Monthly News – May 2024

Monthly News – May 2024

Before we start with the news, I’d like to say a big thank you to our donors and sponsors. Many thanks for your support!

Package repositories

Work continues on the repositories.

We’re now using Datadog to monitor the bandwidth, connections and response time during high load.

This allows us to understand the nature and length of the bottlenecks better. It also provides us with long-term volume stats which are important when we look at pricing with Fastly and cloud solutions.

Software Manager

The mintinstall Software Manager received some welcome changes.

It loads faster than before and the main window appears instantly.

Unverified Flatpaks are disabled by default.

A warning explains the security risks associated with them in the newly added preferences window.

When enabled, these Flatpaks are clearly marked as unverified.

Note that unverified Flatpaks also do not feature any reviews and do not have a score.


We’ve been using Matrix for more than a month now and we’re really happy with it.

The integration in the upcoming Linux Mint 22 is fully ready.

There are more than 600 members in the Linux Mint space already, and more than 2400 in the main channel.

Other than providing support to users the Matrix channels also allowed us to communicate with other projects and to form a team of artists who focus on the Linux Mint artwork.

GTK, libAdwaita, Adwaita, Xapp

The concerns voiced last month about GTK, Adwaita and libAdwaita were heard.

They were heard by many projects, including upstream apps, desktop environments and distributions.

They led to many discussions with a huge number of developers involved.

I want to stress the fact that some of these discussions involve GNOME developers and are very constructive.

Although no big decisions or solutions emerged yet there is a general consensus on the issues of cross-DE compatibility and independence from the GNOME project. There’s also consensus on the idea of working together on common technologies.


Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Donations in April:

A total of $10,500 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 351 donors:

