Linux Mint version history

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Linux Mint 19 "Tara", current release with the MATE Desktop Environment
Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia", previous stable release, with Xfce.

Up to 2014 there had been two Linux Mint releases per year, about one month after the Ubuntu releases they were based on. Each release was given a new version number and a code name, using a female first name starting with the letter whose alphabetical index corresponds to the version number and ending with the letter "a" (e.g., "Elyssa" for version 5, "Felicia" for version 6). There is also an OEM version for ease of installation for hardware manufacturers.[1]

Releases are timed to be approximately one month after Ubuntu releases (which in turn are about one month after Gnome releases and two months after X Window System releases). Consequently, every Linux Mint release comes with an updated version of both GNOME and X and features some of the improvements brought in the latest Ubuntu release. Support for most releases is discontinued two months after the next release, but since the mid-2008 v5 every fourth release has been labelled a long-term support (LTS) version, indicating that it is supported (with updates) for longer, three years for v5 and v9, and five years thereafter.

Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" LTS was released on 31 May 2014, remaining current until the end of November 2014 and supported until April 2019.[1] In mid-2014 the successor to 17 Qiana was announced to be 17.1 Rebecca; the development team said that from a technical point of view Linux Mint was no longer tied to the Ubuntu schedule, so it could be released at any time, although the six-month cycle provided rhythm, leading to a late November 2014 target.[2] Linux Mint 17 LTS would be the first release of the 17.x series, and for two years applications would be backported to 17.x, with security updates until 2019.[2]

The latest release is Linux Mint 19 "Tara", released on 29 June 2018. As an LTS release, it will be supported until 2023, and it is planned that future versions until 2020 will use the same package base, making upgrades easy.[3]

Linux Mint Debian Edition, not compatible with Ubuntu,[4] is based on Debian and updates are brought in continuously.

Release history[edit]

