The second 17.x point release will be Linux Mint 17.2 codename ‘Rafaela’.
Rafaela is a feminine form of Raphael, which is of Hebrew origin and which meaning is “God has healed”.
The name Raphael is attested as far back as c. 1350 BCE. It was made popular by many illustrious characters and historical figures:
- An archangel in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
- An Italian master painter and architect in the High Renaissance
- A Spanish tennis player
- A Ninja Turtle
Linux Mint 17 and Linux Mint 17.1 users will have the choice to upgrade or not, and that upgrade will be both easy and safe.