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Mint 17.2 KDE and Xfce have entered RC testing phase

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:16 pm
by xenopeek
Whoo! For those that are eagerly awaiting news about Mint 17.2 KDE and Xfce editions, QA testing on the new ISOs has started earlier today. Track progress here: http://community.linuxmint.com/iso

Usually two or three days after QA testing is completed the new ISO will be available from all outlets as RC (release candidate; for public testing before final release). Depending on how many issues are found I think we can expect final release around end of this month. After the final release the Update Manager will enable the option in its menu for you to upgrade from Linux Mint 17 or 17.1 to 17.2.

Update: the RCs are available today!

Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” KDE RC released!
Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!

Re: Mint 17.2 KDE and Xfce have entered QA testing phase

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:20 am
by thom_A
Any info on what was added in this version?

Re: Mint 17.2 KDE and Xfce have entered QA testing phase

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:17 am
by Cosmo.
Usually this will be published together with the release of the RC.

Re: Mint 17.2 KDE and Xfce have entered QA testing phase

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:35 am
by xenopeek
Aside from the obvious (Mint improvements already shared on 17.2 Cinnamon and MATE releases), likely an upgrade to newer KDE and Xfce releases.

Re: Mint 17.2 KDE and Xfce have entered QA testing phase

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:12 pm
by DeMus
xenopeek wrote: likely an upgrade to newer KDE and Xfce releases.
Please say we still will be using KDE 4.x
KDE 5.x is not ready yet for mainstream.

Re: Mint 17.2 KDE and Xfce have entered QA testing phase

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:34 pm
by xenopeek
I'm not saying anything :) I honestly don't know and haven't kept up with how the exploration of KDE 5 went for the Linux Mint developers (it was noted on the roadmap that they would explore it for 17.2).

Re: Mint 17.2 KDE and Xfce have entered QA testing phase

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:08 pm
by The Dark Side
Waiting for the Linux Mint 17.2 KDE version !! Thanks Linux Mint Team !!

Re: Mint 17.2 KDE and Xfce have entered QA testing phase

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:18 pm
by jsalpha2
So is there a download link?

Re: Mint 17.2 KDE and Xfce have entered QA testing phase

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:56 pm
by dXTC
The Cinnamon 17.2 updates went on my Dell desktops without issue. Now my Lenovo netbook needs to feel the newness. I await XFCE 17.2 with bated breath. :D

Re: Mint 17.2 KDE and Xfce have entered QA testing phase

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:09 am
by xenopeek
jsalpha2 wrote:So is there a download link?
Are you on the QA testing team? Then you have a download link. If you aren't, then you wait for the RC release to get a download.
There is no public download before QA testing team has tested the ISO successfully.

Xfce has been approved for RC release so we can expect that over next few days I expect. KDE hasn't been approved and will go in for another round of QA testing after fixing the issues found.

Re: Mint 17.2 KDE and Xfce have entered QA testing phase

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:39 pm
by jsalpha2
Are you on the QA testing team?
No, member of the forum and community, would join the testing team if I knew how. I thought that last time the downloads were on the http://community.linuxmint.com site before being announced.
Xfce has been approved for RC release so we can expect that over next few days I expect.
Worth the wait! :D

Re: Mint 17.2 KDE and Xfce have entered RC testing phase

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:12 pm
by xenopeek
The RCs are available today :)

Re: Mint 17.2 KDE and Xfce have entered RC testing phase

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:00 pm
by ajcardiac
Nice. I'll be upgrading them both on my test rig when the stable versions are out :mrgreen:

Re: Mint 17.2 KDE and Xfce have entered QA testing phase

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:22 pm
by colyn
DeMus wrote: Please say we still will be using KDE 4.x
KDE 5.x is not ready yet for mainstream.
Actually Kubuntu 15.04 with KDE 5 is rock solid stable..

Re: Mint 17.2 KDE and Xfce have entered RC testing phase

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:57 pm
by DeMus
87.93% tested and no issues yet. Looking good for 17.2 KDE-64.

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:45 am
by FreeWolF
Excuse me, but there is a roadmap for the release of the 17.2 kde? I had heard at the end of the month... Today is possible?

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:46 am
by FreeWolF
And if I install the rc, when the 17.2 stable will released, can I upgrade from rc to stable? Thanks in advance!

Re: Mint 17.2 KDE and Xfce have entered RC testing phase

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:10 am
by xenopeek
Normally there is nothing you need to do except apply level 1-3 upgrades with Update Manager to upgrade from RC to stable. It will be covered in the release notes of the final release if anything extra needs to be done.