Legend: Old version Older version, still supported Current stable version Latest preview version Future release
Version Codename Edition Codebase Compatible repository Default desktop environment Release date LTS? Support End
Old version, no longer supported: 1.0 Ada Main Kubuntu 6.06 Kubuntu 6.06 KDE 27 August 2006 Unknown
Old version, no longer supported: 2.0 Barbara Main Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) GNOME 13 November 2006 April 2008
Old version, no longer supported: 2.1 Bea Main GNOME 20 December 2006 April 2008
Old version, no longer supported: 2.2 Bianca Main GNOME 20 February 2007 April 2008
Light GNOME 29 March 2007
KDE CE Kubuntu 6.10 Kubuntu 6.10 KDE 20 April 2007
Old version, no longer supported: 3.0 Cassandra Main Bianca 2.2 Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) GNOME 30 May 2007 October 2008
Light GNOME 15 June 2007
KDE CE Kubuntu 7.04 KDE 14 August 2007
MiniKDE CE KDE 14 August 2007
Xfce CE Cassandra 3.0 Xubuntu 7.04 Xfce 7 August 2007
Old version, no longer supported: 3.1 Celena Main Bianca 2.2 Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) GNOME 24 September 2007 October 2008
Light GNOME 1 October 2007
Old version, no longer supported: 4.0 Daryna Main Celena 3.1 Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) GNOME 15 October 2007 April 2009
Light GNOME 15 October 2007
KDE CE Cassandra 3.0 Kubuntu 7.10 KDE 3 March 2008
Old version, no longer supported: 5 Elyssa Main Daryna 4.0 Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) GNOME 8 June 2008 Yes April 2011
Light GNOME 8 June 2008
x64 Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) GNOME 18 October 2008
KDE CE Daryna 4.0 Kubuntu 8.04 KDE 15 September 2008
Xfce CE Xubuntu 8.04 Xfce 8 September 2008
Fluxbox CE Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Fluxbox 21 October 2008
Old version, no longer supported: 6 Felicia Main Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) GNOME 15 December 2008 No April 2010
Universal (Light) GNOME 15 December 2008
x64 GNOME 6 February 2009
KDE CE Elyssa 5 Kubuntu 8.10 KDE 8 April 2009
Xfce CE Xubuntu 8.10 Xubuntu 8.10 Xfce 24 February 2009
Fluxbox CE Ubuntu 8.10 Fluxbox 7 April 2009
Old version, no longer supported: 7 Gloria Main Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) GNOME 26 May 2009 No October 2010
Universal (Light) GNOME 26 May 2009
x64 GNOME 24 June 2009
KDE CE Kubuntu 9.04 Kubuntu 9.04 KDE 3 August 2009
Xfce CE Xubuntu 9.04 Xubuntu 9.04 Xfce 13 September 2009
Old version, no longer supported: 8 Helena Main Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) GNOME 28 November 2009 No April 2011
Universal (Light) GNOME 28 November 2009
Gnome x64 GNOME 14 December 2009
KDE Kubuntu 9.10 Kubuntu 9.10 KDE 6 February 2010
KDE x64 KDE 12 February 2010
Fluxbox Helena Main Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Fluxbox 12 February 2010
Xfce Xubuntu 9.10 Xubuntu 9.10 Xfce 31 March 2010
LXDE Helena Main Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) LXDE 31 March 2010
Old version, no longer supported: 9 Isadora Main Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) GNOME 18 May 2010 Yes April 2013
Gnome x64 GNOME 18 May 2010
LXDE Lubuntu 10.04 Lubuntu 10.04 LXDE 18 July 2010
KDE Kubuntu 10.04 Kubuntu 10.04 KDE 27 July 2010
KDE x64 KDE 27 July 2010
Xfce Xubuntu 10.04 Xubuntu 10.04 Xfce 24 August 2010
Fluxbox Lubuntu 10.04 Lubuntu 10.04 Fluxbox 6 September 2010
Old version, no longer supported: 10 Julia Main Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) GNOME 12 November 2010 No April 2012
Gnome x64 GNOME 12 November 2010
KDE Kubuntu 10.10 Kubuntu 10.10 KDE 23 February 2011
KDE x64 KDE 23 February 2011
LXDE Lubuntu 10.10 Lubuntu 10.10 LXDE 16 March 2011
Old version, no longer supported: 11 Katya Main Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) GNOME 26 May 2011 No October 2012
Gnome x64 GNOME 26 May 2011
LXDE Lubuntu 11.04 Lubuntu 11.04 LXDE 16 August 2011
Old version, no longer supported: 12 Lisa Main Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) GNOME 3 with MGSE[a] 26 November 2011 No April 2013
KDE Kubuntu 11.10 Kubuntu 11.10 KDE 2 February 2012
LXDE Lubuntu 11.10 Lubuntu 11.10 LXDE 9 March 2012
Old version, no longer supported: 13 Maya Cinnamon Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) Cinnamon 23 May 2012 Yes April 2017
MATE MATE
Xfce Xubuntu 12.04 Xubuntu 12.04 Xfce 21 July 2012
KDE Kubuntu 12.04 Kubuntu 12.04 KDE 23 July 2012
Old version, no longer supported: 14 Nadia Cinnamon Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) Cinnamon 20 November 2012 No May 2014
MATE MATE
Xfce Xubuntu 12.10 Xubuntu 12.10 Xfce 21 December 2012
KDE Kubuntu 12.10 Kubuntu 12.10 KDE 23 December 2012
Old version, no longer supported: 15 Olivia Cinnamon Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Cinnamon 29 May 2013[5] No January 2014
MATE MATE
Xfce Xfce 12 July 2013[6]
KDE KDE 21 July 2013[7]
Old version, no longer supported: 16 Petra Cinnamon Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Cinnamon 30 November 2013[8][9] No July 2014
MATE MATE
Xfce Xfce 22 December 2013
KDE KDE
Older version, yet still supported: 17 Qiana Cinnamon Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) Cinnamon 31 May 2014 Yes April 2019
MATE MATE
KDE KDE 23 June 2014
Xfce Xfce 26 June 2014
Older version, yet still supported: 17.1 Rebecca Cinnamon Cinnamon 29 November 2014[2]
MATE MATE
KDE KDE 8 January 2015
Xfce Xfce 11 January 2015
Older version, yet still supported: 17.2 Rafaela Cinnamon Cinnamon 30 June 2015
MATE MATE
KDE KDE 7 August 2015
Xfce Xfce
Older version, yet still supported: 17.3 Rosa Cinnamon Cinnamon 4 December 2015
MATE MATE
KDE KDE 9 January 2016
Xfce Xfce
Older version, yet still supported: 18 Sarah Cinnamon Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Cinnamon 30 June 2016 Yes 2021
MATE MATE
KDE KDE 9 September 2016
Xfce Xfce 2 August 2016
Older version, yet still supported: 18.1 Serena Cinnamon Cinnamon 16 December 2016
MATE MATE
KDE KDE 27 January 2017
Xfce Xfce
Older version, yet still supported: 18.2 Sonya Cinnamon Cinnamon 2 July 2017
MATE MATE
KDE KDE
Xfce Xfce
Older version, yet still supported: 18.3 Sylvia Cinnamon Cinnamon 27 November 2017
MATE MATE
KDE KDE 15 December 2017
Xfce Xfce
Current stable version: 19 Tara[10][11][12][13][14][15] Cinnamon Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) Cinnamon 29 June 2018 Yes 2023
MATE MATE
Xfce Xfce
Future release: 19.1 Tessa[16] Cinnamon Cinnamon November/December 2018
MATE MATE
Xfce Xfce
Version Codename Edition Codebase Compatible repository Default desktop environment Release date LTS? Support End
  1. ^ MGSE: Mint Gnome 3 Shell Extensions (providing a desktop environment similar to GNOME 2)"

