Monthly News – November 2015

News

Our apologies for posting these news so late. Since the website and forums went down, we’ve been hit by two new server issues. Two of our repository servers lost their hard drives. That’s a total of 3 servers going down in just a few weeks.  This time around we had full backups though and we were able to minimize downtime (no downtime at all on the Mint and LMDE2 repositories, a few hours yesterday on the LMDE 1 repositories). We’re eager to resume work on Linux Mint but at the moment most of our focus is still on server administration, on recovery, on configuration but also on making sure we’re stronger and issues like these have less of an impact on us going forward.

Here is the situation at the moment:

  • The Cinnamon and MATE editions of Linux Mint 17.3 were released and upgrade paths were opened for them.
  • The OEM and nocodecs ISOs were successfully tested and will be announced in the coming days.
  • LMDE 2 “Betsy” started to catch up and received updates for some of the Mint tools as well as MATE and Cinnamon yesterday. This was interrupted by a server issue and we’re hoping to resume work on this tomorrow. Betsy should then receive more updates, including the new MDM, mintdesktop, and overdue updates on Flash and Thunderbird.
  • The Xfce and KDE editions of Linux Mint 17.3 were initially planned for the end of December. We might still see their BETA this month, but their stable releases are very likely to happen in January next year.

Many thanks to all of you, for your donations and for your words of support. It really touched me to see your response when we announced the downtime and even now, as we’re lacking sleep and working around the clock on something which doesn’t produce anything visible (server admin as opposed to Linux Mint itself), we see your feedback on Linux Mint 17.3, on new installations and upgrades, on new features we developed. It’s a huge boost of motivation for us.

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

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Community Sponsors:

  • Sam Torno
  • Apps Free for PC
  • Charles Rivers
  • Cheta Nwanze
  • Clare Florist
  • Coupofy
  • Ehline Law Firm PC – Long Beach
  • Hosting Kingdom
  • htpcBeginner.com
  • Jeramy Ross
  • John Bayles Pianos
  • LAROS
  • Mahen
  • Mark Cohen
  • Martin del Mazo
  • Neil Sexton
  • Nick Kelly
  • Nikolaj Petersen
  • Old Roy (aka Myrkat)
  • Peter K.
  • Peter Urban
  • Rainulf Pineda
  • S Thistle
  • Sascha Reinsch
  • sefcom computers
  • Solo Entertainment e.K.
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  • switchbit
  • Tekoia Ltd.
  • Thejas Kamath
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  • Uwe Klosa
  • Wayne Chapeskie
  • Yang, C.-C.

To become a sponsor or to see the full list of Linux Mint sponsors, please visit: http://www.linuxmint.com/sponsors.php

Donations in October:

A total of $9491 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 429 donors:

