On its official blog, some news about the system was announced, as well as the release date and the codename of the next version.
In another monthly report Mint project leader Clement Lefebvre made some comments about the project and also about the battle between GNOME vs Patent Trolls. He began by commenting on this battle between GNOME vs. Patent Trolls, saying that the Mint project is on giant shoulders, Ubuntu and GNOME being mentioned. He also said that if Ubuntu were to end or something like that, Mint would be the LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) version, but without GNOME, many Mint tools would not be possible, such as: Xapp. Xed, Xplayer, Xreader, Pix, Xviewer which depend on GNOME libraries. To see the full note, you can access it here.
Now commenting on the news I see in verse 19.3, some things have been introduced, such as date format, XAppStatusIcon, new logo, verse codename, and release date.
In the date format, now in this version, both in Cinnamon and MATE, the system follows the language code LC_TIME, and the setting in Language Settings is possible.
The Linux Mint icons will be clearer on all graphical interfaces, Cinnamon / XFCE / MATE. The XAppStatusIcon API is complete and will also support HiDPI technology.
Also new about the logo and splash screens for GRUB and when the system is booting.
Some apps have been replaced, such as Xplayer and VLC for Celluloid 0.17.
The Tomboy will be replaced by Gnote 3.34, keeping the cone in the bar. Gnote will have the same features as Tomboy, but with more modern technologies and also HiDPI compatibility.
In the Linux Mint version with XFCE, have the graphical interface update to version 4.14 already based on GTK3 and initial HIDPI support.
For compatibility with the latest hardware, Mint 19.3 uses the HWE suite, thus bringing Kernel 5.0 and Xorg 1.20.
Finally, the code name of verse 19.3, which was to be "Tricia", was announced. The release should happen before Christmas. I guess that being on the eve of the holiday.
This version promises, especially in the perfumery part, because that which attracts new users, see the case of Deepin. I also believe that this update on Kernel and Xorg will make life easier for those who use newer hardware, which is very good. We also asked about support for the hybrid laptops (Intel + NVIDIA), was informed to us that they already had integration with optimus, but as the team had no equipment with this configuration, they did not give due attention, but now go start implementing NVIDIA news. Hopefully, be very interesting in testing this news in Mint. This article does not end here, keep exchanging an idea there in our forum. Hope to see you next, a big hug.
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