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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!

Postby ikhwan » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:04 pm

Got the Upgrade to Sylvia in my Update Manager today. Everything went smoothly. Well done team.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!

Postby brvcf » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:27 pm

When will XFCE 18.3 be available?
Cinnamon is nice, but I go for max performance so I like XFCE. I'm converting a lot of customers from Vista and I use older converted PCs myself.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!

Postby Bolle1961 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:31 pm

Xfce and KDE are approved for beta release
https://community.linuxmint.com/iso

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!

Postby wutsinterweb » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:51 pm

Quick question:

I want to use Aptik to save all my settings and installs of Mint 18.2 *KDE* and then fresh install to MINT 18.3 Cinnamon (IOW, change from KDE to Cinnamon). Will I run into problems with Aptik restoring my stuff?
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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!

Postby Moem » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:08 pm

wutsinterweb wrote:Quick question:

Please start a new thread for your question in a more fitting section of the forum, 'Releases & Announcements' is not a good place for support. Thanks!
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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!

Postby sphyrth » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:07 pm

Wait. No Torrent file for this release?
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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!

Postby Teksonik » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:41 pm

Moem wrote:
Teksonik wrote:I had to manually chose to update from the Edit drop down menu in the Update Manager. There was an option to "Update to Sylvia".

That's exactly how it should go and how Clem announced that it would go. Nice and easy, isn't it.


Oh I see, thanks. I thought I had discovered some deep dark secret..... :lol:

Yes it was very easy but if I had not thought to check the drop down menu would I have just been clicking "Refresh" over and over and never gotten the update ?

Still learning Mint.....much to learn. But I see there is an update to Firefox waiting so I'm off to install that. Hopefully it will sort out the "double right click " issue..... 8)

EDIT: No, the update did not address the right click issue. :?

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!

Postby Moem » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:57 pm

Teksonik wrote:I had not thought to check the drop down menu would I have just been clicking "Refresh" over and over and never gotten the update ?

Yup! That's why users are encouraged (by the welcome screen, among other things) to keep an eye on the Mint Blog. New releases are always announced there, complete with upgrade instructions.
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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!

Postby mrjohnbates » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:39 pm

Please forgive my ignorance, but are the Linux Mint release numbers following the semi-universal practice of using the last digit in the release signifying a 'beta' version of the software if it's an odd number? I assume the answer to this is a "no", based on what I've seen over the past several years with Linux Mint, but could you confirm please?

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!

Postby Cosmo. » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:47 pm

Your assumption is correct. The hint for a beta version is in the file name of the download - but even that is not so important, because after updating the system you get the current release. Indeed, if you use the iso-file for investigating into the live system before installing, the beta version will surely include bugs, which are fixed in the final release.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!

Postby geodude21 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:54 pm

Hey early Christmas for everyone, running 18.3 after updating, love every thing about it. great work from the team and thanks

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!

Postby orschiro » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:50 am

Hello everyone,

Is this the proper thread to give feedback on 18.3 Cinnamon or shall I create a new thread called "18.3 Cinnamon user feedback"?

Thank you! :-)

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!

Postby vliscony » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:55 am

Am I missing something? I did the update, and I expected something new and wonderful, but I see no difference?
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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!

Postby silfox2000 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:27 am

There is a What's new section, which describes the new features.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!

Postby Pjotr » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:30 am

vliscony wrote:Am I missing something? I did the update, and I expected something new and wonderful, but I see no difference?

The proof of the pudding is in the eating. :)

Many incremental improvements and bug fixes, plus some nifty new tools. As you've apparently upgraded from an older version, you might need to install those tools. I recommend these two:

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sudo apt-get install redshift-gtk timeshift

And Flatpak is cool, of course.
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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!

Postby mrjohnbates » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:22 pm

Cosmo. wrote:Your assumption is correct. The hint for a beta version is in the file name of the download - but even that is not so important, because after updating the system you get the current release. Indeed, if you use the iso-file for investigating into the live system before installing, the beta version will surely include bugs, which are fixed in the final release.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!

Postby vliscony » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:54 pm

hm per Pjotr I ran
sudo apt-get install redshift-gtk timeshift

here's how that ended... not sure what's wrong...

0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 25 not upgraded.
E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock directory /var/cache/apt/archives/

So, what's next?
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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!

Postby orschiro » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:52 am

vliscony wrote:hm per Pjotr I ran
sudo apt-get install redshift-gtk timeshift

here's how that ended... not sure what's wrong...

0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 25 not upgraded.
E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock directory /var/cache/apt/archives/

So, what's next?


Is any other program currently accessing your package manager?

If not, just delete those cache files and try it again.

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Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Cinnamon released!

Postby vliscony » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:17 am

Thanks... one thing I have noticed is Wine no longer works... any say on when that may be restored to its former glory?

meanwhile that install may have worked now...

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
mint-backgrounds-sonya
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove it.
The following additional packages will be installed:
geoclue-2.0 libgeoclue-2-0 redshift
The following NEW packages will be installed:
geoclue-2.0 libgeoclue-2-0 redshift redshift-gtk timeshift
0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 25 not upgraded.
Need to get 843 kB of archives.
After this operation, 5,505 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://mirrors.advancedhosters.com/linuxmint/packages sylvia/upstream amd64 redshift amd64 1.10-5ubuntu1mint1 [62.9 kB]
Get:2 http://mirrors.advancedhosters.com/linuxmint/packages sylvia/upstream amd64 redshift-gtk all 1.10-5ubuntu1mint1 [38.5 kB]
Get:3 http://mirrors.advancedhosters.com/linuxmint/packages sylvia/import amd64 timeshift amd64 17.11.2 [640 kB]
Get:4 http://mirror.us.leaseweb.net/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 libgeoclue-2-0 amd64 2.4.1-1 [24.8 kB]
Get:5 http://mirror.us.leaseweb.net/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 geoclue-2.0 amd64 2.4.1-1 [77.0 kB]
Fetched 843 kB in 0s (3,980 kB/s)
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