$300, Carl V. H.
$280, Folkert V. R.
$200, p k
$150 (2nd donation), PCsteps.com
$112 (9th donation), Goran A.
$112 (2nd donation), Konstantinos T.
$112, David A.
$112, Matthias S.
$112, Christian S.
$112, Enzo S.
$100 (2nd donation), Charles D.
$100 (2nd donation), Markus S.
$100, Robert I.
$100, Xiao B. C.
$100, Karl L.
$100, Scott K.
$100, Rene G. aka “wergosum”
$100, Ralph S.
$100, Richard M. R.
$100, Ed M. aka “gizmo”
$80, Edouard A.
$60 (2nd donation), Blair S.
$60, James J.
$56 (2nd donation), Manfred R.
$56 (2nd donation), Bartholomeus T.
$56 (2nd donation), Tibor aka “tibbi”
$56, Philippe A.
$56, Christian K.
$56, Christophe G.
$56, Cac V.
$56, Richard Bairwell aka “Richy B.”
$56, Daniel M.
$56, Richard H.
$56, Rienk R.
$56, Claudio G.
$50 (66th donation), Matthew M.
$50 (4th donation), Ernest M.
$50 (3rd donation), Waqas S.
$50 (2nd donation), Phil H. aka “smef”
$50 (2nd donation), Gerald C.
$50 (2nd donation), William R.
$50, David L.
$50, The Coding Studio – Custom Web Development
$50, Paul M.
$50, James M.
$50, Brian K.
$50, Laurence C.
$50, Jim Dunlop
$50, SBA ALbany Ltd
$50, Paul R.
$50, Ben T.
$50, Gerald H.
$50, Henry D.
$50, Hans J.
$50, BillyJim47
$50, Gale C.
$45, Marien L.
$45, Gianni D.
$40 (2nd donation), L.louise W.
$40, Stephen D.
$40, Frank S.
$35 (3rd donation), Kustom Timber aka “Tristan”
$35, Roland G.
$34 (3rd donation), Richard C.
$34 (2nd donation), Lars-gunnar S.
$34, Gildas M.
$34, José D. S.
$30 (68th donation), Olli K.
$30 (2nd donation), Julie H. aka “Kjokkenutstyr”
$28 (2nd donation), Dirk B.
$28 (2nd donation), Christian P.
$28, Danny B.
$28, Juha H.
$28, Stefan W.
$28, Bartholomeus T.
$28, Pavel Richter aka “@pavel”
$28, Jacobus J. A.
$28, Mathieu B.
$28, Stephan A.
$28, Christian H.
$28, Antal R.
$28, Joachim W.
$25 (49th donation), Ronald W.
$25 (10th donation), Peter D.
$25 (3rd donation), Jaan S.
$25 (3rd donation), Curtis M.
$25 (2nd donation), Robert B.
$25 (2nd donation), George P.
$25 (2nd donation), Paul S.
$25, Ralph G.
$25, Jim Wroten
$25, Kathleen R.
$25, Robert B.
$25, Peter P.
$25, Jeff H.
$25, Olaf S.
$25, Michael S.
$25, Rj H.
$25, Daniel W.
$25, Francis H.
$25, Samuel C.
$25, Gary B.
$25, eGloo Inc
$25, Peter G.
$25, Noah S.
$25, Curtis C.
$25, Paul A.
$25, Jeremy M. Thomas
$22 (22nd donation), Mark W.
$22 (4th donation), Anthony M.
$22 (3rd donation), Stephen G.
$22 (3rd donation), Emil N. P.
$22 (2nd donation), Peter B.
$22, Mikeyy
$22, Robert M.
$22, David G.
$22, Dominique M.
$22, A.A.
$22, Cornel V.
$22, Benedikt H.
$22, John C.
$22, Micke S.
$22, Erki E.
$22, Mathijs B.
$22, Richard H.
$22, Michele M.
$22, Verónica R. D.
$22, Ulrich H.
$22, Dennis B.
$22, Real estate Germany
$22, Sascha-martin S.
$22, Ingo H.
$22, Laurent G.
$22, Dirk W.
$22, Jean-marie L.
$22, Michael P.
$22, Patrick H.
$22, Jerry O.
$22, Thomas T.
$22, Georg K.
$20 (8th donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan ”
$20 (5th donation), Tom T.
$20 (4th donation), Matsufuji H.
$20 (2nd donation), Joseph M.
$20 (2nd donation), G&A
$20 (2nd donation), James T.
$20 (2nd donation), Anonymous
$20 (2nd donation), Steven A.
$20 (2nd donation), Joseph C.
$20 (2nd donation), Arthur K.
$20, David O.
$20, Yao C.
$20, Roberto M. F.
$20, Gregg R.
$20, Thomas D.
$20, Eugen T.
$20, Roger B.
$20, Tim A.
$20, Thibault G.
$20, Enrique R.
$20, Austin D.
$20, William C.
$20, Donald I.
$20, Portmore Road Times
$20, Steven H.
$20, Wayne A.
$20, Boyd W.
$20, Jobs Hiring aka “Mr. Jobs”
$20, Mark P. aka “Juno”
$20, Kenneth C.
$20, Alfred L.
$20, Arthur K.
$20, Luke V.
$20, Matt Van aka “Phanto”
$20, John P.
$17 (23rd donation), Raymond E.
$17 (3rd donation), _John
$17 (2nd donation), Peter V.
$17 (2nd donation), Peter R.
$17 (2nd donation), Julian M.
$17, Gerrit J. B.
$17, George T.
$17, Dominique L.
$17, Robert K.
$17, Ulf N.
$17, Marcel U.
$17, Jean-claude M.
$15 (4th donation), David B. (Davey) aka “tekjunkie”
$15 (2nd donation), Bill R.
$15 (2nd donation), Doug B.
$15, David Stephens
$15, Stephen G.
$15, Luboslav B.
$15, Geoffrey O.
$15, Alin I.
$15, Stephen B.
$15, Dan R.
$15, cocasema
$15, Nghia L.
$15, Seaton D.
$14, Dave T.
$13, Dirk S.
$12 (55th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12, DDSRank
$12, Ngalu R.
$11.11, William B.
$11 (7th donation), Christian B.
