Monthly News – September 2023


I’d like to thank everyone who participated in the BETA. Many thanks also to all the people who sent us donations. Your help is very much appreciated.

ISO images and SecureBoot

A few months ago we mentioned that our ISO production tools and framework needed an upgrade. This was done prior to releasing LMDE 6 and Mint 21.2 EDGE and it allowed us to bring back support for Secureboot in both of these releases.

We’re now able to produce ISO images faster than before and in a much simpler way. We also greatly reduced the internal differences between our Mint and LMDE images. They should support a wider variety of BIOS and EFI implementations and they now boot the same way.


While working on LMDE 6 we came across applications written with GTK4/libAdwaita. These applications are designed for GNOME only and do not support themes. This makes them look different than all other apps and out of place within the desktop.

We solved this issue in LMDE 6 by removing one of them and downgrading the other apps back to their GTK3 versions.

Going forward we’ll need to come up with a decision on how to handle this long-term. This is something that will need to be done in preparation for Linux Mint 22.


LMDE 6 and Mint 21.2 EDGE were recently released.

These releases come with kernels 6.1 and 6.2 respectively, updated grub versions and secureboot support. Both releases feature the latest changes and new features announced in Linux Mint 21.2.


LMDE 5 will reach End of Life on July 1st 2024.

Past that date the repositories will continue to work but the release will no longer receive bug fixes or security updates.

To upgrade LMDE 5 to LMDE 6 visit


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Donations in August:

A total of $10,105 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 351 donors:

$1000, Brad J.
$216, Ulrich K.
$200, Garrett S.
$150 (4th donation), William C.
$108 (5th donation), Peter A.
$100 (39th donation), Fast Junkie
$100 (7th donation), Robert E.
$100 (5th donation), Konrad W.
$100 (4th donation), Dale H.
$100 (4th donation), Tim K.
$100 (3rd donation), David H.
$100 (3rd donation), Gregory A.
$100 (2nd donation), John S.
$100 (2nd donation), Robert P.
$100 (2nd donation), Roman T.
$100, Kirby S.
$100, Larry J.
$100, Troy H.
$83, Benjamin V.
$75 (3rd donation), Peter J, aka “Dr Peter”
$65, Adrian aka “adixor”
$54 (14th donation), Bernard H.
$54 (11th donation), Hermann W.
$54 (8th donation), Jyrki A.
$54 (5th donation), Christian G.
$54 (4th donation), Barry Patterson
$54 (3rd donation), Daniel K.
$54 (3rd donation), Julian N.
$54 (3rd donation), Matthias P.
$54 (2nd donation), Johannes K.
$54 (2nd donation), Juliane S.
$54 (2nd donation), Michael E.
$54 (2nd donation), Michael J.
$54 (2nd donation), Sophie K.
$54, Andreas W.
$54, Anthony O.
$54, C C.
$54, Carlo Andrea B.
$54, Christian B.
$54, Eduard Paul H.
$54, Elisabeth Teresa M.
$54, Goran N.
$54, Grégory D.
$54, Heiko K.
$54, Joao M.
$54, Jose P.
$54, KHTronik – Kurt Harders
$54, Paul M.
$54, Peter W.
$54, Ronan B.
$54, Samuel G.
$50 (75th donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$50 (54th donation), Michael R.
$50 (8th donation), Peter L. aka “Pedro”
$50 (6th donation), Andrei Sinkevich
$50 (6th donation), Glen A.
$50 (6th donation), Michael C.
$50 (5th donation), David W.
$50 (5th donation), Glen K.
$50 (3rd donation), Douglas R. aka “darco”
$50 (3rd donation), Mark W.
$50 (3rd donation), Richard P.
$50 (3rd donation), Stephen R.
$50 (3rd donation), Winfried B.
$50 (2nd donation), 500it aka “bOsO400”
$50 (2nd donation), Luis K.
$50, Alan F.
$50, Brian S.
$50, Carl H.
$50, Graeme D.
$50, Greg M.
$50, H. Dirk O.
$50, John S.
$50, Peter M.
$50, Victório F.
$43 (2nd donation), Kevin G.
$42, J.T. aka “butterkeks37”
$40 (3rd donation), John D. K.
$33 (4th donation), Francisco R.
$32 (4th donation), Jeff Daniels
$32 (2nd donation), Sami K.
$32, Isahann H. aka “IsahannHan”
$32, Marco C.
$32, Martin B.
$32, Sylvia R.
$30 (7th donation), John B.
$30, Joe R.
$30, Ralf K.
$27 (3rd donation), Andreas M. aka “AnMe2k22”
$27 (3rd donation), Ismael G. B.
$26 (4th donation), Jonas K.
$25 (30th donation), Linux Mint Sverige
$25 (28th donation), Hemant Patel
$25 (17th donation), George R. aka “Az4x4”
$25 (13th donation), An L.
$25 (6th donation), Leroy H.
$25 (4th donation), Christian L.
$25 (3rd donation), John L. H.
$25 (2nd donation), Marek N.
$25, Etienne L.
$25, Glenn S.
$25, Tim H.
$25, Tim S.
$25, William B.
$24, Eike Erik W.
$22 (39th donation), Peter E.
$22 (13th donation), Dick B. aka “Dick”
$22 (8th donation), Keith M.
$22 (7th donation), Bobcam Computer Solutions aka “Rob”
$22 (7th donation), Alessandro L.
$22 (4th donation), Bernard L.
$22 (4th donation), Henry T.
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$22 (4th donation), Nicholas J.
$22 (4th donation), Raik D.
$22 (4th donation), Thomas M.
$22 (3rd donation), David M.
$22 (3rd donation), Jörg T.
$22 (2nd donation), Corrado C.
$22 (2nd donation), Gerhard R.
$22 (2nd donation), Hervé R.
$22 (2nd donation), Jakub G.
$22 (2nd donation), Kari H. aka “foxterrier”
$22 (2nd donation), Karl-heinz R.
$22 (2nd donation), Luis D.
$22 (2nd donation), Marek S. (LMDE Supporter)
$22 (2nd donation), Paul R.
$22 (2nd donation), Raffael V.
$22 (2nd donation), Riemer T.
$22 (2nd donation), Roman S.
$22 (2nd donation), Trevor S.
$22, Alan S.
$22, Alexander Mirza C.
$22, Andreas C.
$22, Andreas K.
$22, Benedikt S.
$22, Benjamin W.
$22, Bruno T.
$22, Giuseppe M.
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$22, Lennart J.
$22, Mohamed C.
$22, Repke D.
$22, Robert S.
$22, RP
$22, Sven L.
$22, Ulrich S.
$22, Ute F.
$22, Waldemar C.
$20 (59th donation), Bryan F.
$20 (37th donation), John D.
$20 (10th donation), Bruce N.
$20 (8th donation), Nate P. aka “cog_nate”
$20 (6th donation), David K.
$20 (4th donation), J. S. .
$20 (4th donation), Curtis S.
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$20 (3rd donation), Chris B.
$20 (3rd donation), Lawrence K.
$20 (3rd donation), Teresa V.
$20 (2nd donation), Andrew P.
$20 (2nd donation), Ben M.
$20 (2nd donation), Donald W. aka “Don”
$20 (2nd donation), Frank T.
$20 (2nd donation), Jeff K.
$20 (2nd donation), Joe K.
$20 (2nd donation), Larry M.
$20 (2nd donation), Melina B.
$20 (2nd donation), Michael S.
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$20 (2nd donation), Ron S.
$20 (2nd donation), Samuel S.
$20 (2nd donation), Trevor W.
$20, Ali B.
$20, Brian T.
$20, Gaurav R.
$20, Hugh G.
$20, Joel M.
$20, John F.
$20, Kyle R.
$20, Massud M.
$20, Norman K.
$20, Paul Hickert
$20, Robert S.
$20, Sandra D.
$20, Sean F.
$20, Steven S.
$20, William D.
$16 (68th donation), Andreas S.
$16 (16th donation), Alain P.
$16, Livio V.
$14 (5th donation), Paulo Ribeiro
$14 (3rd donation), Jefferson Fernando L.
$13, zukasz P.
$12 (137th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (4th donation), Panagiotis S.
$12 (2nd donation), Bengt Falke
$11 (86th donation), Johann J.
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$11 (15th donation), Michael P. aka “”
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$11 (12th donation), Frank J.
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$11 (6th donation), Bjørn M. J. aka “BMJ”
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$11 (2nd donation), Costas K. aka “ckoul”
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$11, Christian S. aka “krizz”
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$11, Frank M.
$11, Frederic Le Ray
$11, Ghiza A.
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$11, Vice B.
$10 (89th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (83th donation), Frank K.
$10 (67th donation), Rick R.
$10 (36th donation), Philip Woodward
$10 (31st donation), Carpet Cleaning Winnipeg
$10 (31st donation), Sami Mannila
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$10 (18th donation), Mr. Bee
$10 (12th donation), Patrizia Pepe
$10 (6th donation), Allyn G.
$10 (6th donation), Joseph G.
$10 (6th donation), Wojciech S.
$10 (5th donation), Luis D.
$10 (5th donation), Paul S.
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$10 (4th donation), Carl T.
$10 (4th donation), Gary D.
$10 (4th donation), Ilija L.
$10 (3rd donation), Andreas G.
$10 (3rd donation), Michał K. aka “PoldekPL”
$10 (3rd donation), Y.-Y. Mao
$10 (2nd donation), Carlos Ruben Ortiz Marrero aka “Ruben”
$10 (2nd donation), Daniel S.
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$10 (2nd donation), Martin B. aka “technosf”
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$10, Miguel P.
$10, Richard B.
$10, Rupert L.
$10, Scott M.
$10, Terence G.
$8, Brandon H.
$6 (3rd donation), Phil B.
$168 from 42 smaller donations

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