September 17th, 2012 @ 6:21 am
LMDE’s “gnome2-frozen” repository discontinued
Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 @ 11:08 am

Linux Mint Debian Edition 201204

Linux Mint Debian 201204 released!
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 @ 10:15 am
Linux Mint Debian 201204 RC (MATE/Cinnamon & Xfce) released!
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 @ 1:06 pm
Update Pack 4 is out!
Thursday, April 5th, 2012 @ 8:36 am
LMDE Update Pack 4 and alternatives to Gnome 2
Sunday, March 25th, 2012 @ 2:13 pm
LMDE Update Pack 3 is out!
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

Linux Mint Debian Edition 201109

Linux Mint Debian 201109 (Gnome & Xfce) released!
Friday, September 16th, 2011 @ 1:23 pm
Linux Mint Debian 201108 RC (Gnome and Xfce) released!
Thursday, August 18th, 2011 @ 1:18 pm
Introducing Update Packs in Linux Mint Debian
Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

Linux Mint Debian Edition 201104

Linux Mint Xfce (201104) released!
Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 @ 6:44 am
Linux Mint Xfce RC (201104) released!
Monday, March 21st, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

Linux Mint Debian Edition 201012, 201101

LMDE 201101 32-bit re-spin
Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 @ 8:01 am
Linux Mint Debian (201012) released!
Friday, December 24th, 2010 @ 7:57 am
LMDE News
Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 @ 11:34 am

Linux Mint Debian Edition 201009

Linux Mint Debian (201009) released!
Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 @ 12:37 pm
LMDE: Wrong ISO file in download mirrors
Sunday, September 5th, 2010 @ 11:38 am
A system based on Debian
Friday, July 2nd, 2010 @ 12:04 pm

Linux Mint Debian Edition ALPHA

Debian Edition to come as an ALPHA
Saturday, December 15th, 2007 @ 7:54 pm
Linux Mint 4.0 Debian Edition
Monday, November 19th, 2007 @ 5:17 pm