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New Linux Mint 19.2. is coming to town soon...

Post by carum carvi » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:36 am

I am looking forward to the new LM 19.2 release. The beta release LM19.2 is ready for release soon. The stable release will probably follow in August (or September)?

Here are some bits of new additions in the coming LM19.2 that were featured in the monthly LinuxMint news by Clem:
"If you find yourself always looking for the same files over and over again… just pin them. Pinned items show up on top and are easy to reach".
Simple, but effective idea, certainly handy for folders that contain large amounts of files.

"A lot more options for right-click menus".
I love that new addition as well, because I use right click a lot to make fast changes.
"Cinnamon is faster and snappier than before. It uses less RAM and it loads faster".
I recently used Peppermint9 for a while, which is based on Xfce and uses a lot less resources, but to my amazement the menus in Peppermint9 were slower than in LM19 Cinnamon.


This last bit isn't mentioned in the monthly news, but LM19.2 will probably solve a current update problem when one does a new clean install of LM 18.3 / 19 / 19.1. Now one has to use additional terminal commands to make the updates available after a new clean install. With the new LM19.2 I can make a FAST and clean new install easily.

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Re: New Linux Mint 19.2. is coming to town soon...

Post by Condorman » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:30 am

Really looking forward to it. Intending to use it as my main OS again as it's been my second install after Manjaro for about a year. I am a Mint user first but fancied a proper go with Manjaro to see how it went. It is a superb OS and I have enjoyed my time with it, but ease of use is not its USP and I feel the developer team responds to its most vocal (perhaps often very reactionary) users too readily, rather than taking the pragmatic approach that Clem does. Hence why, when looking at Mint objectively, it is still the only Linux OS that can cater for all needs.

The click-bait negativity around Mint online recently has been hilarious to say the least. There are challenges facing them sure (not least of all the Ubuntu base itself being both a blessing and a curse), but the way it looks to me is there is still, in space year 2019, NO ONE ELSE out there doing what the Mint team does.

Therefore, I'm coming back, baby.

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Re: New Linux Mint 19.2. is coming to town soon...

Post by smgordon1259 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:16 pm

Stable depends upon what issues arise from the beta, usually takes a few days or just a week or 2. The betas have been tested but not by the general public. Right now I am having issues with regular updates refreshing, they could be they are getting ready to drop the betas?

really no hurry 19.1 works just as well for now. but is always fun to have that new toy, btw check out the screen savers lately? some nice one been added or redone
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Re: New Linux Mint 19.2. is coming to town soon...

Post by JoeFootball » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:00 pm

... they could be they are getting ready to drop the betas?
All six Beta ISOs have been approved for testing release. Mirrors need to sync now.

Stay tuned to the LM blog for the official announcements in the coming days.

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Re: New Linux Mint 19.2. is coming to town soon...

Post by Pjotr » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:49 pm

JoeFootball wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:00 pm
... they could be they are getting ready to drop the betas?
All six Beta ISOs have been approved for testing release. Mirrors need to sync now.

Stay tuned to the LM blog for the official announcements in the coming days.

Joe
The usual first mirror already has 'em. :mrgreen:

Note that, until the release announcement has been made, the iso's can still be changed (has happened before). So use them at your own risk.
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Re: New Linux Mint 19.2. is coming to town soon...

Post by JoeFootball » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:36 pm

Pjotr wrote: The usual first mirror already has 'em. :mrgreen:

Note that, until the release announcement has been made, the iso's can still be changed (has happened before). So use them at your own risk.
Which is why I didn't bother mentioning that part. :) First mirror? "I know nothing!" (a la Sgt Schultz, Hogan's Heroes)

Everyone: We should wait for the official announcements, especially the part that will direct us on how to properly report bugs discovered.

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Post by Pjotr » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:12 pm

JoeFootball wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Pjotr wrote: The usual first mirror already has 'em. :mrgreen:

Note that, until the release announcement has been made, the iso's can still be changed (has happened before). So use them at your own risk.
Which is why I didn't bother mentioning that part. :) First mirror? "I know nothing!" (a la Sgt Schultz, Hogan's Heroes)

Everyone: We should wait for the official announcements, especially the part that will direct us on how to properly report bugs discovered.