$539, Andreas B.
$500, Michael L.
$314 (2nd donation), Darwin H.
$300, Clark H.
$200 (3rd donation), Gregory F.
$200 (2nd donation), Charles K.
$200 (2nd donation), Larry F.
$200, James Fallin aka “Jimmy Fallin
$108 (2nd donation), aka “EAS”
$108, Gregor F.
$108, Marin L.
$108, Viktoria N.
$105, Myke C. (Minty since Bea)
$100 (12th donation), Mihail S.
$100 (11th donation), Mountain Computers, Inc aka “MTNCOMP aka GGPCTU
$100 (6th donation), David T.
$100, Caitlin M.
$100, Donald E.
$100, Goran L.
$74, Andy Frank S.
$65 (6th donation), Glen P.
$54 (22nd donation), Naoise G. aka “Gaff”
$54 (17th donation), Bernard H.
$54 (11th donation), Roland H.
$54 (8th donation), David M. D.
$54 (4th donation), John A.
$54 (4th donation), Jyrki A.
$54 (2nd donation), Mark L.
$54 (2nd donation), Roger B.
$54 (2nd donation), Ronan B.
$54 (2nd donation), Ulrich D.
$54, Andrew H.
$54, Andrey M.
$54, Christine S.
$54, Holger B.
$54, Jacek B.
$54, Lukas C.
$54, Mike D.
$54, Patricia T.
$54, Slawomir B.
$54, Steven W.
$54, Sylvain B.
$54, Thomas B.
$54, Thomas E.
$54, Thomas K.
$54, Thomas L.
$54, Tony A.
$54, Udo L.
$53 (8th donation), John Mc
$50 (83th donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$50 (23rd donation), George H.
$50 (10th donation), Robert K. aka “usmc_bob”
$50 (6th donation), Colin B.
$50 (5th donation), Far West Computer Consulting
$50 (5th donation), Frank F.
$50 (5th donation), Keith M.
$50 (5th donation), Martin Ch.
$50 (4th donation), Clifford N.
$50 (4th donation), Robert S.
$50 (2nd donation), Brenda C.
$50 (2nd donation), Christopher Y.
$50 (2nd donation), Eugene D.
$50 (2nd donation), Harry M.
$50, Charles P.
$50, Daryl F.
$50, Donald A.
$50, Donald C.
$50, Kaiden S.
$50, Richard S.
$50, Ryan Y.
$50, Shane R.
$50, Visaggio & Co., LLC
$43, Ignacio A.
$40 (7th donation), Kenneth R.
$40, Eric W.
$35 (2nd donation), Michael F.
$30 (9th donation), John Eady
$30 (5th donation), Kevin H.
$30 (4th donation), John W.
$30, pasu
$30, Raymond R.
$27 (4th donation), Kiaran Smyth.
$27 (2nd donation), William L. aka “Hilyxx”
$25 (38th donation), Linux Mint Sverige
$25 (10th donation), Timothy C.
$25 (8th donation), Stephen W.
$25 (3rd donation), Rashed D.
$25, Gary B.
$25, Patrick L.
$25, Paul C.
$24 (53th donation), Francois-R L.
$22 (47th donation), Peter E.
$22 (12th donation), H ScottB
$22 (12th donation), Stefan W.
$22 (11th donation), Nicklas L.
$22 (10th donation), Marek S. [LMDE SUPPORTER]
$22 (9th donation), Benjamin W.
$22 (9th donation), L. Mikkel
$22 (7th donation), Vittorio F.
$22 (6th donation), Antonio C.
$22 (6th donation), Davide P. aka “Dragone2
$22 (6th donation), Iain S.
$22 (5th donation), Manuel R.
$22 (4th donation), Alexandre Gambier
$22 (3rd donation), Christoph F.
$22 (3rd donation), Friedrich W. J.
$22 (3rd donation), Geurt S.
$22 (3rd donation), Jadran D.
$22 (3rd donation), Mr Christopher J W.
$22 (2nd donation), Alain M.
$22 (2nd donation), Charles A.
$22 (2nd donation), Florian H.
$22 (2nd donation), Frits M.
$22 (2nd donation), Heiko K.
$22 (2nd donation), Helgi J.
$22 (2nd donation), Herman Franciscus B.
$22 (2nd donation), Rolf S.
$22 (2nd donation), Ronnie B.
$22 (2nd donation), Stefan E.
$22, Albert P.
$22, Alwin K.
$22, Andrea Bonvicini aka “bonvi83”
$22, Christian W.
$22, Daniel T.
$22, David A.
$22, Enrico D.
$22, Hermann H.
$22, Jaime R.
$22, Jonathan B.
$22, Karl-heinz L.
$22, Kevin R.
$22, Laurent D.
$22, Manfred B.
$22, Marcel P.
$22, Mario P.
$22, Martin Huettemann aka “dr-huetti
$22, Nicholas A.
$22, Ortwin F.
$22, Patrick D.
$22, Peter L.
$22, Sebastian H.
$22, Stefan D.
$22, Stefan F.
$22, Thomas K.
$21 (22nd donation), aka “AsciiWolf”
$20 (41th donation), John D.
$20 (23rd donation), Aimee W.
$20 (15th donation), Dana S.
$20 (12th donation), RexAlan
$20 (11th donation), Robert D. aka “MacDhai
$20 (10th donation), Lamont C.
