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Excited for 19.x

Post by MurphCID » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:58 am

May I take the time to state that I am excited for the release of 19.x and I am looking forward to it greatly.

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Re: Excited for 19.x

Post by BigEasy » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:37 pm

I'm excited for the release of 20.x as well. Never seen by own eyes yet, but excited anyway.
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Re: Excited for 19.x

Post by Pjotr » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:00 pm

Mint 19 will be a big leap forward: a brand new modern code base (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS). Cool stuff! :mrgreen:
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Re: Excited for 19.x

Post by MintBean » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:18 pm

Point zero releases aren't usually that inspiring owing to the effort required to rebuild on a new base. I'm excited for 19.1.

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Re: Excited for 19.x

Post by BG405 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:58 pm

Pjotr wrote:Mint 19 will be a big leap forward: a brand new modern code base (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS). Cool stuff! :mrgreen:
Us KDE users are less excited; no more dedicated KDE version. Still, despite the doubts I've read on here, I expect that KDE as a replacement for Xfce will be viable for years to come.
MintBean wrote:Point zero releases aren't usually that inspiring owing to the effort required to rebuild on a new base. I'm excited for 19.1.
The 1x.3 releases are what I look forward to!
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Re: Excited for 19.x

Post by catweazel » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:59 pm

MurphCID wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:58 am
May I take the time to state that I am excited for the release of 19.x and I am looking forward to it greatly.
Why?
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Re: Excited for 19.x

Post by MurphCID » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:56 pm

Because I want to see how Linux Mint keeps improving. I'm becoming a Mint evangelist with my friends and family.

catweazel wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:59 pm
MurphCID wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:58 am
May I take the time to state that I am excited for the release of 19.x and I am looking forward to it greatly.
Why?

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Re: Excited for 19.x

Post by sammiev » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:06 pm

This is the first time in many years I havn't tested the Ubuntu Development Version.
A little late now but do have room on one of my test machines.

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Re: Excited for 19.x

Post by smurphos » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:53 am

GTK 3.22 is worth looking forward to...

It's pretty.

A lot of work for the dev team though porting both the Mint themes and the Mint maintained apps from GTK 3.18

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Re: Excited for 19.x

Post by Pepi » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:05 am

smurphos wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:53 am
GTK 3.22 is worth looking forward to...

It's pretty.

A lot of work for the dev team though porting both the Mint themes and the Mint maintained apps from GTK 3.18

I read this about 19 ... Mint 18.3 was full of new features. Don’t expect as many in Mint 19. We’ll focus mostly on the base, GTK, possibly theming as well and structural changes.
https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3494

Where or what distro can we try to get a look at GTK 3.22 :?:

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Re: Excited for 19.x

Post by majpooper » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:04 pm

Here comes the party pooper . . . . me.

New releases are a necessary evil. Of course they are needed to move technology forward - without them we would all still be running Windows 3.1. But unfortunately they mean new bugs to work out and the inconvenience of getting things that were working just fine to work again. That is why I am always fashionably late to the new release party.

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Re: Excited for 19.x

Post by Pepi » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:26 pm

majpooper wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:04 pm
Here comes the party pooper . . . . me.

New releases are a necessary evil. Of course they are needed to move technology forward - without them we would all still be running Windows 3.1. But unfortunately they mean new bugs to work out and the inconvenience of getting things that were working just fine to work again. That is why I am always fashionably late to the new release party.
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Re: Excited for 19.x

Post by jimallyn » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:21 pm

Pepi wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:26 pm
This is why my desktop has 4 harddrives in it :wink: I can keep my current system and play with the newer versions.
I use VirtualBox for that. At one point I counted 36 different OSes I had installed in VirtualBox, but I've been cleaning some of them out lately.
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Re: Excited for 19.x

Post by smurphos » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:04 am

Pepi wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:05 am
smurphos wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:53 am
GTK 3.22 is worth looking forward to...

It's pretty.

A lot of work for the dev team though porting both the Mint themes and the Mint maintained apps from GTK 3.18

I read this about 19 ... Mint 18.3 was full of new features. Don’t expect as many in Mint 19. We’ll focus mostly on the base, GTK, possibly theming as well and structural changes.
https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3494

Where or what distro can we try to get a look at GTK 3.22 :?:
Ubuntu 17.10, Manjaro, probably any rolling release. 17.3 in a Virtual machine with GTK 3.22 added by PPA.

I should have said can be pretty - it appears to open doors to some nice options in GTK themeing.....so with the right theme. It will also facilitate Mint users using third party themes some of which are not built or updated anymore for GTK 3.18. And I'm sure there will be lots of happy Cinnamon users in other distros who will finally be able to use Mint X / Mint Y GTK themes once they are ported to GTK 3.22

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Re: Excited for 19.x

Post by MurphCID » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:58 am

What is the big deal about GTK 3.22 in Mint 19.x? I just read that GTK series 3 has lots of problems with compatablity (backwards that is), and I seem to see a lot of people saying wait til the 4.x series comes out for better stability and backward compatability. Also what about QT support in 19.x?

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Re: Excited for 19.x

Post by Mattyboy » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:14 pm

Had a play around with 18.04 tonight in Virtual box... yeah, ok, whatever... hate the desktop but that's by the by. Had to do some 'gentle coaxing' to get it updating but after that seamed pretty stable, it's not bad. Does not like 4.15 in VM, yup that killed it . So if anyone fancies a play don't update the Kernel. After an hour of messing around I'm yet to be excited.

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Re: Excited for 19.x

Post by BG405 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:12 pm

MurphCID wrote:Also what about QT support in 19.x?
I presume there will be no loss of QT support, especially as there are other KDE-centric distros using the Ubuntu repositories. :)
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Re: Excited for 19.x

Post by smurphos » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:55 am

MurphCID wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:58 am
What is the big deal about GTK 3.22 in Mint 19.x? I just read that GTK series 3 has lots of problems with compatablity (backwards that is), and I seem to see a lot of people saying wait til the 4.x series comes out for better stability and backward compatability. Also what about QT support in 19.x?
Compatibility is an issue. Themes and apps built for 3.18 only are broken in 3.22 and vice versa. That's why it's a good thing - 3.22 is what all of the GTK based rolling release distros currently use and is what most GTK theme makers currently target. I also don't envisage any loss of QT support.

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Re: Excited for 19.x

Post by MurphCID » Fri May 18, 2018 10:21 am

ETA on 19.x? I am very excited for the new release and I am looking forward to it quite a bit.

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Re: Excited for 19.x

Post by Pjotr » Sat May 19, 2018 5:56 am

MurphCID wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 10:21 am
ETA on 19.x? I am very excited for the new release and I am looking forward to it quite a bit.
No ETA, but soon you'll be able to check the progress here:
https://community.linuxmint.com/iso
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