The subsequent Linux Mint model will formally be known as Ulyana, the Linux Mint staff introduced earlier at present.
But the largest change, nevertheless, is the migration to 64-bit solely, as starting with this new launch, Linux Mint formally drops 32-bit variations.
Going ahead, Linux Mint will proceed to be accessible in 64-bit solely.
The new Linux Mint 20 will likely be primarily based on Ubuntu 20.04, the staff additionally revealed, and can land in three completely different variations, specifically Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce.
Additionally, there’s additionally necessary information for these presently working the newest model. LMDE will formally attain the top of help in July, which signifies that after this date, units not but upgraded to model four will not obtain updates – in fact, these techniques will proceed to run usually, however the lack of safety updates and bug fixes make them extra liable to points and cyberattacks.
“LMDE three will attain EOL (End-Of-Life) on July 1st 2020. Past that date the repositories will proceed to work however the launch will not obtain bug fixes and safety updates from Linux Mint,” the Linux Mint staff stated.
More Linux Mint modifications
The staff additionally revealed among the modifications taking place in Linux Mint, together with enhancements for the XappStatusIcon applets. Beginning with this new model, help will even be added for StatusNotifier, libAppIndicator, and libAyatana due to modifications in Electron.
“XappStatusIcon applets gaining help for these applied sciences will assure higher help for contemporary Electron apps and indicators and it’ll achieve this in all distributions, with out the necessity to patch something,” the Linux Mint builders clarify.
Additionally, the staff can also be making good progress on the app to ship recordsdata throughout the native community (which nonetheless doesn’t have a reputation), whereas two completely different colours, pink and aqua, have already been added to Mint-Y.