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Post by smgordon1259 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:26 pm

yeah just gonna wait until after beta.
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LM19.2 beta

Post by AndyMH » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:37 am

Is now out. There is a video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g_-Svl ... e=youtu.be
Clem do do better at promoting this, only found out from a reddit post!
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Re: LM19.2 beta

Post by smurphos » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:41 am

It's not official yet AndyMH - lots of people keep an eye on the mirrors and pre-empt an official announcement. That will only come once all mirrors are updated.
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Re: LM19.2 beta

Post by Pierre » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:07 am

AndyMH wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:37 am
Is now out. There is a video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g_-Svl ... e=youtu.be
Clem do do better at promoting this, only found out from a reddit post!
YES - those files have been available on some servers, for a few days, now.
- but they may not be the Final Beta versions, so that's why there's no announcement, as yet.
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Re: New Linux Mint 19.2. is coming to town soon...

Post by Pjotr » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:15 am

Immediately noticeable on my machines: Mint 19.2 Cinnamon has a clearer, better readable system font (or its rendering has been improved). Very nice. I liked the way the system font was shown in 19.1 Cinnamon, but this is definitely even better. :)
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Post by AndyMH » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:59 am

More important (at least to me), will it work with VirtualBox in seamless mode on Cinnamon? 19.1 doesn't which is why I'm still using 19.0. Suppose there is one way to find out...
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Re: New Linux Mint 19.2. is coming to town soon...

Post by gm10 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:07 am

AndyMH wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:59 am
More important (at least to me), will it work with VirtualBox in seamless mode on Cinnamon? 19.1 doesn't which is why I'm still using 19.0. Suppose there is one way to find out...
It's supposed to have been fixed back in January, we were talking about it then. I cannot say if it worked - you could have confirmed using Mint's daily builds PPA I suppose, otherwise 19.2 is the one to try indeed.
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Re: New Linux Mint 19.2. is coming to town soon...

Post by Pierre » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:57 am

Note: LM19.2 is still in the Testing Phase & has not been released into stable - as yet.

so - don't install LM19.2 onto any of your Production Machine(s) - - YET.
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Re: New Linux Mint 19.2. is coming to town soon...

Post by rjsrjs » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:31 am

I currently have Mint 19.1 MATE, will I get automatically upgraded to 19.2 or is this another OS version altogether that I will have install myself?

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Re: New Linux Mint 19.2. is coming to town soon...

Post by Rocky Bennett » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:36 am

Pardon my lack of knowledge, is 19.2 an LTS version of Linux Mint?

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Re: New Linux Mint 19.2. is coming to town soon...

Post by Pjotr » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:40 am

Rocky Bennett wrote:
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Pardon my lack of knowledge, is 19.2 an LTS version of Linux Mint?
All Linux Mint versions are LTS. Have been so for years (starting with Mint 17, if I remember correctly). :)
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Post by Pjotr » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:41 am

rjsrjs wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:31 am
I currently have Mint 19.1 MATE, will I get automatically upgraded to 19.2 or is this another OS version altogether that I will have install myself?
Upgrading is always optional and never automatic.

Upgrading within a series, e.g. the 19 series, can safely be done in-place. No need for a clean installation, because the upstream code base (Ubuntu 18.04) remains the same.
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Re: New Linux Mint 19.2. is coming to town soon...

Post by Portreve » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:28 am

Fortunately for me, I haven't had any platform-tying needs in almost a decade. That's a result of both life changes for me, and general maturation of the libre software ecosystem. Successively newer versions of LibreOffice, GIMP, and Scribus in particular mean I'm not even remotely tied to specific proprietary software, much less a proprietary operating system to run them.

The only "inconvenience" in running 19.1 is that I would not be able to set up WINE (et al) to play Diablo or Diablo II. Given that I go for years at a stretch without playing anything outside of a few dated and definitely low-end (by today's standards) games (Gnome games, Chromium BSU, etc.) this clearly has been no particular sacrifice on my part. However, assuming all the necessary components are back to a normally-functional state with 19.2, then bring it on.

I think Debian 10 is a really terrific release, and if it becomes a standard for Debian to build on, it really could become a very good choice for a normal desktop OS. More: it will give all those other downstream forks, such as Ubuntu and Linux Mint, an even better starting point.

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