$11 (5th donation), Doriano G. M.
$11 (2nd donation), Esko T.
$11 (2nd donation), Alipio F. F.
$11 (2nd donation), Andrew V.
$11 (2nd donation), Mark H.
$11 (2nd donation), Henrique S.
$11 (2nd donation), Eric L.
$11 (2nd donation), Philip E.
$11 (2nd donation), Pavel D.
$11, Wolfgang S.
$11, Frank S.
$11, Massimo T.
$11, Michel C.
$11, Robert C.
$11, Andre P.
$11, Dominique D.
$11, François A.
$11, Enrico L.
$11, Vasileios Kriezias aka “VK”
$11, Till B.
$11, Ole S.
$11, Olaf M.
$11, Joost H.
$11, Tanguy S.
$11, Marc V. K.
$11, Mark D.
$11, Peter C.
$11, David J.
$11, François B.
$11, Pieter D.
$11, Gintautas F.
$11, Christoffer P.
$11, Arie de Jonge aka “Bolle1961”
$11, Andrew S.
$11, Felix S.
$11, Michael F.
$11, Janusz M.
$11, Andreas S.
$11, Niall C.
$11, Hugo A. P.
$11, Johannes D.
$11, J J. D. J.
$11, Crefelean P.
$11, Rony F.
$11, Richard J. O. aka “OGGMEISTER”
$11, Karsten S.
$11, M D.
$11, Andrej M.
$11, Nicolas G.
$10 (14th donation), Charlie Robinson
$10 (9th donation), Libertad Tecnologica
$10 (7th donation), Michael H. aka “hikiboi1969”
$10 (6th donation), Jacqueem S. aka “Go Live Lively”
$10 (5th donation), David B. (Davey) aka “tekjunkie”
$10 (5th donation), Mauzz
$10 (4th donation), Kristian O.
$10 (3rd donation), Chalermpon K.
$10 (3rd donation), Philipp H.
$10 (3rd donation), Paul G.
$10 (3rd donation), Michel C.
$10 (3rd donation), Simon J.
$10 (2nd donation), David T.
$10 (2nd donation), Aleksey Eletsky aka “promise”
$10 (2nd donation), Eric R.
$10 (2nd donation), Matthew M.
$10 (2nd donation), Kustom Timber aka “Tristan”
$10 (2nd donation), Paul C.
$10, Nathan A.
$10, Nicholas H.
$10, Thomas R.
$10, Pierre F.
$10, Surjyendu S.
$10, Keith T.
$10, Mecox Waves Inc
$10, Jean-christophe B.
$10, Scott B.
$10, Sven H.
$10, Martin M.
$10, Willie S.
$10, Amauri O.
$10, Robert H.
$10, Choi C.
$10, Keith M.
$10, Rafael M.
$10, Peter W.
$10, Nimai B.
$10, Anthony L.
$10, Bartek R.
$10, Rasul A.
$10, Luke P.
$10, Jacek K.
$10, Barry C.
$10, Onder Nuray aka “ondernuray”
$10, J M. H. C.
$10, Gregory T.
$10, Winston M.
$10, James S.
$10, Josip K.
$10, 新居 照央
$10, Rüdiger K.
$10, Paul A.
$8 (3rd donation), Glover Electronics
$8, Ziller S.
$8, Cosimo I.
$8, Junksupply
$7.5, Anthony W.
$7, Len F.
$7, Tri N.
$7, James O.
$6 (29th donation), Antonio M. Mariani. aka “zantaz”
$6 (9th donation), Kjell O. B. aka “kob”
$6 (6th donation), Knut E. E. aka “Animoy”
$6 (5th donation), Ib O. J.
$6 (3rd donation), Jeldert P.
$6 (3rd donation), Tung-Yi Chen aka “Tic”
$6 (2nd donation), Nick G.
$6 (2nd donation), Andrei Z.
$6 (2nd donation), Craig Z.
$6 (2nd donation), Olivier F.
$6 (2nd donation), Georgios F.
$6 (2nd donation), Philipp M.
$6 (2nd donation), Arvis Lācis aka “arvislacis”
$6, Yannick W.
$6, Toni J. C.
$6, Renaud C.
$6, Adrian M.
$6, Florian K.
$6, Gleb from Paderborn
$6, Tobias Q.
$6, Petr S.
$6, Alexandros P.
$6, Rosario L.
$6, Jiří Š.
$6, Serge Z.
$6, Georgios F.
$6, Florian E.
$6, Mathias P.
$6, Gianfranco C.
$6, Christian S.
$6, Constantin H.
$6, Jan de W aka “Gnoe”
$5.7, Farhad N.
$5 (19th donation), Carlos W.
$5 (16th donation), Crusader
$5 (12th donation), Kouji K.
$5 (11th donation), Kouji K.
$5 (8th donation), Nicolás Costa de la Colina aka “NCosta”
$5 (5th donation), Jacqueem S. aka “Go Live Lively”
$5 (4th donation), Justin Peterson
$5 (2nd donation), Olaf B.
$5 (2nd donation), Allen D.
$5 (2nd donation), Lindsey H.
$5 (2nd donation), Bonita R.
$5 (2nd donation), William M.
$5 (2nd donation), Johanna R.
$5 (2nd donation), Aaron C.
$5 (2nd donation), Andrew M.
$5, Luiz A. I.
$5, Bert D. B.
$5, Sean C.
$5, Benjamin K.
$5, Craig R.
$5, Timothy W.
$5, Andrew T.
$5, Michael C.
$5, Jedidiah Reeser
$5, Карманов А.
$5, Muhammad A.
$5, Vitaly S.
$5, Rich P.
$5, Arkadiusz T.
$5, Richard K.
$5, Robert M.
$5, Miroslav Asenov aka “masenov”
$5, Jorge U. S. T.
$5, Wayne C.
$5, Nicolás P.
$5, Каганов С.
$5, Ali S.
$5, Christopher B.
$5, Jack H.
$4 (2nd donation), Rod T.
$4, Xaconshop
$3 (19th donation), Thomas F.
$3 (10th donation), RoDi – správca siete
$3 (2nd donation), Dennis Schotmeijer
$3 (2nd donation), Hakim
$3 (2nd donation), NJ
$3 (2nd donation), Jan R.
$3, IVIT
$3, Petar R.
$3, Jan L.
$3, Patrick P.
$3, Robin L.
$36.2 from 28 smaller donations

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