$20 (9th donation), Nate P. aka “cog_nate”
$20 (9th donation), Peter L. aka “Pedro
$20 (6th donation), Kendall G.
$20 (5th donation), Denis C.
$20 (4th donation), Chris B.
$20 (4th donation), Everett F.
$20 (4th donation), Mark S.
$20 (4th donation), Michael B.
$20 (3rd donation), Randolph M.
$20 (3rd donation), Sam B.
$20 (2nd donation), Duryea E.
$20 (2nd donation), Gordon L.
$20 (2nd donation), Ian J.
$20 (2nd donation), John B.
$20 (2nd donation), Steve S.
$20, Chad M.
$20, Charles M.
$20, Chris S.
$20, Damir T.
$20, Darrin B.
$20, Edward P W.
$20, Esteban Balmore C.
$20, Ethan T.
$20, Gustavo L.
$20, Jack B.
$20, John H N.
$20, Manuel G.
$20, Marcus J.
$20, Martin M.
$20, Michael C.
$20, Michael S.
$20, Raymond T.
$20, Regis G.
$20, Richard L K.
$20, Robert M S.
$20, Robert T.
$20, Steven T.
$20, Thomas K.
$20, Timothy H.
$20, Tyler Jones
$20, Wladyslaw T.
$20, Working Solutions
$18 (8th donation), ineuw
$16 (94th donation), Johann J.
$16 (75th donation), Andreas S.
$16, Joaquin P.
$15 (11th donation), Stephen F.
$15 (10th donation), Corey J.
$14 (12th donation), Francois B. aka “Makoto
$14 (7th donation), Heston
$11 (48th donation), Daniel S.
$11 (41th donation), Thomas R.
$11 (25th donation), Tugaleres.com
$11 (22nd donation), Denys G.
$11 (22nd donation), Raymond M. (retired)
$11 (19th donation), Arvis L?cis aka “arvislacis
$11 (9th donation), Axel R.
$11 (9th donation), Bengt Falke aka “Falke”
$11 (9th donation), Dimitar S.
$11 (9th donation), Hans-Dieter S. aka “hadisch”
$11 (8th donation), Antoni Aloy Torrens
$11 (8th donation), Enrico C.
$11 (8th donation), Ronald S.
$11 (6th donation), Donatas Dainys
$11 (6th donation), Joel E.
$11 (6th donation), Paolo C.
$11 (5th donation), Peter C.
$11 (4th donation), Claudio A.
$11 (4th donation), Jouko Tiilikainen aka “JT65”
$11 (3rd donation), Attila C.
$11 (3rd donation), Francois S.
$11 (3rd donation), Henry B.
$11 (3rd donation), John K.
$11 (2nd donation), Can G.
$11 (2nd donation), Emanuele S.
$11 (2nd donation), Francis B.
$11 (2nd donation), Guillaume M.
$11 (2nd donation), Heiko L.
$11 (2nd donation), Jose J.
$11 (2nd donation), Julio Cesar S.
$11 (2nd donation), Krzysztof M.
$11 (2nd donation), Robert H.
$11, Alexander R.
$11, Alistair W.
$11, Amedeo A.
$11, Anon
$11, Attila M.
$11, Daniel D.
$11, Daniel M.
$11, Daniele V.
$11, David K.
$11, Fabien S.
$11, Fabrizio C.
$11, Giancarlo T.
$11, Gianfranco C.
$11, Gita M.
$11, Hannes S.
$11, Hristo B.
$11, Ingo K.
$11, Jörg K.
$11, Josef H.
$11, Lukasz M.
$11, Martin G.
$11, Mick B.
$11, Noe Zhana A.
$11, Peter B.
$11, Peter O.
$11, Peter S.
$11, Raffaele S.
$11, Ralph O.
$11, Silvano C.
$11, Thomas S.
$11, Timothy W.
$11, Tobias H.
$11, Wojciech S.
$10 (97th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (34th donation), Carpet Cleaning Winnipeg
$10 (29th donation), Hemant Patel
$10 (22nd donation), Pawel M.
$10 (21st donation), Bruce M.
$10 (17th donation), Minneapolis Towing and Roadside Assistance
$10 (13th donation), Dave S.
$10 (10th donation), platypus products
$10 (9th donation), Allyn G.
$10 (5th donation), Chamnong N.
$10 (3rd donation), Alessandro M.
$10 (3rd donation), Michael S.
$10 (3rd donation), Timothy M.
$10 (3rd donation), TONY aka “STRUZZIN ELECTRONICS
$10 (2nd donation), Axel P.
$10 (2nd donation), Garry H.
$10 (2nd donation), Óscar R.
$10 (2nd donation), Robert N.
$10 (2nd donation), Santiago G.
$10 (2nd donation), Thomas A.
$10, 8 Hobbies, LLC
$10, Alessio Ligabue aka “Consulenza Cloud e Supporto Linux
$10, Anibal C.
$10, Arnold P.
$10, Benjamin B.
$10, Dave C.
$10, Denise D.
$10, Eli D.
$10, Frank K.
$10, Gaetan T.
$10, Gerardo F.
$10, Jaiden H.
$10, James W.
$10, Jonathan G.
$10, Marcus F.
$10, Matheus S.
$10, Michael K.
$10, Miguel B.
$10, Rowan C.
$163 from 43 smaller donations

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