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Work started on LMDE 6. The upcoming version of our Debian-based distribution will be codenamed “Faye”. It will come with all the features and changes introduced in Linux Mint 21.2. There is no ETA for its release. Once everything is ready we’ll take the opportunity to work on additional features and see how much we want to further reduce the gap in functionality between Linux Mint and LMDE.In parallel to LMDE 6 we’re also planning to release an EDGE ISO for Linux Mint 21.2. This ISO will feature a kernel 6.2 and make it easier to boot Mint on brand new hardware.Looking further ahead (after LMDE 6 and the EDGE ISO), we’re likely to reduce the scope for Linux Mint 21.3 which is planned for Christmas 2023. We’ve got many exciting ideas, I’m sure some of the cool new features we have in mind will be implemented, but we want to prioritize some long-term aspects and dedicate some of our time to them. Namely, we want to update our ISO production tools and fix secureboot. We also want to spend time on studying the pros and cons of Wayland and to assess the work needed in its potential adoption. Last but not least we’re keeping an eye on Ubuntu, their increased focus on Snap, the quality of their 24.04 package base and what this means for us going forward.Note: We’ve got a vocal minority of LMDE users. As usual we’ll come up with a great release. I appreciate the fact that they love what we do. I ask them to please remain civil when it comes to criticizing Ubuntu and to understand that we do what’s best for Linux Mint as a whole, both when we work on LMDE, when we work on Linux Mint and when we form long term strategies. The news sometimes gets blown out of proportion and people can get really passionate over very little. If you look at the past you can appreciate how calm we are as a team and how serene we are with our development. We’re rarely affected by upstream decisions. When we are, or when we might be, we’re able to invest, to mitigate them and get to where we want to be. That’s how we’ve got something like LMDE already, whether we ever need it or not. Don’t panic, don’t lobby for rushed decisions based on fears or passion, we know who we are and we know what we’re doing.Sponsorships:Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

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