When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

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When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Postby deepakdeshp » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:02 pm

There is no estimation of mint 18.2 and 18.3 so far.
Or did I miss it somehow?
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Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Postby xenopeek » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:11 pm

18.1 has been released barely 2 months ago. New releases are done about every 6 months so you can estimate the next releases from that.
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Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Postby jimallyn » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:24 pm

Mint 18.2 will be released when it is ready. And some time after that, when 18.3 is ready, it will be released. If you are eager for updates, perhaps you would be happier running a different distro like Debian Sid, which always the latest software available (for better or worse).
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Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Postby karlchen » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:32 pm

Why only do I get the impression that asking for the Linux Mint roadmap is frowned upon?
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Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Postby Cosmo. » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:03 pm

Why is this a Cinnamon specific question?

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Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Postby jimallyn » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:08 pm

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Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Postby karlchen » Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:16 am

Cosmo. wrote:Why is this a Cinnamon specific question?
OK. Right. Moved to "Main Edition" => "Non-technical Questions"
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Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Postby deepakdeshp » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:11 am

jimallyn wrote:Mint 18.2 will be released when it is ready. And some time after that, when 18.3 is ready, it will be released. If you are eager for updates, perhaps you would be happier running a different distro like Debian Sid, which always the latest software available (for better or worse).

Thank you. I am not looking for the bleeding edge which would be inherently unstable ,due to less testing.

I will gladly wait for ver 18.2 and 18.3 whenever they come along. Just couldnt help enqiuring about the availabilty of version 18.2 and 18.3.
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Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Postby deepakdeshp » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:13 am

Cosmo. wrote:Why is this a Cinnamon specific question?

I use Cinnamon ,hence the question was limited to Cinnamon version.
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Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Postby Pjotr » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:49 am

deepakdeshp wrote:I am not looking for the bleeding edge which would be inherently unstable ,due to less testing.

I will gladly wait for ver 18.2 and 18.3 whenever they come along. Just couldnt help enqiuring about the availabilty of version 18.2 and 18.3.

That's of course a reasonable question.... :)

While Ubuntu has the amount of employed developers to make it possible to have fixed release dates, the development team of Linux Mint is too small for that. But they always try to make the Mint release follow the underlying Ubuntu (point) release as quickly as possible; usually within a month or two.

Note that even though the LTS point releases of Ubuntu (e.g. 16.04.2) have a set release date too, that date is often postponed. The only release dates that Ubuntu never postpones, are those of the major releases (well, at least since Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake, which was originally planned to be released in April and not in June).
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Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Postby sibe » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:24 am

Mint 18.2 ( Cinnamon 3.4 ) will be released around June 2017 (based on Ubuntu 16.04.2)
Mint 18.3 ( Cinnamon 3.6 ) will be released around December 2017 (based on Ubuntu 16.04.3)
Mint 19 ( Cinnamon 3.8 ) will be released around June 2018 (based on Ubuntu 18.04)

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Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Postby qwertyblahblah » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:44 am

sibe wrote:Mint 18.2 ( Cinnamon 3.4 ) will be released around June 2017 (based on Ubuntu 16.04.2)
Mint 18.3 ( Cinnamon 3.6 ) will be released around December 2017 (based on Ubuntu 16.04.3)
Mint 19 ( Cinnamon 3.8 ) will be released around June 2018 (based on Ubuntu 18.04)


My plan: roll with Mint 17.3 Mate till after April 2019 end of support. Then upgrade to a 19.2 in June 2019. I tested a good couple dozen distros when I got a new desktop computer two months ago, Mint 17.3 is still the best distro out there, and I don`t want to jump to a newer version till I both consider 17.3 insufficient and a newer version has truly matured.

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Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Postby JosephM » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:26 pm

karlchen wrote:Why only do I get the impression that asking for the Linux Mint roadmap is frowned upon?

Because it is :)
Github is not a forum. The Roadmap is essentially clem's list of things he would like to see done. It also shows things that have been done that maybe weren't part of the original "wishlist" for the next version. It's put up on github for the benefit of devs looking for projects to work on, as a convenient list of things that have been done, and so people who want to can see that for themselves in one place. Questions like this one are exactly the reason we don't allow opening issues.

Edit: Ok it seems maybe I should have my coffee before posting. I may have misread your comment. If my comment is totally irrelevant, feel free to just ignore me :oops:
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Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Postby deepakdeshp » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:49 pm

So I think Mint 18.3 is expected around December end?
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Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Postby Moem » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:46 pm

deepakdeshp wrote:So I think Mint 18.3 is expected around December end?

sibe wrote:Mint 18.2 ( Cinnamon 3.4 ) will be released around June 2017 (based on Ubuntu 16.04.2)
Mint 18.3 ( Cinnamon 3.6 ) will be released around December 2017 (based on Ubuntu 16.04.3)
Mint 19 ( Cinnamon 3.8 ) will be released around June 2018 (based on Ubuntu 18.04)
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Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Postby deepakdeshp » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:14 am

Moem wrote:
deepakdeshp wrote:So I think Mint 18.3 is expected around December end?

sibe wrote:Mint 18.2 ( Cinnamon 3.4 ) will be released around June 2017 (based on Ubuntu 16.04.2)
Mint 18.3 ( Cinnamon 3.6 ) will be released around December 2017 (based on Ubuntu 16.04.3)
Mint 19 ( Cinnamon 3.8 ) will be released around June 2018 (based on Ubuntu 18.04)


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Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Postby Petermint » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:55 am

Are there roadmaps for the Ubuntu and Debian releases behind Linux Mint? They might help us understand more about what will be in the next release.

I ask because LM 18.1 has an issue that is fixed by updating the Linux kernel from 4.4 to 4.8. I have not found out how that will flow through to Linux Mint. If it is in something like 18.3, I will wait. If it is in something like Ubuntu 25 and therefore in Linux Mint 27, I may have to update the kernel outside of LM. Whenre can we look to find out what will flow into the next few relases of LM?

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Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Postby xenopeek » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:14 am

Kernel 4.8 is already available on Linux Mint 18.x. Just open View > Linux kernels from Update Manager's menu and you can install it from there. very likely Linux Mint 18.2 will use this kernel by default. You can see future kernel versions for the Ubuntu 16.04 package base used by Linux Mint 18.x here https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnabl ... el_Support. Right now the plans are "TBD" for the future :wink:

Linux Mint 19 due mid 2018 will be the first to switch to a new package base; Ubuntu 18.04. I don't know of a roadmap for that yet.

Debian 9 is currently in testing freeze with likely a final release in next few months. The draft release notes, which has a chapter on what's new, are found on https://www.debian.org/releases/stretch/releasenotes. An eventual LMDE 3 would be based on this.
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Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

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Re: When is Mint 18.2 and 18.3 due?

Postby deepakdeshp » Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:19 pm

Mint 18.2 is in beta edition. It's ready for download.

https://www.linuxmint.com/release.php?id=29
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