Version history of common programs[edit]

These are the versions with Linux Mint as released. In use, the Linux Mint update manager will offer to update programs to the latest supported version.

Release Linux kernel[17] Cinnamon GNOME[18] Firefox[19] OpenOffice[20]/ LibreOffice[21] GIMP[22] Pidgin[23] MySQL[24][25] PHP[26][27] Python[28] X.Org Server[29] X Window System[30]
1.0 2.6.15 N/A 2.14 1.5.3 2.0.2 2.2.11 1.5.0 5.0.22 5.1.2 2.4.3 1.0.2 7.0.0
2.x 2.6.17 N/A 2.16 2.0.0 2.0.4 2.2.13 2.0b3 5.0.24 5.1 2.4.4 1.1.1 7.1.1
3.x 2.6.20 N/A 2.18 2.0.3 2.2.0 2.0b6 5.0.38 5.2 2.5.1 1.2.0 7.2.0
4.0 2.6.22 N/A 2.20 2.0.6 2.3.0 2.4.0rc3 2.2.1 5.0.45 5.2.3 1.3.0 7.2.5
LTS 2.6.24 N/A 2.22 3.0b5 2.4.0 2.4.5 2.4.1 5.0.51 5.2.4[a] 2.5.2 1.4.1 7.3
6 2.6.27 N/A 2.24 3.0.3 2.4.1 2.6.1 2.5.2 5.0.67 5.2.6[a] 1.5.2 7.4
7 2.6.28 N/A 2.26 3.0.8 3.0.1 2.6.6 2.5.5 5.1.31 2.6.2 1.6.0
8 2.6.31 N/A 2.28 3.5.3 3.1.1 2.6.7 2.6.2 5.1.37 5.2.10[a] 2.6.3 1.6.4
LTS 2.6.32 N/A 2.30 3.6.3 3.2.0 2.6.8 2.6.6 5.1.41 5.3.2[a] 2.6.5 1.7.6 7.5
10 2.6.35 N/A 2.32 3.6.10 3.2.1 2.6.10 2.7.3 5.1.43 5.3.3[a] 2.6.6 1.9.0
11 2.6.38 N/A 4.0.1 3.3.2 2.6.11 2.7.11 5.1.57 5.3.6[a] 2.7.1 1.10.1 7.6
12 3.0.0 N/A 3.2 7.0.1 3.4.3 2.10.0 N/A N/A 2.7.2 1.10.4
13 LTS 3.2.14 1.4 3.4.1 12.0 3.5.2 2.6.12 2.10.3 N/A N/A 2.7.3 1.11.4
14 3.5.5 1.6 3.6.0 16.0 3.5.4.2 2.8.0 2.10.6 N/A N/A 1.13.0
15 3.8 1.8 N/A 20.0 4.0.2 2.8.4 N/A N/A N/A 2.7.4 1.13.3 Unknown
16 3.11 2.0 N/A 24 4.1.2 2.8.6 N/A N/A N/A 2.7.5 1.14.3 Unknown
17 LTS 3.13 2.2 N/A 28 4.2.3rc3 2.8.10 2.10.9 N/A N/A 2.7.6 / 3.4.0 1.15.1 7.7
17.1 LTS 2.4 N/A 33 4.2.6 N/A N/A
17.2 LTS 3.16 2.6 N/A 38 4.4.3rc2 N/A N/A
17.3 LTS 3.19 2.8 N/A 42 5.0.3rc2 N/A N/A 1.17.1[31]
18 LTS 4.4 3.0 N/A 47 5.1.2 2.8.16 2.10.12 N/A N/A 2.7.11 / 3.5.1 1.18.3
18.1 LTS 3.2 N/A 50 5.1.4 N/A N/A 2.7.12 / 3.5.1 1.18.4
18.2 LTS 4.8 3.4 N/A 54 5.1.6rc2 N/A N/A
18.3 LTS 4.10 3.6 N/A 57 N/A N/A
19 LTS 4.15.0-20[32] 3.8[33] N/A 60.0.2 6.0.3.2 2.8.20 2.12.0 N/A N/A 2.7.15rc1 / 3.6.5 Unknown Unknown
Release Linux kernel Cinnamon GNOME Firefox OpenOffice / LibreOffice GIMP Pidgin MySQL PHP Python X.Org Server X Window System
  1. ^ a b c d e f program not installed by default

