Linux News Today: Linux Mint 17.3 Named "Rosa," Will Probably Arrive in December
The Linux Mint developers have revealed the name of the final point release in the 17.x branch of their operating system, and it’s going to be Rosa.
The Linux Mint project doesn’t seem to take a break, and it’s now getting closer to the final iteration of the 17.x branch. In fact, the new development cycle was adopted starting with Linux Mint 17.x. The project is now using only the Ubuntu LTS versions, and all the other releases in between for Mint are using the same base.
This strategy allowed them to focus a lot on more on the current branch, and the result has been a flurry of releases. It seems to have been the right thing to do, and we’ve got a lot of improvements in a very short amount of time, which can only be a good thing. Also, from the looks of it, the developers are pretty happy with how things are going and they will continue working only with LTS versions of Ubuntu.
Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” is coming soon
As Clement Lefebvre, the lead of the Linux Mint project, has already said, this new version of the operating system is expected to arrive as late as December, so there is not a lot of time left.
“The third and last 17.x point release will be Linux Mint 17.3 codename ‘Rosa’. Rosa is a classic vintage Italian, Spanish and Portuguese name. The meaning of the name Rosa is: Rose. Used as a sign of love and compassion, the rose is also the symbol of England. In 1545, Ronsard writes one of the most famous poems in France. In ‘Mignonne, allons voir si la rose’, youth is ephemeral, beautiful but short-lived, just like a rose. Linux Mint 17, 17.1 and 17.2 users will have the choice to upgrade, and that upgrade will be both easy and safe,” writes Clement in the official blog.
Now everyone is going to look out for the upcoming RC version for Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa,” and it won’t be long until it lands.