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Download – Linux Mint". linuxmint.com. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Linux Mint Blog » Monthly News – August 2014- Linux Mint 17.1 codenamed 'Rebecca'". blog.linuxmint.com. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "New features in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon". Linux Mint. Retrieved 18 September 2018. 
  4. ^ "Download LMDE". linuxmint.com. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "The Linux Mint Blog » Blog Archive » Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" released!". blog.linuxmint.com. 29 May 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  6. ^ The Linux Mint Blog » Blog Archive » Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” Xfce released! Written by Clem on July 12th, 2013
  7. ^ The Linux Mint Blog » Blog Archive » Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” KDE released! Written by Clem on July 21st, 2013.
  8. ^ "The Linux Mint Blog » Blog Archive » Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon released!". blog.linuxmint.com. 30 November 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "The Linux Mint Blog » Blog Archive » Linux Mint 16 "Petra" MATE released!". blog.linuxmint.com. 30 November 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Linux Mint 19 codenamed "Tara"". Linux Mint. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2018. 
  11. ^ New features in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon
  12. ^ Development Release: Linux Mint 19 Beta (DistroWatch.com News)
  13. ^ Linux Mint 19 "Tara" Cinnamon released! – The Linux Mint Blog
  14. ^ DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 770, 2 July 2018
  15. ^ Linux Mint 19 Tara - Tara Cognita, Dedoimedo
  16. ^ "Linux Mint 19.1 codenamed 'Tessa' – The Linux Mint Blog".  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  17. ^ Publishing history : "linux-meta" package : Ubuntu. Launchpad.net. Updated cumulatively.
  18. ^ Publishing history : "gnome-common" package : Ubuntu. Launchpad.net. Updated cumulatively.
  19. ^ "Publishing history: Firefox package: Ubuntu". launchpad.net/ubuntu.  Updated cumulatively.
  20. ^ Publishing history : "openoffice.org" package : Ubuntu. Launchpad.net.
  21. ^ "libreoffice package: Ubuntu". lanchpad.net/ubuntu.  Updated cumulatively.
  22. ^ Publishing history : "gimp" package : Ubuntu. Launchpad.net. Updated cumulatively.
  23. ^ Publishing history : "pidgin" package : Ubuntu. Launchpad.net. Updated cumulatively.
  24. ^ Publishing history : "mysql-dfsg-5.0" package : Ubuntu. Launchpad.net.
  25. ^ Publishing history : "mysql-dfsg-5.1" package : Ubuntu. Launchpad.net.
  26. ^ Publishing history : "php4" package : Ubuntu. Launchpad.net. Retrieved on 21 October 2011.
  27. ^ Publishing history : "php5" package : Ubuntu. Launchpad.net. Updated cumulatively.
  28. ^ Publishing history : "python-defaults" package : Ubuntu. Launchpad.net. Updated cumulatively.
  29. ^ Publishing history : "xorg-server" package : Ubuntu. Launchpad.net. Updated cumulatively.
  30. ^ Publishing history : "xorg" package : Ubuntu. Launchpad.net. Updated cumulatively.
  31. ^ https://linuxmint.com/rel_rosa_cinnamon.php
  32. ^ https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_tara_cinnamon_whatsnew.php
  33. ^ https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_tara_cinnamon_whatsnew.php

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